Bounce Posted April 12, 2005 Report Share Posted April 12, 2005 I'm pretty upset about this. Just now, I asked Bounce to bring the sheep down the hill and into the pen. One of the 5month old ewes (I have 4 sheep) broke away and went another direction fast. Boumce ran her down, grabbed her muzzle and hurled her to the ground. He held her down while she twisted and let go when I told him "off". This lamb is ripped up pretty good. Blood everywhere. I used Bounce to separate her off and corner her so I could get her up to the house. The gashes are deep but not into her nasal cavity or mouth. I got the blood to clot but I have no means to stitch her or even if I should. She drank and ate some grain, I'll put her back in a clean pen with her buddies later. This was a "in for the Kill" move on Bounces part. I don't know enough to say how much is enough or too much, but this is not what I want to do with my sheep. I don't know where to go from here. I didn't correct the dog and did continue to use him to catch the lamb. Maybe I should get some much larger sheep to offset my Bully Dog. Any words of advice would be welcome. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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