Clinics

Lyle Lad Clinics:  October 8th - 13th, 2019

After Lyle judges our Open trial she is going to hang around to provide 2 clinics and two days of lessons.

October 8th - Lessons

October 10th - Shedding Clinic

October 11th - Lessons

October 12 & 13 - General Clinic

A week full of great opportunity!

The sign up sheet is below.  Pick and choose which events you would like to join.

Gordon Watt Clinic:   April 10 - 14, 2019

We are looking forward to Gordon heading west to spend 6 days with us.  We will have two clinics and a day of lessons.  

 

The 2005 World Champion, Gordon has won both the English and Irish National Championships as well.  At his first U.S. National Championship in 2016, Gordon and Storm were Reserved National Champions.

It should be a few days with lots of learnings for everyone.

Northwest Pet Expo:    March 30th, 2019

Always enjoy doing sheep dog demonstrations!  This should interesting and fun.  Indoors and about 8,000 people attend the expo each year.  We'll have a short time to show folks how amazing our dogs are.

Laura Hinnekens Clinic:    October 5 - 7, 2018

Originally from Belgium and now residing in Scotland working as a shepherdess, Laura was a member of the 2014 Belgium World Team placing second at Belgium National Championship and a member of the 2017 Scottish National Team. We are looking forward to the wealth of knowledge she will bring for both dogs and stock.

 

Dave's Back to Basics Clinic:          June 24, 2018

A one day clinic focused on the basics of penning sheep.  Working on feel, understanding pressure at the pen, strategies for alignment, and completing the task.

Gordon Watt Clinic:          May 4 - 7, 2018

Originally from Belgium and now residing in Scotland working as a shepherdess, Laura was a member of the 2014 Belgium World Team placing second at Belgium National Championship and a member of the 2017 Scottish National Team. We are looking forward to the wealth of knowledge she will bring for both dogs and stock.

 

Trials

Catbird  Nursery/ProNov: Oct. 19 - 20, 2019

Four Pro Novice trials over 2 days.  The course will change for each trial.  Commercial flock of Targhee sheep.  Same flock as last year.  They were fair and fabulous. 

 

There will be one Nursery trial each day running concurrent with a Pro Novice trial. 

 

Outruns to around 285 yards, drives upwards of 300 yards.  All challenging but completely within the scope of a young up and comer.

 

Handler dinner Saturday evening.  Plenty of RV parking on-site.

Catbird Stockdogs Open SDT:    Oct. 5th - 7th 2019

Three Open trials.  Three different courses.  Commercial flock of Targhee sheep.  Same flock as last year.  They were fair and fabulous. 

 

Current musings are a 300 yard outrun with a 600 yard drive, a 510 yard outrun, and a 550 yard outrun with a dogleg fetch.  Lots of bumps, hills, and blind spots.  Should be challenging but doable.

Handlers dinner Saturday evening.  Plenty of RV parking on-site.

Catbird Farms Stockdog Trial:    Oct. 12,13,14 2018

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

We will have a commercial flock with enough sheep for them to run once a day.  A different course each day.  Open outruns between 375 - 550 yards.  Judges were Joe Haynes, Norm Close, and Jeff Marroni.

Results

Catbird Farms Stockdog Trial:    Oct. 20 & 21 2018

Pro-Novice & Nursery both days.

We will be using the commercial flock brought in for the Open trial.  Outruns will be 200 - 275 yards.

                                          Results

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Dave's Penning Clinic:          April 21 & 22, 2018

A one day clinic focused on the basics of penning sheep.  Working on feel, understanding pressure at the pen, strategies for alignment, and completing the task.