What age can I start my puppy?

It is recommended that dogs needs to be around 6 months of age – though some trainers like to start them earlier.

Ground rules at Erskine Park require puppies to be a minimum of 3 months of age. Care needs to be taken introducing puppies to stock as one bad experience as a sensitive puppy cannot always be undone. You also have to balance the physical and mental demands of herding with the relative maturity of your puppy - some can start earlier than others. Your puppy must be at least 6 months of age before it can enter an ANKC Herding Instinct Test.