|Barked: Mon Feb 20, '12 9:38am PST |
I do herding with my cardigan welsh corgi, and she really enjoyes it. The first few times, she showed little or no instinct, but then one day something clicked in her head and she started circling the sheep counter clockwise.
Now, she's a sheep maniac, and shows an incredible amount of drive. She's learning how to circle clockwise, too! She nips at their tails and heels and keeps them moving, that's for sure! She's able to turn the herd directions, move them out of a corner, and move them back into the corner.
Unlike most corgis, she doesn't drive from the rear and we haven't seen any heading behavior out of her. That doesn't mean it won't express itself, but it just hasn't yet.
We're working on our HT, but it's very possible that she's "good enough" to champion in herding. So far, we've only worked on sheep. The instructor doesn't have cattle, and she'd probably eat ducks and geese.
So, does anyone else herd? What kind of herding instinct does your dog have? What kind of stock has your dog been on? Do you have any titles?
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