81581 Old Highway
Islamorada FL 33036
Herding instruction is offered by Island Dog Academy in Homestead Florida.
Lessons are available to those who are serious about training their herding breed dog to work livestock.
There are stock dog trials available in Florida thru AKC, AHBA, ASCA, and USBCHA.
Time and patience are required to develop a handler and dog team to work with livestock.
The handler needs to know or learn about handling livestock, in addition to teaching their dog handling cues or commands. The handler uses the commands to control their dog, while the dog is controling the movement of the stock. A herding dog must have herding instinct to work with live stock.
Herding Lessons are done on an individual basis. Instint testing for clubs is availible on a limited basis.