journal-2016-05-11-quma

This actually covers last 2 or 3 days.  Each day we've been steadily working on reinforcing basic obedience.  Quma is coming on really well.  She seems to look forward to training sessions and gets excited when she thinks we're off to do one.  The down is getting better although sometimes we have a few hiccups.  Occasionally she has concentration lapses as we're working outside now so there is some distraction.  On that note, was really proud of her on Monday when she trained well with a very unusual distraction.  We have feral sheep and donkeys on our island.  If any are injured or orphaned they usually end up at my house.  On Monday a sheep that we had rescued as a day old lamb and hand reared came back to visit and brought with it a herd of feral donkeys that it now lives with.  Definitely that sheep has issues.  For 2 months it thought it was a dog and went on walks with us and once we released it, it obviously looked for a new "pack" to live with.  Quma continued to work well and follow all commands despite her unusual audience.

Sheep pops by to critique obedience lesson.  As distractions go - this one is a bit different.
Sheep pops by to critique obedience lesson. As distractions go - this one is a bit different.
And the lamb will lie down with the wolf.....this is what the sheep looked like last year.  Adopted by our rescue dog Skye
And the lamb will lie down with the wolf.....this is what the sheep looked like last year. Adopted by our rescue dog Skye
Even bigger distractions for Quma.  We were training outside next to these donkeys (sheep's new family) no fences and Quma off lead.  She didn't bat an eyelid.
Even bigger distractions for Quma. We were training outside next to these donkeys (sheep's new family) no fences and Quma off lead. She didn't bat an eyelid.

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