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May 3, 2013
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The mysteries of sheep dog training

The wind hums as it whips through the barbwire. A veil of snow creeps down the Pine Nuts. Haley stands quietly beside me, fingering a whistle that hangs around her neck. Six-feet-tall, soft-spoken and strikingly attractive, Haley has brought her two dogs for their workout. Cy is a Border Collie, and used for sheepdog trials; Seven is an Australian Kelpie and used for ranch work. They hug the ground at Haley’s feet, their laser-like gaze focused on nine sheep which cluster tightly together 60 feet away. “I have these sheep to train my dogs. Poor sheep. I got them shorn …

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