NSA Scottish Region Sheepdog training course 1

Date: 13th October 2017

Time: 09:00am

Location: Armadale farm, Armadale, Sutherland, Scotland, KW14 7SA

NSA Scotland and Joyce Campbell of Armadale Farm in Sutherland have come together to host a one-day sheepdog handling course. The initial training course will be held in October 2017 with the tuition provided by experienced trainers and accomplished triallists, and are open to a maximum of 12 handlers and their dogs each day.

The first course will be held on Friday 13th October at Armadale Farm, Armadale, Sutherland in the capable hands of Michael Shearer from Caithness, 2014 World Sheep Dog Trial Champion. 

The sheepdog handling course is designed for all, from absolute beginner and novices, through to trial standard, as long as they have their own dog. The training is adapted to suit all individual needs and will teach them how to handle and train a working dog using body language and natural communication, and is also aimed at giving confidence to novice sheepdog handlers. Trainees will be working in a group, which can have an advantage as they will be able to watch different dogs and learn from each other.

The course will run from 9.00am to approximately 5.00pm (with a break for lunch) depending on numbers. The cost of each course is free to fully paid up members of the National Sheep Association. Non-members can sign up beforehand which gives lots of other benefits  or pay a one off course fee of £30 and for under 27’s £15. A soup, sandwiches lunch and refreshments will be included. Booking is essential and open to the first 12 individuals and their dog entered for each course. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 10th October 2017.

Further information and entry forms are available from Euan Emslie, NSA Scotland Event Organiser and Secretariat. Tel: 07718 908523 or email euan@nsascotland.org