So today I took all three of my corgis for their first official herding lesson. The Pembrokes (Cooper & Nora) had absolutely no interest in the sheep whatsoever. Nora actually ran away from the sheep, and kept jumping at my leg wanting me to pick her up. Cooper was way to interested in eating sheep poop to even notice the furry things running around, and Grady (my Cardi) at only 5 months old, walked into that pen liked he owned the place. He actually herded for a good 5 minutes before deciding that the poop was more fun then the sheep were. He actually rounded up a stray sheep that broke away from the small flock we were working with, Part of me was extremely frustrated that I drove 2 1/2 hours to this trainer, when two of my dogs could care less about this whole herding thing. The trainer told me not to write the Pems off just yet. She wants me to bring Grady again next Sunday, since he showed a lot of interest. She wants me to have the Pems watch from outside the pen, hoping that maybe they'll get more interested and a lot less scared. My boyfriend tagged along and snapped some great shots of Grady and the sheep, so I'll attach some of them. So to those of you who herd, what do you recommend that I do with the Pems? I don't know about their lines and whether or not they come from good stock dogs or not. But any herding help would be appreciated. Thank you guys again!
Krystal and her Corgi crew