We have just commenced herding training in late July 2011. His very high chase drive needs to be curbed into controlled activity and no better way was to try his natural instinct in herding.
He is a "Shepherd" after all.
Our first few lessons at All Breeds Herding held in Mandurah resulted in Ajax learning the rules very quickly with the instructor then with me trying to keep it interesting and not confuse him with too many orders.
His keenness kept me on my toes and the poor sheep were quite worried too as he is as big as them.
Of course his favourite pastime between lessons ....is socialising. Here seen with Mel's Aussie Shepherd "Splash".