We are gently introducing the dogs to our crofting life. Pepper, in my absence, is very comfortable with the sheep. I think it is the fact that no runs away removes any ideas of sheep being fun to chase. My sheep would rather sniff the dog and they genuinely liked BeAnne.
And as the sheep are comfortable with Pepper, I brought Ted into the shed too to watch his reaction and he did the same – just wandered about sniffing.
We are trying to set everyone up to succeed. I think it produces better results.
And, so far, things are going fairly smoothly on the sheep front. Even Maggie is being less stampie and has stopped butting.
Pepper is very fond of Harrel, though. He is her best sheep buddy – apparently they have been known to play together.
However, we are not going to introduce anyone to the Minions for the foreseeable. They are less dog friendly and absolutely untrustworthy.