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Herding in Canada ~ Calendar

Herding in Canada ~ Calendar

Last update to this page ~ 29 March, 2015 09:58 AM

This page contains links and/or information for: (click link to jump to section)

Aussie Clubs
Stockdog Associations
Herding Trainers
Herding Terminology
Herding Internet Resources
Herding e-mail lists
DVD/Videos/Herding Books

If you know of a club, trainer or judge that we can contact for permission to add to our list, please send us an e-mail!

Below is some general information about herding "classes", trials and instinct testing...

Instinct Testing: this is for people who don't want to enter their dog in an actual class but want to test the instinct of the dog to work. This 5 minutes test is a quick way to evaluate if the dog shows instinct. The cost for the test varies from club to club.

Classes & Clinics: clinics normally last the whole day, sometimes two days and classes are usually about an hour!  In a clinic the dog will work sheep a few times, while the judges teach the technique to all participants. The price for classes & clinics varies depending on the club or trainer.

Aussie Clubs

British Columbia:

ASC of British Columbia
Affiliate Representative - Maggie Lyon
RR2 S-42 C-12, Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0
Phone: 260-539-5428
Club affiliation: ASCA

ASC of the Interior British Columbia
Affiliate Representative - Margaret Cameron
2726-70th Ave. SW, Olympia, WA  98512 USA
Phone: 360-943-1142
Club affiliation: ASCA


Smoky River Dog Club
Grande Prairie, AB
Contact: Darlene Fritz dfritz@city.grande-prairie.ab.ca
Offered: Occasional herding clinics.


Central Prairie AS Enthusiasts
Donna Lewis
615 Toothill St., Regina Sk S4T 7G5
: 306-543-7168


Manitoba ASC
Janis McCarthy
807 Coventry Rd., Winnipeg, MB R3R 1B8
Phone: 204-896-0976
Club affiliation: ASCA / CKC pending


ASC of Ontario
Website:  http://ascontario.com
Club affiliation: CKC

TBAYASC (Thunder Bay Australian Shepherd Club)
Website: www.tbasco.com
Club affiliation: ASCA

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Stockdog Associations

B.C. Stock Dog Association
Mailing Address: Box 635, 100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0
Club President: Lorne Landry
Phone: (250) 395-4785
E-mail:  landry@bcinternet.net
Club website: http://stockdog.bc.ca/
Offered: Clinics, trials on sheep and cattle, herding fun days, newsletter.

Alberta Stock Dog Association
Club website:  http://www.albertastockdog.com

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Herding Trainers


Lisa Wright (north of Edmonton)

Landing Trail Stockdogs

north of Edmonton

E-mail:  dogs@lisawright.ca

Website:  www.landingtrailstockdogs.com

Offering all breed herding lessons using dog broke Katahdins, a round pen, a couple of larger pens as well as pasture for dog work.


Louanne Twa (south of Calgary)

Phantom Ridge Border Collies

Okotoks, Alberta

E-mail:  phantomridge@gmail.com
Website:  www.phantomridgebordercollies.com

British Columbia:

Lynn Leach
Downriver Farm
58428 McKay Road
Hope, British Columbia  V0X 1L2
Phone:  (604)869-7656
E-mail: herd@downriver.org
Website: http://downriver.org/
Facility: Training, clinics, hosts CKC Herding trials, ASCA trials, AHBA trials, Border Collie Trials, etc.

Jan Wesen
Bear's Dog SHOP
7210 Worline Rd
Bow, Washington 98232
Phone: 360-766-6808   Cell 360-333-7131
Website: http://www.ncia.com/~rwesen mall pens up to open areas. Stock-Sheep, ducks and cattle. Jan gives outside clinics at other locations & to individual groups at her own place. Regular lessons at home & other locations. Judge-AKC, AHBA, ASCA

Shelley Fritzke
Tehillah Farms
Abbotsford, British Columbia
E-mail: tehillah@sprint.ca
Website: http://www.geocities.com/balkangsd/
All breed herding lessons; instinct tests, clinics; will work/trial/handle other people's dogs.  Breeders of German Shepherd Dogs.  Work/train my own dogs in tending style as well as gathering style herding.  CKC Herding Judge.


