Okay...I took out the Alasdair shedding tapes AGAIN. I most definitely need someone to film me. Maybe I can con Wayne into doing it this Friday for me since he is off. When I'm not working, I have been taking the dogs to Task farms before 7 am. I'm usually done working all 3 by 8 a.m. It's the only way to beat the heat. Summer is here.
This morning, I put a flock of about 50-60 sheep in a large square pen. I worked all 3 dogs individually on shedding. All 3 are so different. And, I bet I move differently with all 3. That's why I need someone to film me. Jet is still the reigning King of the shed. Kilt has her own style. It works. It's not quite as snappy as Jet's. And, baby Yoko is getting the picture. She is going to shed more like her sire. She is more like her sire in every way, with a tad of Mom's moxie.
The dogs are doing fine. It's my movement that needs WORKING on. I need to see why my dogs sometimes turn back on the wrong sheep. Most likely I am rotating my shoulder into the wrong set and then turning back to the ones I want shed. I'm going to have to SEE it to understand it. Plus, I need to see once again what I am doing with my crook. I have a tendency to do "band leading" with it. LOL That's why I stick my crook in a cone at the post, so I won't be waving it around. It's all because I didn't make that marching drill team in high school. I'm so excited to have a crook to twirl around in my senior years....hahahhaha