Early October saw a visit from Castiel & family, and a chance to see if he has a Herding Instinct!
October 2014 saw a lovely visit from Castiel, his owners Carrie & Neil, & his buddy Atlantic. We had 2 lots of walkies with sister Freki & mum Tilly, a nice Pub Lunch attended by Megan, & finally Loki hosted a Herding Day with Trainer Dave Pickford in Lincolnshire.
This was Castiels very first experience of sheep, it was lovely to see a very busy, (& vocal as expected!) heeling instinct from him. Brother Barley & Helen had their best session yet, sister Freki was courageous facing the horned heads of Hebrideans, & then managed to actually slow downto do some nice fetching & follow on moves.
See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4W6lZQNkko
Then of course 9 year old Loki (once he had finished cocking his leg & rolling!) showed the youngsters how it's REALLY done.
One of the very BEST things about breeding a litter of pups is meeting up with them & their owners again! Lovely to see Castiel so healthy, confident, happy & active - thankyou Carrie & Neil!