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Jerry Rowe

Jerry Rowe

  Twin Creek Farm Twin Creek Farm is located in Osborne, Kansas, approximately 30 miles north of Interstate-70. The facilities offer stock and indoor arena for training, plus lodging if needed. Contact Sharon Rowe to make arrangements for your private training session or next event. Jerry Rowe’s Sheep Herding Camp Two- to five-day camps are offered at Twin Creek Farm in Osborne, Kansas. Click here for more information. Share DVD Training Disappointed when your dog runs to the gate as if saying, “I’ve had it!”? Struggling to reach the next level in your training? Looking for a clear, effective method to make the most of your herding dog’s ability? The Common Sense Approach to Herding reveals answers to these questions and much more in this 4-part DVD series! Click here for more information. Clinics Jerry may be available for travel to a clinic being hosted in your area. Contact Jerry to make arrangements. Instant Video Streaming Several videos from Jerry are available through on-demand streaming. Click here for more information. Judge Services Jerry is a registered judge for AKC, ASCA, USBCHA, CKC, AHBA … Contact Jerry to offer an invitation to judge at your next event. ABOUT JERRY Since the early 1960s, Jerry has been involved with many aspects of dog training including conformation, obedience, stockdog trials, and working ranch dogs. His trial accomplishments span the history of stockdog trials as they have evolved for over 50 years. Jerry was involved in breeding Australian Shepherds from the early 1960’s to 1982. He and Dick Sorensen started the JBARD kennel in the 1960’s. In the 1970s Dick married Leslie, and together they started Colorado Kennels and Jerry kept the J Bar D kennel name. The first cattle, sheep, and duck trial was held at Jerry’s farm in Broomfield, Colorado, in the 70s. The idea of herding ducks came from Marilynn Little who used her dogs to herd ducks and goats. He felt that if people lived in town, and could not have livestock, they could at least have some ducks to train their dog to herd, thus promoting the herding for all people and all-breeds; not just farmers and ranchers. After attending one of Jerry’s trials in Colorado in the 70s, Bob Carrillo, a rancher from California, decided to set up a trial at his country fair. Bob found 7 dogs that had enough control to put on the program. They would herd sheep and cattle in the trial. He also had dogs demonstrating obedience, performing tricks and Jerry and Commanche were to put on a duck herding demonstration. Jerry was also one of the 7 who competed in the trial at Petaluma, California, where he placed third. Be sure to have Jerry tell you about his duck demonstration sometime! This started trialing in California. Jerry gave one of the first all-breed stock dog clinics in Davis, CA which was hosted by Betty Nelson. In addition to clinics, he gave demonstrations for herding dogs at many county fairs, dog events, and rodeos. Jerry and his dog Rowe’s Commanche Warrior won High Combined Aussie three years in a row – 1973, 1974, 1975. This lead to the development of the Commanche Award, a traveling trophy. Many of the top herding Aussie’s names are engraved on the trophy which is currently on display at Twin Creek Farm. Jerry was instrumental in starting the Australian Shepherd Club of Colorado. He also served in many capacities including: being an officer, serving on committees and helping write the first breed standard for ASCA. While living in Colorado, Jerry had students with many herding breeds. His methods of training involve working with the animals to get the most out of them by enhancing their natural instinct without using force. He does not believe pushing the dog faster than it can comprehend. Jerry and Sharon have been married for over 50 years and raised 3 kids and currently have 8 grandsons and two great grand children. One is a girl! Only one in the bunch. They currently have Aussies. They all enjoy going to trials when they are not judging or giving clinics. Jerry travels throughout the year judging for ASCA, AKC, CKC, and USBCHA. In 1998, Jerry and Sharon purchased a farm in Kansas that is perfectly suited for training dogs, raising sheep and establishing a training center. This is fulfilling another dream they have always had – “To bring small groups together to train their dogs in a vacation atmosphere.”...

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Jerry Rowe’s Sheep Herding Camp

