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Working Dog Workshop

June 19 @ 9:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Date: Wednesday 19 June & Thursday 20 June

Location: Mulwala

Program:

Handler spots are full! Fence-sitter still available.

Over the 2-day course you will learn a lot about your dog and its behaviour in general, how to communicate so your dog understands you, obedience, how to solve problems and of course everything there is to know about herding.

We use a ‘hands on approach’ starting with you and your dog on sheep, and back that up with white board instruction. We work in small groups and you learn understanding and developing the instincts of your dog and how to work with it, not against it. You learn communicating with your position and body movement: this foundation work will build strong working bonds with your dog and develop to a higher standard of ability. We will talk about and practice commands, obedience and stress free stock handling.

This course includes:

  • Instinct testing
  • Body language and position
  • Obedience on and off lead
  • Working in the paddock on a bigger flock of sheep
  • Commands, off balance
  • Backing and barking
  • Casting and driving
  • Stock Flow & Leaders
  • Getting rid of bad habits

Morning tea and lunch provided.

Bring your own dog (multiple dogs allowed, however please be mindful that time will be divided fairly between participants).

Trainers: Paul Macphail and Anneke Homan, Beloka Kelpies Stud and Working Dog Training.

Riverine Plains members, your discount code is in your emails! For more information, please contact our Member Engagement Officer, Lynn Macaulay.

Details

Start:
June 19 @ 9:00 am
End:
June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Details

Start:
June 19 @ 9:00 am
End:
June 20 @ 5:00 pm