I have only taken Zak to sheep five times so far, but he is already showing good control. He is clearly still trying to work out exactly what it is he is and isn't allowed to do but is pretty relaxed around the sheep, and is happy in his work (his tail never stops wagging).
My aim is really to have a dog that is totally trustworthy and under control around our livestock. The other aims are to teach him how to drive sheep from one place to another, to hold and contain sheep in a certain area and to come away immediately he is called. Anything else will be a bonus.
There are exceptionally few herding GSDs in the UK - in fact, I only know of one other and I am not sure how much actual work that dog does. We have no HGH championships and such, which is a real pity.
Anyway, here is the video and photos to follow ...
Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 7 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010 To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
absolutely love the pictures. Seems like he has good self control . Can you comment on other aspects of the dog , such as biddability / directability, general character , and of course.... pedigree please.