Those amazing dogs

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I'm a great admirer of dogs and all the ways that they contribute to the world.

This video doesn't show them saving lives, but shows how incredibly smart they are, and how they can be taught. I'm also a bit in awe of the trainers - and wish I had that kind of talent and patience.

Check out this video of sheep herders in Wales - and their dogs - just having a bit of fun:

http://www.wimp.com/sheeplight/

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Rainmaker
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Sara Homan
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Hi Marte,

 

It looked great, It doesn't come through very well on my laptop so I'm commenting now so I can find you tomorrow when I go to the office and use the desktop computer

April 15, 2012 09:38 PM
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Regina P. Brown
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Marte, who knew dogs were so smart?  I always see them darting out in front of cars and barely avoiding getting hit...  THANKS for sharing.

April 15, 2012 09:38 PM
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Marte - I expected usual stuff, but this was really amazing. Wow, what an elaborate light show

April 15, 2012 09:45 PM
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Sara - I think you'll enjoy it.

Regina - I believe they're all smart - some more than others, of course, just like humans. But they need to have a bit of training to know what is expected of them. I used to work in rescue and SO many of the abandoned dogs were "teen agers" who were obnoxious because they hadn't been taught a darned thing.

I really admire the trainers who can teach dogs to do this kind of herding.

April 15, 2012 09:48 PM
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Jon - Someone had a lot of time on their hands to think of doing that!

April 15, 2012 09:49 PM
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Pacita Dimacali
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I remember watching this before and am truly amazed.

Glad you posted the link. I like watching it again.

Thanks!

April 15, 2012 10:04 PM
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Marge Piwowarski
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I love sheep dog trials, love seeing the herders take the sheep from winter pasture here in the valley up to the mountains for summer grazing.  The Welshmen who did this are simply amazing, even in view of the fact that they have a lot of time on their hands! 

April 15, 2012 10:05 PM
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Michael S. Bolton
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That was a pretty cool video, thanks for sharing. I always loved watching sheep dogs, they're pretty awesome!

Have an AWESOME day!

 

April 15, 2012 10:33 PM
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Erv Fleishman
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We had our dog professionally trained and it made a great difference in enjoying the dog. 

No chasing the dog. Walking without a leash. 

Following commands. 

Recommend it. 

April 16, 2012 01:09 AM
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Nancy Laswick
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Marte, thanks for sharing... that video is so cool. I hope Samsung at least gave the sheep scale for all their hard work :-)

April 16, 2012 01:21 AM
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Pacita - I was amazed too.

Marge - I've never had the pleasure of watching sheep dogs work, but know I would enjoy it.

Michael - Makes me wish we had sheep around here so I could go watch.

Erv - Training really does make a difference. I did obedience and then agility classes with one of my dogs and we both had a blast. Then I used what I learned about obedience training when the next one joined the family. Of course, a lot of what you learn is training the person in how to communicate with the dog so they actually understand what you're asking them to do.

Nancy - or maybe at least an extra measure of grain?

April 16, 2012 10:30 AM
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Marte~I saw this awhile ago, but just HAD to watch and it gave me goosebumps!! First of all, directing animals for a movie is a GIANT issue, both for time and money. These folks worked so incredibly well together and talk about CREATIVE!  That Mona Lisa took a DAMNED LONG TIME TO DO.

April 17, 2012 10:13 AM
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Can you imagine the hours? Just figuring out where each of those sheep belonged - let alone instructing the dogs to put them there. I know they had to have gotten frustrated at times, but the looks on their faces said they also enjoyed the heck out of the accomplishment.

April 17, 2012 11:01 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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Great video!

Thanks Marte for sharing!

i'm more a cat person, but we have a dog too. She is like a human trapped in a little dog body~ so smart!

April 25, 2012 12:31 PM
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Inna - Most dogs really are smart. They just need a human who is equally smart to show them what's expected from them.

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