offers herding lessons for all herding breeds. Whether you have
a Border Collie or one of the many other herding breeds, Alamar
lessons focus on stockmanship and good dog work. We do not focus
on any particular venue but rather the skills necessary to perform
any task needed. People are taught to read and manage livestock
in a safe and efficient manner while teaching their dog discipline
and respect both for the handler and the livestock. Lessons are
structured so you work several times for shorter sessions to
maximize learning for your dog.
the facilities to start you from the beginning with small working
areas to open fields for more advanced work. We will work with
where you are and help take you as far as you want to go, but
basics are emphasized as more advanced work is not possible without
a strong foundation. We offer different types of stock for whatever
you need, light sheep or goats and occasionally cattle.
also brings in clinicians 5 or 6 times a year to stretch you
even further and provide different prospective and insight. Clinics
are offered first to current students and if there is an opening
we will offer it to outside handlers and dogs. Clinicians are
experienced with working all herding breeds and enjoy a variety
of experiences. This also means that we continue to grow in our
knowledge and experience. Lunch is provided for the clinics and
a pot luck is offered for dinner for the clinics as well.
well as clinics, Alamar also hosts several different types of
herding trials a year, as well as Meet the Sheep opportunities
and educational events. Demonstrations can also be arranged at
our facility or yours if the setting is appropriate.
us for more information.