DeltaBluez Rainey at Palm Cottage Sheepdog Trial.
She was very cautious on her lift and it took a bit of coaxing to get her to come on. She was also slow on the last bit of her outrun and I had to work on her to move and not stop.
Getting the panels was very tough.
Sometimes she surprises me with her willingness in a very tough situation. She is not the strongest dog but she is very willing to do what I ask of her. I have been working on her to be more forceful.
The sheep were tough. Over half of the Open dogs did not get a score. We ran on the same sheep. She kept them on a fast clip. They tried to break to the exhaust but she tucked them back in and they never tried that again.
Look at the happy face. She did all that I asked of her.
She loves to work.
Cute as a button.
At the pen. We almost had it but ran out of time. She got third out of 26 dogs.