Midwestern Instructors

Midwestern Instructors

KENTUCKY


Name: Vergil Holland
Location: Cynthiana, KY 41031
Phone: 859-509-1293
Email: vergil@bctrainingcenter.com
Web site: www.bctrainingcenter.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: large flock; many types available
Size of Largest Field: 400 yard outrun
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: Vergil has trained herding dogs and handlers for over 25 years. He competes and wins in USBCHA sanctioned trials with dogs he has raised and trained. His students develop into successful open handlers, winning by sometimes beating Vergil! Vergils training facilities include a 120-acre sheep operation with a few steers for cattle people. There are small arenas and fields, flat and very hilly fields with outruns up to 400 yards in some places. He has a large flock of sheep so there are dog-broke and not-so-dog-broke sheep to train on. Vergil takes only border collies for in-house training.

MICHIGAN

Name: Jeanne Weaver - Windswept Farm and Training Center
Location: Williamston, Mi.(20 miles east of Lansing)
Phone: 517-468-2246
Email: weaver3@tds.net
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 100 Katahdins plus several very dog broke woolies
Size of Largest Field:30 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: I compete successfully with my self-trained BCs and have qualified at least two dogs for the USBCHA Open Finals the past six years. I have also qualified several Nursery finalists. I give lessons year round and have been doing so for about fifteen years. Many of my students are competing successfully in all trial venues, including AHBA, ASCA and USBCHA (including Open and the Nursery and Open Finals). I have considerable experience with other herding breeds and fully understand the various differences in training methods and learning curves. I will gladly give references. I take in a few outside dogs for training each year.

Name: Wendy Villarreal
Location: Onondaga, MI
Phone: 313-720-0101
Email: wlvillarreal@gmail.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 100 wool ewes
Size of Largest Field:20 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: Training method heavily influenced by world renown Scottish handler Bobby Dalziel.

MISSOURI


Name: Bridget J. Fridley/Reality Canine Center
Location: Cameron, Missouri
Phone: 816-632-2816
Email: bsdogs@cameron.net
Web site: www.RealityCanineCenter.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: Registered Horned Dorset - 100 Cheviots - 70
Size of Largest Field: 30 acres
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
Comments: We have all size training area's available for the beginner to the advanced. We host a USBCHA trial here every spring. We offer clinics here throughout the year. We raise registered border collies and occasionally have puppies, started dogs and finished dogs available for sale.

WISCONSIN


Name: Bill Gary/Kensmuir, Working Stockdog Center
Location: River Falls, WI
Phone: 715-426-9877
Email: willgary@pressenter.com
Web site: www.kensmuir.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 150 breeding ewes - NCC, NCC X Dorset
Size of Largest Field: 400 yard outrun
Have You Ever Run in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Have You Ever Placed in a USBCHA Open Trial? Yes
Do You Take Young Dogs in for Training? Yes
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