More practice today. I need to be more of a stickler with keeping her distance and slowing her speed down a notch.
If she stayed farther away from the sheep and worked slower the sheep would be more calm and under control.
But I'm getting picky for such a young dog. She's still just 16 months old and way ahead of where our first herding dog and good friend Rancher was at that age.
A side note that the sheep are working better and better. They were a flighty group that were hard to work. They are now staying closer to me as we work. A combination of Tessa's improvement and the sheep getting more adjusted to people and dog contact.
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.