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Eunice Williams
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Springfield, MO 65804
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Category: Stockdogs

3 Cow Dog Questions

Question: . . . . I’ve got a dog that suddenly won’t push away very easily. He wants to come in to me, instead of go around the corner. I’ve tried escalating my discouragement some, but it doesn’t seem to work. If I’m close to a dense bunch of cattle,

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Dog Fighting Cows

Question: . . . . . Reading your articles on dogs and talking to you has helped things get way better and both my dogs do fantastic with stockers. However some of the same old problems with cow/calf pairs surface when we go to the mountains to move them. That

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Dogs Over-working

Question: . . . . . how do you stop the dogs from working so you can settle the cows where you want to? I can settle cattle without the dogs by going parallel or working in front of them until they spread out grazing in all directions. I don’t

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Wolf Problem

Question:     I received an e-mail from a person wanting to know if it was possible to work dogs on cows that have  had wolves killing their calves? Answer:     We worked dogs on reindeer that wolves had been chasing and killing some of them for food or fun.  It did take

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Comments from Brazil

Yes, you have our permission to reprint any of the articles we have on our website. Sorry, I don’t know of any scientific material that has documented the stress on livestock that are being worked with a dog. Our personal experience has been that at GOOD dog calms livestock down

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Question

Had a quick question about a cow dog of mine. He is a little over a year old and likes to chase, but he likes to herd too particularly when we are trailing the cows. When a cow gets out of the herd and you tell him to get her

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Comment from Australia

After logging onto your site the other night I spent a bit of time reading the pages on dogs; it was terrific. Tonight I let Reg work as you suggested, and that little dog that seemed not to be any good worked like a true champ. By the time we

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Our McNabs

Melanie Leigh-Deux, who is working on a project towards “Preserving the Working History of the Original McNab Dogs in California” asked Bud and I to give her our recollections of the McNab dogs we have known.  Following is the information we sent to her.

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Introduction to my Stockdog Methods

I was born on a farm in Oregon in 1932. My Dad’s insistence that us kids be “Good Neighbors” has led me through a very interesting life. I have worked on ranches or with livestock most of my life. I always had good dogs, so I had lots of practice

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How Bud Starts a Pup

When Bud starts a cow dog, the only thing he wants the pup’s mind on is the cattle. He is very careful not to distract it from the stock. Even if the pup had been schooled with obedience commands, he never uses them the first few times he takes it

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