Evelyn Edblad has taught her dogs to freeze like statues until she gives them permission to move.
She shares via YouTube:
“This was filmed during a regular lunch walk with my dogs. I’ve taught Jackson, Cash, and X to stay still on command before I give them the signal that they are free to go.
“They then freeze in expectation, knowing they’ll soon get to run around.
“The behavior comes with a little training combined with their instinct as sheepdogs, the breed is bred to herd, where they’ll freeze while controlling the sheep.”
This video was shot on July 22, 2019, in Sundsvall, Vasternorrland, Sweden.