James talking about focus, staying inside the boundaries and hitting the goal

James McGee sheepdog trials

Talking to James McGee about goals and focus in these extraordinary times, or in any time!

James McGee sheepdog trials





Like alot of people, I know that James is a top handler. I know that he has won an International Supreme and a World Trial. What i didn’t know is that he won the second National that he ever ran in and then went on to come 2nd to Neil McVicar and Spot in the 2005 International. I didn’t know that James had won 3 Nationals and has been placed highly in many Supreme finals. I was there to see him in 2015 in Scotland when he placed in the top 5 with Silver. I was in Scotland again last year to see him place 3rd with his 17 month old Jess.

I called James McGee the day before yesterday and I asked him if he would give us an interview for our handler podcast. It was very short notice but James kindly agreed. ”Give me a call this evening after dark” he said. I had never spoken more than a couple of sentences before this with James. I am probably his opposite because I never prepare for anything, so I was feeling suitably nervous! I needn’t have been.

This is a video of Jess when she was only 7 months old.       

Becca, mother of Silver, grandmother of Jess. The start of a great line at Glencregg Sheepdogs in Donegal, Ireland

Becca with World Trial trophy



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