So you want to be a sheepdog trialer? Fair warning--it's not an easy lot. Turn back now, if you possibly can. To paraphrase the late Jim Varnon, go stand in a cold shower for several hours with your clothes on. When you finally get out, take your wallet and flush it down the toilet. If you say, "Wow! That was fun! I can't wait to do it again!" then sheepdog trials are for you!

If you're still here, the following links might help you:

Beginner's FAQ

Finding A Dog

  • The Puppy
  • The Trained Dog
  • The Rescue Dog
Finding An Instructor