Posted : 12/29/2013 12:14:25 AM
If I recall Barley is your one that is part Pyr?? HERDER GAMES!!!
One of my favorites is just to take any sort of box, bucket or container, and several tennis balls. Toss in the air -- and 'reward'' for bringing them to you and putting them in the container.
Or vary that theme and instead of picking it up -- if you are into "shaping" -- then have Barley "herd" with his nose. Herding games can really help smoothe out a dog who is part herder. It took me years to learn with my sheltie/corgi cross - but once he got ME educated on how much he **NEEDED** stuff to herd, life became much easier. LOL