Black Watch Debatable Posted June 13, 2007 Report Share Posted June 13, 2007 Over the past couple months my little dog has held sheep for the shearer, for shots, for drenching, and for more shots. Lu has a grip like a pit bull strength of character, and work is helping her get a handle on that trait. Today we were drawing blood for CL testing, and it was important for Lu to walk straight in and press sheep against us, then release the pressure a bit and hold the fort quietly while the needles were in play. My Cheviots can stare a dog off the property, and quite a few of the ewes will try to hammer my Twig, but they don't challenge Lu. It was mostly close work, and Lu was a peach. I don't think I ever raised my voice. [Wait a minute... I think I just figured something out.] She also moved sheep around a couple busy strangers without getting anxious about them [the humans] and let the vet [a man] pat her while she sat in the water trough after we were done. Not bad for a stray that used to be terrified of people [men especially]. So I'm feeling the love for my little dog this evening. Photo taken at an AHBA trial in Jamul last November, and no, the blue neoprene thingy is not an anti-bark shock device. (People have asked.) Yay Lulu Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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