My neighbors own a large pyrenees dog. This breed has been used as livestock guard dogs for hundreds of years. However, my neighbors have kept him on a long cable with not much to keep him occupied. He is a very large and intimidating animal. I have been wanting to do something with him for some time, and recently they have given me permission to try and train him with my sheep.
Over the last week I have been slowly introducing him to the sheep and letting the sheep get used to him. Today was the first time I let him off of his leash to freely mingle with the sheep.
I was very happy to watch him sniff each sheep and wag his tail as he got to know them.