"I have learned so much from Jack Knox that transcends
sheep herding. I have learned to have a different--and
better--relationship with all of my dogs."
"I have been to one at Denice's place and I learned a lot. I
would highly recommend going if you raise any kind of stock whether you
have a dog or not. Once you go I guarantee you'll want one!! Jack is
highly skilled at handling dogs and if you or your dog are having
trouble working together he will fix it. I have even seen him take
rescue dogs and make them herd sheep. After going my dog and I were
able to do more herding than we ever have been. I use him to have sows,
boars, and fat hogs now along with the sheep. None of it would have
been possible without Jack teaching me new things and help me with what
I was doing wrong. Take the time to go even if you are busy and I
guarantee it will save you even more time as you move your livestock.
It's worth every minute."
-- Travis is a sheep and hog producer/ crop farmer in northern Indiana. He has a flock of about 350 ewes that he shed lambs
in winter and then pastures both sheep and hogs on farm ground which he double crops using the livestock to harvest one crop
as they are rotated through the fields.
"We've known for several
years that we wanted a border collie and when the time was right my
husband mentioned he had heard Denice and her dogs. With two small
children we didn't want to get a dog from just any breeder or a shelter
because we wanted to meet the parents make certain the dog would be a
good fit for our children and active lifestyle. When we first met
Denice and her dogs at the farm we knew that this was what we had been
looking for. Denice wasn't going to let just anyone have one of her
dogs - she worked hard to make sure each puppy was a fit for the owner.
Denice was a pleasure to work with and has continued to give us advice
and pointers on training our dog, Tuff. While Tuff isn't a "working
dog" like most of his family, he is a very active dog. He does
excellent in the car, on day trips, visits to the farm, and hikes. We
wanted a dog we could take just about anywhere and Tuff is that dog. It
was clear from the start Tuff was smart and not only willing, but
wanting to learn new things. He continues to impress us with his
ability to learn. I think Tuff has great potential and look forward to
seeing him grow up with our children." Elizabeth & Ryan
"I know I have said this already but I need to say it again. IVY is the PERFECT dog for us! It has been a long
time since I have had a bonded relationship with a dog. The last was 15
years ago with a Cocker Spaniel that was a stray HBC.
Ivy is working so well. She is holding sheep in corners, herding
cats...LOL herding our new piglets...LOL riding in the pick up with me
everywhere...starting to work cows...goes with me to other
ranches and is helping me with cows there. Our
sheep have given her a hard time...she has stepped up and now she
has the respect she deserves!! I could go on and on. :)
Giving you the heads up that we will be wanting to purchase
another working dog next year. I can see why in some instances two dogs
working as a team would be very helpful!!! No pressure! LOL" - Deb
young boy is fitting right in! We love him. Can't wait till
he is old enough to help with sheep.