About the schools

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START 8 am: Please arrive by 8 am so you have time to get yourself and your dogs organised and greet others before we start at 8.30 am.

FINISH 5 pm: Finish times will be about 5 pm each day but may depend on the amount of activity people wish to do and how many dogs have been brought along.

What to bring

Please bring a chair.

As we will be outside, a hat and water bottle may be needed or wet weather clothing.

You may like to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

Stockhandling only clinic (Germany): no dogs are to be brought along.

Stock and dog schools: bring up to 4 dogs that are showing interest in working stock.

  • All dogs should be wearing a collar

  • Bring a clip on lead or rope for each dog

  • Bring a bowl and water for your dogs

  • Dogs should be up to date with vaccinations.

  • If your dog is unwell, or your bitch is in season, please do not bring them.


Morning tea and lunch including hot and cold drinks are provided as part of your school fee.

Special dietary requirements: please let your host know 2 weeks in advance if you have any.

Social dinner

A social dinner will be held on the evening of the second day. This will be at a local venue.

The school fee does not cover this and we ask that each person directly pays for their own meals and drinks.

Time: about 6.30 pm till late.

Your host will provide details of the venue closer to the event.


The following places have been suggested by our hosts, should you need local accommodation:

Doldersum, Netherlands

Grandmenil, Belgium

Tecklenberg, Germany

Wendling, Austria

 , Norway

 , Sweden

Kalmari, Finland

Llanggadog, Wales

Warwickshire, England

PAYMENTS and Bookings

Payments must be made in advance of schools, however, don’t wait too late or you may miss out.

We ask for a deposit of $50 (or full payment) by 30 March 2019, to reserve your place at a school, first in get the places.

Final payments must be made by 3 weeks before the date of your school, otherwise the place will be given to the next person if there is a waiting list.

Cancellations more than 3 weeks from a school will be refundable. Please email David Hart.

Cancellations within 3 weeks of a school will only be refunded if there is an alternate person on a waiting list that can fill your place.