The first thing we did was a sheep "meet and greet" where the shepherd caught one of the sheep and held it while each dog took a turn smelling the sheep. Bentley walked right up, gave the sheep butt a couple sniffs, and was like "okay I got this!" Lexi was really worried (as I thought she might be), especially when the sheep stomped his legs. I thought she would be too scared to herd (thought she might like ducks, though, since she has chased geese before).
|Enjoying the sun|
|Watching the ducks|
Bentley was a natural! He really only wanted to turn clockwise (come bye), but I guess it's common for dogs to prefer one side over the other. The woman kept calling the pups "super shelties" :) At one point she turned to the other seminar participants and said, "it's not about size! Do you think this little dog has control of these sheep? YES!"
|It looked like this duck was herding the sheep!|