20130918-DSC_0246_PerfectlyClear As a trial dog, Vaider has been doing well for me at USBCHA sheepdog trials running in the Pro/Novice class. He has been doing well enough we are getting him ready to move up to the open class.

As my working dog, Vaider has been a reliable helper. He is always eager to work and very eager to please. He thinks about his work and will try to figure out what is needed. This attitude makes it so he is often doing what is needed without having to be asked or directed.

We are looking forward to another season of trialing and livestock work with Vaider.

Chuck is one year old now.

Chuck one year old
Chuck one year old

Chuck is growing up. He is a year now and just beginning his herding training.  I am liking that things do not bother him; if he makes a mistake he just tries something else. He has a nice feel for the sheep and has nice cover and walk up presence.

He is strong on the heads and will sacrifice balance to the handler for the heads. This is getting better with maturity. With Chuck I wanted to allow him to go out and use his instinct to shift and cover stock letting time put me into the picture.