My goal is provide each dog and handler with instruction
that will enable the team to learn and grow and reach their full
potential. There are multiple ways to train and many options will
be explored to find the way that works for you and your dog. I
believe we all learn best when relaxed and thinking, this is true of
the dogs as well so my training methods try to enhance this
attitude. Positive methods of pressure and release, allowing the
dog to have fun and think, encouraging the right and correcting the
wrong will be used. Often it helps handlers to see another dog
work or work with a dog farther along in training so you are able to
"feel what is right" without the concern of your dog. It is impossible
to train if you do not have an idea of what things should look like or
what the end result is that you want. Once these things are
established we will take steps for you to reach your goals.
Herding is much more about bringing the Instinct out in a dog rather than
obedience. Though the years of working with sheep and dogs I
learned much, it is a journey like no other. The sheep themselves are
quite amazing, the working dogs incredible. They each deserve
respect and it through that relationship of Respect and Trust that all
good things come.
are different sheep and areas in which to train that enable us to work
dogs in the area that is best for them and progress to more difficult
situations as the team is ready for new challenges. I invite top
handlers from across the US, Canada and overseas to hold training
clinics so we can all benefit from their experience and
knowledge. Clinics are held several times a year.
If you are interested in lessons please contact me -firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell
lessons are given throughout the year
Here are some photos from clinics and lessons held at
Clearfieldstockdogs and clinics giving off site.
10 mo. old Belgian
old Belgian Terv
indoor clinic in central OH
Marco came for some training in June 2012 and Oct 2012. He is now
working cattle at home.
Jack Knox Clinics