New Zealand Dog News

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May 29, 2011

Wairarapa return for dog expert

One of New Zealand's top farm dog trainers is returning to her old stamping grounds in Wairarapa to show farmers and dog triallists how to get the best results from their working dogs.

Anna Holland, who featured in the television programme Country Calendar in April, was born and raised in the heart of Auckland city but shepherded for 23 years in Wairarapa.

As a young girl she used to spend school holidays on a "distant uncle's" farm in Martinborough. Ian Nichol, who farmed at Drumcairn, was known as an excellent farmer and a top man with both dogs and horses.

Anna Holland learnt to ride on the Wairarapa hills and credits what she now knows how to do best - dog training - to Mr Nichol's early teaching. She left home at 17 to become a landgirl and at 21 years old lived in Gladstone, in rural Carterton. MORE>>

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