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|kyslambs||Posted 06/10/12 09:27PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Last year I had the "perfect" lamb he LOVED to run. I chased him in a round pen with my bike and he was fine and I barely had to do anything. I got reserve supreme and fell in love with the Arneld style lamb but this year my lamb is not so smart he doesnt walk or run in the round pen and if i walk him on the road he will run back home if he is let go but then after the 3rd time he "forgets" his way.
Does anyone have suggestions on how I can get my lamb to sprint and run?
|PeteM||Posted 06/10/12 09:33PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|D. O. G.|
|kyslambs||Posted 06/10/12 11:46PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|dog? I cant use an actual dog :( I raise guide dogs for the blind and they can not run lambs unfortuently|
|bearkat||Posted 06/11/12 12:13AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Had a similar issue last year. We got more exercise than the sheep trying to get them away from the barn and running again. The addition of a dog was the answer. |
|JBC||Posted 06/11/12 12:20PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|bearkat where did you get your dog if you don't mind me asking?|
|EmsoffLambs||Posted 06/11/12 12:31PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Not so smart? He sounds like a smart lamb to me. Too smart to let you make him run!|
|bearkat||Posted 06/11/12 12:57PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|JBC - Josh Hansen hooked me up with my dog. Give him a shout as I think he has another available. His new email is HansenLivestock@gmail.com.|
|kyslambs||Posted 06/12/12 09:47AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Ha well Crystal either hes smart or not but last night he decided that on his way back home he wanted to take a detour threw my neighbors yards I'm kinda glad I did track because I started giving up and running with his halter in my hand and going behind him so he stays on path. I love the dog idea though do you have an idea what they might cost and their agression levels with Guide Dog puppies agressive dogs are a big no no to have in the house with the pups |
|HansenLivestock||Posted 06/12/12 09:55AM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|KY, while I've never bought or sold a dog in CA. I would imagine they are similarly priced as here in Texas. If you are lucky you can find a good one for $1,000 but they are usually in the $1,500-2,000 dollar range. Also, track dogs arnt pets, they are working dogs and as such they should be kennelled outside of the house and away from the sheep.
Nothing is better than a good dog and nothing is worse than a bad one. Also, a cheap dog usually ends up costing way more than one you have to pay a little for.. You get what you pay for
|LambTam||Posted 06/12/12 12:55PM Changed 00/00/00 12:00AM|
|Sounds like you can run, it might be good for you and him to run together |
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