Luke and Abbys Mom Posted July 16, 2007 Report Share Posted July 16, 2007 Ok you guys may remember me from a while back asking on how I could get Luke to balance the sheep to me.. Ok well no prob we got that figured, He is great at balancing them now, infact awesome. Now you may also remember that the sheep I have arn't dog broke sheep. They do however got it figured now to come to me when I am working Luke on them. But here is the problem...... They blow past me steady, no matter how fast I go.. well actually I found if I ran as fast as I could I could stay ahead of them lol but I am not really into running nine o everywhere.. I did get some advice from the guy I bought Luke off of on how to teach him to slow down. So yes we worked on that and he is great, as soon as I say "easy" now he slows it to a crawl and keeps it at that, but the sheep will still blow past me, so I figured I would just work on figuring out what their "safe" distance was, but no matter what distance I have tried, I slow him down and get him back and they stop, so I tell him "walk up" and he gets half a step and they blow past me again. So they are either RUNNING or standing and no matter what me and Luke try as in speed or lack of it or distance they just won't quite blowing past me. Do you guys have any suggestions to get them to quite running me over and going by me? No I have not made pets of them, they seemed wilder then Elk when I first got them so what gives???? and is there anyway I can get them to quit????? Luke is really strong eyed and has no fear what so ever, is it possible that he is just too agressive to work him on sheep???? or are these sheep just being rude???? or am I totally missing something??? Any suggestions would be great.. I know I told you guys I was wanting to take a clinic and you all said that was great.. I have found myself a clinic, although it is going to be a 9 hour drive and hotel bills I will be taking a clinic the last weekend of this month... VERY EXCITED about it!!!!! But any help before then would be great as I have a real safe dry pen for the sheep at night then put them out on grass during the day, we have a cyote problem and I don't want them out at night, so this is becoming a struggle for me metally. But besides this problem things are going AWESOME as far as Luke working, the sheep NEVER get away from us even though they try too STEADY..... Thanks for any help, Tara and Luke of course! I would imagine the sheep would like the help too! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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