Keegan's Mom Posted April 1, 2006 Report Share Posted April 1, 2006 Just wanted to post about Keegan's good lesson today. He is settling in nicely these days. Good things: I got him to start settling into a good pace today. He usually crowds the sheep right past me and the sheep we were using today were pretty light. However, he managed to keep good pace today. Also, he likes to flip flop when he is stressed instead of coming straight in behind the sheep (he doesn't have much eye). Today we worked on this behavior and got him settling in nicely without flip flopping and without pushing the sheep. I can call him off the sheep now without dragging him away. He comes off willingly. This is a huge accomplishment for us. He is minding me much better when around the sheep. He had some GREAT outruns today (small but good). His flanks are looking really great - when he wants to do them...which leads me to the bad. Things we need to work on still: He has to get it out of his system, so to speak, and will crash in when he fist gets released for an outrun. After his first burst of badness (not a word, but you get my point), I call him off the sheep and send him on another outrun. Second time is beautiful almost always. Any tips on breaking this bad habit, busting in on the sheep first chance he gets? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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