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Ginny’s Birthday

October 12, 2016

Robin just posted puppy photos of Ginny on her blog. She said that I could use some photos for sheep herding training from last week. Usually Robin is the one that works with Ginny when she goes to Sheepdog Debbie’s house (because Robin is the one that needs the training, not Ginny–it was the same way when I used to go there) but last week Robin had a cold so Debbie worked with Ginny. Debbie likes working with Ginny because she says it is like driving a Ferrari.

dsc_3274-2Debbie was setting up the gates for the sheep. Ginny was watching the sheep…

dsc_3276-2…and went to get them as soon as Debbie told her to.

dsc_3288-2Ginny brought the sheep to Debbie and then went towards the holding pens. The dog doesn’t have to stay behind the sheep if the sheep are where they are supposed to be. In this case the sheep might want to run to the barn but Ginny’s position keeps them from doing that.

dsc_3292-2First Ginny got to do a little practice penning the sheep. She keeps them in this pen until Debbie wants them to go out.

dsc_3293-2Then Ginny let the sheep go to the holding pens and held them in place so Debbie could let a few in at a time. You can’t see Ginny because she is lying down out of the photo. If she were any closer the sheep would be crowding Debbie.dsc_3295-2At this point Ginny walked the last few sheep into the pens.

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So now Ginny is two years old and I am ten. Robin has been letting me go Across the Road again on short walks. I’ll post some pictures of that next time.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2016 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday Ginny! Hope you had a lovely day 🙂

  2. Bonnie permalink
    October 17, 2016 2:44 am

    Happy belated birthday. You are a good herd dog. Hi to Rusty.

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