Getting started with sheep herding
First, before dogs are left off-leash around live-stock, they are assessed on-leash by the trainer. The trainer will lead the dog and show them how to move live-stock without chasing, barking or biting. Once the dog shows control and interest around the livestock, the dog can be let off-leash and the trainer can then guide and control their natural herding ability.
Lessons at our facility
Dogs new to the sport of herding will only be able to handle brief moments of working livestock. By giving the dog two separate turns on livestock, with a break in-between, the dog can fully utilize its learning potential. After a few lessons, dogs will be able to work longer and complete more difficult tasks.
What to bring
A flat or martingale collar (no harnesses please!)
A 6' foot leash
Crate or pen (optional, but recommended)