Friday, August 28, 2009

After a couple of weeks layup

Due to sprained ankle (it still hurts) and Vegas fun we didn't have a lesson for two weeks. I went this week and it was the same ol' shit. Blegh. Still crappy.

I think next week I'm going to just do chores and easy stuff. She's afraid of being corrected so instead of trying something she does nothing.

I am frustrated.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Chiseling Away the drive. Didn't go out to the big chicken farm this week. Just out at my trainers. I worked some more on driving. It's sooooooo slow. She's MUCH more comfortable with the cross drive than with pushing sheep off me.

We worked really light sheep and there were draws in all directions, which was nice, so no matter which way we faced in the field, there was somewhere the sheep wanted to go so it helped out Soda tremendously.

Terry said it looks better and better but we're just chiseling away and she's so right. It is just chiseling a centimeter at a time at driving.

She took a couple of inside flanks all by her lonesome. That was neat. She refused to take an away--again. I don't know what it is about the away side. That used to be her go-to flank but now it's *weird* and sometimes she can't do it. Nutty dog.

Anyway, not a lot to report. I'm still frustrated as I'm a "I want it NOW" type of girl and this is just a huge hang-up but ... well, I'll just take Terry's word that we actually making progress.