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Six-month-old Bonnie is herding sheep just for fun.
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I have a friend who takes her dog to a ranch where are lots of sheep. The woman who lives at the ranch teaches dogs to herd sheep just for fun. Some of the dogs become very skilled at herding sheep and they compete in herding trials where there are prizes for the best sheep herders.

Some dogs are good at swimming and some are good at hunting. Collies and some other dogs are naturally good at herding sheep. Long ago, these dogs helped farmers to work the sheep on their farms. Many collies, shelties, corgis, German shepherds and other herding breeds still have the natural ability to herd. Some people take sheep herding lessons and practice the same as anything else they would want to learn. Herding sheep is good exercise for the dogs and great fun.

Yesterday I took Bonnie to the ranch where my friend goes. I paid $25.00 to let Bonnie herd sheep for about fifteen minutes. It was fun to see that Bonnie has the natural ability work with the sheep. Rick went in with Bonnie to make sure she was safe while I shot the video. After viewing the video, be sure to see our herding page where Trouper and our friend, Sunny do some herding, too.

When we finished, we took Bonnie to the dog wash, and gave her a bath. Bonnie lives in the house with us, so we like her to be clean. She feels better, too, when her skin and coat are clean. She knows she'll get more hugs.

After Bonnie was squeaky clean again, and all the sheep dust went down the drain, it was time for a good brushing and blow dry before going home. Bonnie had a very exciting day!

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