Nola is 11 months old today. She’s been going to weekly herding lessons for a few months. Like many puppies, she was hesitant to move between the fence and the livestock — looked like a pretty scary place to her. So her instructor has been taking her into a small pen packed with sheep and moving her on the perimeter. She is learning that the sheep will move away from her — how empowering for a little red girl!
Then Nola gets to try the goats in the round pen. I just ordered a new 10′ pleather line for her. The big fat cotton line gets caught on the brush and brings her up short, or she steps on it and does a chin plant. We’ll see if it’s easier for her to deal with the light pleather.