Working Dog Yard

After sheep camp I pared down the group of yearling sheep I had at hand for dog training, taking the majority of them back out to pasture. I kept 20 light sheep for my own training purposes.

The other reason for paring down the group was the lack of grass in the paddocks that are most handy for training. It’s one drawback of keeping sheep in the area all summer. The grass can’t keep up to constant grazing.

Yesterday I moved the twenty sheep into the dog yard for a day of grazing (it’s a big dog yard). There are no paddocks in our yard so it’s the one and only time I have sheep right outside the house.

So I worked dogs in my back yard. Allen caught this picture of Jayde and I walking in after working on off balance flanks, something a smaller area lends itself well to.