Smalahundur Posted July 11, 2017 Report Share Posted July 11, 2017 I know that the general opinion is that bottle lams are not good as trainingsheep because they don't really behave as "normal" sheep. But just the other day I decided to take our 3 bottlelambs (strictly speaking no more, they are recently weaned of milk) from their smaller enclosure to a larger field. Expected them to follow me (and my bucket of feed), but getting into good fresh grass was more interesting. So I got Glàma to help me drive them to said field. This went very well;they behaved as rather overdogged sheep (never worked them with a dog before). They move of the dog, and flee toward the nearest human. So I could wear them easily to where I wanted them. This made me wonder if it would be a good idea to try and work them with Peli, the dog I am starting at the moment. My training group of yearlings is still pretty fast and flighty, and though it is possible to work them with Peli, I see the advantages of kneeknockers at this stage. Maybe those lambs could fit the bill. Worth a try don't you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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