John F Dean wrote:I went outside to water the herbs, opened the solid wood gate, and on the other side were the two missing dogs. After over 2 months, they returned home. They had been well taken care off…..at least they had lost no weight.
John F Dean wrote:I forgot to mention, each was wearing a new collar.
John F Dean wrote: My inclination, at the moment , is to tie a concrete block to each of them to slow them down. I am sure I will drop that view by morning. But I am going to have to take some measures to better protect them.
Have you considered getting him a few Runner ducks to "herd"?
John F Dean wrote: Border Collie
We have a neighbor that trains dogs as sheep herders. Do that train for goat herding?
John F Dean wrote:We have goats and Kunekunes.
Yep! Humans tend to encourage "dumbness" in animals, but I've seen Muscovy protecting young females by leading them away from flying predators into cover. That struck a very similar cord to what the older dogs are doing. The dogs know what happened, and know how to keep their new little lady safe!
John F Dean wrote: The issue is no longer to just avoid being hit by a car … it is now to also avoid being dog napped. I am always amazed at how brilliant herd dogs are.