The training is designed for the committed handler who wishes to
title her or his dog with an HGH Herding Title. There are
currently no openings for new students available. I will have availabilities
again after this year's trial in October.
All lessons are individual instructions only. Preferable
breeds are the so-called tending breeds such as German Shepherd
Dogs, Belgian Sheepdogs (all varieties), Briards, and Beaucerons.
Border Collies and breeds working in a similar style are not suitable.
The lessons are given at my farm. Although a real training
facility doesn't exist because of the risk of a routine training,
all elements needed are included in the training.
The instinct tests are offered for tending breeds only. They are
intended for people who wish to train a dog at White Clover Sheep
Farm. No previous training is required. During such a test I find
out if the dog is interested in sheep and if one could attempt herding
training. Please only inquire testing your dog if you wish to train
and title your dog.