Kate and Karen of Double K Herding have a lot of exposure and experience in how Lappies herd, so it was a fun day, with a lot of information about how our breed herds.
We got the chance to see Louis and owner Jacq work out in the paddock with a flock of about 15 sheep, before we headed to the undercover area, where everyone else got the chance to have a go at the sheep.
We had Heikki, Jaska, Titan, Taija and Ruben have their first ever go at herding some sheep and all showed some true instinct. Emmi and Tarja all got a chance to meet the sheep again, before Ahti went out to the big paddock and have a go with the large flock. Everyone got to have a couple of turns with the sheep, with both dog and owners all learning a lot about sheep and the relationship between owner and dog.
We had a lovely lunch of casseroles and soup afterwards, to warm us up after a big day.
Thanks to Jacq Lincoln and Megan Ruff for organising the day and to Kate and Karen of Double K Herding, for their expertise!
If you would like some information about herding for Lappies, please contact the Working Dog Co-Ordinator (email@example.com)