Episode 29 - Graeme Sims and his Border Collies

Released Sat November 11, 2006
Length: 0:43:35
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Graeme Sims

All eyes are on Graeme
All eyes are on Graeme
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How many dogs do you think you could control simultaneously? Well meet Graeme Sims - he can work up to eight dogs at the same time. Yes, eight! When over thirty years in the advertising business came to an abrupt end, Graeme was at a very low ebb, and it was at that time that Border Collies came into his life, and helped him find his way. A move to Devon brought a new career, working with Annie. Soon Border Collies followed, and Graeme began to build his extraordinary team of dogs.

One of Graeme's talented Border Collies
One of Graeme's talented Border Collies
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Graeme has a unique way of communicating with his dogs, so that each knows when he is instructing them. We were lucky enough to attend one of his brilliant displays, and to witness the relationship between him and his dogs is a treat. The photographs on this page are of Graeme and his dogs in action at a show. We filmed the display and hope soon to have that available too.

Graeme directs his pack
Graeme directs his pack
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Living with any dog can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs, of snatches of insight into your dog's mind, and a lot of learning. In this episode you can hear Graeme share his highs and lows, and the amazing experiences he has shared with his sheepdogs. This is all told with much humor - and it is evident from the interview that not only is Graeme a great trainer, but also a great character.

The dogs wait for the next intruction
The dogs wait for the next intruction
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Not only does Graeme train and work his dogs, he is a talented artist and writer. Just to keep him busy, he is also the vicar of not just one but two churches.

To find out more, visit Graeme's website.



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