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
Galt CA – TWIN OAKS
Assessments, lessons, boarding.
831-635-0569 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange Cove, CA
(650)740-7454 / email@example.com
Initial assessments (“instinct tests”), lessons, day training (where owners drop the dogs off for me to work) and limited in-board training.
Everett, Washington – JUSTUS
Dave and Trudy Viklund
Double V Stockdogs
7210 Worline Rd
Bow, WA 98232
Lesson schedule on Cattle, Sheep and Ducks on my web site
email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Berthoud CO – CROWN POINT
Bozeman, MT – C Hangin’ 5
509-968-4000 / email@example.com
Lewistown, MT – W Lazy J
Whitesboro, TX – Cut’N Loose
Georgetown TX – WINSLIDE
Cranfills Gap, TX
Waller, TX – BERET
Breckenridge, TX – HEARTHSTONE
Estancia, New Mexico – LEGENDS
Midwest / Central
Manchester MI – STARSTUFF
507 440 7310 / firstname.lastname@example.org
651-463-3471 / email@example.com
Indoor winter training
580-428-3011 / Hangin’ Tree Cowdogs
ONLINE LISTS OF TRAINERS (individual trainers’ links follow)
Want to be added to the Trainers List? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.