Monday, May 17, 2010

Herding ...instinct kicks in! Whooo Hooooo!

At 5 1/2 months old I had Cricket instinct tested, and she was not interested in sheep at all. I took her out yesterday and someone had flipped a switch, she just got a few minutes with the sheep,....but I think she was pretty interested! It is so cool to see baby dogs growing up and changing!


video


Lizzie herding: the time before this Lizzie had done one nice fetch and then was DONE, so I had asked Robin to work with her this lesson. Have you noticed kids and dogs are always better behaved when other people work with them? Liz always does good with Robin-I think sometimes I stress her out because I am learning too! Actually I have way more of a learning curve then any of my dogs do!


Ok

I am sorry, I feel like a proud Mom...this is just a little more of Cricket seeing sheep the second time, with no music, etc... but a little more of how she did then the first video shows. She was only with the sheep a VERY SHORT time, I just wanted to see if she had any more interest then last time.

9 comments:

Sam said...

Woohoo! I can't watch the videos because my connection is really bad, AGAIN, but I am so happy for you and little Cricket! To be smart is one thing, but to instinctively know to do what you're bred to do.. well, that's a whole other thing! Good for her. I would be so proud of her, too, if I was you! Heck, I'm proud from all the way over here!

Good job, Lizzie, too! Don't feel bad that she works better for Robin - feel good that she got to have some fun, too!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Wow - look at Cricket go! She's like a totally different dog with the sheep now - so cool!!

Kathy said...

It is just so amazing, I figured she would turn onto the sheep, but just so interesting to see a dog with no further training just have something flip on and they totally get it from one time seeing sheep to the next. Instinct is such a miraculous thing!

Sara said...

What an amazing transformation! That was really cool to watch. Like a lightbulb turned on! Cricket looked like she was enjoying her new job too! How much fun...for both of you.

Nat said...

LOVE the song in that first video! I think it's just so, so cool to see the instinct turn on in a puppy! Yay for Cricket!! And for Lizzie too!

Diana said...

Thats so exciting. Its so great when things start to come together. Diana

AC said...

Way to go Cricket! I think it's great that you have that first video to look back on and as Cricket progresses, you'll be able to look at this last video and see how far she's come!

Jules said...

WTG, Cricket and Lizzie!!

韋于倫成 said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的事更渺不可知,只有現在是真實的..............................