Kira’s first herding trial

Kira, Vampire-Hunting Dog in training, had her first herding trial last weekend. She tested in what is called the pre-test, a pass/fail thingy, so not against other dogs, just showing that she has mastered the basics of herding. She passed it both days by two different judges and now has her first herding title 🙂

Here’s the video of the first day.

eta finally found the ebeded code so here it is.

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12 Responses to Kira’s first herding trial

  1. kathils says:

    Woo-hoo!!! Bravo, and well done! 🙂 You two look like a great team. Kira looked like she was getting just a bit sassy at one point, but you did a good job of keeping it together. And did I see you using a shepherd’s whistle? I cannot get those things to make a consistent noise when I want it, no matter how hard I try! Whistle impaired, I think.

    • Thanks! Yes, she got a little rowdy at one point, but she was pretty excited so I thought she controlled herself really well. Yes, I was using a shepherd’s whistle. I use it for the walk up command, and I’m going to add more to it. I’m getting better at a consistent tone, but I can get consistent sound out of it. I can even play songs on it to some degree 🙂

  2. She did super good. She’s growing up well. 🙂

  3. T. James says:

    A well trained dog, she seemed to really well for her first time out. Congratulations on the herding title.

  4. Matthew says:

    I remembered this thread from last week’s Blog Party on the Kelley Armstrong forums, and I just saw this video of a Border Collie showing how smart they really are.

    Neil Degrasse Tyson demonstrates the Border Collie’s ability to make deductions without being given all the information:

  5. Nicole says:

    Go, Kira! That’s the first step in getting he vampire-hunting license! 😀

  6. Mardel says:

    I saw this a while ago on FB – love it. Love the INTENSITY of Kira. That’s exactly how SkippyJonJones is……when he’s begging. Follows the path of the food, and makes sure NONE is lost. heehee. That’s his job, and he does it well. 🙂

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