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Aug 22, 2019 17:44:24   #
Fialka
 
Three Border Collies demonstrate their sheep herding skills with some ducks, that were kind enough to fill in for the sheep, who had the day off. https://biggeekdad.com/2019/08/dogs-herding-ducks/
 
Aug 22, 2019 17:51:46   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
marvellous dogs............ they are uncanny, SO smart!
Aug 22, 2019 17:52:45   #
okruger
 
That was so enjoyable to watch , thanks for posting ,Ose
Aug 22, 2019 18:09:35   #
Fialka
 
Thank you very much for looking and commenting about these dogs to "no1girl" and "okruger" !.. I like all kind of animals, but dogs are my favorite always !.. I would be lost without a dog !..
Aug 22, 2019 18:11:30   #
dora mac
 
Border collies are great dogs. we have two mix bc's.
Aug 22, 2019 18:26:41   #
cilla
 
That was really cool to watch. Thanks for posting.
 
Aug 22, 2019 18:52:10   #
kleiner
 
I loved it. Thanks
Aug 22, 2019 19:03:18   #
bundyanne07 (a regular here)
 
Border Collies are such wonderful intelligent dogs. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Aug 23, 2019 04:12:29   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
Without any training ,Beauty are collie would round up are poodle,
Aug 23, 2019 06:22:06   #
owlet
 
My sister's bearded collie liked to herd her and her 2 children into a corner of the kitchen. They'd had him as a puppy so he'd no experience as a working dog!
Aug 23, 2019 08:01:38   #
dmme
 
I grew up on a farm and we had a border collie, even after we lost all our sheep. She had 9 pups and one day -- with no training - they decided to herd the barn cats. I had to call them off before the cats got too obstreperous.
 
Aug 23, 2019 08:20:27   #
DeePickens
 
My neighbor had a BC and every time I went in the back yard she would bark. I would go over and pet her through the fence and then she was happy. Herding cats bet that w as fun to watch.
Aug 23, 2019 13:36:50   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
 
We have Border Collies who move the sheep. DH uses a whistle, like they did in the video and he can also use voice commands. The sheep are so used to them that sometimes they will do what the whistle says as if the dog was there. One of our dogs has diabetes and is blind and we are trying to get the diabetes under control so that she can have the cataracts removed and see again. This is an extremely expensive thing (no medical insurance for dogs and vets cost more than mds) and some say we should put her down, but we cannot because we love her and if we can get her sight back, we will find the money somehow. KPers will pray for Meg. She is a wonderful dog. MN
Aug 23, 2019 15:12:54   #
Grandma G.
 
My cousins had a sheep farm ( and a dog called Meg) . I spent one summer as a child trying to learn to whistle. As an adult we had a BC, Jock, & with a bought whistle he would always return to 2 blasts, even if he was out of sight. If my husband was out of sight I would give 3 blasts which usually worked, but he was teased unmercifully by his work colleagues. The dogs herding the ducks were amazing.
Aug 23, 2019 17:04:40   #
rmgirl
 
Sometimes I think, no I know, most dogs are smarter than their people!
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