It was a simple task but still it requires the right moves. On Saturday I was working Freeway in herding. I asked Judy to give me an evaluation as to whether Freeway should be entered in the test (not trial) in September. So she asked if we could move the sheep from the small pen to the big one. It's just a gate between them. Not a huge task. But it requires the dog to gather the sheep and then hold them, and to not be so close that the sheep press up against the gate.

When I went to open the gate Judy warned me to watch Freeway as the sheep went through. Typically the dog will want to stop the sheep from "geting away" but he sat like a rock and just watched them. And he stayed controlled when I invited him through the gate.
His whole style and demeanor is so differnt from TSuki.

Diane Blackman /

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