Faye Unrau
E-mail: faye4ufarms@rainyday.ca>
Phone:  204-774-3441
Located just outside Winnipeg, south, we have a large indoor arena and also have large outdoor training pen and a new round pen


Tucker Creek Farm
Tanya Wheeler
3020 Hwy. 61
Tucker Creek Farm
Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C 4V2
Phone: (807) 473-5629
Website:  http://www.tuckercreek.net
E-mail: tuckercr@tbaytel.net

Jean Barrett
6783 Bell Heights, Derby, NY 14047
about 30 miles West of Buffalo, NY  or about 3 hours from Cleveland, OH  or about 2 hours from Toronto.
E-mail: wickeddogs@verizon.net
Website: www.wickedworkingdogs.com
Stock Rental $10
Barbado & Katahdin Sheep

Have Ewe Herd?
Sue Jewell
10 minutes south of Barrie , Ontario
(705) 424-7102
private lessons/clinics
any herding breed or herding mix - any breed with herding background
variety of sheep/ducks

Flying Ewe Farm
Nancy Ireland, Bob Allan
Dunnville, Ontario
45 minutes south of Hamilton, 45 minutes west of Niagara Falls on Lake Erie
(905) 701-6026
herding clinics, seminars, trials and practice
all breeds welcome

Kathy Warner
Welland, Ontario 
905 384-2531
website http://www.teecreek.com  
We are 10 minutes from Niagara Falls, Ontario, 15 minutes from the Peace Bridge/Buffalo

Ewes Welcome Farm
Sylvia Forster
R.R.#2 Castleton, Ontario
Phone  905-344-8375

Web  in progress
Stock  - Mixed breed sheep, heavy and light,  Indian Runner Ducks; Round pen, small paddocks plus 10 acre open field.
Border Collies and all herding breeds,  sheep rental time.
AHBA/CKC trials/farm rental available for your event

Werner Reitboeck, Navall Farm
Box 424, Winchester, ON, K0C 2K0
613 448 3266


Bruce Smart
889 Main Road
Hudson,  Quebec J0P 1H0
450 458-2502
E-mail:  bruce.smart@sympatico.ca
Bruce is a trainer, breeder and judge of Border Collies.  He has also trained people with other breeds using sheep and can give individual or group lessons.

Dave Young
Turn Around Farm
32 Flanders Road
Sawyerville, Quebec J0B 3A0
Phone - 819-889-3276
E-mail - dyoung@ubishops.ca

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Herding - Internet Resources

masbullet.gif Canada's Guide to Dogs - Herding
masbullet.gif The International Herder
masbullet.gif AHBA -
American Herding Breed Association
masbullet.gif Tucker Creek Farm -
Tanya Wheeler, Thunder Bay, Ontario (Trainer & Herding Judge)
masbullet.gif Downriver Farms - Lynn Leach, Hope, British Columbia (Trainer & Herding Judge)
- check out
             Lynn's great videos on all breed herding!!

masbullet.gif Shepherd's Journal -
a great Canadian magazine dedicated to sheep enthusiasts
masbullet.gif K-9 Stations links to trainers In Canada & the USA
Northeast Herding Info (Northeastern U.S.) http://www.northeastherdinginfo.com
Herding on the Web ~ http://www.herdingontheweb.com
masbullet.gif The Herdsman - Series of on-line articles covering herding courtesy of AKC

Agri Help-Stockdogs ~ http://www.agrihelp.com/drkwrkdogs.htm
Stockdog Server ~ http://www.stockdog.com
masbullet.gif Jan’s Dog Events Calendar ~
Stockdog trainer Jan Wesen’s calendar covers the Pacific
              Northwest -
Upcoming Herding Events-West Coast ~ http://members.cox.net/gsdvominsel/events.htm
Cow Dog News ~  http://www.cowdognews.com/
American Kennel Club Events ~ http://www.akc.org/dic/events/search/
ASCA Events Calendar ~ http://www.speakeasy.org/~frankb/ascacalendar/frankb_webcal.cgi
masbullet.gif Sheep Thrills

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Herding related e-mail lists

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Video, DVD & Books

  • If you are interested in herding, there are a wide variety of videotapes available and we highly recommend Herding I, II and III by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor (go to the Las Rocosa site at http://www.lasrocosa.com/education.html to order).

  • Another wonderful video, especially for beginning trainers or people having a few problems training their dogs is "An Introduction To All Breed Herding" by Lynn Leach of Downriver Farm, and now Lynn has a second video available as well!  You can order the videos directly from Lynn's website at http://downriver.org

  • Steve & Anne Shope (Legends Aussies) have a great DVD that comes with an instructional manual.  More info on their website at http://www.legendsaussies.com/ 

  • Our favorite herding book is Herding Dogs Progressive Training by Vergil S. Holland (ISBN #0-87605-644-3)...it's a great book!

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