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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Hank Finally gets a Review
Hank is our new recruit. He is mostly spending time being a puppy. He is going to puppy kindergarten with Tanya, he is acing the class. So far I really like this guy. Hank mostly does what his told, he just has a small naughty streak. He is very mellow, quiet and thoughtful. He also is very, very fearless. Hank pays no mind to the consequences of heading and nose gripping the older dogs. He is almost 5 months old now and I think they are about ready to start giving him the more frequent and appropriate smack downs. This guy is also super keen to at the moment chase anything that moves. He was trying to herd leaves blowing in the wind on our walk the other day. I just really see a solid mind, a willing personality and a keenness for work. What more could I want for the time being. So far he has been on sheep twice and had a good time. He just wanted to hold them in the corner and walk up on them until they exploded out the sides. Then he would run to the head and put them back in the corner. Not very productive, he's not ready to go around yet and bring them ;) I will put him on again when he is closer to 6 or 6.5 months and see where he is at. Though he wont get any serious training until the fall. Until then he will continue to travel with me and work on his social skills.
I train Border Collies to work livestock. One of my pet hobbies is training my parrot. This blog will focus on my experiences with my animals and the dogs I have in for training.
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