Stock Dog Training


Stock Dog Seminars
A seminar is an instructive, hands-on dog/handler training school using livestock.
In a relaxed and informative environment, the goal of the clinic is to develop the ability, style and skill of the dog working with stock; although to a greater degree it is to teach the handler to bring out the natural ability inherent in the dog.
  • Clinics are usually 2 days in length.
  • All levels are welcome.                                             
  • 9 am - 5:30 pm daily.Date
To register or get more details contact us or call: 780-682-2143
Fall 2018 stock dog clinic T.B.A

Stock Dog Training DVDs

Elvin produced a set of 3 DVDs in conjunction with Olds College on Training the Working Stock Dog. The first looks at developing the natural instincts; the second shows the mechanical training (that which is not natural) like the cross-drive. The third shows the practical applications of everything learned on DVD 1 & 2. These teach the comprehensive steps to training and are available through That’ll Do Ranch. “Training the Working Stock Dog” by Elvin Kopp. $100 for set of 3. 

To Order: Please pay by cheque, and make payable to That'll Do Ranch Ltd. for the cost of DVDs  (plus 5% GST only in Canada) and $15 shipping and handling.   The DVDs may be purchased individually at $35 each, or the set of 3 at $100. Send to RR 1 Westerose, AB T0C 2V0. 
For more information contact Jan.

Elvin's Bio
Elvin Kopp took his first stock dog clinic in 1982 and a new passion was born. He was so impressed with the ability of the Border Collie that shortly afterward he bought his first purebred pup. Elvin threw himself into learning all he could; even traveling to Britain to learn from some of the top handlers; and in 1987 won the World Sheepdog Championships in Meeker, Colorado.

The work on the ranch was increasing; raising purebred Red Angus, running up to 2000 grazing cattle in summer and feeding bulls and heifers in winter. Dogs had become a necessity for the operation and smooth handling of cattle. For Elvin, to witness the amount of heart, skill and desire in this amazing breed remains his biggest thrill to this day, especially the day to day work on the ranch.

To observe some of the work Elvin’s border collies do, see DVD  #3“Training the Working Stock dog – Practical Applications” by Elvin Kopp.

Elvin’s goal is to raise the level of training and handling in himself and others, and to date has had over 5000 handler and dog combinations through his training seminars.

Some of Elvin's accomplishments are:

World Sheep Dog champion 1987Five time “Alberta Open International” winnerFive times A.S.D.A. “Cow Dog and Sheep Dog of the Year” in succession“National Nursery Cow Dog” championWon many other competitions too numerous to mention. Has trained 13 dogs to win major open competitions in both sheep and cattleJudged all the biggest sheep dog competitions in North AmericaInstructs Stock Dog training seminars in North America and has taught over 6000 handler dog combinations through his clinics

Elvin Kopp

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