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Storm meets sheep

Gail P
June 13th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Today Storm met sheep for the first time. He promptly decided that sheep should be as close to your human as possible :laughing:

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Gail P
June 13th, 2008, 12:22 AM
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growler~GateKeeper
June 13th, 2008, 03:02 AM
:thumbs up :highfive: Atta Boy Storm! He looks like he's got great instinct, kept his flock well together, didn't scare them and the first pic looks like he's got the eye pretty good too :highfive:

kimnmark
June 13th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Storm looks so happy....doing what he was meant to do :) Looks like he's got great instincts.

Gail P
June 13th, 2008, 09:16 AM
Yeah, he's happiest when everyone stays together. No sheep were allowed to stray :D At home he's like that with the horses, circling, circling, circling out wide away from them when they're all in one group. If they separate to eat at two different piles of hay then he runs back and forth between them, trying to watch both groups but not actually trying to move them (I've always discouraged any horse chasing so as to avoid kicks). With the sheep though if one made a move to break away he did move to turn it back and keep them together. This was his first time ever meeting sheep so he doesn't know any commands yet, we just let him "do his thing" to see how he'd be with them. I've never had anything to do with sheep or herding so I really didn't know what I was doing. I got let around by the arm a lot to keep me out of the way :laughing:

I also took Rain down to try her but I didn't get any pics because the memory card in the camera was full. Next time I'll have to get some of her too. She was very different with the sheep. At first she growled at them a bit and hid behind me or stuck right beside me, but all of a sudden she realized that they would move away from her and then she forgot all about me and had fun. Whereas Storm seemed to want to gather the sheep and bring them to me, Rain wanted to drive them and just keep them moving around. She also kept them all together, just not running into me. :thumbs up

Rain and Storm come from good working lines so they should be easy to train, it's me that will be the hard one to teach :laughing:

angeldogs
June 13th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Good job Storm keeping everyone together.and happy to be doing that.in the 4th pic it looks like he's licking his nose.great pics.

Chris21711
June 13th, 2008, 10:50 AM
I liked to watch the Sheep Dog Trials when I was in England, I think it is fantastic watching them herd, that's one of the reasons I loved the movie "Babe". I never see it on T.V. here :sad:

Gail P
June 13th, 2008, 11:02 AM
I liked to watch the Sheep Dog Trials when I was in England, I think it is fantastic watching them herd, that's one of the reasons I loved the movie "Babe". I never see it on T.V. here :sad:

They sometimes have it on Top Dogs on OLN. I don't get that channel but a friend taped some episodes for me. Maybe check out some of the live trials if there are any near you. Here's a link to a schedule I just looked up on the CBCA website. http://www.canadianbordercollies.org/events2.htm#July
This is page 2, July-Dec. The trials listed on page 1 were all out west in BC.