Bear, this is quite an achievement. How do you feel about it.
Naturally I am super excited. I love being with the sheep. But Herr Krieg believes I should temper this excitement and be more calm. He is very strict that I should listen to him.And how does he convey this to you?
Well, this is hard to explain to humans. But he gives simple corrections that are well timed. And underneath his calm politeness you can sense a steely determination. It makes a dog want to work well for him.
And this does not offend you?
No, of course not. I am a GSD. I respect knowledge and authoritative leadership.
Does that mean that you would rather work for Herr Krieg than Frau McGauran.
Not necessarily. Frau McGauran can be a leader too but Herr Krieg has much, much more knowledge than she does. And to give her her due she freely admits it. That is why she brought me to Germany.
And I admire her for it. I know that she often thinks of how many cocktails she could have on a beach in the Bahamas for the cost of bringing me here. I do not understand it of course. But then again I often do not understand what humans consider important.
Well, thank you for your time Bear and I hope we talk again.
No problem. I am happy to talk any time.