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STOCK DOG TRAINERS

     Welcome to the trainers directory of the Stock Dog Server.   This directory is intended to help trainers advertise their availability and to help beginners find a trainer to help them.

     The stockdog server makes no promises in any way about the trainers listed or any aspect of their training program.  Potential students are advised to interview trainers before selecting one to work with.  If you would like to be listed in this directory please look here.

     In the Training offered information the following abbreviations are used: P-Private lessons at trainers site, G-Group lessons at trainers site, C-Clinics, Y-Private lessons at trainee's site, D- Take in outside dogs for training

     In the facilities information the following abbreviations are used: R-Round Pen, S-Small field (up to 200 ft per side), M- Medium Field (up to 150 yd per side), L-Large field (minimum 200yd by 400yd), P-Pens and shoots, T-Trial equipment

TRAINERS BY STATE (updated 8/16/07)

Alabama Kansas New Mexico Virginia
Alaska Kentucky New York Washington
Arizona Louisiana North Carolina West Virginia
Arkansas Maine North Dakota Wisconsin
California Maryland Ohio Wyoming
Colorado Massachusetts Oklahoma CANADA
Connecticut Michigan Oregon ENGLAND
Delaware Minnesota Pennsylvania EUROPE
Florida Mississippi Rhode Island  
Georgia Missouri South Carolina  
Hawaii Montana South Dakota  
Idaho Nebraska Tennessee  
Illinois Nevada Texas  
Indiana New Hamspshire Utah  
Iowa New Jersey Vermont  

California

Sandra Milberg
2455 Calistoga Road
Santa Rosa California 95404
phone: 707-539-2414
fax: 707-539-0364
email: oaksprgs@pacbell.net
training: P, D
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: R, S, M, P, T

Larry and Sandra Southard
Route 4 Box 245
Porterville, CA 93257
Phone: 805-536-8514
Fax: 805-536-8107
E-mail: okequine@aol.com

Doug Manley
28002 Gertner Estate Road,
Santiago Cyn, CA 92676
phone:(714)828-5405
email:Dgmn@earthlink.net
training:P,G
Breeds: All
facil:R,S,P,T
Info: We're Back. Now at Santiago Cyn Rd & Gertner Estate Rd. Specializing in Aussies, Turves and other loose-eyed dogs. Fundamental Handler Training for working the dog you have. Co-op and agility field Avialable

Michael C. Lofton
P.O. Box 1290
Valley Center, CA 92082
phone: 760-749-2539
fax: 760-749-8307
email: Stockdog@pacbell.net
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, L, P, T
Info: Classes now being taught in Southern CA at The Valley Center Stockdog Training Center (Valley Center), Perris, and Victorville.

Judi Schmidt
24343 Kennefick Rd.
Galt, Ca. 95632
phone: (209)333-0780
fax: (209)333-0655
email: cutrquarters@softcom.net
training: P, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T

Janice DeMello
URL:
www.jandemellobordercollie.com
address: 3218 Strong Street
city: Riverside, CA 92501
phone: 909 369 1160
email: hobnob1@earthlink.net
training: PCD
breeds: All breeds
facil: S

Nola Jones
URL: http://performancedogsinaction.com
address: 7089 Pleasant Grove Road
city: Pleasant Grove, CA 95668
phone: (916) 655-1558
email: nola@performancedogsinaction.com
training: PGC
cost:
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Lessons offered with Sheep and Ducks. Please call or visit our web site for more information.

Delaware

Howard Gaines III
URL: www.gainesfarmandkennels.com
address: 1948 Hopkins Cemetery Road
city: Harrington, Delaware 19952
phone: 302-398-0185
fax:
email: dehgaines@aol.com
training: P
cost: K-9 Assessment fee$35.00, Lesson fee $2.00 per minute or $35.00 per session
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMP
Info: We offer farm-style herding lessons. This offers the weekend/hobby herder an outlet for their working dog's energy. Training is done on Katahdin Hair sheep and not ducks or geese. Lessons are ongoing throughout the year.

Florida

Sherry Lee
address: 6620 Hickory Tree Road
city: St. Cloud, FL 34772
phone: 407-892-8437
fax:
email: lindensheepdogs@peoplepc.com
training: PCD
cost: lessons $30, stock/field time $25 per dog
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Herding training available for all breeds. A variety of fields and stock available for rent to handlers with trained dogs. Clinics and trials held during the year. Private lessons by appointment.

Georgia

Sue and Marc Mesa
www.branstockfarm.com
3234 Old Elbert Rd
Royston, Ga 30662
706-245-8566
email: smesa@earthlink.net
training: P, G, C, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T
Info: Our philosophy is if you aren't having fun, then you are in the wrong place. We feel that herding can be just as fun for the serious  trialer as it is for the hobby herder (who more times than not turns into a serious trialer). We compete in all herding trials (AKC,ISDS,ASCA ect..)

