workindogs Posted January 8, 2009 Report Share Posted January 8, 2009 My young male, Ross (14 mo), was basically put up to mature a bit more.....he was keen but immature...somewhat pressure sensitive. I was busy with puppies and short winter days made working him difficult anyway. So 6 weeks later, I take him to work.....away from home, on fresh undogged lambs that were not flocking well. I had this feeling that he learned (or "came into") a tremendous amount of his genetic "destiny". Video 1 http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/st...urgJan09027.flv Video 2 http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/st...urgJan09025.flv Video 3 http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u275/st...urgJan09024.flv I can see him cast a bit wide in reaction to pressure but when his name is called, or he is stopped, he comes back on. This casting out is somewhat in the line but usually goes away if I'm diligent about stopping the dog and bringing him back in. I suppose I reflect back to starting Ross at 10-11 months and could have persevered in "training" him....but due to my schedule and a little feeling that he wasn't quite ready, Ross was put up for 2 months and he's ended up just naturally "having" what I might have tried to train into him. Just a reminder to myself (and maybe others) to give these youngsters some time. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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