Herding Instinct test will take place beginning at 9:00 AM on Sunday, June 10th, 2012.
Testing cost will be $50.00. Herding instinct testing is a standardized and accessible introduction for owners and dogs that might not otherwise have access to stock to have a chance to assess their dogs’ ability to experience this area. Dogs will be tested and awarded a certification if successful.
The following criteria may include but will not necessarily be limited to: Style, Approach, Eye, Wearing, Bark, Temperament, Interest, Power, Responsiveness, Grouping of Stock, and Balance. Please refer to http://www.herdingontheweb.com/instincts.htm to get a better understanding of what your evaluator is looking for when testing your dog.
Pre-entries must be received no later than May 15, 2012. Day of entry (if applicable) will be subject to a $10.00 charge. Make cheques payable to Rottweiler Club of Canada
This is a fundraiser for the upcoming CKC herding trial being held on June 16th, 2012 for the Rottweiler Club of Canada.
This test is being held on a rural property in Okotoks, Alberta
Coming From Calgary:
Take McLeod Trail South just past the city limits you turn Right on 226th AVE (there are some tipi’s there and there is a green sign that says ‘Calgary Polo Club’. Follow this road about 13 km and turn Right on hwy 549 the Millarville turn off. Take your second left onto 48th street (which is now a gravel road). We are the first and only farm on the right side of the road, little yellow house, 4 grain bins and sheep!
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For breeders , please pass this flyer along to your puppy people that might be interested in seeing if their dogs have herding instinct and perhaps they can then decide if this is something they wish to pursue with their dogs. Learning to herd with your dog is a great achievement and will provide you with a wonderful bond with your dog. The HIT is a credential and is NOT a working title. An HIT will let you know whether or not your dog has the potential to be trained (to work in harmony with the stock and yourself) so that eventually, with hard work and training, you could enter a trial in CKC/AKC/ASCA/AHBA etc.