Stock Training with Young Liberty

At this point in his young career, Liberty’s stock management training consists of taking him with me twice per day to feed the goats.  He becomes used to the goats and understands that managing the goats is part of his daily routine.  Liberty carries a long lead for the entire exercise. Chasing behind the goats … Read more

Liberty and the Fat Possum

Around here, my most valued dogs are the ones who listen well and listen now.  Especially in a high-drive scenario.  Those are the dogs who are the most useful to me, and the ones I trust the most.  They are the dogs I select from and breed. Liberty has been going over to feed the … Read more

Pre-Dawn Liberty Hiking

I have found that Liberty’s early puppy enrichment upbringing (see Puppy Culture) has prepared him at an earlier age for novel and rewarding challenges.  My primary focus at this point in his young life is our human-dog bond.  The tighter our bond, the more productive his rural life with me will be. So, in the … Read more