Rebecca, Irena Farm Posted July 22, 2007 Report Share Posted July 22, 2007 I've been waiting since I decided to keep his name Ted, to use that as a subject line somewhere . . . Ted had a great time at Robin's learning a new trick - keeping his cool in a packed pen of sheep! I've seen the packed pen used before but there was a nice twist to this that helped me learn, too - Robin went in with him and shaped his excitement into correctly moving them around. Biting was ok if the sheep stopped, not ok if the sheep were already moving and giving! Slow calm flanks work better than frantic zooming. Ted needs some more work but he sure was getting it! And for the first time in a long time I kind of felt like I was getting somewhere working with Ted myself, out in the small pen. Robin did a nice job unwinding him first, which helped, and lots of specific instructions help - and patient repetitions ("No, don't leave your sheep!"). It's soooooo nice to get out with dog training friends again! Look out Robin, I fear I'm going to make a right pest of myself now . . . . No pictures, sorry, I'm down to one set of batteries and I forgot to charge them. Definitely another time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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