I thought it might be fun to swap some shepherding tips. If its popular enough I'll add it to the Sheep Basics post. I'll start off with a couple. If you have a new born lamb that is doing OK but is a little slow, or you want a little insurance it's going to find mum and colostrum on a cold night, feed it a little (2-4cc's) of 50% injectable dextrose (undiluted) from a syringe. You come home late and the sheep are still out! No problem get a good flashlight and shine it on the gate, and call them. (I'm assuming your sheep get handled at least a little) If they are slow, try running the beam of light along the line of moving sheep towards the gate. It gives the apearance of the lead sheep moving faster and speeds up the line. Still too slow? Snap your fingers, I guess it sounds like running hooves! So what works for problems on your place?