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SESSION SCHEDULE - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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Tuition is based on the number of sessions of a course you attend throughout the week. Some courses are offered multiple times with the same or different instructors. If you sign up for 3 or less sessions, cost is $50 each; 4 –5 sessions, 40 each; more than 5 sessions, $30 each—OR— $30/$20/$10 for auditing stock classes, and shorter classes. Afternoon classroom sessions are approximately an hour in length at are priced at $40/$30/$20. Sessions are rated per handler/dog team. A handler with multiple dogs wanting to work both in the same course must register each separately. 

Class Name

Class Description

Cost/Session

Introductory Level Courses

Herding 101 - Intro to the Bubble
M/T/TH/F  7 am—8:45am
Roy Sage
M/T/TH/F 9:15 am - 11:00am
Patty Schneidmiller

Introduction to the ABC’s of round pen herding from the initial herding evaluation and starting your dog on stock. No prerequisite.

$50/$40/$30

Tending 101—Intro to Borders
M/T/TH/F 9:15 am—11am
Chelle Schumann

Introduction to the ABC’s of tending style herding from the initial tending instinct evaluation and starting your dog on borders with stock. No prerequisite.

$50/$40/$30

Herding 102 - Gate & Pen Safety
Wed 10 am
Val Manning

Gate and Pen Safety—Students will learn basics of getting stock in and out of pens and gates in a safe manner for stock, dogs & handlers

$40/$30/$20

Herding 106 - Introduction to Ducks
Wed 9 AM
Jeanine Blaner

Introduction to Ducks - Students will have the opportunity to introduce their dogs to working ducks on a long line.

$40/$30/$20

Herding 110 - Herding Fundamentals Getting your sea legs on started dogs
Monday 9am - 11am
Roy Sage

Getting (& Keeping) a Mental Yield
Tues. 7 am - 8:45
Cathy Sumeracki

Stop! Getting the stop every time
Tues. 9 am - 11 am
Cathy Sumeracki

Small Pen Work
Thursday 7 am - 8:45
Cathy Sumeracki

Problems, Finding the Root Cause and Applying the Perfect Solution
Thursday 9 am - 11am
Cathy Sumeracki

Practice Makes Perfect
Friday 7 am - 8:45am
Cathy Sumeraki

Introduction to Driving
Friday 9 am - 11 am
Cathy Sumeracki

Herding Fundamentals—Building a strong foundation of skills including flanks, outruns, fetching & driving. (Prerequisite: Herding 101 or equivalent skills)

$50/$40/$30

Tending 110 - Tending Fundamentals
M/T/TH/F 9:15 am - 11am
Val Manning
Monday - Working the graze
Tuesday - Roadwork/Bridge and Traffic Stop
Thursday - Roadwork/Car Pass
Friday - The pen

Tending Fundamentals—Building a strong foundation of skills including honoring the graze, basic road work and exit & return to the pen. (Prerequisite: Tending 101 or equivalent skills)

$50/$40/$30


 

 

Production Courses

Production 101 - Stock Primer
Tuesday - 3:34 - 4:45
Linda Holloway

“So you want your own stock” —What breeds work best for herding, how much space and what kind of fencing/housing do you need?
$40/$30/$20
Production 203—Hands On Basic Sheep Handling
Wednesday 7:00 AM—9 AM
Chelle Schumann, DVM
Basics of sheep handling—how to hold, trim feet, administer worm medication, vaccinations, trimming feet, etc.
$40/$30/$20
   

Trial Level Courses - Working

Herding 201/A  Elements of Arena/Ranch Herding Program with Sheep:
Mon. 7 am—8:45 am: Working in Alleyways,
Carol Lucero
Mon. 9:15 am to 11 am: The Take Pen
Carol Lucero
Tues. 7 AM - 8:45: Setting up for the Cross-drive from #4 to #5
Carol Lucero
Tues. 9 am - 11 am: Arena Gather & Fetch
Carol Lucero
Thurs. 7 am to 8:45 am: Ranch Sorting,
Roy Sage
Thurs. 9 am - 11 am: The Drive
Roy Sage
Fri. 7 am to 8:45 am: The Free-standing Pen,
Carol Lucero
Fri. 9am - 11 am: Settiing-up for the Cross Drive from #4 to #5
Carol Lucero
Students will start with a handlers meeting on the Arena course to discuss the elements of the arena and ranch courses, then work on exercises to address skills needed to effectively perform elements. Prerequisite: Pre-trial title or equivalent skills $50/$40/30
Herding 201/A Elements of Arena Herding Program with Ducks:
M/T/TR/F 9 am to 11 am: A course duck arena-
Jeanine Blaner
Students will start with a handlers meeting on the Arena course to discuss the elements of the course, then work on exercises to address skills needed to effectively perform elements. Prerequisite: Pre-trial title or equivalent skills $50/$40/30

Herding 201/202-B  Elements of the Field Herding Program with Sheep/Goats:
M/T/TH/F 9:15 am to 11 am: B course (sheep)
Linda Holloway
Monday - Outrun/lift/fetch
Tuesday - The Drive Panels
Thursday - Penning
Friday - The Shed

