Gabe is Eastern Oregon born & raised. As a kid, he helped out his uncle on a sheep and cattle ranch every chance he got and was active in 4-H and FFA. After high school, he fought wild fires in the summer and worked for a cattle ranch in the winter helping feed and work 500 cow calf pairs before join the United States ARMY.
While on active duty at Ft Lewis, Gabe handled and trained a Border Collie, trialing on cattle, sheep and ducks. Besides earning all three titles in the ASC
A herding program, Gabe and is BC received a High Other Breed Award. Gabe has handled several dogs and has put Herding Titals on all dogs he has trialed. Gabe and his dog "NZ Low Cash Cowboy" or "Sue" have earned their Started Title in Cattle, Open in Sheep and Started title in Ducks through ASCA. Gabe and Sue also have received High in Trial in several trials and High Other Breed in his last Trial.
After a few years, Gabe joined the staff giving lessons and working other folk’s dogs. Gabe's lifelong dream was to run his own herd dog training business for ALL people and dogs!
Gabe is also very accomplished at leather tooling and fixing saddles.
Paty was born and raised on a small family ranch south of Eugene. Paty grew up showing pigs and horses in 4-H and has ridden Performance Equestrian Drill Team since she was ten years old.
Paty has owned dogs her entire life and loves to work with all the different dogs that come out to the Ranch and loves to hear how much people enjoy spending time with their dogs while not ony herding, but participating in any dog sport and having fun! Paty is an Animal Control Deputy for the local county and loves to help her community with all animal related issues. Both Paty and Gabe work closely with their local shelter "Blue Mountain Humane Association", providing training for at risk dogs.
Paty loves being a sheep farmer and enjoys working her dogs, Border
Collie "Texas Red" and Kelpie "Ciz", and riding her horse "Hondo" an Azteca. Paty has been training dogs for 7 years and hopes you will come learn the art of herding!