Mile High Rottweiler Club of Greater Denver

Herding Resources


Herding Instructors:

Jim deKeiffer, Kiowa/Elizabeth area, AKC & AHBA judge.Light stock, various arenas. AHBA and AKC trials. 303-646-0667 Jim deKeiffer

Cathy Balliu, Ft. Lupton area, AKC & AHBA judge, all breeds, all levels, sheep and ducks. Usually has some weekday and limited weekend lessons, will instinct test. Most local AKC trials held here. 303-857-1216,

Lana Horton, Parker  area, AKC competitor, all breed, all levels, limited number of lessons, will instinct test. 720-851-6587,

Kathy Howse, Ft. Lupton at C. Balliu’s farm. AKC competitor and judge, all breeds, all levels, see above. Usually weekends mostly, will instinct test. 720-269-9699,

Val Manning, Ft Collins/Wellington area, Rancho Terra Norte', home of the Northern Colorado Herding Cooperative. All breeds and working levels welcome. A, B and C course. Buckhorn Valley Kennel Club holds fall AKC tests & trials there. Novice through advanced instruction available. 970-568-7708, Val Manning - email or

Jerry Rowe’s  in Kansas, for info. Go to  AKC judge, all breed and levels. Holds  week long clinics throughout the year. Instinct testing and lessons.

Jeanne Looker, Ft. Lupton. AKC competitor, all breed, all levels, sheep and usually ducks, various arenas, limited number of lessons, weekdays only, some instinct testing. 303-857-0199,

Cappy Pruett, Hudson, CO, AKC and AHBA judge. All breeds, all levels, has sheep and usually cattle, various arenas. Travels a lot doing clinics, excellent clinics. Some weekdays and weekends. They have held AKC and AHBA trials at site.  720-257-5527, Cappy Pruett Stock Dog Training

Claudia Nelson, Boulder area, BCA trainer and competitor. All breed, all levels, weekdays and weekends. Only works dogs in larger pens/arenas. No instinct testing,  303-666-9411

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