Stockdog / Herding Trainers

It is important to choose an instructor who understands and respects upright, loose-eyed breeds. Those listed below give clinics and/or provide private instruction that has proven useful to some Australian Shepherd owners. If they have a Working Aussie Source Breeder ad, clicking on the kennel name link will take you to that page, with all their contact info. Inclusion on the below list is not a recommendation by Working Aussie Source, and non-inclusion is not a criticism. Scroll down to submit yourself for the listing. We do not add trainers who do not request it themselves.

See also the article on How To Choose An Instructor.


Trainers, Clinicians & Instructors

WEST COAST
Sherry Baker
Galt CA – TWIN OAKS

George Costa
Hollister, CA
831-635-0569 / Workin Class Ranch / workinclassranch@gmail.com

Marti Parrish
Everett, Washington – JUSTUS

Elsie Rhodes
Winlock, WA
frogs@myhome.net

Dave and Trudy Viklund
Molalla, Oregon
Double V Stockdogs

Jan Wesen
Bow, Washington- CHUCKANUT

MOUNTAIN STATES
Nate Bake
Blackfoot, ID – BAKES AUSSIES
208 369 1208 / bakesaussies@gmail.com / Bakes Aussies
Specializing in training ranch dogs and in the trialing arena.

Kaye Harris
Berthoud CO – CROWN POINT
970-535-4343

Jim Hartnagle and Jeanne-Joy Hartnagle-Taylor
Kiowa, CO / LAS ROCOSA

Barb Moe
Bozeman, MT – C HANGIN 5

Sharon Simmons
Idaho
509-968-4000 / wkdog@elltel.net

Cappy Pruett
Fort Morgan, CO
cappy@cappypruett.com / Cappy Pruett

Betty Williams
Lewistown, MT – W Lazy J

SOUTHWEST
Linda Bell
Georgetown TX – WINSLIDE

Angie Coker
Cranfills Gap, TX
405-323-0898 /angieccoker@aol.com

Judy De Shazo
Waller, TX – BERET

Dana MacKenzie
Breckenridge, TX – HEARTHSTONE

Steve Shope
Estancia, New Mexico – LEGENDS

MIDWEST / CENTRAL

Becky Bailie
Manchester MI- STARSTUFF

James Bergert
Williams, IA
507 440 7310 / jameshogdogs@gmail.com

Deb Conroy
Farmington, MN
651-463-3471 / conroyfarm@hotmail.com
Indoor winter training

Kent and Lori Herbel
Putnam, OK
580-661-2262 / xpranch@pldi.net / xpranch.com

Gary Ericsson
Colgate, OK
580-428-3011 / Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs

Marie Murphy
Hager City, WI
715-792-5174 / diamaire@redwing.net / Diamond Aire

Jerry Rowe
Osborne, KS
785-346-2227 / jrowe@ruraltel.net / Twin Creek Farm

Cathy LoweKansaQuestAussies
Linwood, KS
913-499-9892 / kansared22@gmail.com / KansaQuest Aussies

SOUTHEASTERN
Chris Davies
Oxford, PA
Fly Away Aussies / flyaway@mailaka.net

Rick Hardin
Social Circle, GA – Hardin’s Aussies
404 353 4424 / rhrdntn@gmail.com

Andrea Hoffmann
Memphis, Tennessee – Istari
901 491 8953 / andrea@istariaussies.com
We host clinics (various clinicians) as well as having fun days, and lessons of requested.

Allison Lutterman
Horse Cave, KY – DreamWinds Farm
270-774-2880
My number one breed is Australian Shepherds but I have worked with a variety of breeds

Tony Padgett
Calhoun, GA – Coosawattee
770-608-6861 / tonypadgettstockdogs@yahoo.com

NORTHEAST
Art Landry – Brookwood
Canterbury, NH
603-783-4180 / gpatails@aol.com

INTERNATIONAL
Lynn Leach
Hope, BC CANADA
604-869-7656 /downriver@uniserve.com
Downriver

ONLINE LISTS OF TRAINERS (individual trainers’ links follow)
Cowdog Trainers
AHBA Training Facility Directory
Herding Trainers in Canada


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Inclusion should not be considered an endorsement, but the trainers we accept should have successful and positive experience with Australian Shepherds and their handlers. We reserve the right to remove listings at our pleasure.

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