Try Herding!

Herding lessons available in Grandview, Texas.

Various times available.

Call for more info. 817-948-8825


Herding is a fast growing sport that challenges both dog and handler! Want to find out if your herding dog has what it takes to do what it was bred to do? Check out herding as a sport at our Try Herding Event. Two separate sessions are offered. Once you sign up you will have access to a short pre-training session that will help you get a jump on your training.


Is Your Dog Eligible?

Only herding breeds are eligible to participate for lessons. Non-herding breeds cannot participate in herding events and I am not equipped to train those breeds. Mixed breed dogs are allowed but they must resemble and act like a herding breed. 


Human and dog aggressive dogs are not permitted to attend lessons. If you have a concern about this, please contact me. Dogs that are hard on livestock may be required to wear a muzzle. 

This sport requires obedience and strict adherence to ethical treatment of livestock. We are kind to our dogs and livestock. The primary purpose of a herding dog is to care for livestock. 


Dogs must be over 6 months of age, be vaccinated and healthy. We don't impose an upper age limit as some dogs surprise us, but if your dog is geriatric, this is not the right sport. Dogs exhibiting any injury or lameness or appear in any way not physically up to the challenge will not be allowed. 


We will be learning:

  • What it takes to make a good herding dog
  • What is involved in training a herding dog
  • Stockmanship (or Stock-woman-ship)
  • How to handle a dog that is new to herding
  • How to read the stock
  • What instinct and drive look like


Dog Evaluations

We will give your dog a chance to see if he/she is interested in doing herding work. Not all herding dogs are actually bred to herd anymore. So plan to be ok with whatever your dog tells you. 


Each session is customized to the individual dog and handler with specific goals in mind. Herding is a very intense sport, so we will work our sessions for the best interest of the dog and the stock. We will attempt as many short sessions as we can into each session.


Wear comfortable FLAT shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. 


Herding has the possibility of being dangerous.  Our stock are gentle but accidents do happen. Be sure to inform your instructor if you have any mobility issues or are nervous around sheep. 


YOU MUST schedule lessons in advance. 

for more information email workingdogsupply@gmail.com


WARNING:  UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE & REMEDIES CODE) A FARM ANIMAL PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN THE FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF FARM ANIMAL ACTIVITIES.


New student forms

Please print and fill out and bring to your first lesson! 

Client intake form (pdf)

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Arcadia Working Dogs Liability Release (pdf)

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