Title: Clinic Hopping with Kathi Schwengel In this episode, I chat with Kathi Schwengel, an author and Australian Shepherd enthusiast. There are so many similarities between our lives, this conversation is like speaking with an old friend. We...
Title: Clinic Hopping with Kathi Schwengel
In this episode, I chat with Kathi Schwengel, an author and Australian Shepherd enthusiast. There are so many similarities between our lives, this conversation is like speaking with an old friend.
We talk about how having Australian Shepherds is like having a Ferrari without breaks. These dogs are amazing, they have such inner knowing, but you need to put breaks on them!
We also talk about what it is like living with Australian Shepherds, living on a farm, dealing with sheep, ducks, and other animals. Kathi was working with the versatility line of Aussies when she got her first sheep.
She was trialing and training her dogs, but realized she was missing all the good stuff that happens when you do it “the right way”. When you don't focus on the main end goal, you get to experience all the little goals, which she found was way more fun for her. She knew she wanted to continue taking her dogs to competitions, but she needed a break. She had to take a step back to find more joy for not only herself but her dogs as well.
We discuss ‘clinic hopping’ and changing techniques. I suggest finding one mentor and mastering one method before finding another method to experiment with.
Kathi is a fantasy author. Growing up, she spent a lot of time in the library with her librarian mother. Her newest book Bound In Shadow is available now on her website or on Amazon.
Connect with me, Jacqueline Tinker:
Lessons, trained dogs, occasional puppies, clinics, and trials
Phone number: 817-948-8825
Connect with Kathi:
Kathi’s Website: https://shadowdanceaussies.com/
Kathi’s Author Website: http://klschwengel.com/
Kathi’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shadowdance_farm/
Kathi’s Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/K.L.-Schwengel/e/B00ALKNP42%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share