Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Toonie Dog in action

"Toonie on Tonka" - an agility Sheltie.

Toonie is a herding dog ( a Shetland Sheepdog) with innate agility skills. She took to agility training quickly and can run, jump and weave through hoops and a variety of obstacles. Her formal training has been at Dog Works of Eden Prairie, MN.

Running the weaves.

The term “Toonie Dog” is from the Danish term for a Farm Dog. That is how she got her name, from the Shetland Islands tradition of hearty farm dogs used to herd sheep. Toonie will herd any thing, often herding me about the house on to what she thinks is the next task in the day.

Toonie in training



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