I live on a farm and have 3 sheepdogs of my own (Welsh collie/Welsh sheepdog mixes) and collectively we have 6 sheepdogs on the farm. Out of the six, three show interest in our sheep, one is a fully trained working sheepdog, one is part trained but hasn't got it in her to go the full way so she plays at sheep working when I allow her to, and one is our 2 year old part trained youngster. The part trained youngster shows all of the promise and potential, understands his directions, understands commands to sit, stand, wait, stay out and has a 95% recall depending on distractions. He has an incredible prey/work drive and the problem I have with him is getting him to take notice of sit/stand commands when the sheep are so incredibly exciting. In a small pen, I can place myself between him and the sheep and get his attention to make him sit/stand/wait but every time we move to a bigger area he's quick as a whippet and he knows it. If I keep him on a long line he either gets tangled or can't get close enough to work the sheep effectively (and I don't want to him avoid getting up to sheep when he needs to) .... frustrating situation but he's only a baby and as a boy I know he's still maturing, so I think with consistency he will be fine. He is also a PITA around tractors, quads and some pickups - he got run over by a pickup as a youngster and he would get himself under wheels again if he had half a chance! He just goes completely deaf around quads and tractors and it's a job to get his attention back to me! Distraction training is working slowly, he is now much less reactive to cars etc out on walks, just around the yard. Anyone else with the joys of over-enthusiastic sheepdogs?