Sherry Moss has 29 years of experience in all-breed stock dog training. She began her herding career with rough collies. Nirvana Collies is based on the principle of “working show dogs.” Now on its ninth generation, Sherry’s collies have consistently earned advanced herding and obedience titles, as well as being conformation champions.
Sherry’s training methods are based on sound motivational principles for both the dog and handler. She allows dogs to use their natural instincts with little interference from props or gadgets, while at the same time training handlers to assist their dogs in a positive manner. Sherry gives both dogs and handlers confidence to excel at the toughest trial situations by building core skills and keeping it simple. She is expert at reading the stock and the dog and advising handlers on how to foster a team relationship with their canines.
Sherry actively trials in herding in AKC, ASCA and USBCHA events, as well as exhibiting in conformation, obedience and agility. She is a multiple all breed HIT/RHIT winner with a wide variety of loose-eyed dogs including Australian Shepherds, Belgian Tervurens, Shetland Sheepdogs, Pembroke Welsh Corgis as well as Collies, Border Collies and German Shepherds. Sherry has had many “firsts” in her career, most notably, in 2003, her rough collie became the first AKC Dual Champion (conformation and herding) in the history of the breed and in 2004 she completed the first Advanced B course herding title with a collie. Sherry won HIT in both obedience and herding at CCA in Oklahoma City, and numerous other venues. She has completed five UDs and thirteen HCs to date, as well as seven Advanced B course herding titles.