Herding Training is a great way to allow your dog to use it's instincts and energy in a controlled environment.
Being able to 'give your dog a job' and cater to the built in drive to work that all working breeds have results in a more balanced, happier dog at home and also improves your bond and understanding of each other.
Working Dogs are genetically set up to work, they love to work.
We offer the following services:
One on One Herding Session - 60 Minutes - Tue/Wed/Fri - for regulars and handlers serious about making progress with their dog
If you are struggling with
- Leash Manners
- General Obedience
or other Behavioural Quirks we do recommend booking a 3hr one on one Obedience/Behavioural Session first.
You can find out more about this service here:
Or, alternatively we do offer packages which include Obedience and Behavioural work as well as an introduction to sheep:
This way we can help you achieve an overall more synchronized life with your best friend.
Introduction to Herding Workshops - On Selected Weekends between March and October - Follow the Link to our Workshop Form to enter your name to our Waiting List!
Our Workshops are fully booked until August 2023 with a healthy waiting list to contact.
We are currently working on making more options available.
Breeds Suited to Herding: Kelpies, Collies, Koolies, Cattle Dogs, Aussie Shepherds, Bearded Collies and their Crosses
What to expect:
Time with your Dog on Sheep under Guidance
Learn about the Basics of Herding and how to apply different Techniques
An Insight into your Dogs natural Abilities
Learn about the Instinct triggering your Dogs reactive Side and how to manage it
At what age is my pup ready for herding sessions?
- We don't recommend starting herding sessions before the age of 6 months. At 6 months old your pup will be ready for monthly or fortnightly sessions depending on their individual development.
Is my dog too old to start herding sessions?
- There is no age limit. If your dog has medical conditions please contact us to discuss further. Otherwise there is no reason your senior should not be able to have a go at herding.
What do I need to bring on the day?
- Just bring yourself, your lead/collar of choice and don't forget your dog.
Do I need to prepare my dog?
- There is no need to start a big exercise regimen or go on a fancy diet. Recap on your basic obedience and we will pick up from there.
Without awareness and training a herding breed's instinct has the potential to trigger behavioural problems like:
- chasing moving objects (cars, kids, bikes...)
- biting and nipping
- destructive behaviour
- uncontrollable barking
While herding gives dogs an outlet, satisfying their instincts and providing the highest possible level of mental stimulation for their intelligent minds, it doesn't offer a magical fix for the quirks listed above. Herding in combination with consistent, calm and assertive routine and training can be an amazing tool to further a dog's education.