Nola’s Sunday Herding Lesson

September 20, 2011

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.


  1. DeAnn says:

    Nice job Nola!

  2. Susan says:

    Good girl, Nola!

  3. Jenn says:

    Good job, Nola! It was great to see her more comfortable as she worked the sheep in the small pen. Even in the short time of the video, she was more confident at the end than at the beginning. Nice progress.