Last night before puppy class, Stout tagged along to Porter's herding lesson. I left him in his kennel in the car, but with the door open so he could watch. Bad idea! Stout was extremely interested & very vocal as the sheep moved around the pen. So we shut the door :)
After Porter's lesson, Stout grabbed a "sheep snack" and I took him near the pen for some "air herding." Wendy had me pick him up & hold him as we looked at the sheep millimg around in the pen. He was very curious, very intense, and of course very vocal! Wendy's dog puched the sheep closer to us & he did get a little nervous, or he was struggling to get down & at them. It could have been either one :)
We then backed up into the safety of the other pen and watched from the ground as the sheep were let into the pasture. He really liked that! He dropped his head, hair standing up, and paced back & forth on the fence just watching them trot out. Then he grabbed some wool and we headed to puppy class.