Took the dogs for herding instinct test today.
So as the title states I took the dogs for their herding instinct test today. A lady down in Muncie Indiana. Super woman seems very knowledgeable and honest. Knows herding.
Basically the tests went like this. Athena will do very well in herding. Which was nice to hear. I was afraid her prey drive would kick in and kick her out.
Rosko could do well in herding. But, he didn't come out like Athena. He would take work to stay on the sheep and not bore of it.
Apollo went in with Tammy, but was too concerned with the fact that I wasn't in there, to engage or attempt to herd. She exited, I entered. With me in there being guided by Tammy. Apollo did engage the sheep a couple times. And when he did he really seemed to come alive in the moment. We will continue to work and push Apollo to see if we can raise his confidence level. I don't see how it is ever going to hurt him. He did show a glimpse of confidence today and before we called it quits. He was up to leaving my side and trying to figure out what he was supposed to do.
We will work Athena also. She really enjoyed it. So if I'm gonna be there with Apollo may as well let her work. Plus I found it to be a blast.
Rosko I won't bother with trying to push him into herding. I think if we applied ourselves he could do it. I just don't think he had the love Athena had or needs the confidence boost I am hoping to get with Apollo. I'll post some videos below.
Athena BH, Rosko BH
I MAY NOT BE THERE YET. BUT, I AM CLOSER THAN I WAS YESTERDAY.