Bounce Posted February 13, 2005 Report Share Posted February 13, 2005 I posted above on the general about my plans to correct the mistakes I've made with Bounce. I spent the morning on the Littlehats site. Lots of great stuff there. My son and I hauled the goats to the barn foundation. I bribed the hogs into their igloo with stale baked goods and my son held their door closed. I set Bounce up and as expected the red collared goat came right to me. Bounce just returned to my side and stared at me. Blue collared goat is the stubborn one. I put the goat between me and the wall and urged Bounce to push it along. He'd get it going a few feet and then race to its head and try to grab. We did succeed in moving around the wall and I ended it there. Bounce did show some "eye" but mostly he kept looking at me. I put Bounce away and got Tex (you knew I wouldn't be able to resist). There was a huge change in the goats body language. They don't like Tex at all. I walked Tex around so he could figure out the boundaries and obstacles. He knew there were goats and hogs in that barn. He started slinking around and his tail went right down. He found the goats in the corner and went at them hard. Red goat ran like hell and cleared the wall. Blue goat tried to run around Tex and he was working like a cowpony trying to turn her. Both goats were bawling. Red goat came back in and Tex ran them around til I pulled him off. Tex didn't hit a single obstacle and if he lost them, He'd stop and listen and go at them again. I now have one confused Border Collie and one overjoyed Border Collie mix. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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