bexie Posted November 24, 2008 Report Share Posted November 24, 2008 I've been mostly AWOL for the past while becaue of health issues, but I'm trying to come back and figure out how to work everything into my life without burning out. So I hope you will forgive that when answering this question. Molly has been on sheep twice. Only once was really on sheep (first time was with sheep in a round pen and her outside). We're having no luck yet finding a good trainer, but I plan to join the Dnaish Herding Club for next year and look further afield. We'd love to go to Shoofly regularly, but that is a bit TOO far afield for us! But the immediate situation is this. We need to help move the neighbor's cattle. We do this once or twice a year normally. But I'm not so mobile anymore so we'd really like to have Molly's help. But the stock is not dog broke. All we want her to do is help keep them together while we drive them (on foot). If we put her on a long line to do that, will that "ruin" her for training in the future? Any tips for doing this in a way that is safe for Molly and not damaging to her potential? I'll be following the drive in the car, so we can put her up if she gets out of control. But if you've ever tried to drive stock through the woods when it sometimes opens up to unused fields, you know how much we can use Molly's help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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