Stop Is A Four Letter Word

October 8, 2012

Herding dogs must stop when told — and that is the hardest thing Chase has had to learn.  Here is video of part of his last practice before he heads off to the Arizona Herding Association trials.


  1. Cheryl says:

    Nice outrun, Ellen! Stay is NOT Chase’s favorite command!

  2. Rebecca says:

    Now I don’t feel so bad when it seems like Winston doesn’t hear me.

  3. Looks like a corgi, to me.

    My experience was always that they would make up their own minds about what was the right thing to do. He’s sure he knows what the right thing is, and he’s doing it, despite all the distractions.

    M corgis could usually be persuaded that my way was the right way, but sometimes persuading them was non-trivial…..

    Back in the day, I used to trade dog-sitting with a friend whose retrievers and terriers had UDXs and OTChs.

    She told me my Molly (Pem) was “defiant.”

    I asked her what she meant, and it turned out that if Molly was out in the yard for her potty break, she wouldn’t come back when called, but just *looked* at my friend.

    I told my friend that Molly took her time deciding where to go. If she was called before she had peed, she wouldn’t come. She would just *look* at you. (She didn’t dawdle indefinitely, but she didn’t just run out, pee, and run right back, either.)

    I think what that *look* said was “I hear you. But. My grasp on the situation is apparently better than yours. Are you not aware that I have not finished? You know why I am out here. I am not going to make both of us look stupid by coming in before I am done. In a minute or two, I’ll be finished, and then I’ll be right with you.”

    🙂 I miss that girl…………..

  4. hello cardigans its dennis the vizsla dog hay sum other fore letter wurds are stay and wait and down nun of witch ar verry gud eether but a kuple more fore letter wurds ar walk and ride and those are both nice so see not all fore letter wurds are bad!!! ha ha ok bye