…That's what owners of our old fashioned farm collie puppies say. We love the way our farm dogs think, work and nurture!
Cooper is off to California, with Jessa! They will be head of the ranch on a dairy farm, keeping the cows in line, and lovable companions to their masters, and guardian angels to their grand kids.
Word from the owners :
July 22, 2016- Cooper and Jessa are being GREAT travelers. They threw up breakfast on the way, but we stopped and bought another carrier there and they have been perfect ever since. We stop every 1 1/2 to 2 hours to get them out to exercise, get a drink and a little food. They have slept most of the way and only gone to the bathroom once in the kennel. Who knows, we might have them kennel trained by the time we get home.
July 23, 2016-They did great in the hotel last night. We let them roam around the room for awhile and they were a little confused with their reflection in the full length mirror. They were barking at the “other dogs” We have a family house to stay in tonight so they will have freedom to wander the back yard and stretch. I’m sure they will enjoy that.
July 25, 2016-We are home. Cooper and Jessa got to meet 3 new friends today-some of my grand kids. 🙂 They will be LOVED. They met Codey, our Aussie dog.
Oct 3, 2016-Jessa and Cooper are doing WONDERFUL! They can be a bit rotten (digging, destroying and jumping) but it has actually been better than I anticipated. We have been working with them (although not as consistently as we should) and they are learning simple commands. Cooper is much better than Jessa with minding. She has a lot of energy! We love them and have never regretted our decision for a minute! I will try to get some pictures.
Cooper is a big teddy bear to his masters, and a good guard dog. he loves attention, and is interested in tracking, he loves to watch Joey (our calf) and is very interested in cows.
Herding the ducks- Cooper and I came up to the ducks, and watched them for a while. Cooper needed a little help to get started so I showed him how to do it. then I sat back down and said “now you try it Cooper.” He wagged his tail and darted around, then split up the herd, he moved them, then sat to watch them. he came back on a dime. “Good dog Cooper!”
Pictures of Cooper-
At 9 weeks
At 4 Weeks