I don't have any new pictures today so here are a couple of cute puppy shots.
Today I worked Sprite and Pepper, and both did really well. Sprite was driving down the fence, with only a few reminders for commands. She's also gotten good at putting the sheep through the free standing chute. Her flanks are just so nice- it's awesome to have that naturally and not have to continually remind her to square up.
Pepper did a lot of fetching of a larger group, and a little bit of driving. I put her back on a really long line and then of course never needed it. You think she knows the difference? Darn smart dogs! But she is getting more and more happy to be compliant -doing things just because I ask and being willing to listen. It's only a few situations where she goes over the excitement threshold and her ears shut off. None of that today though- good teamwork!
|Ben as a puppy during the crazy ear stage|