Northwestern Instructors

Northwestern Instructors

CANADA (BRITISH COLUMBIA)


Name: John P. Carter
Location: Surrey, British Columbia
Phone: 604-835-4222
Email: jpcarter@uniserve.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 150-plus, depending on the time of year
Size of Largest Field:
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? No
Comments: My main focus after 20+ years with working dogs is to improve a handler's ability to understand the stock being worked. I spent seven summers working large flocks (1200-1500) of sheep doing brush control for forestry in re-planted areas in the mountains of British Columbia, so I am more interested in a person's stock sense than their ability as a trainer. The folks I now work with are those who have a commitment to becoming better stockpersons--their breed of dog is not as important as their desire to become good stock handlers.
 

IDAHO


Name: Don Couch
Location: Caldwell, ID
Phone: 208-455-5101
Email: dondawn1@yahoo.com
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 150+ ewes mixed farm flock
Size of Largest Field: 40 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:

NEBRASKA


Name: Dan Korf
Location:  Haigler, NE
Phone: 308 297-3318
Email:  dkorf@bwtelcom.net
Web Site: www.hawkstockdogs.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 400 head Dorper X sheep or 40 head of cows
Size of Largest Field: 200 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: 2008 USBCHA / ABC - Reserve National Champion Cattle Dog

NORTH DAKOTA


Name: Joni Swanke
Location: Marmarth, ND
Phone: 701-279-5890
Email: dimonds@ctctel.com
Web site: www.SwankeRanch.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: range ewes - varies between 200-500
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? Occasionally
Comments:

SOUTH DAKOTA


Name: Laura Hicks
Location: Allen, SD
Phone: 605-455-2580
Email: lmhicks@gwtc.net
Web site: www.LMstockdogs.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: crossbred woolies - varies but generally between 100 - 300 head
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: Dogs also taken in for cattledog training

WASHINGTON


Name: Brian Ricards
Location: Bellevue,WA
Phone: 425-883-6279
Email: brianjric@earthlink.net
Web site:
Type/Number of Sheep Available: 50 Cluns, Katahdins
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? Sometimes
Comments: Participated in many clinics given by top handlers, including Bill Berhow, Jack and Kathy Knox, Scott Glen, Angie Coker, Alisdair Macrae, H Glyn Jones, Bruce Fogt, Pat Shannahan

WYOMING


Name: Tracy Derx
Location: Buffalo, WY
Phone: 307-620-0959
Email: tracy@tracyderx.com
Web site: www.trademarkbc.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: Various
Size of Largest Field: 50 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? No
Comments: I work in various size fields or arena's depending on the dog and the handler. Also depends on their ability. As far as flock size and type. I have accessibility to as many sheep as I need and I sheep that are more or less broke depending again on the handler and dog. Cheviots, Barbs, Goats, etc.

Name: Janice M. Koch
Location: Douglas, WY
Phone: 307-358-1138
Email: 4aces@communicomm.com
Web site: www.4acesbordercollies.com
Type/Number of Sheep Available: woolies, (range) dorpers, and barbadoes, ewes and lambs
Size of Largest Field: You want it, I have it.
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 especially enjoy young dogs, and beginner novice handlers.
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