Hi DaisyDuke,I would love to spam you with ES questions since my pups breeders are not to communicative. My eight month old male is huge! He is already about 75lbs, we've been feeding raw/barf and grain free puppy food. Even though ES are not a large breed like LGDs I've switched him to raw and dog food gradually over the past month. What age do you switch larger pups off puppy food?
He is GREAT with our goats. I feel his instinct and natural ability greatly exceeds my training ability. He will help bring in the goat that strays from the herd when moving them. He also is good at cornering the goats so I can catch them for worming, hooves, just plain check-in etc. I'm seven months pregnant and so overwhelmed with everything I've started just leaving him in the goat pen (1/2 acres rotationaly grazed at a time) when my kids and I are doing housework and schoolwork. Will spending pointless time in with goats not herding them decrease his instinct or cause him to hold back in his herding?