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How much do you pay for lessons?

I'm just curious how much everyone pays for herding lessons?

We have found a place locally (within 20 minutes) that does herding lessons and will be heading out there this weekend to check it out and see about getting started, now that we have a reasonable schedule again and can actually *do* stuff.

They charge $35 for each 1 hour herding lesson, and I was wondering whether that is average, low, or high compared to what most people pay? (I'm just curious what the prices are like elsewhere.)

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

I pay $25 for a lesson, $10 to rent the stock if I work on my own. The other place I will be going I am not sure what she charges for lessons but I think stock rental is the same.


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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

sounds good to me.

can you believe there is no place to herd in los angeles lol.

the closest place ive found so far is about 40 miles away. they charge $60 for the first lesson which is 45mins (2 works). and i believe $35 each half hour for subsequent lessons. this sunday will be our first time

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

I live in the middle of farm country and still need to drive 1.5 hours to take my guys herding. Go figure.


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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

Where did you end up going Historian? I'm trying to see if there is anywhere closer to me than the lady I recommended in Chesapeake as I'm getting another aussie pup tonight and would love to work both her and my boy eventually, but the gas to drive out there would kill me right now

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

We pay $35 per half hour. We could also pay $15 to use the stock without a lesson if we want. We drive approx. 45 minutes for lessons.

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

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Quote:Where did you end up going Historian?
We haven't gone yet, but we're going for our first lesson at the new place tonight (if the weather holds, anyway). The place we're going to is Bedlamb Bestiary (http://www.bedlambbestiary.com/), in Seaford.

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

Let me know if you liked it? That is a lot closer than where I was going, and now that I have two aussies, I'd love to do some more herding, at least as a distraction

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

I liked it very much and will continue to take lessons there. As a matter of fact, we're going to try and go out there for lessons every two weeks if we can get a lesson slot on days / times that work out for us.

I have a write-up of our first visit here, with pics -
http://abbyk9.blogspot.com/2008/06/shepherd-herds.html

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Re: How much do you pay for lessons?

I paid $40 for a test and a lesson would have been an additional $40, but that would have been in a clinic setting, with a judge that comes highly recommended. I think the other place we looked into offered the first session free and then $35 per lesson after that?
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