Jerry Rowe’s Sheep Herding Camp

Jerry Rowe’s Sheep Herding Camp     Come Join Us in the Beautiful Land of OZ for a Sheep Herding Adventure! Twin Creek herding camps provide individual attention in a friendly relaxing atmosphere for all herding breeds. Twin Creek herding camp provides individual attention in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere for all herding breeds. Instruction is geared to each student’s level and will help the beginner learn to read his or her dog and stock while instructing the advanced student in the finer points of training and trialing. Jerry specializes in teaching the handler to read livestock and work with his or her dog as a team.   HERDING CAMPS ~ Campers arrive on Sundays to get settled and acquainted with training beginning early Monday morning. Camp ends on Friday and campers leave Saturday morning. Weekend, 3, and 4-DAY CAMPS ~ Also available are weekend, three- and four-day camps. These shorter camps are ideal for groups that are preparing for an upcoming event. Group rates are available! Contact us for more information.   A non-refundable retainer is required to hold reservations. Confirmation packets will be mailed upon receipt of retainer. Contact for more information.   Share Sheep Herding Camp Registration Includes: Five full days of training (Saturday and Sunday are reserved for arrival and departure) Multiple daily herding lessons Classroom and hands-on training geared to you and your dog’s ability Continental breakfast Catered lunch Soft drinks and snacks daily Lodging One dog per student (additional slots may be purchased to bring more than one dog) No more than seven students per week. 2020 Camp Schedule April 13-17 April 27-May 1  FULL May 25-29   FULL Sept 21-25 October 5-9 November 9-13  ABOUT JERRY AND SHARON ROWE Jerry and Sharon Rowe began their dog herding career in the early 1960s. After purchasing their first registered Australian Shepherd, they discovered the intelligence of these dogs and became interested in preserving the herding instinct and promoting the versatility of the Australian Shepherd as a breed. In 1970 they traveled to Kentucky for the International Border Collie Competition, where they met Lewis Pence who helped launch what had become their dream to promote stock dog herding with loose-eyed breeds. Together with the Colorado Collie Club, they formed the first all-breed herding club: Stock Dog Fanciers of Colorado. They then organized the first-ever herding competition for loose-eyed dogs at their farm in Broomfield, Colorado. Since then they have been instrumental in promoting loose-eyed stock dog training by holding weekly classes and individual lessons. In addition, they have held competitive events at their farms for more than 40 years and have competed in trials and competitions including ASCA, AKC, CKC, AHBA, and USBCHA. Their farm in Kansas was designed specifically to provide people of all skill levels a place to learn about herding with their dogs. Jerry Rowe is a senior stock dog judge and has been involved with the ASCA stockdog program since the beginning. Jerry and Sharon have stayed committed to the idea of a versatile working dog who can do it all. To learn more about Jerry or Sharon, click on their name to go to their page. FACILITIES AT TWIN CREEK FARM Twin Creek Farm offers the perfect vacation for the herding enthusiast! Nestled in the beautiful Post Rock country, with wide-open hay fields just 10 miles south of Osborne, Kansas, Twin Creek passes through the farm, lined with beautiful oak trees that are over 100 years old. The early 20th century barn has been converted into a club house that is rich with Midwestern heritage and alive with history. The original slate chalkboard from the old Twin Creek schoolhouse and the floor made out of the town’s Main Street cobblestone adds to the wonderful atmosphere you will experience at Twin Creek Farm. Relax while reading books from our herding library while enjoying the glow from our wood fired pot-bellied stove. The indoor and outdoor arenas provide the perfect training facilities, no matter what the weather may have in store. CLUBHOUSE  CLUBHOUSE OUTSIDE CLUB HOUSE CLUBHOUSE KITCHEN KENNELS INDOOR ARENA CHUCKWAGON TWIN CREEK SIGN DUCK ARENA Explore the many wooded acres and wide-open spaces available for you to enjoy with your dog. ACCOMMODATIONS AT TWIN CREEK FARM Registration includes reserved lodging on a first come first serve basis. RVs welcome or bring your tent and camp under the trees. Sheep wagon is available for lodging. Contact us to make a reservation or have questions. POST ROCK COUNTRY FRONT OF ROOMS KENNELS SHEEP WAGON SHEEP WAGON FLOYD AND JILL SHEEP WAGON Ever stay in an authentic sheep wagon?    MOTEL Camelot Inn Motel, Osborne, KS 13 miles from Twin Creek Farm corner of highways 24 and 281 in Osborne,...

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Sharon Rowe

Sharon Rowe

Sharon Rowe found her first Australian Shepherd in the early 1960s. She fell in love with the brains, working ability, and looks of the breed and dedicated a large part of her time to helping the early aussie clubs form. She was instrumental in starting one of the first Australian Shepherd clubs, the Australian Shepherd Club of Colorado. for many years she served the club in the capacities of president, secretary, treasurer, newsletter editor, as well as writing many informative articles about this new breed. Because Sharon loved the versatility of this breed, she spent a lot of time working with the national club promoting the versatility aspect of the aussie. She was one of the first people to encourage the parent club to develop a breed standard and served on the committee that drafted the first one. She also was one of the people who helped negotiate the unification of the IASC and ASCA. Sharon was also very involved with attempting to standardize the breed and worked hard on setting up a viewing committee so that everything that was a blue merle would not be registered as an aussie. During her many years in the breed, Sharon has successfully trialed aussies in the working arena as well as the obedience and conformation ring. She is a senior breeder judge for ASCA and especially enjoys judging the versatility class. Author of the 1970’s book Pups ‘n Stuff, one of the very first books about breeding dogs that featured Australian Shepherds, Sharon also took time to teach 4-H obedience classes. Today she can be found video taping and taking pictures of camp participants, and always has a helpful piece of wisdom or encouragement for the campers. She is well versed in many aspects of homeopathy, Bach flower, and Shaklee Food Supplements. A good discussion about our dogs’ health is always enjoyed by Sharon after a hard day of herding and training. Jerry and Sharon have been married for 50 years and raised 3 kids and currently have 8 grandsons and two great grand children. One is a girl! Only one in the bunch. They currently have 5 Aussies. Tank is 16 years old, Dee 13 years, Jim 7 years, Desi 2 years, and Stryker (Jake) 1 year. They all enjoy going to trials when they are not judging or giving clinics. In 2001, Jerry and Sharon purchased a farm in Kansas that is perfectly suited for training dogs, raising sheep and establishing a training center. This is fulfilling another dream they have always had – “To bring small groups together to train their dogs in a vacation...

