Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Collie Walk

We've had some glorious weather in South Lakes over the last few days, and we've been making the most of it. There's been lots of training dogs with sheep and we've been doing some obedience training. We've let the obedience work lapse just lately but with a course looming we need to get up to scratch.

On Sunday we awoke to thick mist, which rapidly started to clear as the sun rose. In just the time it took from getting to the field gate, fetching a camera and returning, visibility had gone from just 5 metres to this ...

The depth of shadow created was just tremendous

Monday morning was very cold, with a hard frost. The view towards Morecambe Bay was fabulous
The dogs loved rooting around in the frosty grass

The afternoon gave way to play time!

Womble Bum says she's had a really good few days!


  1. That was awesome! They have such control! Amazing job.

  2. It is tremendous to watch them do this ... the girl at the back had this sort of muscle control at just 10 weeks of age.

  3. That is just amazing! I am completely in awe! You have gorgeous dogs to boot:)

  4. Thank you for your comment. They are gorgeous and they're just doing what comes naturally to them, but with their own twist!!!

  5. Please share what that cut of music was in your video! I just love it! Thanks for sharing

  6. Hi Anne, I love the music too but sadly I don't actually know what it is:( It's something in iLife (on Mac). I have tried to find out what it is but so far been unsuccessful.

  7. Howdy, first time here via your YouTube video (making the rounds on the BC Yahoo group). Just left you a comment over there but then saw that you had a blog - terrific - so here I am. Your dogs ROCK!!! and I really admire that kind of training...or should I say, personalities?! Thanks for posting that, pats to your woofers :>]]

  8. Welcome Sweetpea and thanks for your comments. I was wondering where all the views were coming from, didn't know The Collie Walk was on the Yahoo groups!
    It's been an amazing response to something totally unplanned and what I thought a few of my friends would watch, if I was lucky!
    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  9. Cute video :) Do they use that sneaking behavior with the sheep? If yes, why?