sandra s. Posted December 17, 2006 Report Share Posted December 17, 2006 Last week I posted about finding a new herding trainer and sheep - today we had our first lesson! Her methods are completely different from the other place we went, and it turned out that she and her environment are MUCH better suited for Kessie. Don't get me wrong, I liked the other place a lot, but the pressure in the small round pen and the louder, bolder trainers were a bit much for the very soft dog that she is. Today there was a lot more space, and a calmer atmosphere. Last time she jumped out the fence when she felt she couldn't understand something that was demanded of her, this time there was nothing of that sort. She can actually do the "BC crawl"! I've never seen her do that before on sheep (for the cat - yes ). We practised walking up to the sheep in a straight line, and going left or right around them. She did so well!!! Braggedy brag. I sort of feel like driving into town and parading her up and down the main street (bet you know that feeling!). Poor Kyla had to sit at the fence and protest, because this trainer doesn't believe in letting dogs on sheep before they have a good down and recall. That's why we don't have any good pictures - my mum tried to take some, but she had to hold on to Kyla and her dream of wooly mouthfuls. Here are the best we got: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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