Herding Lesson and Training Prices

Below are all the options for lessons and training. Please be sure to also read our cancellations policy.

If your dog does not have prior herding experience or minimal experience i always start with an evaluation to determine if your dog is a good candidate for training. This relatively short session is designed to bring out and assess the dogs desire and ability to herd. Cost is $25 per dog.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are for one person with one or two dogs. The lessons last 30-50minutes depending on how much the dog is ready for and cost $60. If you are taking 2 or more lessons a week the fee is $50 per lesson.

Group Lessons
Group lessons are for a minimum of 4 people. The cost is $50 per person. Length varies but typically for 4 people and 4 dogs it will take 3-3.5 hours.

In-House training
All dogs need to be evaluated for suitability for in-house training.  There is a minimum first time stay of 1 month with 2 months recommended for beginner dogs. The cost is $440 a month and $110 a week for each week after the first month.. Please call for more information (541-971-0372)

Mini Camps
My herding mini-camps held here at the farm are $160 per dog/handler team for the weekend which includes lunch each day and are limited to 10 participants. The mini camps vary in topic but always have a specific focus.  If you would like a mini camp on a specific subject let me know.  Upcoming camps are on the calendar.

Herding Vacations
Looking for something longer, how about a week at the farm with 2 lessons a day. A weeks herding vacation starts a $500.t Some of the sessions will be private and some part of a group.

My normal fee for clinics is $800 per day plus expenses. Longer clinics (3 or more days) can be at a lower per day rate.

Private Clinic
If you live within 2 hours drive of Scio and you would like me to give a private clinic to you and a friend or two I charge $500 + travel expenses. I will be with you for about 6 hours.

I do herding demonstrations at fairs, festivals and other events please check here for details and pricing.