I went herding yesterday and is was O.K. He was better the first time I had him on sheep. That was on December 8th of 2006. So long ago. He had to outgrow his Pano and we had such a long winter or I would have started last fall. Can't do herding in 5 feet of snow.I am planning on getting a lesson in every week. This is what I got him for. So much for me to learn and I hope that Shauna is going to be patient with me.