As you’re driving around the Colorado mountains this spring, you may have to slow down as the road becomes over powered by cattle. Each spring, cattleman prod their livestock from the low valleys to higher mountain pasture. And, even in the age of electric cars and digital media, there is still only way to herd cows — with patience and with cattle dogs. If you find yourself in the middle of a cattle drive this spring, stop and watch the confident and diligent cattle dogs do their work.
In the following video, dog trainer and owner of Cottonwood Ranch and Kennel, Ted Hoff, shares a snippet from a day in the life of working cattle dogs.