Chinook Dog Centre

Chinook Dog Centre is an all purpose dog facility close to St.Albert and Edmonton.

Chinook Dog Centre Sheep Herding


We offer semi-private sheep herding lessons for all breeds of herding dogs 1 year of age or older.


Our facility offers multiple training areas to suit each dog and handler. Our fully enclosed round pen is perfect for starting dogs or reinforcing control on started dogs. The next step up is a 100 X 120 training ring to get the dogs used to keeping control of stock in a slightly larger space. Our final step is moving into the CKC trial arena which is  200 X 400 and complete with fence line obstacles.


Our flock is a mixture of Dorper X Katahdin as well as some Barbados Black Belly X ewes and lambs. They are a lighter flock and are not typical "schooling knee knockers". I prefer working with these sheep as the dogs will learn to cover and read stock well. If they can work tricky sheep they will be able to trial anywhere!


Herding season runs from weaning time until breeding season in late fall. All lessons are outdoors. 


Cost for individual lessons are $42 each.


Prepaid weekly lessons are $147 for 4 weeks. Make up lessons will be available for heavy rain/extreme heat.


If you are interested to set up lessons please email: chinookgrooming@xplornet.ca


Keep your eye on the Events page as well as our Facebook page for Herding fun matches/Sanction match dates.