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About Peejy

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  • Birthday 04/16/1989

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    Tasmania, Australia
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    Working the 2 girls (Brynn & Floss), Photography, Reading, Writing, Researching working BC bloodlines, Farming, Sheep, Graphic design...
  1. I have a 3 year old bitch who is almost fully trained for Australian 3-sheep trials. I only bought her a few months ago. She is a weaker dog and I have found she hates walking straight in to the pressure, and she does the whole 'sliding up the side' thing as well. She was worst at the lift, she would stop at the top and would not walk in onto the sheep, I found it so frustrating! I have done a lot of reading and pondering on how i could build her confidence and get her to walk in better. I have tried a few different methods and have found that having her in a yard with sheep and just getti
  2. I watched that last weekend, and LOVED IT. It's amazing to watch the dogs doing their everyday jobs on the farm, It is really worth seeing.
  3. Great shots! I love the huge cattle and sheep stations, I'd love to live and work on one, one day.
  4. That was fabulous to watch! Thanks so much for posting that Deb Such amazing team work, would have been awesome to see them compete in real-life!
  5. It's a really great book, really in-depth, I love his ideas/views on breeding. I have found it so helpful and have learn't a great deal from reading it.. it's like my 'sheepdog bible' I also have Tully's 'Natural Ability' dvd, which is just as good as the book.
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    No Eye

    Thanks for that Rebecca, Ben sounds a lot like my Girl.. Did you ever do Trialling with Ben? Or was he unsuitable because of his lack of eye?
  7. I have a dog i am training, she is a great little worker and always tries her hardest but she hasn't the slightest amount of eye on sheep, it is really weird because when she plays with our other dogs all she does is 'Eye' them all the time. This girl is also a very busy worker and works like a "bull at a gate" all the time and I have to continually tell her to steady up. I have noticed that when the sheep begin to move too fast, instead of slowing down while she is behind them, she takes off in a wide circle around bothe me and the sheep and 'orbits' them as if to take the pressure off them.
  8. Thanks for you advice Rebecca, I haven't tried her in a larger paddock yet, haven't had time. But will tomorrow. If it doesn't help I will bring her back into a smaller paddock. She isn't really a great 'team-player', is a bit stubborn at times. And as you said it could be the reason for her 'Turning away' and I know she definately still has a few confidence issues.. Here is a short vid of her, she turns off only once during this clip at about 10 seconds into it, but did it much more after the video finished. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=z9OU5ZWcjOg&...%3D0%26ps%3D20%
  9. Thanks Ragtimedog, I'll try her in a larger paddock tomorrow and see how she goes. I also have a short video of her doing this 'turning back', I'll try and upload it and post the link here.
  10. I have an Australian Koolie that i am currently training, she is 20 months old. We got her back in May after her owner previous owner returned because she 'didn't like her'. When we first tried her on sheep, she showed no interest at all until we put her sister in the yard as well. That was whn the light came on.. but she still only worked half-heartedly.. I have worked with her over the past months and she has come along so well, is so much more focused and and she has now progressed from the yard to a small paddock. She will now continually bring the sheep to me as I walk backwards around
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    Yeah, I think Tully explains 'Eye' really well in his book. It is a great book and is well worth the read. A quote from his book "Working Sheepdogs": Tully believes that there are basically 2 forms of eye (or motivations behind it) (as mjk05 has already described).. "Pressure eye" and "Free eye" Pressure eye only being evident when the dog is under direct pressure, and is tense or frightened to some extent, due to being weak and/or fearful Free eye, which is what is required (in moderation), denotes good concentration and is not brought on by fear.
  12. I have also heard mixed reviews about their BC's and breeding practises, but you cannot beleive what everyone says.. Just make sure you do your research, I too am considering importing a working bc from the uk in the near future.
  13. I will more than likely be buying a pup in Australia with imported lines, and in the future both Mum and I would also like to import a couple of dogs from the uk. I do realise the dificulty i am faced with trying to find a dog that will do well in all areas of work, lol. I will probably be searching for quite some time.i beleive that i must start (as I hope to breed isds borders) with the best dog/s i can find to produce top quality workers... It is intersting to to hear that the some of the uk dogs don't do as well at trials compared to the australian dogs. I think that most of
  14. Thanks for your replies Hi mjk05, yes I contacted Kathy a couple of weeks ago about her dogs, but haven't really discussed bloodlines any further with her. I will email her again tonight.. I'm after a dog that will excel in both yard and paddock work (and in trialling- utility and 3 sheep), in other words an all-round dog. No, I have been told by some people that Aled's dogs are the better pick when looking for an all-round dog, while others have told me Derek's were the better of the two.. I was confused, so I thought i'd ask to find out what other's opinions were. Sor
  15. Didn't know where to post this, i thought here would be the most appropriate place.. I am in the the process of major research on different uk working lines as i am considering purchasing a working bc. I have narrowed down my list to Aled Owen and Derek Scrimgeour. I really like both handler's dogs and training methods. I am after a dog that i can train first and foremost for practical farming work, and then trialling. Which handler's bloodlines are used more and excel in practical farming situations as well as trialing? Can anyone help??
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