Herding Clinic

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9am to 1pm


Saturday, March 11, 2017

9am to 1pm

$45/per dog ($10 additional dog/same owner)

Clinics are for all levels of handlers and dogs, restricted to Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, Corgi, and Shelties.  Clinics are structured around each individual's needs.  We can help you train your dog for farm work, competition trials or just for fun. At the beginning will be in a small area with very gentle sheep.  We will rotate through each dog in the group, handling your dog until you are ready to work it yourself. If the instructor feels your dog is ready then there will be a larger field available.  We will be glad to help with any problems you and your dog may have.  Everyone is encouraged to watch all of the groups.


For more details and to sign up, e-mail Nick Donaldson at


Herding Training Programs:

 Private Lessons: $50.00 per hour

Herding Camp: 10 day boarding program- $550.00

Herding Board & Train Program- (3 month duration) $2400.00


All training instructed by Nick Donaldson. To contact Nick, call 706-378-2275 or email to


 About the Instructor

Nick Donaldson was born into a dog loving family and his love and appreciation of dogs started from an early age.  Nick has worked with dogs in a professional capacity for the past 4 years. Nick  started with the sport of disc dogs. He competed at the 2013 and 2014 Skyhoundz World Finals. Three years ago Nick fell in love with the sport of sheep herding and has been training and competing at sheepdog trials every since. Nick has apprenticed and been mentored by many highly successful sheep dog trainers/competitors including Hubert Bailey, Tom Patterson, Brian Cash, and Carol Anne Bailey. Nick enjoys training his border collies in dock jumping, disc, sheep herding, and "cowdog" work. Nick's accomplishments include:

  • 2013 Skyhoundz World Finals Finalist
  • 2014 Skyhoundz World Finals Finalist
  • February 2015 1st place in Nursery division at Three Post Farm Trial
  • September 2015 USBCHA Nursery National Finalist
  • November 2015 Rural Hill Stockdog Trial 15th out of 75 dogs in open division
  • December 2015 GSDA Christmas Trial 6th in open division
  • April 2016 GSDA Spring Trial 10th and 12th out of 60 dogs in open division.
  • May 2016 Ultimate Air Dogs Regional Qualifier 1st and 2nd in Senior Elite
  • May 2016 Ultimate Air Dogs Regional Qualifier 2nd in Senior
  • Qualified for 2016 Ultimate Air Games in Senior Elite and Senior divisions

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