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Niisi 6 months today!

Niisi became 6 months today. So time flies... She did not get anything special as birthday present if we do not count on playing with her and cuddling a lot in the evening. Before that she had taken a good long nap since she was herding with Pertti. She is not much asking whether ewes want to be worked or not, but she works them. Full stop. She is also fast little beast so Pertti will have difficult time with her AND changing his own behavior from Petsu-mode to Niisi-mode, if not yet but soon...

I think I have to next time (maybe during weekend) shoot some video them herding. It is very difficult to keep on track what you are doing in the field but easier is to review your actions from video. You should use video and record your exercises whatever you are teaching to your dog. You can see amazing mistakes in your behavior, believe me..

I was also herding with Tykki today and I was very pleased the way he was keeping contact with me especially before we got to contact with the sheep. it has been worth to do non-herding practices meaning we have been walking around and he has not got permission to work the sheep. Not every time and you have to make it worth while to stay with you, but I think it has payed off. I still need to work hard to make him keep distance (if you have any ideas how to do it, feel free to tell me...) and still work with stops, though in those he has improved a lot at least here at home. Target is to do as nice runs as Pertti is having with Petsu at least some years earlier than they have reached the level (Petsu is now 11 years...). I wonder if we have any hope...