Well, I spent 2-2.5 hours out with my flock tonight. There was a hawk and the Roos sounded the alarm, I got up, hens joined the alarm, I walked around watching the hawk and it flew off. Then we all settled back down...have any of you ever actually watched your birds dust bathe..? It's so strange watching them flop over in the deep hole, then kick out and up the dirt, using their wings to get a ton of dirt all over them. What a mess! I also closed the human door and bent back the run's fence so they could easily get around and no longer freak out while I tried to catch them to bring them around to the correct side. Anyway, eventually I wandered away to mess with a half dead tree. After failing to break a branch down, while the wind did it with no issues[yea, I fight with trees...I also climb them], I went to lock up the birdies. They were all over the place[it's not their normal bedtime yet, 6pm is, but I didn't want to go back out...] so as I ran around like a crazy lady with a white stick...I noticed my Dobie just watching his loony mom. I put him to work and tried several times to get him to go around and then come close in to push the birds my way. Eventually he figured out I wanted him to go all the way around. Then I told him to come and after some time pointing and saying it lightly, he came straight to me. If I yell it wrong he just runs back around, lol. So, maybe he will learn to help me round them up more often. It'll be fun and good for us to spend more time together. And maybe he will know it well enough to help when we get Sheep!