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
Assessments, lessons, boarding.

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

Betsy Cambareri
Orange Cove, CA
(650)740-7454 / betsycamb@gmail.com
Initial assessments (“instinct tests”), lessons, day training (where owners drop the dogs off for me to work) and limited in-board training.

Kristin Horowitz
San Luis Obispo, CA – Tara Aussies
All About Dogs – Assessment, coaching, field/stock rentals

Marti Parrish
Everett, Washington – JUSTUS

Elsie Rhodes
Winlock, WA
elrhodes2@msn.com

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
Specializing in training ranch dogs and in the trialing arena.

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

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

Barb Moe
Bozeman, MT – C Hangin’ 5

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

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

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 DeShazo
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

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

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

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

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

South East

Rick Hardin
North Carolina – Hardin’s Aussies
336 918 5536 / rhrdntn@gmail.com

Andrea Hoffmann
Memphis, Tennessee
901 491 8953 / andrea@istariaussies.com / Istari

Allison Lutterman
Horse Cave, KY – DreamWinds Farm
270-774-2880

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

NorthEast

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

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

INTERNATIONAL

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

Tanya Wheeler
Thunder Bay, ONT CANADA – Tucker Creek
807-473-5629 / tuckercr@tbaytel.net


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.