Herding Videos From The Trial

March 27, 2011

Here is the first part of Chase’s run from yesterday.  What I love is the crowd commentary about how well our dogs with no legs herd.  Because of the thunder and lightning and rain, the sheep were a little wild-eyed and took off at the twitch of a tail, but Chase did a good job overall and was one dog from Reserve High in Trial.  Video by Cheryl (as always)

This second video is the second part of the Day 1 run — battery replacement was required:

And today’s Reserve High in Trial Run — unfortunately the trees hide much of the action — we’re just not used to having that problem in New Mexico

Susan has such patience — and it’s obvious that Chase loves working for her. Good boy, Chase!  Chase’s housemate Treasure was in season and today would have been a good day to breed her (if that was the plan).  As a result, Chase’s Started run took only two minutes and 46 seconds — he had things to do and places to go (he wished).


  1. C-Myste says:

    I love the tail-wagging happiness. Especially in the bottom video just before the penning.

    He’s happy even when “discussing” it with Susan.

  2. Amy says:

    Congrats on your legs and wins!

  3. Builder Mama says:

    Oh, he is so happy! The tail says it all!

  4. Susan says:

    Geez, that run looks LOTS better than I know it was! He was wild-eyed and quivering. I couldn’t get him to set at the B cone where I wanted him. But I won’t quibble too much about the run. Good boy, Chase!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    That’ll do, Chase! Congratulations! I’m fascinated by the herding instinct. Hopefully, I’ll get my boys to show some later this spring.

  6. Jean from NM says:

    Way to go, Chase! And what is that liquid stuff on the ground? And what are those sounds? That’s something else we’re not used to dealing with in NM — RAIN! Send some out this way, please.

  7. Julie says:

    Congratulations, Chase, Susan, and Penni!

  8. Dawn says:

    Wow, that was really impressive. Congrats to Susan for a wonderful weekend of herding and to you and Chase too!