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What do I need?

Herding is an outdoor activity working with livestock in farm corrals, arenas & fields.



CLOTHES AND SHOES
  • Dress for the weather
    • Herding is a year-round activity
  • Wear washable clothes and shoes
    • You might get dirty
    • Jeans will protect your legs
    • Sturdy shoes/boots will protect your feet
  • Dress in layers
    • Herding requires some moving around, especially when you're learning.  Even if it's chilly you might heat up quickly.


WATER & SNACKS
  • There are no vending machines on the farm, so bring your own water, beverages and snacks if desired.
  • There is fast food available in nearby Genoa City & Richmond.



GEAR FOR YOUR DOG
  • A buckle-collar.  (No choke chains or prong collars)
  • A 6-foot leash for walking around the farm.
    • Keep your dog on leash.
    • We'll use a farm-leash when you're working.
  • Extended Flexi-type leashes are not allowed on the farm.


SAFETY FOR YOUR DOG
  • Drinking water for your dog is available at the farm.
  • Tubs of water for your dog to jump into to cool off are always available.
  • All dogs must be on leash or crated except when working.
  • PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOGS.  There are poop-scoopers conveniently located around the farm along with trash bags to dispose of it in.
  • All dogs must be vaccinated for Rabies as required by law, vaccinated for other communicable diseases as recommended by your vet, and parasite free.