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  • Birthday 01/01/1981

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  1. Hi everyone, I'll be in Northern CA on December 5th and 6th to give private lessons at the Willowside Ranch in Pescadero, CA. Lessons are $60 per hour and $35 for a half hour. If you are interested please email me at fisherstockdogs@gmail.com or call me at 208.337.8244 Thanks! Derek
  2. Hi everyone, I'll be doing a clinic at the Willowside Ranch in Pescadero, CA on August 1st and 2nd. This clinic is going to have some more advanced focus than other clinics including refining your whistles, and fine tuning for trials. There are a few spots open if you are interested, email me at fisherstockdogs@gmail.com and I'll send you an entry form
  3. Hey Kristine, No I did not mean to imply that, and I apologize for that misunderstanding. I was just saying that I was surprised to see that the network would show someone actually correcting dogs, when that is seen as a bad thing in some circles.
  4. Can we really say that anyone as effective as he can be is an "idiot"? Its one thing to say you disagree with someone's methods, but to insult the man seems a bit juvenile. Lets face it, not every dog is going to need certain methods of training, but the majority of dogs owned by people who don't work at their training needs some kind of discipline. I've watched his show and was surprised that a network would actually show someone correcting dogs, instead of just clicker training, and I was glad to see it. I think that there is an unfortunate development in the pet world that is growing to the "pet parent" and not enough towards a responsible pet owner, and I think that his show brings a lot of awareness to people that in order to have a happy living situation with any dog, that they must take the leadership role.
  5. So I was at a trial the other weekend and I heard a lot of discussion about who works with whom. There were "so and so's" students under this tent and then over there their were another "trainer's" students under that tent and so on and so forth. My question is what makes a good trainer and what makes a good student? For those "students" out there, what is it that you want a "trainer" to do? Are you more concerned with gaining an education or is it something else? How do you pick a trainer? What are some of the things that attract you to a trainer and what are some of the things that would turn you away? I'm asking because I saw some flaws in my runs and want to get help with those flaws, but everyone kept just trying to get me to go to their instructor. It became confusing... Thanks Jacob
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    Do you have a recipe for raw or do you vary it?
  7. I was wondering what dog food most people feed. I am feeding evo right now but I don't know if my dogs have the correct kind of energy for working. I compete with them, use them on the farm, and all that, but I don't know if the "no grain" dog food is right. I used to feed a dog food that had some grain in it and found that my dogs had adequate endurance and were able to think clearly and perform at a high level. I don't know if the current dilemma is due to the change in location, exercise or food, so I was interested in the food that others are finding to work for them. Thanks!
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