This week we visited a sheep herding farm and the Winston-Salem Dog Training Club. This week we also finished reading Stanley Coren's novel, How Dogs Think: Understanding the Canine Mind. This book has help us to do just as the title states, understand our dog's thinking, as well as the sensory organs and training options.
At the sheep herding farm, we watched several Border collies herd
sheep on command, as well as practiced our own herding ability. Younger
dogs practiced their herding skills in a small pen with fewer sheep.
Since herding is an instinctual habit, the dogs are literally born
ready to herd. The class also watched a trained Border collie work on
an agility course.