Idaho

Derek Fisher
4450 N. Linder
Meridian ID 83642
phone: 208-888-4701
email: fisher@excelonline.com
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: S, M, P
Info: I have been successfuly training and trialing Border Collies in the North West and all over the country for about five years.  I beleive in a calm, cool and natural way of training my dogs where the dogs still are capable of doing work while being able to run a trial course successfully.

Judy Garbarino
URL: http://www.pokiescountrykennel.com
address: 23093 Center Pointe Road
city: Caldwell, ID 83607
phone: 208 454-2032
email: colliecorgi@juno.com
training: PGD
cost: Contact Us for Lesson/Stock Rental/and Facility Prices
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Our ranch is located just northwest of Boise, ID. We have a working ranch and have trial herding experience with both corgis and collies. All breeds welcome. Vistors welcome anytime.

Illinois

Tammie Rogers
URL:
www.DarnFar.com
address: RR1 Box 114
city: Brownstown, IL 62418
phone: 618 427-3333
email: darnfar@csuol.com
training: PGCYD
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info:  Herding lessons, stock rental, clinics and trials for all herding breeds across all herding venures. Variety of sheep to provide training opportunities for beginner through advanced dogs and handlers. Instruction focused on creating a natural working dog.

Harry Enloe
address: 611 south state
city: sorento il 62086
phone: 217-272-4457
email: enloebc@hotmail.com
training: PGYD
cost: cal l for price
breeds: All breeds
facil: LPT
Info: I am fixing up a bunk house for handlers to stay in. Work dogs sun up till noon private or in a groupe of 2 or 3 .

Custom Stockdogs Kenneth Kuykendall & Joyce Burnham
address: P. O. Box 2
city: Steeleville, IL 62288
phone: 618 965-DOG1 (3641)
email: stockdog@egyptian.net
training: PGCYD
cost: prices listed on our website or call for information
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: We breed and train Border Collies but have worked with other breeds at our training clinics with good results. Camping available at our site. See our website for upcoming clinics

Kansas

Mark Hodges
1605 Troon Lane
Lawrence, Kansas 66047-1915
phone: 785-550-8856
fax: 785-832-0337
email: adastraaussies@earthlink.net
training: PGC
cost: Prices for sheep and ducks average about $15.00 per half hour.
breeds: AHBA breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: An well designed and safe pracitce facility with a variety of dog broken sheep and ducks. I specialize in starting young dogs. I am a professional educator and coach and use only proven positive training methods. Please look at the web site for additional information and pictures.

Kentucky

Vergil Holland
RR 5 Box 143
Cynthiana, Ky 41031
phone: 606 234 3326
email: mhanley@kih.net
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: All breeds
facilities: R, S, M, L, P, T

Henry Hinton
URL: www.hintonsbordercollies.com
address: 744 Noah Lane
city: Scottsville Ky 42164
phone: 270 622 7074
email: hhinton@fortunehitech.net
training: PYD
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: RSMLPT
Info: I train dogs working sheep and cattle but mostly cattle

Chris Knight
URL: www.johnchristopherknight.com
address: 298 Jack Towe Rd
city: Scottsville, Ky 42164
phone: 270-618-5533
email: jckmusic@nctc.com
training: PCD
cost: 300.00 per month for training dog / 50..00 private lessons
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Knight has trained dogs to quailify for the nationals in both sheep and cattle.

Louisiana

Keith Gilleon
4193 Richmond Dr.
Ethel, La. 70730
phone: 225 634-3005
E-mail: rocngknls@aol.com
Training offered:P, G, C, Y, D
Breeds accepted: Border Collie only
Facilites: S,M,L,P,T
Info: I train only border collies, mainly for cattle, I have all size pens and pastures and trial obstacles. I can start young dogs on sheep, go to small holstein calves and end up on herds of over 100 replacement heifers and over 100 crossbred cows with calves.

Maryland

Michigan

Jeanne Weaver
3649 E. Sherwood Rd.
Williamston, Mi. 48895
phone: 517-468-2246
email: weaver3@shiatel.tds.net
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T
Info: Lessons for all herding breeds at all levels of training. Ten years of lesson experience. Fifteen years experience with Border Collies and loose eyed breeds. Active, competative open BC trialer. Approved ASCA and AHBA judge.

Nancy Hebb
19426-19732 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Manchester, MI
phone: (734) 428-1758
email: fairviewfarms@prodigy.net
training: P, C, Y
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: R, S, M, L, T
Info: We offer training opportunities and facilities rather than formal instruction. We can help get you started, hold sheep for trial runs, and so on. We host clinics with truly expert trainers here on our farms.

