This week's lessons:
Here's an excerpt:A little light came on today during shedding practice. Star shed off all but 3 of the Dorpers, and I could see his interest was peaked when they tried to break back to the others. He never would have been successful on faster sheep, or ones that were trying harder, but he was successful stopping those, and it was good for him to win one. He hesitated a bit when they first tried him, but moved to stop them, found success, and moved again more boldly. This is exactly how Star has learned everything. He is at first hesitant to try new things. Then he finds some small measure of success, and becomes more and more willing as time goes on. He is not the type of dog that I will give up on. Star man needs lots of time, encouragement and patience, but he has shown me enough mettle at different times to make believe in him.