Our afternoon together emphasized for me the attitude and investment necessary to work dogs successfully. Unlike a piece of equipment, a dog requires a system of communication and understanding to work effectively - working a dog is truly a partnership. Part of the attraction of raising sheep, for me, is this reliance on my dogs. Other sheep producers are very successful by relying primarily on equipment and facilities. I would rather invest my time and energy in learning to use my dogs more effectively!
Enjoy these photos:
|Courtney's dog, Lucy.|
|Roger and Cait.|
|Mo - very pleased with himself after working.|
|Roger and Bella (with Courtney doing the filming).|