Sheep Herding

All sheep lessons and practice arrangements must be reserved and are made through Karen Chandler, contact her at

Hog Dog Productions is home to anywhere from 20- 40 pure bred Dorper and Dorper Katahdin sheep. Susan Rhoades from Keepstone Farms teaches dogs and handlers from beginning to competition level sheep herding techniques. See her Keepstone Farms website for more info on Susan.

Want your dog to learn how to herd sheep? Not sure if your dog has what it takes? Schedule a lesson or herding instinct test with Susan. Susan comes to Millersville, MD several times a month to give lessons. She usually comes on Mondays. A lesson is $60.00 for up to 30 minutes and an instinct test is $40.00 for usually 10 to 15 minutes. If your dog likes to chase we usually recommend the lesson over the instinct test. If Susan has released you, you may also rent individual time for practice at $15 a visit.


What if I can not come when Susan is at Hog Dog?

You can try to reach Susan at her website for lessons in Virginia.

Do you have anything besides sheep my dog can herd?

Susan brings ducks with her, but there are no resident ducks. No cows either.