To schedule a herding lesson, find an open time from the list below and send me your request in an email at the addy: email@example.com
Or Click on the 'request for a lesson' below and it will send a direct email to me!
Lessons are scheduled on the hour and will last for up to 45 minutes.
Lessons are $60.
(***Cash or Check only please!***)
Please make checks payable to Mary Lou Hayden
Please make sure your dog is in good health and not excessively overweight. Bring a buckle or snap collar for your dog. All dogs must be leashed - no flexi's please!
Also, please clean up after your dogs.
I’ve discovered that students generally have a better learning experience if we schedule appointments for herding instead of just dropping in. You will probably be here about 2 hours (more for multiple dogs). You are always welcome to come early or stay late and watch others work. It can be time well spent and very educational!
On your first visit to the farm, we will test your dog for herding instinct. I will take your dog in and work the dog for 10-15 minutes depending on what the dog does. Once we know what your dog understands about herding, then we'll formulate a plan for its education. Herding is a very mentally exhausting sport for your dog, and we have found that one time on your first visit is best. After the first visit then your dog will most likely work twice.
I will be wearing a mask as much as possible now during herding lessons. I am alarmed at the number of Purdue students in my class who are now in Quarantine. So,... I'll be in a mask - but i'm not requiring them. Thanks and be safe!
Sure hope this gorgeous spring weather is here to stay!!! The snow if mostly gone now and the fields are draining - Well.... As best they can considering it keeps raining on us. But i saw the daffodil foliage coming up in the garden - and a buzzard just flew over - so spring must be near!?? Crossing my fingers. Anyway, Looks like this month is going to be warmer anyway ... So lets herd!
March 6th, Saturday - Anybody wanna herd? The sheep are crazy so make sure your dogs are exercised before you come out! Ha!
March 7th - Sunday - More herding?
March 13th - Saturday - Rain predicted this weekend.... But how much - who knows???
March 14th - Sunday - Still More herding?
We'll also plan to be herding the weekends of March 20/21 and 27/28 - but will have to watch the weather to see how dry/warm it is.
NEW Lesson price: $60
Length of lesson: 45 minutes
Dress warm... It's cold at the farm!
During this winter, I'll put up the schedule when we can see the forecast for that day.
Then drop me a note and I'll put you on the schedule!
2118 North Watson Hill Road, Williamsport, IN 47993, US