I truly believe that all Dogs Deserve Freedom. That means that every dog has the right to be free and in order to make this happen, all dog owners have the responsibility to properly prepare, train and educate their dogs to give them that freedom.
Today the weather is supposed to break. It has been a balmy 33 degrees celcius (91 degrees farenheit) for most of this week. It's supposed to be a high of 25 degrees today (77 degrees farenheit). Since it's been so hot, herding classes were cancelled and our ACD is GOING CRAZY! She doesn't do well in the heat - was vomiting on Monday from heat exhaustion and we didn't even do anything physical. Unfortunately, even though her body is telling us she can't do anything, her brain is working in overdrive.
You talkin' 'bout me? YOU TALKIN' BOUT ME? Ok ... was just checking.
Did you turn on the airconditioning outside yet? Is too hot.
She is cranky (from the heat) and bored. A nasty combination for our ACD. We've worked through all the food puzzles we have, the cookie balls, took her swimming in the pond, walked a bit through the fields, together we put the ducks away (they fly out of their pen so we often have to herd them back in), tossed the ball for her three times yesterday but she can't run much with the heat or it will make her sick, I even went and bought her a kiddie wading pool (which she is in constantly right now and insists on the water being clean and fresh)! We started a new game of Hide and Seek but she gets bored of this too - she doesn't really want to do anything but doesn't want to do nothing either.
I can't wait until we can "go to sheep" again next week ... I'm sure she's thinking the same thing.
Enjoy the wonderful weather! I'm working on putting a Guess The Breed post together for tomorrow :) "Stay Tuned"