I spent an inspiring hour with Fenella this afternoon, training Tan. I arrived at her place just before she returned, so talked to one of her sheepdogs until the hail became too severe and he sensibly went into his kennel!
Fenella then arrived and we talked dogs whilst we drank tea and waited for the rain to ease off a bit. Then out to the field with the hoggs (last year’s lambs) in it.
Fenella had originally trained Tan, and I learnt so much just by observing and listening to the tone of her commands as she worked her with the sheep.
I now know how much to put into my voice and how to keep Tan listening to me. Hopefully I can put it into practice when I next work her with my sheep.