Minnesota

Charles OReilly
URL:
www.redwingbordercollies.com
address: 33933 200 Ave
city: Red Wing Minnesota 55066
phone: 651 380 4298
fax:
email: charles@redwingbordercollies.com
training: PGCD
cost:
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: RSML

Mississippi

Dan Gill
6189 Hwy 51 so
Hernando, Miss 38632
phone: 601 429 6304
email: jgill@netten.net
training: P, C, D
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T
Info:  All dogs are trained and worked under ranch and trial conditions here on or ranch. We have sheep and cattle to start and work dogs on. We have a program to fit your needs or we will work with you on one. We give dogs the opportunity to develop to there fullest potential.

Missouri

Marc & Heather Christopher
2104 St. Rt. 142
city: Moody, MO 65777
phone: (417)284-3393
email: chrisdogs@townsqr.com
training: P, G, C, Y
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T
Info: We offer one and two day seminars throughout the U.S. Marc is an open trial competitor in ISDS style trials, trial judge and competes in advanced AHBA courses.

Larry Painter
25424 Westline Rd
Cleveland MO 64734
phone: (816)618-3477
email:kuawarri@casstel.net
training: P, G, C, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L
Info:  Breeder of Australian Cattle Dogs and Australian Kelpies. All breeds accepted. Trial obstacles provided upon request.

Debbie Hunott
URL:
www.away2mefarm.com
address: 8634 State Hwy J
city: Puxico MO 63960
phone: 573-222-6083
email: Debbie@away2mefarm.com
training: PGCY
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: We can train you and your dog for practical farm/ranch work, or for the trial field. I believe that a solid foundation is the most important thing in training. I train all dogs with the same basic fundamentals, but I keep individuality in mind.

Nebraska

John Holman
URL: dog4ewe.com
address: 415 N. Clay Ave
city: Clay Center, NE 68933
phone: 402-762-3714
email: john.dog4ewe@navix.net
training: PGCYD
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Over 20 years experience with Border Collies and 15 years experience with loose eyed/upright breeds. We can train for ranch work or AKC, AHBA, USBCHA trialing.

New Mexico

mary weir
URL:
www.enchantedbriards.com
address: 2323 Cherry tree Lane SW
city: Albuquerque NM 87105
phone: 505-873-4323
email: mweir13@aol.com
training: PGCD
cost: inividual lessons $25.00
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: AKC/AHBA herding judge with extensive experience mainly with loose eyed dogs.

North Carolina

Fran Hoffman
address: 4026 Glenn Rd
city: Durham, NC 27704
phone: (919) 680-6122
email: glennhaven@nc.rr.com
training: PCD
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSLPT
Info: Glenn Haven Farm offers all-breed herding training as well as obedience and agility instruction.

Walltop Kennels, Inc.
URL: walltopkennels.com
address: 2155 Blackmon Road
city: Four Oaks, NC 27524
phone: 919-963-4000
fax:
email: rejustice@earthlink.net
training: PD
cost: $25 private, $750 in kennel training
breeds: All breeds
facil: LPT
Info: As breeders, trainers, and successful compeditors with working German Shepherds as well as other breeds, our trainers and instructors understand how to teach a large energetic dog how to channel that energy to work with the handler instead of against.

Ohio

Kevin Brannon
address: 9485 Dove Road
city: Frazeysburg, Ohio 43822
phone: 740-828-9552
email: concrete@prodigy.net
training: PGYD
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSML

Oklahoma

kevin law
rt 1 bx30
elmer ok 73539
phone: 580 687 4436
email: knl111@hotmail.com
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: R, S, M, L, P
Info: All dogs trained to customers requirements. Dogs trained for sheep or cattle work in real working sitiuations.All clinics and lessons taylored to your indvidual needs.

Ben Means
address: 442154 E 140 Rd
city: Bluejacket, OK 74333
phone: 918-784-2643
email: cowdogj@junct.com
training: PCD
cost: Outside dogs $350/30 days
breeds: All breeds
facil: SMLP
Web Site:  www.theperfectstockdog.com
Info: Meticulous training program based on sound, common-sense training methods with over 43 years experience. Primarily cattle work. Outside dogs are limited to Border Collies and Australian Kelpies.

