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SUMMER HERDING SYMPOSIUM
JULY 10-14, 2017

sym•po•si•um—a meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, esp. a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience. A collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.

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At Rancho Terra Norté we believe in creating a community of learning and this year’s Summer Symposium is designed to bring together herding enthusiasts of all levels in one place for a week-long emersion of all disciplines of herding (AKC A, B, and C courses, ASCA, USBC, AHBA, test and trial levels). 

There are sessions for those who are just starting to learn about herding & tending taught by wonderful instructors who pride themselves in developing sound foundations on their students and establishing safe working habits. Each beginning student will be matched with a mentor to work with during the week—and hopefully into the future.

For those who understand the basics—there are fundamental building and intro to trial course sessions. This year we have added extra days to work with ducks/geese along with the Intro classes on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Mechanics & trial strategy sessions are designed for those dog & handler teams that are working on that competitive edge.

Since livestock is an essential component to any herding program—we are offering sessions on herd health & management, appropriate stock selection practices, sheep psychology and fence construction.

In addition to sessions relating to working stock—we are also offering Pet Health classes on Conditioning for the Canine Athelete including Chiropractic, Acupuncture and the use of Chinese Herbs, and First Aid for the Sport Dog. Your dog is a valuable team member - these sessions are designed to help keep him on top of his game.

New for 2017 - we are offering a group of Alternative Training courses that include "Introduction to Barn Hunt", "Farm Dog Certification Prep", "Sit, Stay, and Herding Obedience"

Back by popualar demand we are offering Fiber Arts - how to take raw wool and spin it into yarn, then classes on knitting/crocheting that wool into various projects, and felting - to make your own dog toys. Also new, is our Stock Dog Obedience classes. These sessions are designed to improve your dog's focus when near livestock.

Looking for another reason to attend RTN’s Summer Symposium? How about spending a week at the foot of the Rocky Mountains during the best part of the summer season? Here on the high plains—we enjoy sunny breezy days that cool off in the evenings.  Escape the heat of the city and join us!

Need yet another reason? What about great food! Breakfast and lunch concessions will be on-site in RTN’s Cantina and local Micro-brews & wine tastings each evening.  

 



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