This past winter I continued taking the dogs out sheep herding. I continued herding with Kate myself however couldn’t keep up with Bing so turned handling Bing over to Suzanne. Bing likes working with Suzanne. She knows what the sheep and dog are going to do next, understands their dance, and is so fast in her reaction times.
When Bing works with me he gets frustrated because I give him the right cue but several seconds late, turning it into the wrong cue. He KNOWS when I’ve given him the wrong cue. I have many more years learning to gain the skill Bing deserves.
So Bing and Suzanne have developed a beautiful working relationship. She has been handling him in my absence at the herding seminar.
I was tickled to get an e-mail from one of our friends who had this to say about Bings work yesterday:
“Bing was great! He appropriately tore into a couple of rams that had been buffaloeing dogs all day, and with well placed between-the-horns bites, letting the bastards know who was boss. One of the rams really pissed him off and he laid down the law with authority! Great to watch! Funny, Bing looks so much bigger when out on the herding grounds then he does when I’m walking him between his runs! I’m not a Corgi fan, but I sure am a Bing fan. He’s such a little lion out in the paddock!”
I am so proud of our herding boy. Go Bing man!