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Old 12-21-2007, 04:00 PM
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Corgipower, totally. I get so caught up in the stock being all around me and not tripping on them that I get stressed and in turn my dog decides it's time to go "WHEE" and dive in for a grip. That's the confidence part I think, she isn't 100***37; positive that she can move the stock using only her body language.

Eve actually *naturally* works better for me than she does for my trainer, I just do everything in my power to mess her up, and my trainer doesn't. She has respect issues with new people though, so she and the trainer are taking things slowly.

I have to stand at least 50 feet away from Eve at any given time while she's working with Fran, or she'll try to bring the stock to me.
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:09 PM
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i think it's more confusion than confidence. i used to get horribly dizzy from spinning in a circle trying to figure out what was going on.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:33 PM
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She looks so good! Great pictures. I'm sure with time both of you will improve a ton.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:11 PM
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Oh, Eve's looking wonderful . . . . love Sheena . . . . I'm envious. I'd love to have someplace I could take Kharma and Bimmer to do that.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:39 PM
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Sheena is a sweet dog, was interesting to watch her work. Border Collies, with their eye, can make stock move from 50 feet away and just command attention as soon as they show up, because they just give off that "predator" vibe. Sheena has very little eye and needs to run right up to the stock and sometimes get physical in order to get them to move. It's interesting. There are times when a dog like her would come in real handy on a farm situation, because sometimes Border Collies can't get too close without spooking the stock. Their mind control is just a little too powerful, lol.

If you ever make a trip out west Renee, I know Fran would work with you and Kharma and Bimmer - provided they would work sheep and goats. She doesn't have cattle. But she works with all breeds, I've seen an APBT there, Beaucerons, GSDs, a Rottie, Old English Sheepdogs etc. Doubt she's ever worked with a Fila but I think she'd like it.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:27 PM
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GREAT shots RD!
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Eve's a hoot! I wish I could find a credibel trainer in my area... the trainer I was going to use moved out of state when Ada was 5 months old... looks like she's going to be a drivey, obnoxious pet now... bah!

Eve looks like she's having a blast... take deep breaths and have fun! The more you do it, the calmer you'll get!
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Wow.... Eve looks AWESOME, Grace!

Her eye is really breath-taking. She looks like she's going to be super stylish. =) And I think you two look great together. I am SO awkward at herding classes.... you have no idea. It really does take a ton of practice, everything that you have pay attention to is mind-boggling until you really get used to it.
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Awesome pictures! Eve *looks* amazing on stock, I can only imagine how much natural talent she must have, in the video (can't wait for that )

Seriously, she is TINY. LOL! I never reliezed how small she was hight wise.

How big was the pen your working in?
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Great pics. Eve allways looks suprised.
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