Greenhorn Herding/Tending Classes for Beginners

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Greenhorn Herding/Tending Classes for Beginners

2019

with Carolyn Wilki, Sponsored by SBHO

FMI: TELEPHONE— 610-588-5262 (610-LUV-LAMB)

 

Greenhorn Herding/Tending Classes for Beginners

This is a beginner’s clinic package for herding (small flock/fetching/driving) and tending (large flock grazing and management). Sheep can be herded in many locations, including small pens, standard trial arenas, and a 40 acre field. Positive reinforcement training is emphasized in the work with the dog.

  • Herding instinct explained, beginning herding training theory, and glossary of herding terms
  • Positive reinforcement training techniques as applied to herding
  • Operant and associative learning as applied to herding
  • Explanation, role playing, and practice without dogs (!) of basic sheep/dog/shepherd dynamics
  • Herding tasks, herding breeds, herding temperaments-- how they differ & how to start developing them
  • Introduction to AKC, NEBCA, ASCA, AHBA, ATBA herding programs
  • Video examples of different herding styles and situations (“real-in-the-field,” as well as trialing and training)
  • Beginning training exercises practiced and suggested
  • Basic relationship of each dog/handler team assessed and at-home training suggestions made.



Greenhorn Herding/Tending Classes for Beginners

This is a beginner’s clinic package for herding (small flock/fetching/driving) and tending (large flock grazing and management). Sheep can be herded in many locations, including small pens, standard trial arenas, and a 40 acre field. Positive reinforcement training is emphasized in the work with the dog.

  • Herding instinct explained, beginning herding training theory, and glossary of herding terms
  • Positive reinforcement training techniques as applied to herding
  • Operant and associative learning as applied to herding
  • Explanation, role playing, and practice without dogs (!) of basic sheep/dog/shepherd dynamics
  • Herding tasks, herding breeds, herding temperaments-- how they differ & how to start developing them
  • Introduction to AKC, NEBCA, ASCA, AHBA, ATBA herding programs
  • Video examples of different herding styles and situations (“real-in-the-field,” as well as trialing and training)
  • Beginning training exercises practiced and suggested
  • Basic relationship of each dog/handler team assessed and at-home training suggestions made.
Greenhorn Herding/Tending Classes for Beginners
Clinic Dates 2019
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Session I. 1/6 1pm - 4pm, 1/13 1pm - 4pm, 1/27 1pm - 4pm, 2/3 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session II. 3/17 1pm - 4pm, 3/24 1pm - 4pm, 3/31 1pm - 4pm, 4/14 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session III. 4/28 1pm - 4pm, 5/12 1pm - 4pm, 6/2 1pm - 4pm, 6/16 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session IV. 6/30 1pm - 4pm, 7/7 1pm - 4pm, 7/28 1pm - 4pm, 8/11 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session V. Greenhorn Herding/Tending Clinic - 8/18 1pm - 4pm, 8/25 1pm - 4pm, 9/1 1pm - 4pm, 9/8 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session VI. Greenhorn Herding/Tending Clinic - 9/15 1pm - 4pm, 9/29 1pm - 4pm, 10/6 1pm - 4pm, 10/13 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session VII. Greenhorn Herding/Tending Clinic - 11/3 1pm - 4pm, 11/17 1pm - 4pm, 12/1 1pm - 4pm, 12/15 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

Session I. Greenhorn Herding/Tending Clinic - 1/5 1pm - 4pm, 1/12 1pm - 4pm, 1/19 1pm - 4pm, 2/2 1pm - 4pm. Weekly, 3 hours per class over 4 weeks.

A la carte registration available within each session.

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