Herding is fun and a great social activity. It gets you outdoors, keeps you active and is good exercise for all involved. Herding will intensify the relationship between you and your dog. It's a great pleasure to watch dogs perform the basic farm work they once were used for. Ask any handler and they will describe the satisfaction in learning to work your own dog.
Herding is complex and very challenging to learn, but well worth the effort!
Training is held by two Affiliates at DOGS NSW Grounds, 44 Luddenham Road, Orchard Hills, most weekends from March to November.
NSW Herding Association of NSW Inc The NSW Herding Association Incholds training every Saturday, from the First week in March to the end of November - 9.00am to 11.30am for beginners. All Members 9.00am to 3.00pm. New members TBA. In Summer there is a heat policy: if the temperature reaches 30 degrees, training or trial must cease.
The Australian Stock Dog Club of NSW Inc holds training on Sundays, from the First week in March to the end of November - 9.00am to 11.30am for beginners. All other Members 9.00am to 3.00pm. In Summer there is a heat policy: if the temperature reaches 30 degrees, training or trial must cease. Contact: Secretary. Email: email@example.com - Melanie McPherson. Mobile: 0408 771 515 Facebook Page: ASD of NSW. Financial members only.
Bearded Collie Club Of NSW Contact: Secretary Mrs L Brandt. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Mobile: 0408 414 361
Border Collie Club Of NSW Inc Contact: Trial Secretary, Mrs A Moy. Email: email@example.com - Mobile 0438 084 351
DOGS NSW Herding Judges Training & Assessment Scheme - TBA
Members are advised of the below criteria to apply to the DOGS NSW Judges Training & Assessment Scheme for 2022:
To be eligible to enter the scheme the applicant must: a. Must be a financial member of DOGS NSW b. Be 18 years of age or over, c. Be physically capable of Judging in accordance with the Rules. d. Be approved by DOGS NSW.
To be eligible to Judge Herding Test classes the applicant must have: a. Trained and trialled a dog to a Pre-Trial Test title. b. Acted as a Scribe and Stock Handler a minimum of three times.
To be eligible to judge Herding Trial classes the applicant must have: a. Met the eligibility criteria to Judge Herding Test level. b. Acted as Stock Handler for a minimum of three Herding Trials. c. Acted as the Scribe at least once for Started, Intermediate, and Advanced Class levels of the course(s) applied for (ie A and/or B and/or C) d. Trained and trialled a dog to a Started title or above (preferably in the course(s) applied for).
Applicants who do not yet meet all the stock handling and scribing criteria may be considered if they commit to and meet the relevant criteria prior to the date of the Practical Examination.