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Stockdogology, LLC

Stockdog Training with Allison Lutterman​


    In August of 2022 I started offering full time Stockdog training. I have spent years working with multiple breeds, learning from other handlers/trainers, and attending stock dog trials. I have trained several working trial champions and obtained multiple titles on our personal dogs. However my primary focus has been on using dogs for real life farm work and they work daily helping us manage our livestock. Most people understand how they want their livestock to be worked but they do not understand how to communicate with their dogs in order to make it happen. Usually clients come to me with various issues of the dogs just chasing after livestock or not paying attention to what their owners are saying. We focus on moving livestock appropriately with basic farm work (not running and chasing) and skills first. Over time if you wish to trial we can assist with that training also.

 Board and Train  2024 Fees (price update: 2/21/24):

  • $800 per month (sheep/goats and/or trial training)

  • $1000 per month for cattle training (2 month minimum)

We understand that some people do not have the time or the knowledge on what it takes to train a stock dog to work livestock.  Contact Allison (270-774-2880) or to set up a month to bring your dog (s). Please note that if you have not ever worked with stock dogs then you will also need to catch up on learning how to continue on with the dogs training. No dog will be 100% trained after one or two months of training. It takes time and a LOT of working miles to get a seasoned well trained dog. 

        Each dog is different on the amount of time it is required to achieve certain goals, unless she has met your dog and trained with your dog it would be very difficult to give an exact time frame.

After One month I expect the dogs to be able to go a short distance and gather livestock. to know flank commands, drive livestock a short distance, have a good stand/stop, and recall. Some dogs can be well started in a month, some take several months depending on how much drive they have and their ability to handle pressure. I will begin offering trialing options for those who wish to earn titles at trials for an additional cost.
Please bring your dog's food, vaccination records (or send via e-mail), and any medications you wish to be administered.

Book Board and Train (print & mail contract/deposit) 

Herding Lessons 2024 Fee:

  • Private lesson $50 an hour on ducks/sheep, $75 an hour on cattle

  • Instinct testing $35 for 1/2 hour and ducks or sheep, $50 on cattle

*Dogs/pups must be UTD on vaccinations.

*Lessons are scheduled Monday through Friday’s by appointment only.

Livestock Rental 2024 Fee:

  • $25 per hour per dog for sheep/ducks

  • $50 per hour per dog for cattle

Call/Text 270-774-2880 or e-mail to schedule a time.

2024 Clinic Schedule:

  • March 2 & 3 - Baxter, TN - working spots full-audits available 931-510-4044 

  • March 23 & 24 - Baxter, TN - contact 931-510-4044

  • April 13 & 14 - Wrightville, GA

  • June 7-10-Crockett, Va working spots full- audits available 276-617-0669

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