Lamont Sitton
address: Rt. 1 Box 230 B
city: Meeker, OK 74855
phone: 405-760-4588
email: Doccinderella@aol.com
training: D
breeds: Other breed only
facil: RSMLP
Info: Australian Kelpies and Border Collies started on cattle

Linda Holloway
address: 230 Wilde Rd.
city: Ponca City,OK 74604
phone: 580 7667 0096
fax: same
email: bccowgirl2@poncacity.net
training: PGCYD
cost: $25.00/ dog rates adjusted as training progresses or w/frequency of lessons.
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: I have 2 arenas set up one w/ obstacles one w/out both w/ pens for set out and trial ready. Also have 2 fields and outrun capabilities of up to 400 yards. 60 foot round pen available. Stock available: wool and hair sheep,goats, cattle.

Oregon

Ian Caldicott
39562 Highway 226
Scio OR 97374
Phone: 503-394-2021
e-mail: ian@wolston.com
Web Site:  www.wolston.com
training: P, G, C, Y, D
Facilities: R, S, M, L, P, T
Breeds: All breeds
Info: I have been teaching herding lessons since 1995 and have worked with virtually all the herding breeds and I am familiar with the different needs, talents and capabilities of the various breeds. I only take a limited number of students to ensure that I still have time for our own dogs.

Pennsylvania

Chris Davies
URL:
www.flyawayaussies.bravepages.com
address: 703 Glen Hope Rd
city: Oxford, PA 19363
phone: 610-220-3234
email: FlyAway@mailaka.net
training: PGCYD
cost: Please email for current prices
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSLPT
Info: All breed lessons (private and group), clinics, instinct tests, seminars.  Thirteen years experience training and trialing in AKC, AHBA, and ASCA. Will also train for real farm/ranch work Sheep, ducks and occasionally cattle  AHBA herding Judge Apprentice ASCA judge

Richard and Cheryl Jagger Williams
address: RR#1 Box 1374
city: Hop Bottom,Pa. 18824
phone: 570-289-4733
email: culleymont@epix.net
training: PGCY
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: Border collies preferred, other breeds by appointment.

Texas

Joy Sebastian-Hall
URL:
www.rouxcrew.com
address: 22083 Kmiec Road
city: Hempstead, TX 77445
phone: 8322758453
email: rouxcrew@ev1.net
training: PCD
breeds: AKC herding breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info: I have been training dogs for the public for 20 years. Students are encouraged to understand the whys and hows of managing stock when working dogs. Dogs are worked behaviorally instead of using preconceived ideas based on breed.

Vondell Stevens
address: 4821 Morning Dr.
city: Amarillo, TX 79108
phone: 806-383-5477
fax: 806-383-5477
email: grace77461@msn.com
training: D
cost: $300.00 per month, two months minimum.
breeds: Border Collie only
facil: RST
Info: Basic commands, drive & fetch, out-run. Start on goats and sheep and work up to cattle.

Virginia

 

Washington

Jan Wesen
7210 Worline Rd
Bow, WA 98232
phone: 360-766-6808
email: Jan@janwesen.com
training: P, G, C, Y, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P
Web Site:
http://www.janwesen.com

Joe Kapelos/Linda Leeman
6311 288th Street South
Roy, WA 98580
phone: 253-843-AWAY (2929)
training: G, C, Y, D
breeds: All breeds
facil: R, S, M, L, P, T
Web Site: www.ewe-topia.com
 

Janice DeMello
URL:
www.jandemellobordercollie.com
address: 13905 Erskine Rd SW
city: Rochester, WA 98579
phone: 360 754 3650
fax:
email: jandemello@earthlink.net
training: PD
breeds: All breeds
facil: SM

Canada

Herding Dog Kennels
330-11 St., SE
Salmon Arm,BC,V1E4J7
phone: 250-833-4852
email: dogs@herdingbordercollies.com
training: P,G,C,Y,D
breeds: Border Collie only
cost: $350.00Per Month Per Dog
facil: R,S,M,L,P,T
URL: http://www.herdingbordercollies.com

Jen Seaborn - Sheep Thrills Farm
URL:
www.sheepthrills.ca
address: Box 229
city: Grandora, SK S0K 1V0
country: Canada
phone: 306-384-1583
email: info@sheepthrills.ca
training: PGCD
cost: please contact us for rates.
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMPT
Info: Instinct testing available for clubs, breeders and individuals. Facility and livestock rental for your herding event. Clinics, lessons and workshops, please visit our website for upcoming events. Will take in outside dogs for training.

 Mary Lou Campbell
URL: www.boywoodbordercollies.com
address: 1751-19th Avenue
city: Richmond Hill, Ontario L4S 1N7
country: Canada
phone: 905-887-9994
fax:
email: marylou@boywooddogs.com
training: PGCD
cost:
breeds: All breeds
facil: RSMLPT
Info:

Europe

Paul & Isabelle Froment
70 rue rombaut
1410 Waterloo
Belgique
phone: 0032495522952
fax: 003265311216
email: isabelledruelle@infonie.be
breeds: All breeds

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