Performance Dogs in Action
HERDING: Drawing on the breed's instincts
Testing Your Dog's Herding Instinct
Learn from the ground up. Nola will teach a strong herding foundation beginning with an instinct test. We offer small arenas to begin your journey in herding along with sheep that are trained to start new dogs. It is not about yelling but rather good position and technique to build your dog's confidence.
Nola can teach you how to handle for trials or she can handle for you. She is an AHBA herding judge and AKC Farm Dog judge and familiar with many breeds of herding dogs. She has had, and trained, AHBA herding champions. Lessons are offered with a variety of stock including sheep, goats, ducks and geese.
Drop In Herding & Instinct Evaluation
Sundays 10:00 am - noon
(PDIA closed 1st Sunday of the month)
$35.00 for instinct evaluation
Your dog must be friendly with people and other dogs.
Most owners have not had an evaluation of instinct on their dog. We offer drop-in herding assessments and instinct testing on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am (see Calendar). Puppies can be tested as early as 6 months old on goats.
A herding instinct test involves one of PDIA's herding instructors taking your dog into a small arena with well behaved goats and observing how your dog works. We evaluate his/her reaction to the stock and how they approach that task. We'll discuss that with you and give you options on how and if you'd like to proceed.
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Be sure to call the main phone number, 916-655-1558, before you come out. Although we plan to be herding on Sundays, occasionally weather, trials and emergencies can cause us to cancel the event.
We are closed the first Sunday of every month.