Sunday, October 05, 2008

Through the "Z" shoot

This isn't a great picture but in herding there is something called a "Z" shoot which you need to move the sheep through in a controlled manner. Louie figured this out in no time. He actually got them through there three times. His favorite part of the sheep game is pushing them into a corner and holding them there. As you can see Louie isn't on lead and he isn't attacking those sheep. Show off!
He did chase the sheep a couple of times but he didn't manage to keep them all together..


Charlie Daniels said...

Were they leaving sheep pool presents for Louie to follow! ;-)



Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I think he is learning the fine art of herding!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

As the big brother, you are just going to have to keep teaching and showing him how it should be done!

Happy Sunday!


Snowball said...

Well done Louie. I think by the time Callie starts her herding lessons, she is going to do better than the 2 of you cos she would have already observed how the 2 of you has done it for so many times by then.


Sparky said...


Well, I must say, Louie's probably a lot better at herding sheep than I ever could be. Go Louie!


The Army of Four said...

I don't know what a Z shoot is, but I'll bet it's fun!
Play bows,
The Z man

Pedro said...

Good job Louie! Sugar Gliders? I would love to see pictures of them and your kitties!


Moco said...

Louie can't hear so he doesn't have the distractions that the rest of us have. He can really focus on his herding. Will he become a master herder and sheep poop eater.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

What a great job Louie!!! Those instincts and genes are really kicking in!

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow you both did well. Louie sounds like a natural.


Liss said...

Good job Louie


Woof Gus, Louie and Callie

So, this herding thing. Can you eat the sheep afterwards? Because, if that's the case, we'd like to learn. Hope you pups are doing well.

Desert Pups

Huskee and Hershey said...

My mom is very impressed!! She wishes that we have sheep farms here in Singapore so that Hershey can try her paw at herding since it's supposed to be in her genes..

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Louie is good with the sheeps.

~ Girl girl

Niamh said...

Yay Louie! Don't let those sheep go anywhere you don't want them to. I would like to meet some sheep and point at them.

Your friend,

Mack said...

Wow - you guys are really getting to be great herders!

River said...

How do you tell Louie what to do? Don't the trainers usually whistle? However it's done it sounds like Louie is doing a great job!

love & wags,

Clover said...

Hi guys! Thanks for showing us your herding pictures. It is fun to learn about it!
You are all so talented!
Love Clover xo

Lady Kaos said...

Wow hearding sheep around sounds a lot more difficult than I thought it would be!

Southbay Girl said...

Louie that's awesome that you got the sheep thru the Z shoot three times!!! You're good at herding sheep-but I don't think you're a show-off!!! Maybe Gus would be better on cattle!