I guess it isnít as bad as I make it sound, Iím just kinda disappointed and needed to let it out! lol
Iíve thought of ducks since someone just gave us like, 20 or so lol, Iíd first have to train the dogs that they arenít chickens, cause my dogs seem to have an obsession with chickens and are trained not to herd them at all.
We have three mama pigs with babies from 4 mamas(one mama died soon after giving birth) and they like to roam into the yard if the gate isnít closed (or if they push the gate open) and dig in the garden, so the dogs have learned to keep watch and chase the pigs out to the pastures again.
Itís funny how Evey has learned from watching her parents, the other day they were up at the barn and here comes a mama hog with a whole haggle of bratty piglets! Evey runs up and chases Mama pig all the way up to the barn! She even gave her a few heel nips to get going. It as pretty cool, beings that our pigs are hard to move for us humans and they usually are plain ornery for the dogs! Also, Iíve never helped Evey at all with herding anything, so the heel nips and knowing where to put them were all instincts and wisdom sheís seen and learned in her short 6 months! Lol She really is such a cool pup!
Unfortunately I doubt sheep would work as our property is soon going to be filled with beef cows and hopefully quite a few chicken houses. I do hope that someday, I can do stock trials! Besides, my dad probably wouldnít be very keen on the fact of sheep on the property lol :)
I think Iíll be getting two of Eveys siblings soon to train their basic such as Come, Down, Stay and Sit. Theyíll also learn some manners such as no jumping or plowing people over! (apparently some people donít train their very young pups?) Evey learned all of that by 9 weeks of age!
Iíve seen them once as older pups and wowzers! Evey might be in a stubborn "teenager" stage right now, but she doesnít plow people over and jump on them like that! The two owners havenít complained about any bad behavior, but good grief! Lol Both will eventually work on their owners beef farms, but I have not and probably wonít volunteer to train them to work cows. Not up my boat!
, thanks! I feel a little better, but Iím not convinced that I donít have a curse on animals lol
Hereís a cool picture I took of Flint a year or so ago gathering the milk cows and Iíve since edited it to this: 877E9B70-CE6E-4AF7-884B-BE2212D5D4B0.jpg
Hopefully it wonít come out sideways lol