a blog about Kilt and her kids plus Trouble our JRT mascot.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Is it all about winning?

If it were "all" about winning for me, I would have done quite a bit of dog trading, sent dogs out to be trained or bought already trained dogs....maybe, even a few imported ones.

I think I am learning a wealth of information about working sheep with the 3 dogs I have. And, on occasion I can win a ribbon or two and even a few blue ones.

The satisfaction I receive training my own dogs is gratifying to say the least. That's not to say, that some day I won't buy some imported trained "ringer." haha

It makes me smile when I see other handlers with imported national champions they have purchased get around a course. I'm happy for them. But, I'm happier for myself. We have done it together from the ground up.

"Betwixt the stirrup and the ground, mercy I asked and mercy I found."


Kathy said...


Barbara said...

Nicely put.

I read your blog from time to time, I have 2 Keen-Eye dogs, one is Keen-Eye Meridian who is Kit's daughter, and just turned 1. I also have Speck who's a Cody son and 4.