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Eunice Williams
1519 E Erie St, Apt #206
Springfield, MO 65804
417-719-4910
eunice@stockmanship.com

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Category: Stockdogs

Pup to Young?

Dear Eunice  … He is ten months now, has lived in the calf barn all his life [previously Jake told me that he and the kids often played with the pup and he was well socialized] but I never let him get away on me to chase them, he sniffed

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Sensitive Border Collie

Question:    I’ve been training a rider this summer who’s obtained a border collie female that’s less than a year old. The ranch he’s riding for breeds their own and gave him this one which was previously sold at 10-12 weeks old to a ranch that brought it back. They said

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“Pushing Your Dog”

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what Bud meant when he said to “push you dog” and how to go about teaching them to be handled this way. One of the problems is that the word “push” means many different things to livestock people. A dog with a

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Dog Just Working Movement

Question:  I have a question for you.  I have been reading some of the past correspondence with you and Bud.  One of the things Bud said about the dogs was they needed to work the stock and not the motion.  What exactly does that mean?  It would seem, at least

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Dog too Aggressive

Question:  My current border collie has bite and uses it too aggressively at times.  She bites and hangs on to my sheep and goats instead of just nipping them when needed.  She will run alongside an animal to turn it and grab its front leg.  Sometimes dragging it down.  She

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We Share a Soapbox

Thank you very much.  A little background. I have been working cattle with dogs for 40 years.  I have been to many clinics and trials. I have learned a lot at them many of the things have been helpful but it is just not what I do with dogs in real

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Pup Harassing Horses

Question:    We adopted a red heeler/border collie cross pup.  She is now 6 months old.  We’ve worked only on basic commands – come, sit, off.  She has done very well.  About a month ago she started chasing the horses.  She is still somewhat scared of them, but is super excited

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Teaching a Dog to Guard the Gate

Question:   One thing that I wanted to quiz you on Bud told me he could teach a dog to watch an open gate in a day, I would like a few tips on this please. Answer:   This is the way Bud inadvertently trained two different dogs to guard the gate.

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Puppy Manners

Question:  The situation is that we have a 4 month old border collie puppy that we got 2 months ago. We also have an 8 year old lab cross family dog. The older dog is a companion animal and keeps the coyotes and bears away. That is what we hope

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