Dottie has prey drive for toys and the like, but when it comes to real animals she is more ho-hum. I thought, if she doesn't ignore the sheep, she might be ok. So we gave it a try.
She wasn't bad! But, time will tell if she gets too over the top like Pie. Dottie only bit the sheep one time, and it was wool grabbing, not a "I'm going to take you down and eat you." like with Pie. Dottie listened well and downed when I told her, and came when called. Of course, I don't know what I'm doing, but overall I thought it went well.
|See this stick Dottie? Do you know what it is for? It is for Bad Dotts.|
|Being a good Dot.|
|A nice down.|
|Holding the sheep and getting ready for a call off.|
This weekend coming up Dottie and I are trying for our IPO 3 (SchH 3.) It is at the other local club where we have practiced twice. I feel a little under prepared since we have been working to improve her grip, and not working the exercises or control. We are going to go out to the club tomorrow so I can run the blinds and work the go out. Then the weekend after that is AKC Nationals! Should be a good time for all.