The sheepdog is an intelligent thinking animal. Their ability to be trained to act on the sound of a whistle or word of command is renowned throughout the world and this experience will give you a knowledgeable insight. You will be given an introduction to the long and patient process of training border collies, their mind and basic instincts, the history of sheepdogs and how the relationship between shepherd and dog became what it is today. You will also get to meet the dogs up close so you can see how loveable they really are and try your hand at working them in the ring with the sheep. This is a great experience for any dog lover.
You will begin by meeting with your teacher and expert sheepdog trainer. The experience will commence with learning about the history of border collies and how they are trained. Your teacher will demonstrate how to work a dog and then you will have the opportunity to try your hand at this under their supervision, to put your new found knowledge to the test. You will be encouraged to ask any questions you may have throughout the experience.
When can you go?
This experience is available Sunday to Friday, subject to availability, throughout the year excluding August.
How long does this activity last?
This experience will last approximately 1 to 2 hours.
You need to know
The minimum age is 14 years old, under 18's should be accompanied by an adult.
This experience is not suitable for those who are allergic to or scared of dogs.
There are no qualifications required.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
You and how many others?
There may be other people there on the day.
Family and friends
Unfortunately you cannot bring spectators to watch.