Not a whole lot to report today, but what I do have to report about Ernie is positive. This evening, we moved ewes and lambs into an expanded paddock. I asked Ernie to come into the paddock. He wanted to go around the sheep, but I wanted him to stay with me. Despite his desire to work, he stayed with me - definitely progress! Later, we discovered that we had a single lamb (and a former bottle baby, so an obnoxious single at that) that had stayed back. Working a single is difficult for many dogs, and Ernie struggled to figure out what I was asking. That said, he successfully moved the lamb into the newly expanded paddock. I was pretty proud of him!
Tomorrow or Friday, we'll be moving this group of sheep to the corrals and then up the county road. I think Ernie's ready!