Tom Blasdell Trainer /Instructor Prineville Oregon 541-420-8685 email@example.com
When give command, give Time for response, to get Result !
Commands GO BY --Left Always the dogs Left Away to ME - Always the dogs right There Stop forward motion Down Lay Down Come In Come to You Get Behind Follow You or Horse WalkUP Walk Straight toward Stock Bring'em Up To Wear back fourth & bring everything Get A-Holt To Bite Get A-Head Go to the Lead-- Not withFlanks Out To wide out from stock OK To Stop Working
Always try & use a calm voice! So when need a rough voice it means something! LET stock tell you WHEN , WHY , WHERE to send your PARTNER!!
Tips : For Dog & Stock Handling ! Starting pups-- when we are first working a young pup on cattle we need to remember the Flight Zone & Pressure Zone of stock as well as YOURS ! So many times I see handlers want to make the pup go somewhere, instead of letting a pup go to WHERE it needs to BE! As Humans we want to be in control, so we get in the way of our PUP! Like even saying Down-- try backing up a couple steps after the pups gets stopped, then you will be outside the flight Zone & the pup can LAY DOWN ! If you have any questions or ideas that you would like hit on Please do Ask!! Hopefully I can Help Here! Until Then............ DON'T WEAKEN & HAVE FUN!
My goal is to share his livestock handling experience with others, to lower the stress on stock as well as lowering the stress on handlers and dogs. For stock dogs and handlers the key is knowing When, Where, and Why. I like to train stock dogs that will be working on large or small ranches or farms, as well as stock dogs for trialing. I really like doing lessons with the dog and owner. Where you learn how to read your dog and the stock. Building with the natural herding instinct of the dog is a priority. I enjoy working with all breeds of herding dogs. Day working for large ranches from Prineville to Wagon Tire gives the dogs a chance to do real ranch work. Gathering large sage brush areas as well as timbered country. As well as lots of rodear work to sort pairs, yearlings or holding to brand calves. I have Started Dogs that are offered for sale, ready for real ranch work and can be of good help when they leave Tuf Stockdogs!