About Us

Prairie grew up on a ranch, Meadows Ranch, outside of Choteau, Montana.  She learned early on the importance of border collies to their cattle operation.  It took her a long time to convince her dad she was responsible enough to have one of his puppies, and not only that, but to have one in the city.  Prairie brought Mesa to Bozeman in 2007 and they began puppy classes as soon as possible. Mesa and Prairie were educated in puppy and adolescent foundation (taken 3 times), agility, freestyle, and many more classes. Prairie assisted is some of these classes including CGC classes and hiking classes. She then pursued the opportunity to continue to train on her own, believing all dog owners should be given humane instruction on training their companions. She opened Rocking K9 Companions in October 2010.

Prairie successfully completed her CPDT Certification and is a Member of the APDT Association. She is also an AKC CGC Certifier and S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluator.

Mesa and Prairie competed in NADAC Agility and MDSA Freestyle. Mesa missed her friends in Bozeman, but was in heaven at home on the ranch when they moved back. Mesa left us in 2022 mainly to a bout with a cancer. She lived a good 12 years and taught Prairie so much.

Ole joined the family in July of 2011. Prairie knew she wanted her next dog to be a long haired, red and white male border collie, which is just the exact opposite of her short haired, black and white female, Mesa. Ole enjoys attention from people and was very envious of anything Mesa thought, said or did. He learned a lot from his old pal and he is now passing his knowledge onto our other canine family members.  

We acquired Tig and Logan in 2018. They came to us because both of their humans passed away too soon. Tig and Logan are also border collies born at Meadows Ranch. In fact, Tig is Ole’s littermate! Below, Ole is on the left and Tig on the right.

Ole and Tig – littermates