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

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.


Well... Now that its WINTER - Its time to watch the wind chill temps!

And apparently we are going to have to watch for rainstorms and ice this winter!  

March - April 2020 Appointment Dates

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During this time of sheltering in place:

  • I will be keeping the farm open and running whenever the weather cooperates.  Since we already practice social distancing to develop good working dogs - we should be fine.  
  • HOWEVER - I will not be taking on new clients until summer and hopefully this crisis is over.  
  • Will keep you all updated. Thanks for understanding.

April 4th - Saturday - Can you believe its April already???

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00
  • 1:00 Laura & BCs
  • 2:00 Laura & BCs

April 5th - Sunday

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00 Mary Ann & Corgies
  • 1:00 Mary Ann & Corgies
  • 2:00

April 11th - Saturday.

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00
  • 1:00 
  • 2:00 

April 12th - Sunday

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00
  • 1:00 
  • 2:00 

April 18th - Saturday

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00
  • 1:00 
  • 2:00 

April 19th - Sunday

  • 10:00 Sharon & Chip
  • 11:00 Jess & Tazer
  • 12:00
  • 1:00 
  • 2:00 

2020 Planned Trials for the Dogwood Crew

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TBA

  • Spring sometime.....  : )

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