working border collie training & lesson facility

2000 National Finals 9th place finish and winner of the 'Best Drive Award'

Hoof and Paws training facility is 50 acres, located in the foothills above Sacramento, CA with 2 large training fields that provide 200-300+ yd. outruns. For the beginning dog or handler, there is an arena and round pen. My main flock of sheep are White Headed Dorpers and I purchase Range ewes yearly, for training dogs and giving lessons.


I have been successful on the trial field with many different types of Border Collies and I realize that they all need to be trained and handled differently. Dogs that I have trained go on to run at Open level with me or are sold to clients who go on to trial with them or use them for farm work.