Hehe yes I think I am getting ahead of myself. Thank you for the list!Whoa! lol First pick a venue.
For obedience...Michael Ellis, Dave Kroyer, Denise Fenzi
Conformation - I don't know of any. You can look on youtube for conformation shows to watch.
Herding - again dont' know of any. There is only 1 SV style herding in the U.S. and that is White Clover Farms in NYS. Ulf has a facebook page and a website.
Tracking? - not sure if Dave Kroyer has any for tracking?
A lot of kennel clubs around here do classes on a lot of what you said, breed handling, rally, obedience.
You might see if your state has a tracking club, it seems like they often do beginner tracking clinics in the spring.
Assuming you wanted to do AKC style tracking
Washington StateWhat part of the country are you located in, perhaps someone can recommend a good conformation trainer.
Thanks, I've added ferndog to my subscriptions. I'm always looking for "free stuff". Limited funds.to be honest, I haven't watched all of this chap's videos but in this one, I was impressed with one of his final statements.."the one thing that two dog trainers can agree on is what the third trainer is doing wrong".