Are there any herding trials you can go to?
We were able to instinct test at the trial. It was there that I found out about trainers in my area.
I never had to make a commitment, but it is addicting so you might find yourself going to training! If your dog is talented it may not take too long to get trained to the first level of titling. It all depends on your goals. Hope you can find something reasonable. I had to drive a long way also, so we didn't continue it after some time.
We went weekly whenever we could.
Last edited by Samba; 07-09-2010 at 01:11 PM.