The above is a short flick of Kilt walking her sheep. Boring, but necessary. Sometimes she tries to speed up on her flanks and I down her instantly. Overall, she is doing better. This is day 3 of walking sheep. Sometimes she stops on her own. I'd rather that, than speeding up, because, I know she will be wired for sound at the trials. :0)
Even though...walking, walking, walking, is boring, just check out the scenery! I was lazy today on my day off from work and instead of driving 25 min. to rolling hills in the desert, I stopped 15 min. away at the flat lands. I don't live in the desert and never used to like the desert, but after working the dogs so much in the desert, I've changed my opinion. There is something to enjoy in just about any scenery.
Someone very kindly put stakes in the ground...about 200 feet by 200 feet. This gave me a perfect rectangle to drive my dogs around. Above Jet is pictured. Jet is 10 yrs. old and puts both of the girls to shame. He can have the sheep "shave" the ground stakes as they pass by.
Jet, you don't know how much I will miss you when you are gone. When the girls screw up, I bring you out to show us how it should be done. Your feel on sheep...they can't hold a candlestick to, at least not yet.
I think there might be something pretty darn special about this blackbelly Barb lamb, do ya think?