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SLATE BELT HERDING ORGANIZATION PRESENTS

ALL BREED HERDING INSTINCT TESTS FOR THE YEAR 2019

at

Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm
, 2167 Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor, PA 18013



Time: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., all weather, as registered


Herding Instinct Test
Test Dates 2019
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Session I. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, January 26, 2019. About a half hour.

Session II. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, March 16, 2019. About a half hour.

Session III. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, April 27, 2019. About a half hour.

Session IV. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, June 1, 2019. About a half hour.

Session V. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, October 12, 2019. About a half hour.

Session VI. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, November 16, 2019. About a half hour.

Session VII. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, December 14, 2019. About a half hour.

Session I. New Year's Day Herding Instinct Test - Wednesday, January 1, 2020. About a half hour.

Session II. SBHO Herding Instinct Test - Saturday, February 1, 2020. About a half hour.


Closing Dates:   2 weeks before each event.   No refunds thereafter with exception of event cancellation.

IF SPACE PERMITS, ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON-SITE UNTIL 12 NOON ON ANY TEST DAY.

Runs Start: 9:00 a.m.   (Note: Start time may be at 8 a.m. especially in June- August), 4 dogs assigned per hour. Tests will be outdoors.


Carolyn Wilki, a nationally recognized herding author, has tested over 1500 dogs, all breeds. She has trained dogs to over 150 herding titles. IN THE TEST, positive reinforcement testing techniques are used. Dogs are first to penned sheep with dog outside a pen. Many dogs can pass the test without actually going into the pen. As necessary, if the dog requires additional stimulation by chasing stock without a barrier between, the dog (on or off lead as appropriate), will be tested inside a 200’ diameter pen with sheep. Dogs must show at least 5 minutes of interest in sheep in some herding style and some responsiveness to handling within a 10 minute period in order to receive a certificate. Every dog will receive a written evaluation. Puppies should be no younger than 6 months of age. No upper age limit.


DIRECTIONS


Please check in with event secretary when you arrive. Although tests may be conducted indoors if weather is inclement, please wear appropriate weather gear. Bring bug spray, sun block, rainproof and warm clothes, if appropriate. Leash your dog!   Dress your dog in all his normal collars you would use for training, including a flat buckle collar. Please pick up after your dog. Feed & water dog as usual! Bring dog treats—we might use them (or not) when your dog sees the sheep.



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