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Welcome to Magic's Legacy!


I'm Shannon Wolfe and I love what I do here.  I call my job "dancing with dogs".   Let me share it with you...

I train stock dogs and their handlers to herd livestock for sport, working farms, and just for the plain fun of it.

Magic's Legacy
-- named for a fabulous dog
who inspired me decades ago --
is a place I've built
to share the world of herding
with people just like you.  



Herding is the what we do here and I have people from all walks of life come to the farm to work with their dogs on sheep, goats and ducks. They come for the herding, but most end up taking part in the camaraderie of like-minded folks who want to do something totally special with their canine best friend and do it in the fresh air and great outdoors of the rural Wisconsin countryside.


I offer a BEGINNERS PROGRAM designed for people who have no idea what herding is all about but are willing to learn.

I also work with students at all levels -- from novice through advanced competition.  Many of my students go on to trial competitively all over the country.



Life at the farm entails much more than just PRIVATE LESSONS.
Also offered here are:
  • CLINICS
    • Groups sessions to work on particular skills
  • TRIALS
    • Test your skills right at our farm in a formal Trial
  • FUN DAYS
    • For practice, fun, potluck & friends

Magic's Legacy is a working farm
where I raise my own sheep, goats and ducks
specifically to work with dogs in-training.
I take great pride in my flocks
and work hard to be
a good stockman and shepherd. 



Spectators are always welcome at the farm to either watch lessons or see what's going on at any of the instinct test or trials.  You can learn a lot about herding -- and the people who love herding -- by simply stopping by.

Email me to find out when lessons will be in progress.

You can also check out Coming Events to see what activities are 
scheduled soon.  Also listed are herding demonstrations that are held periodically all over the area... even in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Take a look at What Folks Have to Say to find out what other people have experienced with their dogs right here on the farm.



It's positively thrilling to see a dog do what he was born to do!  I work with all breeds of herding dogs (and the different mixes of those breeds) to help them reach their own potential.

Even more exciting is seeing the huge smiles on the faces of my students as they take their own steps through the journey called herding.


Magic's Legacy is a full-time occupation for me and I feel very 
fortunate to work at something I feel so passionate about.   I've worked with herding dogs professionally since 1990 and have a great love in sharing my experience and that passion with my students.


The working farm of Magic's Legacy is located outside Genoa City, WI, near the IL/WI state line.  Folks from all over Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin come regularly for lessons.  Our trials draw competitors from all over the Midwest.


Come on over and find out what herding is all about!






PHOTO CREDITS

Almost all of the great photos used in this site were provided by Dick Bruner, professional photographer extraordinaire and my good friend for over two decades. Dick is known around the country for his terrific action shots capturing herding dogs working, agility dogs flying, and draft horses pulling their loads at events far and wide.  Dick has my sincere gratitude for helping me make this website a place where you can see real people and their dogs captured in real situations doing something they truly love.

Thanks Dick!

You can see more of Dick's work at: