Show Quality German Shepherds
for Family Protection, Personal Security, Schutzhund, Search & Rescue,
Guard Dogs, Seeing Eye Dogs, Professional Dog Training, Stud Service and
Pet Quality K-9 friends from Montana at affordable prices.
Adventures on the Ranch
For Additional Information on Omega
Shepherds call Julie or Leah at
or click below:
[index page] [studs]
[puppies] [young adults][about Omega Shepherds]
[teen page][trained adults] [references] [upcoming litters] [horses]
my mom and I were out with the 4 wheeler with Cihara and Reba hooked to
the front of it - kind of like dog sledding with the 4 wheeler. I am just
working with those 2 right now - getting them to be very solid leaders
before I hook up more dogs. They love it!! They don't pull the 4 wheeler
of course! it's way to heavy but I just hook them up and they run along
- thinking they are doing an important job. Anyway, we were cruising along
- everyone very content. We started going through a windy section of the
road where you couldn't see very far ahead and it was in the thick of the
forest. All of a sudden Cihara changed from her content "working dog"
mode to her alert ears forward - ready to protect mode and I looked ahead,
while stopping them. Just through the trees I could see a BIG mother moose
and very very young calf - it didn't look like it was even a week old.
Mother moose stood there staring at us for what felt like hours! but in
reality it was probably a minute or so..... she would look from us to her
baby and back and forth. Talk about scary ! Moose are the meanest animals
out there - then ad a mother with a new baby and you have real reason to
be scared. They are much more dangerous than a bear - bears would just
as soon run away as long as your not threatening them - but a moose would
just as soon attack. They literally tree people, attack dogs and other
animals and have even been known to charge vehicles. They are nothing to
and Reba seemed to sense now was not the time to "impress" mother
moose and quietly stood there - very intense and ready to protect - but
did not bark at it or do anything to provoke the moose to come after us.
Which is amazing to me - I didn't tell them to be quiet or stay - they
just knew what to do!!
intense moments - wondering if mother moose would charge us or run the
other way - she did take off up the hill with her clumsy baby following
along. The way the baby ran it looked very new - not very handy on it's
feet yet. Needless to say - my mom and I also called it a night and turned
the dogs around and headed home.
a treat to get to see wildlife - especially a moose and calf - but I would
much rather come across them while I was in a vehicle and NOT practically
on foot with 2 dogs.
-----But it worked
out ok! and that's "Life on a Montana Ranch"!
Everyone at Omega Shepherds
Copyright © 2005 Omega Shepherds