I had to write a paper of 200 words (oops, it was 218 I think, lol) for my English class using 'exact' words. I wrote about Blaze and a glimpse into our stockdog training. Since I never post pictures, I thought I'd post this. Some of this is exaggerated a little, lol. He doesn't run off in a mad dash to take out the sheep, lol, he's nice about it. Learning to work stock Blaze and I walk with ease to the stock. Blazeâ€™s ears quickly turn into prick ears when he sees his stock, and his tail instantaneously goes into the J shape. Our trainer will gather the sheep into a circle with her wise dog, while Blaze watches with growing intensity. I will then let him off leash and BOOM! Heâ€™s gone. Off in a mad dash to gather up his sheep and bring them to me. As I hurriedly stuff the leash in my pocket I walk briskly to restore order to the situation. As I reach him I let him bring the sheep to me, me walking backwards with him behind his sheep moving them along at a hefty pace. I then walk in a large circle so he can continue to circle his flock without much pressure. I then rapidly step in between him and the sheep and make him turn and circle them in the opposite direction. After changing directions a few times and having the sheep balanced between the two of us, I raise my hands high in the air and say with power â€œBlaze, lie down! Lie down!â€ He promptly drops to the ground in exhaustion. We both happily walk out of the field with an air of pride between us.