Gordon Watt Dog Handling Clinic, Nov. 7 and 8

Gordon Watt of England will return to Heatherhope Farm for his third sheepdog handling clinic here, Thursday and Friday, November 7 and 8, 2013. Approximate times for the clinic are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Gordon Watt (r) works with Rich Kane in previous visit to Heatherhope.

Eight working slots are now filled, but auditing slots are still available. Each of the eight dogs will work twice each day. And we will try to make this a special and very informative event for everyone involved.

The auditing slots are available for $45 each day, which includes breakfast and lunch.

Gordon Watt made his very first American visit to Heatherhope Farm, not long after he won the 2005 World Sheepdog Trials Championship. He has also won the Irish National singles and brace championships and the English singles National Championship along with many other honors.  Gordon brings out a very relaxed working style from dogs by bringing them along at a natural pace and not exerting too much pressure at inappropriate times.

If you are interested in joining us for this clinic, you can phone 815-895-9736 or email us at heatherhopefarm@gmail.com. Click on the directions tab at the top of this web page for directions and a map, or click on the contact us tab for more contact information.

About John

John is a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who has served congregations for over 40 years, including in rural, suburban, campus ministry and urban settings. His love of Border Collie sheepdogs has been fortified by his many friendships with shepherds all around the world. Nothing he has ever or will ever accomplish is as significant as the patience God, his wife and his friends have shown in putting up with his deficiencies.
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