I was shocked at Frieda's degree of self control around the sheep, since in real life she has big big problems with impulse control. I was also surprised at how well she worked for Madeline, and actually by how well Madeline worked with her. Frieda's self control actually spilled over outside of the pen, since she did not want to bark, lunge, or act crazy when she saw the other dogs that were around. I think we might actually continue herding! The only drawback is that the facility is way the heck up there in Dawsonville, which is 60 miles from where I live. I can always hope that gas prices will drop, right?