With Dale working her. I'm still on the DL until next April. She shows her great rate and her momma's eye here. And no, the camerawoman is NOT drunk, just never really sure if the camera is level or not, trying to watch Sybil and the viewfinder at the same time
Making a nice turn, keeping the outside sheep in contact
Controlling the heads to slow the group down heading to the gate
Going to the outside to keep the sheep on the fenceline. Nice!
A little puppy coming out here but she'll fix it herself and put the sheep back on the fence
Rating beautifully. Dale doesn't have to nag her to stay back; that is what natural rate is, when the dog controls the flow herself
Again, coming out to slow the sheep a bit. Did I mention she's doing this on her own?
She likes the pace, so she's taking the pressure off the sheep to allow them to walk quietly. You've probably noticed the two big white wethers panting - that would be the two fat, out of shape wethers Michaud and Michael. No one else is even breathing hard
Another nice turn, on her own. You can see that even from where she's at, she's putting pressure on that little white lamb on the outside to pull himself back into the group
Oooooo, a little puppy coming out here! Gettin' kinda pushy, like her daddy Hoke!
Again, keeping the lead sheep's eye to keep the pace where she wants it
Just like the pix a few up from this one, stopping herself to allow the sheep to settle after going thru the gate behind them. In most green dogs, this situation would incite a chase
A nice, controlled pace using body position and eye to keep the group moving smoothly and together at a reasonable pace
Gotta love that natural rate in a young, green puppy