This is Rainey's second time to the post with me in PN. She is a much softer dog than Tess, Nan or Roo. She is like her sire, Scott, in the sensitive department. However, she has a heart of gold and will do anything I ask of her. She has gotten a lot tougher on sheep in the last few months.
Bill DeVoe was the judge and did this for three days (three rounds of PN) and he did a suprb job. He has a great sense of humor and made everyone feel at ease. I met Bill over eleven years ago at the Vashon Trial. They hosted the Handler's Dinner and it was a feast. He was very kind to me at that time, being a Novice and still to this day, is still a classy guy!
Walking to the post. She spies her sheep.
Making the fetch panels.
Holding the pressure on the rest of the fetch.
The lambs tried to make a break for it but Rainey told them otherwise.
Rainey says, "Do not enter this forbidden zone"
She is very tiny but full of herself.
I like the intensity in this photo.
Turning the post. They tried to make a break for it but she stopped them and got them back online. She is very quick.
Leaning on them on the drive. I actually had to slow her down.
Just missed one on the cross drive panel.
Walking into their head at the pen. We timed out.
Photos: Ron Green