ejano Posted December 3, 2011 Report Share Posted December 3, 2011 An interesting experience with Robin today. He's unfortunately learned a pattern which I'm attempting to break. Drive them through the first gate, then down the field to where I've set up pylons that approximate the gate ahead of them from which we will make our forays into the orchard next spring. He took them nicely down the field, through the gates but when I asked him for a "come bye" to bring the sheep back to me, he darted back to me, circled around me neatly in a Come Bye and then headed back to the sheep, going straight into them as they'd drifted toward us. His intention was to push them back through the "gate" (pylons). I quickly laid him down then set up a different "play", sending him around as I walked toward the sheep,then bringing him up behind them, which he did well, but his other behavior is a bit confusing. Does he think because I've mostly been with the sheep and he's circled around me for his flanks, that he must always include me in the flank? His flanks are still weak -- the away side is stronger. I want to work on short outruns with him. How do I set him up for a successful transition where I am not included? Liz Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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