TRAINERS

 

 

 

 

Illinois


  • Larry Sisson
    7820 State Route 4
    Worden,  IL 62002

    (618) 633-1990  
    farview@midwest.net
      

  • Kenneth Kuykendall & Joyce Burnham
    Custom Stockdogs
    Steeleville, IL ~ about 60 miles south of St Louis, MO 

    training@customstockdogs.com  
    www.customstockdogs.com  
    All sizes of training pens and larger fields. Sheep for every level of dog and a good selection of Indian Runner ducks. Cattle when available We conduct herding training clinics both at our facility in IL and other locations in IN, KY and OH. Contact us for references and information about attending clinics, private lessons or hosting a clinic.

  • Kathy Kawalec
    Dancing Hearts
    Manhattan, Illinois
     
    www.DancingHearts.org   
    Kathy@DancingHearts.org 

    Kathy offers a supportive, educational environment, teaching shepherding skills and guiding you to effectively shape your herding dogs natural instinct using calm patience, clarity, positive reinforcement and mutual respect. All levels of dogs and handlers, all herding breeds, various sized pens/fields, hair sheep, woolies, ducks. Private lessons and clinics.


    • Wendy Peters  
    •  Claycreekfarm
       845 220th St. Aledo, IL
       Aledo, IL
           
      16 years experience training a variety of herding breeds, but primarily border collies. Competitive in USBCHA Open trials as well as AHBA trials. Focus on calm,  confident stockmanship.  

      Contact: bordercollie65@yahoo.com
      Website: http://www.claycreekfarm.info/index.html

      


    Indiana

  • Karen Newhall
    Shady Creek Herding
    2764 S Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville, IN 47331 

    All breed training available, stock rental, lessons, clinics, etc.
    www.shadycreekherding.com    
    shadycreekherding@gmail.com  

    Stock:  Sheep and ducks.
    Shady Creek Herding offers a herding experience for inexperienced dogs and handlers as well as dogs that have experience.  We can start dogs for general ranch work on sheep.  Shady Creek Farm raises commercial Katahdin sheep and has several groups to herd with.  We primarily work with Border Collies but welcome all herding breeds.  We offer facility and stock rental to qualified individuals for training and practice.  Our farm is 26 acres with 4 joined pastures (3-6 acres each), a small starting pen and indoor arena.

    • Tammie Van Deusen
      Muncie, IN
      focus is working with Shelties. Tammy has worked many upstanding breeds and welcomes all herding breeds. Tammy's focus is to work with you as a team to help you build a solid foundation with all your stock work. 
      small round pen, 50x50 pen, 80x100, AKC A course. ranch course. Lessons on Thur, Fri, Sat and Sun
      faerieshelties@yahoo.comfaerieshelties@yahoo.com  
      www.faerieshelties.com


    Iowa area

     


    • Ann Witte
      Gaelyn Glen Farm
      11708 Capehart Rd. Springfield, NE 68059

      (402) 339-5200 adoannie@webtv.net 
      Stock: Sheep and Ducks
      Trainer: Ann Witte
      All Breeds: primarily upright dogs (Approved Judge; AKC and AHBA)
      Successfully trialed multiple dogs in AKC, ASCA and AHBA

       

    Kentucky

     

    • Sherry Moss
      1523 Mays Rd
      Lawrenceburg KY 40342-9552

      (502) 859-5585
      Stock: Sheep
      All breeds with emphasis on upright dogs.
      Training, handling, group and private lessons available.


    • Shelby Cook
      2525 Bondville Road
      Salvisa, KY 40372
      sheltiesandbcs@gmail.com
      Stock: Sheep
      All breeds with emphasis on upright dogs.
      Training, handling and private lessons. 
      AKC A course arena and large unfenced pastures for working.



    • Tenley Dexter
      Fairplay, KY (winter months)
      All breed stockdog training, group and private lessons
      Ten11ey@yahoo.com 
      clinic list
       

     

  • Sean and Sharol Hathaway
    High Reaches Farm
    612 Fuqua Rd.
    ROCKFIELD  KY  42274
    HRTimber@aol.com 

    708-638-0895

    michigan

     

    • Becky Bailie
      Manchester Michigan 

      imaginefarm@provide.net
        
      http://www.starstuffaussies.net  

    • Gail Winnick
      Perry, MI 

      HeartSongAussies@peoplepc.com
       

      • Diane Wright

      Diane Wright

      13535 6 1/2 Mile Road
      Battle Creek, MI 49014


      13535 6 1/2 Mile Road
      Battle Creek, MI 49014
      Facililty/Livestock: Large unfenced pastures, with grazes marked for tending/border work/AKC C Course work... no course set up. Flock of St. Croix-cross hair sheep.
      Tending-style evaluations/instinct testing, tending lessons and tending clinics... breeds limited to GSD, Belgians, Briards, Beauceron. Dogs must be mentally mature... no young puppies.
      Tending, Large Flock or AKC C Course work is the type of herding historically done by European herding breeds, German Shepherds, Briards and Belgians and differs from the work done by BCs. I have trained & trialed an AKC Herding Champion GSD from A Course (sheep) & Herding CH GSD from C Course.
      Email: diwri@yahoo.com Email preferred.

       

    minnesota

     

     

    MISSOURI 

     

     

 

OHIO 

 

  • Judi Bigham
    324 County Road 1171
    Nova , OH

    (419) 652-3647

  • www.facebook.com/hadobarfarm

    hadobar@gmail.com
    http://hadobarfarm.com


  • Kelly Malone
  • Karma Performance 
    14980 Marshallville St. NW, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    330-618-1776 karmasreva@aol.com 
    5 acres, with a 200'x200' trial arena, a 150'x140 test arena, and a 50x50' training pen.
    45+ head of mixed sheep which can be mixed and matched to give you any level of difficulty desired.

    Lessons, rentals, clinics, demos, sheep camps and outside clinicians are all available at Karma Performance.
  • Gayle Garrison
  • Garrison Farm Herding Lessons
    Wilmington, Ohio
     
    Fenced competition area suitable for AKC/ABHA competition prep
    100 foot round pen
    2 acre fenced work area
    8 acre fenced work area
    Sheep and ducks available
     
    Gayle Garrison
    garrisonfarm@msn.com
    513-378-2562
    on Facebook as Garrison Farm Herding Lessons

     

  • Ellen Schwab
    Aunt Ellen's Farm
    Junction City, Ohio (one hour SE of Columbus)
    gentle cattle, flighty sheep, pocket goats, docile ducks, and feisty geese
    various size pens and fields, rolling terrain, lots of shade and cool creek  
    AuntEllenS@aol.com
      (740)987-8668


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    wisconsin 

  • Marie Murphy
    Diamond Aire Kennels
    Hager City, WI 

    diamaire@redwing.net
     
    www.redwing.net/~diamaire 
    all herding breeds

  • Shannon Wolfe
    Magic's Legacy
    Genoa City, WI

    www.shannonwolfeherding.com
    brass@genevaonline.com
     Custom training of all herding breeds.

    Show site, clinics, duck and sheep demonstrations.


  • John Wentz
    N6042 Fox Glen rd
    Portage, WI 53901
    john@bigyellowboots.net
    608-697-3681
    Bigyellowboots.net

    All herding breeds, lessons, lessons at your site for you and your friends.
    Started dogs and puppies sometimes available.