The reindeer herders use working dogs when they are collecting or moving their herds. One of my readers was surprised when she saw in my last post that the sami people use snowmobiles and not dogsleds when moving during winter. They used reindeer sleds before the snowmobile was invented, but today the snowmobile is as important to a reindeer hereder as a tractor to a farmer.
A herding dog is also very usefull in this work, but they must be well trained. There are different breeds of dogs, of swedish, finish or norwegian origin. These dogs can ride on the snowmobile and start doing their work when given the order. It is impressive to see a good dog doing his work. There are more photos about reindeer herding in my photo gallery.