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Thor goes Sheeping!

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Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Lauren » Mon May 28, 2012 3:58 pm

Thor got to go along with his big sister to Sheep herding class. He stays outside the ring and watches with great interest. It is about the only time that dog is quiet. He can talk, grump, sing about just about everything!

Usually, we share a lesson with our GSD buddy, Bella, but she couldn't come so Thor got a chance to meet the sheep! He thought they were pretty cool. At first they stared at him and stomped their hooves in defiance. Well, Thor takes NO NOTICE of defiance and barks at them. Then the sheep decide he is not a pushover after all and they move! So we worked him in a small area moving the sheep off of the fence, then let him push the sheep into the big ring and the instructor told me to let him go! :dsshock:

He had a great time! He ran up to them and they split. He stopped and seemed to count, then went after the single sheep and brought him back to the group, then another split and again he brought it back. Once together he moved them to the corner and just held them, looking back at us and barking as if to say "I got them for you! Come on!" He even called off quite nicely! Boy he is so much easier to handle than my wild girl (but I wouldn't trade her for anything)! He didn't even THINK of going in for a chomp. :wtg:

So maybe we have another herder in the family after all! :cool:
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Schlussdibusti » Tue May 29, 2012 12:13 am

Good job, Thor! :wtg:
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by leih merigian » Tue May 29, 2012 1:09 am

What a great story! Made me smile (go Thor!)
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by alspyce » Tue May 29, 2012 1:11 pm

:wtg:
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue May 29, 2012 2:35 pm

Very good!
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by vneerland » Tue May 29, 2012 4:27 pm

No pictures? :(
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by felixone123 » Wed May 30, 2012 1:56 am

:wtg: that is so cool Thor - keep up the good work!!
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Lauren » Wed May 30, 2012 2:59 am

vneerland wrote:No pictures? :(
Sadly, no. Can you believe it? But the grin on his face was amazing! :D
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Olie » Wed May 30, 2012 7:27 am

Great job, Thor!
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Re: Thor goes Sheeping!

Post by Sugars Mom » Wed May 30, 2012 5:48 pm

Very cool!
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