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After the Instinct Test - The First Herding Lesson

If you have previously attended at least 4 Greenhorn, Herding, or Tending Clinics or previous beginner clinic in 2009-2012(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, 9 am-12 pm, or pm session, 1 pm- 4pm, for $75 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.

Limit Number Dogs per Workshop: 5

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Fees: Main Dog & Main Handler Registration ($190) per workshop.
2nd Dog Same Handler ($95) per workshop.
Payment due for all classes, events and seminars 2 weeks before beginning of session.
All payments for classes, events and seminars are non-refundable within 2 weeks of beginning of the class, event or seminar, with exception of cancellation of the class, event or seminar by organizer.

Bed and Breakfast payment is due one week prior to check-in and is non-refundable within one week of check-in.


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