Kelpie v Collie (13) Mossie Gets Better & Better!

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A further update from Mossie’s new owner Jon, at Skilgate, Exmoor.

Closeup of Mossie with her head through the sheep hurdles, obviously looking at sheep
Mossie was one of the easiest dog’s we’ve ever had the pleasure of training.

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you’ll know that Mossie went to her new home at the end of October. We’re deeply grateful to Jon from Exmoor for yet another update on Mossie’s progress.

Things have been a bit difficult down here with the roads covered in ice for nearly a fortnight now. Unsurprisingly we’re not on any gritting routes. I feel like I’m in that programme ‘Ice Road Truckers’ all the time.

I haven’t really done much with Mossie the last 10 days. Just 2 low key sessions. It hasn’t really been dog training weather. I’ve tried not to disturb the sheep. They need all their energy reserves at the moment. Up until that point she has come on leaps and bounds.

A few weeks ago she was superb bringing in the lambs with the other dogs. She has a good flank and is very strong. She certainly doesn’t take any messing. A few of the lambs challenged her. After a short time of eyeing each other, she’d have enough and let them know who’s boss. I’m putting a command on this. It’ll be so helpful in the pens etc.

Mossie’s also working from the quad bike now and jumping on and off on request. It did take a while to get her to jump on, but we’re there now. She’s a lovely dog and very affectionate with everyone. I’m delighted with her.


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