What are herding trials?
Trialing is where a handler and dog have the goal to move sheep around and through obstacles within a time limit. It is also fun and offers dog and handler teams an opportunity to showcase all the progress they've made from their training sessions.
We offer trialing events from two herding organizations in America, American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Herding Breed Association (AHBA). Each organization have similar courses but are judge differently. AHBA leans more towards ranch styled work courses while AKC focuses on straight lines between each obstacle.