Caleb at breezeway Northern Colorado Herding header image 2
Terra Norté - Where the wind is long, the water is scarce and the dogs are exceptional
Terra Norte German ShepherdsHOME || WHO IS TERRA NORTÉ || GREAT DOGS || TERRA NORTÉ BOYS || TERRA NORTE' GIRLS || PUPPIES || CONTACT US

 

Hold your herding event at Rancho Terra Norte!


SESSION SCHEDULE - COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Summer Symposium Home |Faculty Bios| Registration Form| Hotel & Nearby Attractions

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 $60 each; 4 –5 sessions, 50 each; more than 5 sessions, $40 each—OR— $40/$30/$20 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 9:15 am - 11:00am
Pat Schneidmiller & TBD

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

$60/$50/$40

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.

$60/$50/$40

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
Mary Alice Wisecarver

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 7-8:45
Mary Alice Wisecarver

The Balancing Act
Monday 9am - 11am
Mary Alice Wisecarver

The Drive - How to get it started
Tues. 7 am - 8:45
Mary Alice Wisecarver

Stop! The most important tool
in your dog's toolbox
Tues. 9 am - 11 am
Mary Alice Wisecarver

Expanding the gather - bigger outruns
Thursday 7 am - 8:45
TBD

The Balancing Act - II
Thursday 9 am - 11am
TBD

Lines & Obstacles
Friday 7 am - 8:45am
TBD

Introduction to Driving
Friday 9 am - 11 am
Linda Holloway

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

$60/$50/$40

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)

$60/$50/$40


 

 

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
Production 210- Trimming Goat and Sheep Feet, The Do's and Don'ts
Thursday 3:45 to 4:45 PM
Sina Parasaye, DVM

 
$40/$30/$20

Trial Level Courses - Working

Herding 201/A  Elements of Arena/Ranch Herding Program with Sheep:
Mon. 7 am—8:45 am: The Outrun/Lift/Fetch
Billy Pickel
Tues. 7 AM - 8:45: Ranch Sorting
Val Manning
Thurs. 7 am to 8:45 am: The Take Pen/Re-pen,
Val Manning
Fri. 7 am to 8:45 am: The Cross-drive,
getting from the 4 to the 5
Billy Pickel
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 $60/$50/40

Herding 201/A Elements of Arena Herding Program with Ducks:
Mon. 7 am to 8:45 am: The outrun/lift/fetch
Sherry Kaltenborn
Tues. 7 am to 8:45 am: The fence obstacles
Sherry Kaltenborn
Thurs. 7 am to 8:45 am: The Crossdrive
Sherry Kaltenborn
Fri. 7 am to 8:45 am: The re-pen
Sherry Kaltenborn

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 $60/$50/40

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

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

$60/$50/40

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

$60/$50/$40

 

 

 

Test & Trial Mechanics Courses—Classroom

Herding 111 - Beginner's Guide to Tests
Monday 3:45 pm - 4:45 PM
Mary Alice Wisecarver

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
Mary Alice Wisecarver
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
Val Manning
A guide for beginners on herding venacular. $40/$30/$20
Herding 120 - Trial Etiquette & Protocols and The Real Rules
Monday - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Linda Holloway
A guide for beginners on the how, where, when and who for successful trialing. Then 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
Herding 121 - From the Judge's Eye
Tuesday - 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Mary Alice Wisecarver
This class is to help exhibitors understand how judges view their runs. Discussion on deductions and prochedures $40/$30/$20
Herding 310-A   Mechanics of A-Course
Tuesday 12:00 noon —1:00 PM
Mary Alice Wisecarver
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-B - Mechanics of B-Course
Thursday 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Linda Holloway

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

$40/$30/$20

Herding 310-C Mechanics of - C Course
Friday 12 noon —1:00 PM
Karen Trimble

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
Friday 1:15 - 2:15 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

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

Goat Yoga
Friday: 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Sam Lieurance

Yoga Sam will be holding a special yoga class where students will perform their yoga workout in the company of RTN's crop of 2019 baby goats - guaranteed to put you into a better mindset for the weekend trials.

$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

 

Terra Norte German ShepherdsHOME || WHO IS TERRA NORTÉ || GREAT DOGS || TERRA NORTÉ BOYS || TERRA NORTE' GIRLS || PUPPIES || CONTACT US