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Lisa Pattison has provided instruction at Hope Wind Farm, CaninePartnership.com, Canine Water and Outdoor Adventure as well as at workshops for tracking training and Canine Water Sports. Lisa coaches the handlers of performance dogs, rescue dogs in addition to those training older dogs. Currently teaching dog training at CaninePartnership.com . Additionally, we teach Clicker training (with or without a clicker) provides quick easy feedback to the dog & it is fun for the trainer too. The quicker the dog understands what is rewarding him, the quicker he is to listen. Lisa gives students a dog friendly method to develop their canine partner. When handlers understand why the dog does what he does , then the communication can truly begin. This proven method ensures the dog enjoys learning how to behave while simultaneously creating a deeper rapport with his owner.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Me and my girl

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Congratulations Laurie and Willy on their AKC TD Pass at TCV Oct 11th 2009!

Today in Vermont, Will and I got his AKC Tracking Dog title! It was 37 degrees this morning, warmed up a little at 9:30 when we were told "this is your track" by the 2 Judges.
 You have to wait until the dog is out 20 feet of your 40 foot tracking line to follow. Yikes, looks like a MILE away. I was so happy to see alfalfa and higher grass in the field, because it's what we practice most often on.
 It was so pretty, the leaves are gorgeous in the nearby mountains. The sun was shining, and Willy powered out! Then...he stopped to eat grass on the second "leg". Does he hate me?!! I understand when I get nervous he eats grass.. but still-just go Willy!
 So I took a very deep breath, waited a minute, then told him to "find it". And off we went again. It felt like forever, but I thought we were getting close when suddenly Willy dove down, grabbed the glove, and pranced up to me with it!! Oh my gosh, I cannot tell you what that felt like! All those practices in the snow, rain, mud..it was all good looking at him with that glove in his mouth.
 I promise you I could not have done it without all the tracks people have laid for me, and of course, my friend, Lisa Pattison, who has taught me everything I know about tracking, and always encouraged me.
450 yards, 4 turns, ahhhhhhh.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Australian Shepherd Squeek takes off at the Start Flag while practicing for her ASCA Tracking Test. Here she is attending a Tracking Training Session at Hopewind Farm in Lafayette NJ where an ASCA test will be held in Nov 2009
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Track and Swim Saturdays at Hopewind Farm

Check out the link on my web page for Open Swim and Tracking Training Session for the details!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Towing Task at Canine Water Sports Test

From Monrow CT CWS TEST 09

Canine Water Sports Test in Sept in NJ

Here is a gifted team practicing for the Team Swim task in Canine Water Sports. This photo by Laurie Shuren reflects a beautiful symbiotic relationship.  All shapes and sizes of dogs can learn water tasks and enter the Canine Water Sports Tests.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sophie comes to Hopewind Canine Water Sports Class in NJ

Sophie from NYC comes to the private dog beach at Hopewind Farm to enjoy a day in the county in Lafayette NJ. She is training for Canine Water Sports.
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Canine Water Sports

Here in Lafayette NJ today we were building a boat platform for Canine Water Sports.
Classes are held at this beautiful site for Canine Water Sports.
Canine Water Sports Matches are held here as well.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tim hangs with Lacey while Lisa runs GSASA tracking trial today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

View tonight from the driveway .
Lacey says the drugs are good. She is seeing pink elephants !
Getting some play drive back
Murph jostles the patient. Payback for all those times he was on the receiving end. It is about respect for your elders I can hear him say .

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Garden State Australian Shepherd Association
July 11th and 12th, 2009
2 Obedience Trials each day
At Top Dog Obedience School
24 Flanders Bartley Rd.
Flanders, NJ 07836

GSASA ASCA May Conformation 5 Shows

May 23 24 25. Check out the flier attached on the bottom of page on the link above.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Countryclipper Aussies Calendar

Tracking Training, Tracking Trials, Water dog Events,Garden State Australian Shepherd Events, Hopewind Farm Events, Water dog training clinics. Canine Water Sports training and Test events. Canine Aquatics water dog events all in NJ. Also private lesson and group lesson scheduling .

Monday, March 9, 2009

Our Friend Zack goes Altered RWD at Garden State Australian Shepherd Assoc March show in NJ under Judge Debbie Reneau

Lisa Pattison: Random number generator

Lisa Pattison: Random number generator


Random number generator

I've added random number generator to this space to provide easy access and enable those training their pets to become unpredictably variable in their reinforcement schedule for maintaining established behaviors. By clicking on the tool sign next to the box you can edit the number 10 and get higher values. On your mark. Get Set. Go get your clicker , count out your treats and have Fun!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

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