I began herding when my first Shetland Sheepdog, Pascha, was introduced to livestock at seven years of age and proved to have a natural desire and ability to work. I had learned of a trainer who gave classes about 1-1/2 hours' drive away, and signed up with Pascha, who at the same time was finishing his advanced AKC obedience degree.
Glengyle Frost Bi Moonlight, UD, OTD-s, HT
Tricolor Sheltie Cailie soon followed in Pascha's footsteps. She went on to become HCh. WTCh. HTCh. Northlight Ceilidh, HTD III-s,d, HRD III-s.
Another activity I enjoy is carriage driving. Pascha learned to be a "coach dog" or carriage dog, as did my first Collie, Shasta. Here he sits in the cart, behind Meadowlawn Penny, Welsh Section B Pony. He also would trot along in his coaching position at the rear of the cart between the wheels, sitting automatically when the cart stopped, as he did in his Obedience work.
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