Meet the team behind Paws in the Pasture
Gerri has been training Australian Cattle Dogs in herding for 18 years. She is currently working with 6-year-old Colton. Her older dog, Joey, has accomplished a master level of herding in both stock dog and arena work and with the Canadian Kennel Club.
Gerri trained under Lynn Leach out of Hope, B.C., and teaches at her facility as well. Gerri is now a certified clinician for herding under Lynn’s tutelage.
Gerri’s passion for herding is apparent and she loves to witness a breed’s natural instinct show when working with stock. Her goal is to help you and your dog have a positive experience while learning how to move stock in a calm and quiet manner. The objective of Paws in the Pasture is to provide opportunities to people in Central Alberta to learn how to herd safely.
- 2019 – Australian Cattle Dog Club of America National Specialty – High in Trial on sheep
- 2018 – Australian Cattle Dog Club of America National Specialty – High in Trial on cattle (Kristen Thomson, Handler)
Cindy is part trainer, part administrator and is training her Border Collie, Gus. They have one leg left to finish on his intermediate title and then they will move on to advanced. Cindy also handles the stock during events. She will be learning alongside you during the clinics so send any questions her way!
Sheldon is a longtime rancher and stockman from central Alberta. Breeding Border Collies and having trained both cattle dogs and collies, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Paws in the Pasture team. Practices are held at his arena, Chasin’ Dreams, where he aims to help you and your dog achieve the highest levels of success in a friendly and fun environment. Sheldon is currently training a few of his dogs for trials this summer.
Location Partnership: Chasin’ Dreams Arena
Located in central Alberta just south of Stony Plain, Chasin’ Dreams is operated by Sheldon Greanya and Leanne Murray. Through their top-quality stock handling and husbandry, this team provides a positive experience for working your dog. The facilities include indoor arena, outdoor round pen, and an outdoor arena coming soon. They can be reached through their website or by email at email@example.com.