Okay …

First time out on sheep today was a disaster … sometimes I wonder …

I loaned out my Derek Scrimgeour DVDs and am having a horrible time getting them back.  I ordered his newest set and hope they will arrive quickly and be helpful.  Gel is simply not getting shedding and I think some of the reason is that he works too wide and loose. Another issue is that Fern is getting ready to come into heat and Gel’s brain is not where it should be. I eventually got so mad at him that I put him on a line, got Fern and put up the sheep.  I’d prefer to just leave him up and work the girls, but I need him to take the sheep out of the

I am realizing now that I have been very lazy in my training.  I haven’t had to split sheep off from the flock, or if I did, I gate sorted them.  I’ve had it easy and I’ve been lazy.

I do wonder why I’m even bothering to train these dogs.  I think I must have simply got up on the wrong side of the bed.

But thank goodness for my good friend Helene who talked me through my issues and we are going to head back out to try again …