I am calm and well behaved, I am great at basic commands, and I can walk on the lead without pulling. I don’t walk off the lead near a road, as I am still focused on cars, which is natural as I am a herding dog. I love my food and especially cheese or fish.
I am not food aggressive, so I can work with other dogs and meet new friends. I can do tricks like Peekaboo – Give me a paw – High five – Play dead – Say hello – Whisper – Find (e.g. toy, or treat) – Catch – Spin – Dance.
I am a fan of Rex from the movie “Babe” I admire that Rex stayed with the herd on the night that he ended up losing his hearing and that he overcame his prejudice against sheep. I want to be as steadfast and loyal as Rex when I am a big dog.
My mummy says “Merlin is being trained with hand signs for basic commands, and his dad is learning to use a sheepdog whistle. His mum is working on training him with a garklein (an instrument that is part of the recorder family). Merlin himself is very talented at playing his squeaky shark.” 😊
“He is very calm and gentle with other dogs, especially if they are younger or more sensitive. He is socialized with cats and good with children.”