Lowri - TM didn't take me herding today. I had to sit in my crate! That isn't fair. Dinah got to go herding. And it was with MY sheep.
TM took her down to the arena when MC came back from the dog shows. MC had to hide by the barn because TM noticed that Dinah likes to run to MC when she thinks she has done enough. She tries to avoid real work. With MC out of sight, Dinah will work the sheep. Today, Dinah did a really good job, right up to the end. TM opened the gate to exhaust the ewes. They ran out and Dinah ran out after them. TM yelled at her to stop, but she was in full chase. It was NOT good!
TM had to go to the far end of the field where Dinah had the sheep trapped. TM made her bring the sheep back to the arena. It took three tries before the sheep actually came back into the arena. Then Dinah had to lift the sheep off the fence going each way before TM let her take the sheep back to the gate. Dinah had to hold the sheep off the gate. When TM opened the gate, Dinah moved to help them through. Then she just stood still and watched the sheep exit. Lesson learned!