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Rating the Stock

Rating the Stock

  FREE From the Coffee with Jerry Series, RATING THE STOCK. FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO Dog Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois Training Topics: Controlling Livestock, Driving, Respect Livestock: Sheep Viewing Options: Online Duration: 4 min. Share Rating the Stock [FREE Video] From the Coffee with Jerry Series FREE HERDING VIDEO – Rating the Stock explains the theory of teaching a dog to rate the movement of the livestock when moving it from one place to the other. This video will make it easy to understand how to train your dog to rate stock. Complete the form below and select the “Download Now” button to receive an email with a direct link to view the online video, Rating the Stock. Nothing will be downloaded to your device or computer. [duration: 4 minutes] Name: This field is required. Email: This field is required. This 4-minute video is FREE. Select “Download Now” to receive an email link to view the video. If you do not receive an email within a few minutes, please try again or contact us so that we can solve the issue. ABOUT JERRY – For over 50 years, Jerry Rowe has been developing a method for training dogs. His experience as judge, trainer, and competitor have given him the uncanny ability to explain a simple and natural approach to herding that allows the dog to think while building a solid foundation for you and your dog. (more about Jerry) You may also be interested in this 4-DVD Herding Training Series! The Common Sense Approach to Herding ON SALE NOW for $75 with FREE shipping.  ...

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Taking Control of the Dog and Stock

Taking Control of the Dog and Stock

Buy $24.95 Available Now! Taking Control of the Dog and Stock: How to Use Foundational Commands to Communicate With a Dog is provided through Amazon Instant Streaming Technology allowing for the best possible experience to view on-demand herding training videos. Watch at home on your television, on the computer, or on the go with mobile devices. Instant videos are available to rent and/or purchase. Click on the Buy link above to be redirected to your viewing options.   FEATURED IN THIS VIDEO Dog Breeds: Australian Cattle Dog, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Berger Picard, Collie, German Shepherd Dog Training Topics: Commands, Competitive Events, Controlling Livestock, Directions, Outrun-Lift-Fetch, Respect Livestock: Sheep Viewing Options: Online Share Taking Control of the Dog and Stock: How to Use Foundational Commands to Communicate With a Dog To communicate with a dog one must have a language. Taking Control of the Dog and Stock guides you through the process of how to build a language using basic commands, presented in two parts: Part 1. Taking Control of the DOG guides you through the importance of teaching a dog to understand what the handler wants in a way to gain control and respect of the dog. Part 2. Taking Control of the STOCK helps you to understand how to recognize how a dog can use its instinct to gain control and respect of the stock. In order for a dog to control the stock the handler must first have control of the dog.  Jerry Rowe will explain the meaning of this phase by breaking the process down into simple steps using basic commands. These same commands will be built upon as the dog advances in its training.. Whether you are training for a competitive event, a farm dog, or a household pet, understanding the skills of training a herding dog will help you have better communication with your canine.     For over 50 years, Jerry Rowe has been developing a method for training dogs. His experience as judge, trainer, and competitor have given him the uncanny ability to explain a simple and natural approach to herding that allows the dog to think while building a solid foundation for you and your dog.     REVIEWS “Thanks, Jerry, for getting us headed on the right track in herding with our dogs.” “Jerry Rowe is one of the premier trainers in the country. Jerry, and his wife Sharon, run the number one sheep herding training facilities in the nation. This video is an example of the world class training they provide. I highly recommend it. He explains the principles, the reasons behind the principles and then demonstrates with several handlers and dogs.” “Jerry’s videos and training methods are fantastic!! My dogs’ performances are greatly improved using Jerry’s approach. As a bonus, Jerry is a natural instructor. His techniques are easy to understand and apply. I highly recommend Jerry’s methods.” “As soon as he started talking a light bulb went on and I had a whole new feeling of confidence. … no matter what level of learning … I would recommend anyone interested in herding check out Jerry’s method.” “Jerry’s approach to training a herding dog has clarified so much for me. Instead of being frustrated with what I now know are normal, logical behaviors for my dogs, I am now learning to understand and use those behaviors to help him understand what I want of him. Best of all, Jerry’s methods avoid intimidation and harsh correction, rather helping the dog to figure out how to control the sheep in a very natural way, leaving his ‘sacred’ instinct intact.” “I learned long ago there are no such things as miracles but with Jerry’s methods and your perseverance even the most impossible dog can benefit from Jerry’s program. He offers a fresh realistic approach to herding that allows the dog to think while building a solid foundation for you and your...

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