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Border Collie Herding Instinct Test — Clover Meets Goats

A couple of weeks ago, I drove Clover out to Valdemar Farm for her herding instinct test with our herding instructor Cathy Balliu. You can see the video highlights (and bloopers) below, but let's just…

Lilly’s Herding Instinct Test, Reflections

We're still on herding overdrive here at Chez Champion of My Heart, 10 days after Lilly's big herding instinct test on 7 or so boer goats at Vademar Farm in Fort Lupton, Colorado. On our…

Lilly’s Herding Instinct Test, Part 3

Following a break to rest and drink, Lilly entered the round pen for the third and final time in her 1-hour herding instinct test. The task of working livestock is one of the most mentally…

Lilly’s Herding Instinct Test, Part 2

We continue our tales of goat herding today, with perhaps the best video footage so far, of our brilliant/sensitive girl showing an inkling of skill and luck with her little herding instinct test flock of…

Lilly’s Herding Instinct Test, Part 1

Last Wednesday, with full crate and dog-on-the-go regalia loaded into the Mini, Lilly and I trekked about 1 hour and 15 minutes east to Cathy Balliu's Valdemar Farm in Fort Lupton, Colorado. That's where Lilly's…