Twisp Posted October 25, 2011 Report Share Posted October 25, 2011 Twisp is approaching on six months, I took her to her first sheep lesson, she showed no fear! I was very thrilled about her excitement at first, then she ran a sheep into the fence. The poor thing was running so fast it knocked itself over and was bleeding from the nose. Startled a little, shortly after we decided Twisp was too amped up to continue. After the session I emailed my trainer and asked how she thought Twisp did. I am extremely interested in herding but know nothing because this realm is completely new! Below is her response. She did good. I feel we need to wait another 2 months before trying again. She was in prey mode not herding by the end and the flag brought out more of it. Not a big deal...just needs a bit more maturing. I have seen with dogs(BC'in particular) I call them tweakey dogs. Some need a lot of guidance to help be the good dog they can be. So my question to you experienced and experts is, does her feedback and reaction during her first experience mean that she will be difficult to train and is not an "ideal sheepdog?" What would be the characteristics that indicate whether or not a dog will be good for sheep herding? I can't wait to read your responses! Thank your for your time! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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