Saturday, November 13, 2010

listen to your teacher

7 Comments:

Blogger katiegirl said...

Looks like his tail is down. Didn't you say that was a good sign? :-)

November 13, 2010 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

it is! tail up means he's just high on sheep, chasing. Tail down means he is thinking, stalking, herding. He and I were both really green today, but ended on a high note. Denise says he'll be a fine working farm dog, just needs to mature and we both need to learn how to play this game.

November 13, 2010 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Just checked out your book from the library - a random find.

Cannot wait to finish - I am only three chapters in - but I feel as if I will love what you are saying.

Moved to South Carolina from a "hobby" farm in Virginia and just reading this much makes me miss our flock of chickens and our 18 pygmy goats - all of which we sold before the move.

I think it may be time to start it all up again!

November 13, 2010 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger Monique said...

He is looking good :)

November 13, 2010 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Jenna, when my Jane was a puppy, I was so lucky that a friend let me take her BC for lessons. . .she had no plan to work stock with him, but he was a nicer dog to live with if he got to have some sheep time. She paid for his "exercise" and I got a free lesson.

The first year of Jane growing up, I got to work this dog, who is not easy and now at age 8, I still take him to work for exercise, but he would never be a trusted farm dog. It taught me so much about working a tough dog. Along the way, I have been able to work other dogs, all of whom have taught me.

Tomorrow, on the way to Jane's lesson, I am picking up dogs from two friends. They want their dogs to work, they aren't interested in stockwork themselves, and I get to learn from more dogs and only pay for my own dog's lesson.

Fantastic experience. . .and now Jane is turning three in a few months, I am ahead of the game. . .but it's been a long road and I'm not there yet. . .we are fairly useful around the ranch, but the silver ring of trialing still alludes us!

November 13, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

He looks sooo intent on what he's doing. Good job Gibson!

November 14, 2010 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Justine said...

I cant believe how big he is getting!

November 14, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

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