Europe & UK 2019 SCHOOLS

Discover the magic steps guaranteed to build a healthy relationship with your dog—missing just one step can prevent them from reaching their true potential.

This year, Catrinus Homan joins David Hart on the tour as our sheep specialist instructor. Catrinus is a second generation shepherd and runs the sheepfold in Doldersum, Netherlands, breeds Kelpies and is a veteran attendee and host of previous schools run by David Hart (see more details about Catrinus).

School aim and what you will learn

School countries and dates.
More details below.

Netherlands     24–26 May
Belgium           31 May–2 June
Germany          7–9 June
Austria             14–16 June
Norway           21–23 June
Sweden           28–30 June
Finland            5–6 July
Wales              13–15 July
England          19–21 July

NETHERLANDS

May 24–26 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Doldersum
Host: Catrinus Homan & Erika Visser (
more Host details)
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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BelGIUM

May 31–June 2 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Grandmenil (Manhay)
Hosts:
 Guy and Inge Mangelschots
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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GERMANY

June 7–9 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Tecklenberg
Hosts: Chiel and Monique van Dijk (
more Host details)
Cost: €350 (meals included)

Stockhandling clinic. No outside dogs to be brought.

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AUSTRIA

June 14–16 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Wendling
Hosts: Andreas Kettl
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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NORWAY

June 21–23 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: to be advised
Host: Sean O’Hare (
more Host details)
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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SWEDEN

June 28–30 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: to be advised
Host: Veronica Nyman
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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Finland

July 5–7 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Kalmari
Host: Riikka Ruunaniemi (
more Host details)
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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Wales

June 13–15 (Saturday to Monday)
Location: Llanggadog, Wales
Host: Stephen and Penny Welton
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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England

June 19–21 (Friday to Sunday)
Location: Warwickshire
Host: Nina Griffiths
Cost: €350 (meals included)

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David Hart Stock and Dog Handling

Helps you to create the bonds and respect with your dogs and livestock to achieve trusting relationships that minimise stress for handlers, workers, dogs and stock.

Suits anyone who needs to move livestock:

  • Commercial farms

  • Smallholder flocks or herds

  • Dog triallers

Provides the foundation of good stock and dog handling and bypasses the mechanical “round yard and rake”  training.


Immerse yourself in a 3-day hands-on school to learn to:

  • Motivate and let stock choose to move where you want

  • Position yourself to help rather than hinder stock movements

  • Let your dog use its instinct rather than be reliant on mechanical commanding systems

  • Raise and start working dogs with respect for you and livestock

  • Use the principles and apply the practices with your own dog/s

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