One of the first things I try and teach our dogs as they exit the puppy stage is how to load up. This could be in the back of a truck or car, but for us, the four wheeler is most common. Tessa always enjoys going for a ride and a bale of hay doesn't get in her way.
Even more important than loading up is riding calm and staying in place. Brave or excited dogs try and walk all over the place on the four wheeler and risk falling off. We try and make sure they are good with laying down and being stable. Then make sure they stay put until released; which is very important when you're in the middle of the herd.
My wife and I are happy to be a part of the family farm. I've always enjoyed the loyalty and companionship from good dogs and have taken up the training of herding dogs the past few years. I learn so much from the Australian Shepherds I've been with, and hope they enjoy their time with us as much as we love them.