(My) First time with Eve + Stock
Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:59 PM
Eve waiting to goooooo:
She was in "whee" mode at first, going 100 miles per minute, scaring the crap out of me and making the goats run - surprisingly, she was just trying to bring them to me... at 100 miles per minute. ack. My knees are bruised from the goats slamming me every time Eve brought them around at warp speed.
She slowed down (well, not slow, but to the point where she was no longer a black blur) and worked quite nicely after that. I felt really comfortable with her... surprised me a bit, I expected it to be hellish.
The trainer agreed to work her for me so I could get a picture, and of course none of mine turned out. This was the best I got.
Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:42 PM
Keegan & Tess
Maizy, Amos & Sophie - the cats
Posted 13 May 2007 - 10:10 PM
She looks so happy! And she can fly!
Good job pup!
ETA: I see her rough coat is growing out on her ruff and tail - she looks beautiful.
Kat & the dogs:
Peanut EAC, EJC, S-NCC, JHB, CGC (13 years, Shih Tzu)
NATCH, Vers-NATCH Dazzle GM, AAD, AR, S-EAC, O-EJC, S-ECC, S-TN-E, S-WV-E, S-TG-E, HP-E, TNE-400, RV-N, GV-N, CL3-R, CL3-S, CL3-H, JHB, CGC (9 years, Border Collie)
Kova RS-N, JS-O, GS-N, SJ, SS, NAC, NJC, NCC, WV-N (2 years, Golden Retriever)
Posted 13 May 2007 - 11:21 PM
Kat, yup! She's getting a lovely coat, I think she'll be very refined and elegant looking once she grows out of the gawky stage. Even with the crazy ears and legs, I think she's a gorgeous puppy -- not that I'm biased or anything.
Posted 14 May 2007 - 01:59 PM
Lilly, Jack, Alex , Will & Slider
Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:16 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 03:31 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:31 PM
Also, if we are taking orders, please send me both Eve and Fiona. I am sure I have room for both.
Rex and Bar
Bear, Wick and Lou - forever in my heart
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:52 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:28 PM
Here are the most recent pics of them
Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:13 AM
It was nice when we got there at 7am, but by the time all the mock trial runs were done (about 11am) it was pushing 95 degrees. Eve handled the heat much better than I did but I still didn't want to let her work for more than 3-4 minutes at a time.
The ground is quite warm, I can usually feel it through my tennis shoes. As for the dog's tolerance, I think it's a combination of the dog developing tough feet and having tight, hard feet to begin with. Eve was okay with it as long as she kept moving, but when she wasn't working she found some shade to stand in. I've found that their pads don't heat up a lot, it's the skin between the pads that gets painful when it makes contact with the ground. Eve has fairly tight feet and shorter toes than my other dogs so she is more tolerant of it than they are.
The goats... Well, they're odd. I really can't compare them to sheep much because the only sheep I've worked have been in a large (50-60+) flock or have been dog-broke but in small numbers. I can say that the goats I've had experience with seem to handle a lot like cattle. Sometimes they kick up their heels and take off and sometimes it's not easy at all to get them to move. These goats were pretty dog-broke so they'd get up and move when they saw Eve coming, but I worked another dog on some undogged goats and they were either super flighty or stubborn as hell. Hard to compare them to sheep, but they really reminded me of my cattle -- and I have no idea how cattle compare to sheep.
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