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Hill Sheepdog Trial in Wicklow, the first in over 25 years

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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2015 European Nursery Final

European Sheepdog Trials Nursery Final 2015 This year I decided to slip down to the Three Provinces Nursery Final sheepdog trials. It was only an hour away in Borris Co. Carlow, home of the famous Borris Ewes. It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning that I had been...

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Do you know how much your dog might know?

  Finding a needle in a haystack - did you ever underestimate your dog? My brother Dermot has a part share on a hill in the Wicklow mountains. It forms one side of the Glenmalure valley, falling back over into the top of the mountain and into the other side, the...

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Who should you take training advice from?

If you're going to follow someone, make sure they know exactly what they are doing I was talking to Mick Crowe this morning (irishworkingsheepdogs.com) and I was telling him about a service pup I picked by my dog Bruce yesterday. There were nine in the litter and...

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Training sheepdogs using a round pen

Training sheepdogs using a round pen

Twelve short training sessions is almost like two weeks of sheepdog training condensed into 3 days and Tony said”you would be surprised how much they can learn in just a weekend!”.

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talking to Neil Gillion at his hill trial

. In conversation with Neil Gillon" width="770" h="350"> In conversation with Neil Gillon Neil Gillon’s Hill Trial had to be cancelled this year because a mist came down on the hill making visibility impossible, but as we say in Ireland, "its an ill wind...

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