Last weekend I ran Jack in PN at Fire Ridge. I didn't enter Jai because back when the trial opened for entries I assumed that in late October she'd be "ripe with the fruits", so to speak. The bitch has been holding out. My theory is that she took one look at Lavon's new puppy and said, "No. Not for me, I want a career. I'm not licking anything's ass that isn't my own."
So, I only had Jack. And Jack did great. I didn't have to fight him to drive, he took his whistles, moved the lethargic, tetchy ewes around the course without busting through or gripping….and on both days we finished the course. I was very happy with him. He's a good dog who wants to do right. He doesn't want to be in charge, he just doesn't want to be in trouble. When things get confusing or out of his comfort zone, he reacts. The rest of the time, he thinks. The thinking times are quickly replacing the reacting times.
Currently he is Lavon's puppy nanny. And for now Jai's still sitting on it, if you know what I mean….
*Wag of the tail to Georgia White, I'll Keep Sittin' on It, The Dirty Blues