Herding Instinct Tests
Not sure if you or your dog will like it? Cathy will take your dog in on sheep and work them for 10-15 minutes to see how they like it and provide a next step evaluation. Instinct Tests are $25 and are scheduled on Saturdays from Noon to 1 pm. Please do not pay for an instinct test until scheduled.
We are open for practice as well. Just email me a time you would like to come out and I will make sure stock is ready. Practice is $25 per stock per dog per day (sheep and geese). Schedule practice time now.
Cathy is 100% full on private lessons but there is room in group classes. Private lessons consist of two working sessions with your dog. If your dog is over exuberant - no problem! Cathy will work your dog for you until you get to a point where you can handle your own dog. Sometimes having a new handler handle a new dog is like putting a person who has never ridden before on an untrained horse - it can be a rodeo! If you would like to learn the sport but your dog needs more training, Cathy has two lesson dogs which she uses to help you get an understanding of the sport. MoMo, Reba and Rowdy are all advanced level dogs who love to work.
Note: If you are looking for someone to handle your dog specifically for titles, there are many trainers who specialize in this. Cathy is 100% full on dogs she handles.
There are a number of herding classes throughout the year including All About Herding, Unlocking the Mystery of Competitive Herding, Introduction to Herding, (without dogs), Getting a Mental Yield and Introduction to Driving. All classes are a mix of lecture, exercises, work with stock. Class are added all of the time so check back periodically to see what's new. Also, if you are on the mailing list, we will keep you informed of upcoming events. Classes help you get so much more from your lessons!