May 25, 2016

A Father’s Pride

Campbell’s been coming along with me and Mum to sheepdog school and is shaping up rather well. I’m very proud of him ๐Ÿ˜€


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Dad and Berwick came with us last week for the first time.

They watched for a bit – – – ย –DSC07162


Then had a go, first round the ring, then loose in the field.

Berwick looked a bit bewildered, and wandered off to look for something more interesting, though how there can be anything more interesting than sheep, I don’t know!



The Little Boys’ grandad Bryn came in to try and help – –ย 




But he still couldn’t see the point of it all, and came out of the field to look for Mum.

He might be a slow learner at Sheepdog School, but he’s a star student at his other school; there he has a silver certificate for being a Good Citizenย ๐Ÿ˜€

He might not be interested in sheep or toys, but I’m still rather proud of him.


September 9, 2015

That’s my boy!

Last week Campbell met the training sheep.

He found them very interesting, kept his eye on them and followed them around the ring – – – –ย 

until – – – – – – – he found sheep poo ๐Ÿ˜ณ



April 3, 2015


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At sheepdog school, Sue is always telling Mum what a talented dog I am ๐Ÿ˜€

I do nice long, wide outruns, lift the sheep beautifully, fetch them calmly, (most of the time – sometimes I go a bit too fast and Sue says I’m just being naughty!) and keep an eye out for any thinking about breaking away. I balance the sheep naturally.

I do beautiful flanks, but am also very happy to drive the sheep, watching them all the time and tucking in any going astray. I stay calm and focused.ย ย ย 

If Mum wants them in a pen, I listen to her and together we steer them in. I hold my ground if any of them turn and stamp at me, but never lose my temper.ย 

Last week I began something new. First of all, Sue told Mum to lean against the fence post and ask me to bring her the sheep. Then she said absolutely nothing to me for the next few minutes, so I had to think for myself! I took the bunch of sheep right up to her, then watched them closely and worked around the back of them to keep them there. I had to keep my eyes peeled and be nimble-footed.

“Can you not see how talented he is?” enquired Sue, as I spotted every single wooly thinking about dashing off across the field.

“He’s in the right place all the time – he really reads his sheep.”ย 

I flashed a couple of looks at Mum after a while, asking what she wanted me to do next. The answer surprised me – she called me to her right through the middle of the sheep! I did as I was asked, but kept my eye on them all the time – they’re tricky things, sheep – you can’t afford to take your eye off them! We repeated the process a couple of times, which reassured me I was doing the right thing, and everyone seemed pleased ๐Ÿ™‚

Apparently. I’ve begun to learn about shedding ๐Ÿ˜€

October 4, 2013

School photos


Aย  very nice lady came to take some photographs at my school the other week ๐Ÿ˜€


These are the ones of me that Mum’s going to put up on the wall ๐Ÿ˜€


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You can look at the other sheepdogs at my school here:


This is the school I go to, where Sue (another very nice lady!) teaches Mum how to train me ๐Ÿ˜€


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