Took the new dog Rocky, out to run on the 12acres behind us...The original plan had been to work on voice commands with him today, but I am suffering my 6monthly bout of seasonal laryngitis, so that was off the table. But I figured he could at least get a good run...Sadly once we got out there I could not take him off of the lead because the stupid cat followed and he is not a cat friendly dog....Yet.
He is now running freely in a 25x50 pen and not on a chain all the time, so I am happy about that....The goats like to wander up to the shared fence and visit with him....Still not ready to mix them together without a dividing fence. So far he has not shown any aggression towards the goats and seems to enjoy the company...He did give chase to the chickens the other day when I was not home...Hubby said he did not try and actually catch them, just ran at them...My guess is he was probably trying to herd them them.
So as you can see he is getting lots of interaction throughout the day...I just wish there was someone I knew of close by that actually trains working dogs so they could teach me how to teach him.