Positive Herding

Positive Herding

Instructor: Barb Buchmayer
Course Type: On-Demand Webinar

Do you have a bored or high-energy dog looking for a job? Herding breeds of all stripes will benefit from the training in this webinar and Barb's book, Positive Herding 101. Although herding breeds will excel at this training, your dog doesn’t need to have herding instinct to join in the fun, and you don't even need to have sheep to start the training! 

In this 45-minute webinar, Barb invites you to travel with her to her farm in Missouri and then to South Africa to meet her co-author and good friend, Sally Adam. Sally had trained agility and tricks using positive methods but had never done any herding before she worked with Barb. You will watch one of her herding trial runs.

Barb will explain how the training of a herding behavior is started, much as you would start training any obedience skill or trick, and shaped step by step into a full-blown herding skill. She will also share a video of the layers of learning that go into teaching flanks, the clockwise and counter-clockwise movements a dog uses to circle livestock. 

Finally, she will show and explain the "Mind Map" found in her book that ties all of the concepts she uses for positive training together in one simple diagram.

Note: This webinar includes some videos that blog readers may have already seen but there are clips and information found exclusively in this webinar. 

What is included with your purchase?

  • A 45-minute video
  • Access on both mobile devices and your computer
  • Downloadable content for off-line access when you're out training
  • Keep what you buy—No expiring content; you can go back any time to watch the video. There is no time limit.

How do I access my Learning Center purchase?

After you complete your purchase using your credit card or PayPal, you will receive 2 email confirmations: the first is a receipt acknowledging that your order has been received and the second email contains the link for your Clean Run Learning Center program. Just click on the link in the email to complete enrollment. If you already have a Learning Center account, then you will go directly to your educational program. If you do not, then you will enter your email address and a password to use for this Learning Center program and any future ones your purchase. Please be aware that this is a separate account you are establishing on https://cleanrunonline.com/home and it is not the same as your Clean Run website account (although you can use the same email and password for both accounts). 

If you have a Clean Run website account, then you can also access your program at anytime by signing in at cleanrun.com and selecting Classes/Webinars from the My Account menu. 

Refund Policy

Please be aware that there are no refunds for on-demand/self-study courses, on-demand lessons, or webinars.

We suggest that you read the information provided carefully before making your purchase. If you have any questions about whether the content is right for you, please email us.

Barb Buchmayer has been captivated by the art of herding for 30 years and has trained over a dozen dogs to herd. She successfully competes at the Open or highest level of USBCHA (United States Border Collie Handlers Association) trials. 

Thirteen years ago, she began learning the science of positive dog training through studying many books and DVDs and by taking courses, including classes by Bob Bailey, Susan Garrett, and Kay Laurence. Her lifework is to develop and share positive herding with new handlers and traditional handlers looking for a science-based approach to training. 

In 2011 Barb was contacted by a woman from South Africa, Sally Adam. Sally is an animal lover and a skilled clicker trainer with an inquiring mind and an adventurous spirit. Sally had taught agility and tricks with positive training but had never trained or handled a herding dog. Working with Barb long-distance, Sally trained her Border Collie, Renn, from a puppy to the South African Sheepdog Association's 2016 Reserve Junior Champion. 

When Barb got her youngest dog, Sir, in 2015, she began keeping a detailed training journal. Over the last five years, she has used that journal as the basis for this set of books, Positive Herding 101 and Positive Herding 102. Together, these two books lay out the successful step-by-step approach that she and Sally pioneered to train herding using positive reinforcement.  

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