SUCCESS WITH STOCKDOGS WORKSHOPS
stockdogs is a personalized three-part
educational program designed to introduce and educate livestock
the benefits of stockdogs and learn to incorporate stockdogs into their
operation. Workshops will be offered Fall of 2017, Spring and
Practical training of Core Skills
for both dog and handler will be the focus
workshop will include demonstrations as well
opportunity to work your dog on stock with the clinician to improve
skills you and/or your dog need.
The demonstrations will focus on
the dogs to help accomplish real work with livestock – gathering and
stock, watching gates, penning, medicating stock, sorting ect. We
also demonstrate the stages of training starting with a young pup and
you through several different dogs and end with a finished dog.
individual skill training portion of the workshop will include either
stages of training in a round pen or small field or recreating work
that you and your dog will accomplish with the help of clinician.
actual training will depend on what is most appropriate and helpful for
your dog. Not all dogs will be at the stage where they are able
work in a
new environment with stock they do not know. Young dogs will
cementing fundamental skills necessary to accomplish chores.
Inexperienced handlers may benefit most by concentrating on skill
elements that will be added together to make accomplishing chore work
once you and the dog are ready for that.
The third part of the program
continued support and skill building through on-line discussion, video
and instruction after the workshops. Low stress handling of
will be emphasized throughout.
will be able to gain valuable
information allowing you to decide if a herding dog would be beneficial
and your operation and lay a solid foundation for all your work with
stockdogs. Those who use stockdogs already will be able to learn
better train and the use your dog. Networking and building
other producers using dogs will enable everyone to exchange ideas
from each individual’s experiences. The ideal situation would be
attend multiple workshops building on each work session. This
you to see a more complete picture of working stock using a dog and
most knowledge and skill.
–- Sustainable Agricultural Research and
Education has made this educational program possible by subsidizing the
majority of the costs. There will be a small daily fee to attend
For more information
contact Denice Rackley at Clearfield Stockdogs and Lamb
email@example.com or www.clearfieldstockdogs.com
or go to
facebook and search SUCCESS with STOCKDOGS
April 27, 28, 29 2018
each day build upon the others but stands alone
COST per day
80.00 for a dog/handler working spot
30.00 to audit
registration forum and fee due one month prior to workshops
LIMITED number of working spots available