Schedule

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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:  dogwoodfarmherding@gmail.com

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

Well... Now that its summer - with Indianas hot and humid days.... Its time to watch the heat index.

Not to mention those summer storms. - if its gonna pour down rain - we'll have to cancel lessons. 

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

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August 20th - TUESDAY (evening lessons available)

6:00  Diane & Tessa  (Also Thursday)

7:00  Sharon & Chi

August 23rd - FRIDAY

9:00
10:00  Steve & Sadie
11:00  Steve & Speckles
12:00
Herding during the week anyone?

August 24th - Saturday

9:00  Sharon & Chip 

10:00 Mary Ann & Wilson

11:00 Mary Ann & Laney

12:00 

1:00 Maureen & Kristy

2:00 

And evening lessons available - just ask!

August 25th - Sunday

9:00  Sharon & Chip 

10:00 Diane & Tessa

11:00

12:00 

1:00 

2:00 

And evening lessons available - just ask!

More Herding

Herding in LaVeta Colorado!

August 31st - Saturday (Cross your fingers and hope its cool!

9:00 Sharon & Chip

10:00 Teresa & Nebo

11:00 Kathy & Kit

12:00 Teresa & Yaffa

1:00

2:00

September 1st - Sunday - Yikes! Can you believe it!

9:00 Sharon & Chip

10:00 Lois & rottie Bear

11:00 Kathy & Kit

12:00

1:00

2:00

Weekend of September 7th & 8th - No herding.....Going to a clinic.

September 14th - More herding!

9:00 Taryn & BC
10:00
11:00
12:00
1:00
2:00

September 15th

9:00  

10:00 

11:00 

12:00 

1:00 

2:00

Future Herding Plans

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More Herding Dates for the summer

  • September 21st & 22nd - More herding


  • September 28th & 29th - More herding

2019 Planned Trials for the Dogwood Crew

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The Triple Cross Trial - March 23rd & 24th

Waaa!  This trial has been cancelled!

Garrison Farm No Frills Stock dog Trial - April 13th & 14th

Wilmington OH.  Looking forward to this trial - have never been to this location.  Should be interesting!

The Bluegrass Classic Stockdog Trial - May 15th thru May 19th

This trial is in Lexington KY and is a fabulous venue!  If you ever wanted to go see a great trial and experience what the big field trials are all about - this is the one to go to!

To Schedule a Lesson

Send a request for a lesson date & time.

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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