Make an Appointment

To schedule a herding lesson, find an open time from the list below and send me your request in an email at the addy:

Or Click on the 'request for a lesson' below and it will send a direct email to me!

Lesson Fees

Lessons are scheduled on the hour and will last for up to 45 minutes.

Lessons are $50.
(***Cash or Check only please!***)

Please make checks payable to Mary Lou Hayden

Its turning Winter! Remember to watch the Weather!

  AK!  With the cold weather coming - dont forget to watch the weather as we schedule lessons.  Its always colder and windier at the farm than in town, so dress warmly.  Also, the roads kinda suck around here when its muddy or snowy so be careful.  

For First Timers

Please make sure your dog is in good health and not excessively overweight. Bring a buckle 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

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.

Available Appointment Dates

December 15th - Saturday

  • 10:00  Kathy & Kit
  • 11:00  Betsy & Bizzy
  • 12:00 Christine & Flash
  • 1:00
  • 2:00 Sharon & Archie

December 16th - Sunday

  • 10:00 Teresa & Yaffa
  • 11:00  Kathy & Kit 
  • 12:00
  • 1:00
  • 2:00 Sharon & Archie

December 22nd - Saturday

  • 10:00 
  • 11:00 
  • 12:00
  • 1:00
  • 2:00 Sharon & Archie

December 23rd - Sunday

Not sure if we are going to be herding this day - so stay tuned........

To Schedule a Lesson

Send a request for a lesson date & time.

Check out the schedule to see if there is an open lesson time slot:

Then drop me a note and I'll put you on the schedule!

Dogwood Farm

2118 North Watson Hill Road, Williamsport, IN 47993, US

(765) 427-7009