12 June 2010

Understanding the stick

After a very busy day of treating lambs for blowfly strike yesterday, I took Sheila up to the ring for her second lesson - this time, with a stick. You don’t hit the dog with the stick, just scare them with it. The stick is for the good of the sheep. Sheila is slowly starting to respond to her ‘Stand!’ command. She can still be a bit cheeky, though, and run past me while I’m trying to stop her. She’ll have another lesson today.

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