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The Instinctive Australian Shepherd

Celebrating the working origins of the Australian Shepherd

Dec 27, 2021

In this episode, Jacque speaks with Aaron Steele, founder of Goats On The Go and host of the Farm Dog podcast.  

This is a very interesting conversation about finding a working dog that works for you. When you are looking for a working cattle dog, it is very important to understand the dog’s genetics. Building a...

Dec 6, 2021

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...

Aug 20, 2021

This story is a nail biter. Trudy and her family escape the 2020 Wilhoit fire Oregon fire. She shares her story day by day and talks about how her Aussie, Jill rounded up the sheep and ducks. 

Trudy talks about how the fire brought out the best and worst in people. She shares lessons learned and how she now prepares...

May 29, 2021

Meet Sonja Galley, owner of Bindi, 2021 Farm Bureau Dog of the Year. Bindi saved Sonja's life on her family dairy when a rogue heifer charged Sonja and had her on the ground.
Bindi is Sonya's right hand on the dairy farm. This is not only a great story, which will leave you with a lump in your throat or tears...

Mar 30, 2021

This episode celebrates the resilience and intelligence of the Australian Shepherd. Jade is a young Aussie that is lost in Yellowstone following a serious accident. 

Today I am interviewing Jade and her owners David Sowers and Laura Gillise as well as the author of the book, Bring Jade Home, Michelle Caffrey. The book...