Sunday, 9 July 2017
Bear's Third Report Card
Bear is continuing to progress.
As you will have deduced from the photos and videos, he has now settled well into his job. He works with all of Georg's dogs and he can do most of the tasks asked of him.
The tasks that caused him trouble when he first arrived (eg In the Meantime April 23) are well behind him.
Bear is full of enthusiasm and confidence and often takes the initiative. Sometimes as we would want, and sometimes not! But one thing is clear; he is a keen worker who learns.
What more could I ask for?
He is now tackling his herding "demons" and I am confident that he will overcome them as he has all else.
Ⅰ. Standing still and up close.
Did you see him stretch? Displacement/stress relief. He manages the sheep returning
to the pen reasonably well. He knows they cannot "escape" him!!
Ⅱ. Standing still and up close, while the sheep move of out of sight/control
The sheep took forever to come out. It was a hot morning and they had no desire to
move. Sometimes they come out like rockets. Bear did not move (Bravo), just a little fidget
and some whining. He was impatient for things to happen but he is now able to hold
Unlike in the past, he has no trouble with closeness, but he still hates to stand for so