August 26 - 27, 2017
ENTRIES OPEN JULY 14, 2017
This seminar will follow the general format below:
-Work starts promptly at 8 so we can avoid the heat of the day as much as possible.
Each handler should be able to articulate their skill and working level, both for themselves
and the dog they are working.
-Auditors are invited to ask questions, take notes and participate in the learning.
This seminar is limited to 8 working spots and 4 auditor spots per day. Entries will be
taken on a first received basis. The cost is $325 per working slot for both days.
Preference will be given to those signing up for both days. Should some 2-day spots not
be taken, then single day entries will be accepted off the priority wait list, still on a first
come first served basis, for $170/day Auditing will be $65 per day, or $115 for both days.
Closing date is August 11, 2017, after which refunds will be made ONLY if and when the
spot is filled.
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Water will be provided each day.
I am actively competing and undergo every effort to update my knowledge, skills and training “tool kit.” When it comes to herding, I thrive on continuous learning. It is this learning that helps me build my ‘tool kit’ of training ideas and resources. As a student, you learn what I learn; I am committed to imparting my knowledge during lessons, clinics, seminars and almost every chance I get! Below I have listed some of my noteworthy training, handling and titling accomplishments:
DOGS TRAINED & HANDLED
Shadybrook’s Callie Junior – Australian Cattle Dog . Callie has completed all the beginner/started level in all the
herding programs, and is now training at the Intermediate level. She is my main farm dog and assistant while
AOM Am/Can CH HCH WTCH Duwest Ride a Cowboy ASC HX, SDA, HRD3, HTD 2, ASCA, CGN — Australian Cattle Dog . Leroy was my
double duley! He earned Dual Championships in both Canada & the USA (Herding & Conformation) At one year of age, he completed his CKC
Herding Started title in style – he completed his last two legs at the 2006 Canadian National Specialty in Ontario – winning the High Scoring Australian
Cattle Dog & Reserve High in Trial. In 2008, he was given an Award of Merit at the ACDCA National Specialty, in the USA.
WTCH HTCH HC Del’mar Downriver Sprite – Border Collie. Sprite competed in ISDS trials, and also completed her ASCA WTCH & AKC &
AHBA Herding Championships.
Am/Can CH Downriver Blue Jim OSC HA, HRD 3, HTD 2 , — Australian Shepherd . This was my first ‘trial dog’, and when he achieved his CKC
“Open Stock Dog”, it was the highest achievable title in Canada. He finished his OSC on cattle in 1994. We went on to trial him in the AKC program
where he received his HS on sheep, with HIT, RHIT and 1st in class in every run that weekend (4 judges. BJ has received many HIT, RHIT
and High Scoring ACD scores in the CKC herding program. BJ was the first ACD in Canada to hold an Advanced Herding Title in any program!
Am/Can CH Wooleston Eliza Fraser CKC HA, SDA, AKC HIAsc, STDsc, HRD III — Australian Cattle Dog. Lizzie has gone on to be the 2nd
ACD ever (behind my BJ) to earn the ACDCC National Award of 'Working Dog Intermediate', #1 Herding ACD 2005 – ACDCC National Award and
again in 2006. We have recently found out that she was also #1 Herding ACD (all stock) in the USA – ACDCA 2006 award. That means, that in
2006, Lizzie was the #1 Herding ACD in North America!! I am very proud of what Lizzie and I have accomplished together!
Austlyn’s Country Star HI, HRD II, HTD2, CGN – Australian Cattle Dog . Buck loved to compete and work stock. He easily completed his AKC &
CKC Herding Intermediate titles, and was working towards his advanced titles when a horrible accident took him away from me. He also completed
several ASCA & AHBA titles.
CH Maitland’s Nikola HS – Australian Cattle Dog . . Niki came to me from Texas to spend the summer learning to herd. She got her first CKC HS
leg with a HIT after working with her for 2 days!! Since then, she has completed her CKC HS, ASCA HS, AHBA JHD, and one leg of her AKC HS
with a HIT during the Spokane Herding Trials.
Downriver Night’n’Day HRDIII – Border Collie. At 3 years of age, I had trained and trailed her to receiver her Herding Ranch Dog III, Herding
Trial Dog III and I believe she now has her HTCH, (or is within one point). She works cattle, sheep and ducks. There has been only one ASCA
trial in British Columbia in the last 9 years. Pepsi competed in that trial on ducks and sheep, and achieved HIT Ducks, and High score overall.
Pepsi and I trial regularly in the BCSDA program as well.
There are several other dogs that I have handled for clients. These breeds include:
Australian Cattle Dogs, German Shepherd Dogs, Rottweilers, Corgis, Belgian Terverns, Belgian Groenendaels, Belgian Malanois,
Norwegian Buhunds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Australian Shepherds, Rough Collies, Bouvier des Flandres,
Border Collies, Doberman Pinchers, Standard Poodles, Miniature American Shepherds and Briards.
WORKING SPOT: $325/DAYS, ($170/day)
AUDITING SPOTS $65/DAY OR $115 FOR BOTH DAYS. 50% DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO HOLD A SPOT
Teams working toward trial level work will gain the most from a working spot. Those still working on the ‘dance’ between the
dog/stock/handler would gain valuable experience auditing, but are also welcome to participate. Handlers may split a day spot
between two dogs, and may ask questions regarding other dogs. Until the interest level of this event is ascertained, we will limit to
one working spot per handler/day, however a second completed entry would be placed in a priority position on the wait list. Should
there be a tie in first received and both days, those currently working at the farm (rental or lessons) will have priority.
CLOSING IS August 11, 2017 after which refunds will be given if the spots can be filled.
Mail to: Joanne Williamson, Balgrae Dog Training, 13 Horne Homestead Rd Charlton MA 01507.
Make checks payable to “Balgrae Dog Training”
ENTRIES WILL BE TAKEN BEGINNING JULY 14, 2017 FIRST RECEIVED.