Kearney - We got to work ducks yesterday. TM had a break at work and spent it with us. I got to go get the ducks out of the pen. Once we got clear of the gate, TM told me to stop. I did and watched the ducks head off down the yard. When they got almost to the other side, TM sent me. I went and got them, fetched them around TM and then sort of through an Advanced course. We have different obstacles - like a trailer you have to get the ducks out from under. TM told me what a great job I did. I just wish it lasted longer!
Lowri - Well, I had to do a lot more of that hurry up and wait stuff. TM only let me work if I was walking. She spends a lot of time just making me wait on a stop. My stops are getting pretty good now. She thinks they should be even better, but I AM still just a baby - how much longer do you think I can work that?
Anyway, walking isn't nearly as much fun as bouncing, but I will admit we get places faster. I do get to do some flanks to the right and left. TM lets me go really fast on those if I stay out from the ducks. Overall, I am really liking herding. Unfortunately, we don't get to herd today. TM is off to the hospital to volunteer. Then she will be working the rest of the day.