Tag Archives: Gordon Watt

Nell Now Herding for God

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” Whether or not Will Rogers said that, it’s certainly a nugget of holy truth. Our Nell, who we put down this past … Continue reading

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Spot and a Still Small Voice

In my early days with sheep herding dogs, I thought the only way of getting through to them was through my voice….and the louder the better. You see you train dogs in a big open field; and the sheep start … Continue reading

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Abbie’s Death Leaves a Hole in Our Hearts

Yesterday we put down our beloved Abbie. It has left a big hole in our hearts!! Of course, if you are part of the human race, you have already flinched, because you have the pain stored in every cell of … Continue reading

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Gordon Watt April, 2020 Clinic Moved

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gordon Watt clinic, scheduled for Heatherhope for April 23 to 26, has been cancelled for here. But Gordon and Kerry Watt invite people to contact them for a possible clinic at their farm for … Continue reading

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Another Snowy, Character-building Gordon Watt Clinic

It happened late last April. It happened again this Halloween. Our semi-annual Gordon Watt clinic here at Heatherhope Farm is getting to be the kind of thing that builds real character. It was in 1895 that we last had an … Continue reading

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Watching Dogs in the Cold—Musings on the Widow’s Mite

This past Thursday through Sunday (November 1-4), Connie and I hosted our latest dog clinic, with Gordon Watt presiding as trainer and teacher. I’m certain some people driving by on Airport Road on Sunday, spotted our little crowd of people, … Continue reading

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Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 Gordon Watt Clinic

Gordon Watt, champion sheepdog handler and popular trainer of other handlers, has been an important part of life at Heatherhope for many years. Gordon is a lifelong shepherd and dog handler, following in his father’s footsteps, so his experience and understanding run deep. … Continue reading

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April 25-28, 2019 Gordon Watt Clinic

Gordon Watt will return to Heatherhope Farm for a four day, all ability level, sheepdog clinic Thursday through Sunday, April 25-28, 2019. Gordon has been coming to Heatherhope since 2007, and we have heard nothing but praise for the great … Continue reading

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Springtime Sprouts

Life has been happening fast at and around Heatherhope these days. Back in the hay field the alfalfa and grass that Chauncey II and III (or is it III and IV?) planted a couple of weeks ago are just minutely … Continue reading

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Gordon Watt Sheepdog Clinic Nov. 2-5

Gordon Watt, 2016 Reserve National Champion of the U.S., Handler of the Year of the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association for 2016, World Sheep Dog Trials Champion of 2005, returns to offer a four-day handling clinic here at Heatherhope Farm, … Continue reading

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