Pepper had a very long session too. I worked her on a lot of driving, all short drives, but many of them. Also I started doing what they call "pulling her off the top" which means flanking her around from balance to my side of the sheep and then having her drive from there. She did that pretty easily. We also worked on some longer outruns with the sheep in a heavy corner. After messing up the first one by running through the middle of the group and getting yelled at for that, she did it right the next 4 times.
Dodge had a session in which we did some long drives while I walked along with him, and some little outruns. He still has trouble coming to me when we're working. If I want to call him to me to set up and outrun he stands there looking at me. Sometimes I even have to crouch on the ground to get him to come. It's not so much that he's stubborn, he just finds my pressure hard to come in to sometimes. So we've been working a lot on that. He also has trouble with "stay", as he thinks my movement is a signal to him that he should jump up and balance the sheep to me. Patience, patience and more patience for both of us.
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