After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson

After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson

2023

with Carolyn Wilki

FMI: TELEPHONE — (610) 674-0160

After the Instinct Test - The First Herding Lesson

Discounts:
If you have previously attended at least 4 Greenhorn, Herding, or Tending Clinics or previous beginner clinic in the past two years (or private lesson equivalent), the following options apply: A. Discounted fee for attending is $150. Additional 2nd Dog, Same Handler ($80).
B. Or you can attend ½ day am session or pm session, for $90 per dog.
-- contact me for a discount code.


  • 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.
  • At least 3 stock exposures/dog—handler team on Saturday.



After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson
Workshop Dates 2022 (recent)
Session I. After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson - Saturday, October 15, 2022. 1-day session, 9am - 5 pm
Session I. After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson - Saturday, November 26, 2022. 1-day session, 9am - 5 pm
Session I. After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson - Saturday, January 7, 2023. 1-day session, 9am-4pm
Session II. After the Herding Instinct Test-- The First Herding Lesson - Saturday, April 15, 2023. 1-day session, 9am-4pm