CARVER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – If your dog loves to chase animals, there’s a farm in the state where that’s encouraged.
Any dog can learn to become a sheepdog at Sheepdog Junction in Carver. Mike Perry is the owner and he said it’s a place to indulge your furry friends in their animal instincts.
“Not everybody’s here for serious sheepdog work,” he explained. “Some people, you know, they come a few times because they think it’s fun to explore that with their dog.”
The farm offers lessons with trainer Richard Seaman who, according to their website, has more than 40 years of dog training experience. Owners can sign their dogs up for a 15 to 20 minute private session, something Perry said each dog enjoys more than anything else in the world.
“I always say there’s not a living being on the planet Earth that loves what they do as much as these dogs love working sheep.”
There are also plenty of cute little lambs that occupy the farm, but Perry said it's best not to get too attached as they will not be small forever.
“You don’t want the sheep being too friendly to people,” he said. “They’re pushing 100 pounds on four legs.”
He suggested leaving that department to the pooches.
WBZ’s Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) checked out the farm: