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Jeanne Joy

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  1. For anyone who purchased a copy of my Stockdog Savvy Workbook: A Compendium, from its release through the end of July 2017. I'll be having a drawing to give away a copy of my soon-to-be released Stockdog Savvy Training Journal. To qualify all you have to do to is post a picture of you holding your workbook. https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/stockdog-savvy-training-journal/
  2. September 1st, 2nd and 3rd 2017 I will be at Deb Conroy’s Farm in Farmington, Minnesota. For more information please contact her by phone 651-463-3471 or e-mail: conroyfarm@hotmail.com September 15 and 16 2017 Jim Hartnagle will be in Denton, North Carolina at Maple Grove Farm. For more information please contact Kay Delk-Keziah. Call 336-241-2817 (Home) or 336-964-5642 (Cell) or by e-mail: maplegrovefarm@yahoo.com 2018 April, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8th 2018 I'll will be back in Jackson Creek, North Carolina at Kay Delk-Keziah’s Maple Grove Farm. For more information please contact her by
  3. My brother, Jim Hartnagle will be doing a clinic at Maple Grove Farm SEPTEMBER 15 and 16 (Friday and Saturday) The class room lesson will be on Thursday at 6:00 PM Cost : $250. includes a hearty lunch each day Start time 7:00 AM daily Sheep and Ducks (stock) It will also be hosted by Kay Delk-Keziah Her contact information is the same as above: Email – maplegrovefarm@yahoo.com 336-241-2817 (H) 336-964-5642 © 1886 Bescher Chapel Road Denton, NC 27239
  4. It's finally available for those who are interested: https://www.createspace.com/6713174
  5. Wild Means Wild: https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/blog/lessons-on-wildness
  6. People never seem to learn in spite of repeated warnings.
  7. This may be of interest to some regarding stamina and over heating. Hot Weather Tips for Working Ranch dogs: https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/hot-weather-tips-for-the-stockdog/
  8. Another wild bison encounter (2015): http://fox4kc.com/2015/06/02/second-yellowstone-visitor-injured-in-bison-encounter/
  9. About Ethel Conrad: http://bordercollie.org/culture/ethel.html
  10. For those of you who may not be familiar with Viv Billingham Parks: https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/viv-billingham/
  11. There were other women such as Ethyl Conrad that were very influential, but for the most part sheepdog handling and trialing was considered a primarily man's sport.
  12. Believe it or not, but it was fairly uncommon even as the late 1970s to see women working sheepdogs in the public arena.
  13. Here's a link to a short clip of a German Shepherd and a German Tiger dog in a tending contest. This is typical of the type of work tending dogs are used for in Germany: https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/shepherds-contest-bavaria-1963/
  14. I can totally relate to that. I was doing contract work during that season of my life, so it worked out well for me. I was blessed to have family minding the home fires.
  15. No reason why you can't. I was hired by the Department of Interior for their wild bison project: http://www.lasrocosa.com/lasrocosahistory5.html
  16. I'll be doing a five day Sheep Camp in North Carolina April 5,6,7,8,9, 2017. It's Wednesday thru Sunday! There will also be ducks available for those who want to work them. It's being hosted by Kay Delk-Keziah. Her contact information is: Email – maplegrovefarm@yahoo.com 336-241-2817 (H) 336-964-5642 © 1886 Bescher Chapel Road Denton, NC 27239
  17. May be of interest to some. The Department of Interior has been testing ways to implement stockdogs in their management programs for several decades. In 1987, I was honored to be part of their bison project using Australian Shepherds. Here a Border Collie is being used to manage mountain goats and bighorn sheep. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2017/03/10/glacier-national-park-bark-ranger-dog/
  18. A DECADE OF USE OF LIVESTOCK GUARDING DOGS: http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=vpcthirteen
  19. I ran across this letter the other day. It wasn't that many years ago when Livestock Guardian Dogs changed the face of a decade of change in predator control policies that neither the livestock industry nor the environmental community happy with. The Taylor Ranch employed LGDs in the 1970s as part of a study where Maremmas worked alongside Shar Planinetz (Sarplaninac) and Anatolian Shepherds. The first Maremmas were introduced to the U.S. in the mid-1970's by the Hampshire College. jeanne
  20. Stockdog Savvy Workbook is a companion to Stockdog Savvy https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2016/12/27/stockdog-savvy-workbook-a-compendium/
  21. From an old Hangin’ Tree brochure. https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/hangin-tree-cowdog/
  22. Don't forget to keep an eye on your local heat index, which is how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in.
  23. A step into the past for Open Sheepdog Handlers: https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/1967-open-sheepdog-trials-and-a-cowhogdog-exhibition/
  24. I was going through some old files in the archive and thought some of you may be interested. This is when my family first became acquainted with Lewis Pence: https://stockdogsavvy.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/1967-open-sheepdog-trials-and-a-cowhogdog-exhibition/ There were very few women handling dogs when we got started.
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