Students will start with a handlers meeting on the Field course to discuss the elements of the course, then work on exercises to address skills needed to effectively perform elements. Prerequisite: Pre-trial title or equivalent skills

$50/$40/30

Herding 201/202-B  Elements of the Field Herding Program with Ducks:
M/T/TH/F 7am - 8:45: B Course (Ducks) Jeanine Blaner

Students will start with a handlers meeting on the Field course to discuss the elements of the course, then work on exercises to address skills needed to effectively perform elements. Prerequisite: Pre-trial title or equivalent skills $50/$40/30

Herding 203-C   Elements of Tending Course
M/T/TH/F. 7 am - 8:45 am: C course
Linda Holloway
Monday - The Pen, Exit and repen
Tuesday - Roadwork, Traffic Stop and Car Pass
Thursday - Roadwork and the bridge
Friday - Working the Wide and Narrow Grazes

Students will start with a handlers meeting on the course to discuss the elements of the C course, then work on exercises to address skills needed to effectively perform elements. Prerequisite: Pre-trial title or equivalent skills

$50/$40/$30

 

 

 

Test & Trial Mechanics Courses—Classroom

Herding 108 - Whistle While You Work
Tuesday 3:45 - 4:45 PM
Carol Lucero

For those who are intriqued with the mystery of the shepherd's whistle. Instruction on the basic whistle commands used in herding dogs. Whistles will be provided to students

$40/$30/$20

Herding 111 - Beginner's Guide to Tests
Monday 3:45 pm - 4:45 PM
Val Manning
A guide for the herding beginner to what to expect when entering various test level courses. How to enter tests, skills needed and what the elements of HIC/HCT, HT, PT and JHD

$40/$30/$20

Herding 112 - Novice Walking Tour to Trialing, Why all the alphabet
Monday - 12 noon to 1 PM
Linda Holloway
An guide for the herding beginner to the various trail level courses and elements and how they showcase various breeds. $40/$30/$20
Herding 113 - Stock Stickmanship
Monday - 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Linda Holloway
A guide for beginners of basic use of a stock stick. Where is neutral? Which is the best stick for me? $40/$30/$20
Herding 117 - Herding Terminology
Thursday - 12 Noon - 1 PM
Cathy Sumeracki
A guide for beginners on herding venacular. $40/$30/$20
Herding 118 - How your Dog learns
Thursday - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cathy Sumeracki
This class is designed to help you understand how dogs learn and what training techniques are the most successful. $40/$30/$20
Herding 120 - Trial Etiquette & Protocols
Monday - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Carol Lucero
A guide for beginners on the how, where, when and who for successful trialing. $40/$30/$20

Herding 310-A   Mechanics of A-Course
Friday 1:15 —2:15 PM
Cathy Sumeracki

An in-depth, point by point guide through the AKC A-course (Arena) discussing course strategies for both handlers and judges.

$40/$30/$20

Herding 310-C Mechanics of - C Course
Friday 12 noon —1:00 PM
Roy Sage

An in-depth, point by point guide through the AKC C-course (Tending) discussing course strategies for both handlers and judges.

$40/$30/$20

Herding 310-D Mechanics of D-Course
Tuesday. 12 Noon - 1:00 PM
Linda Holloway

An in-depth point by point guide through the new AKC D-course (Ranch) discoussing course stategies for both handlers and judges.

$40/$30/$20

Herding 311 The Real Rules
Friday 2:30PM - 3:30 PM
Linda Holloway

A discussion on what are the real rules on the trial field. There are many assumptions about what are the rules when trialing and some are legitimate, others are not. This course will be help to clarify the truth from myth.

$40/$30/$20

Pet and Human Health and Wellness —Classroom

Sports Dog First Aid
Tuesday: 1:15 - 2:15 PM
Chelle Schumann, DVM
What every trialer should have on hand to deal with injuries or illnesses on the road. Know the signs of heat stroke, dehydration, snake bite and what to do until you can reach veterinary care.
$40/$30/$20

Yoga with your dog
Thursday: 1:15 PM - 2.15 PM
Sam Lieurance

Do you suffer trial anxiety? This class is designed to give you exercises to help clear that anxiety and allow you to focus on you and your dog achieving the best run.

$40/$30/$20

Alternative Training Courses

Alternative Training 101 - Farm Dog Certification Prep
Wednesday 12 NOON - 1 PM
Melissa Archer-Muncaster & Sarah Marshall

This class is designed to introduce you and your dog to the skills required to successfully pass AKC's New Farm Dog Certification Test that will be given on Saturday July 15th and Sunday July 16th

$40/$30/$20

Alternative Training 102 - Blind Dog/Handler
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Melissa Archer-Muncaster & Sarah Marshal

This class is designed to help handlers understand their herding dogs better and work on their timing for issuing commands. Students will be paired up with other students and each will experience being the dog and the handler will trying to move livestock. $40/$30/$20
Mural Painting with Sam
Wednesday 2 PM
Sam Lieurance
Sam is an accomplished painter who wants to add art to everyone's everyday life. She will show students how to rough in a design, then start a mural with paints. $40/$30/$20

 

 

 

 

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