Sheepdog Training Experience - Leicestershire

(based on 4 reviews)

Herd sheep and experience country living with this fun sheepdog experience

  • Leicester (Leicestershire)
  • Gift Voucher valid for 1 Participant
£ 99

Sheepdog Training Experience - Leicestershire

Herd sheep and experience country living with this fun sheepdog experience

Animal Experience Days: Discover the enjoyment of working with animals and enjoy a day out in the countryside with this sensational Sheepdog Training Experience - or why not treat an animal loving friend to an experience gift you can bet they'll never forget...

Whether you love dogs yourself or are looking for a gift for a friend who does, want to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a farmer or have just always wanted to try your hand at shepherding, you're guaranteed to have a brilliant time during this unique activity. On arrival at the beautiful farm in rural Leicestershire, you’ll be given a warm welcome over a coffee as you are introduced to international dog handler, trainer and published author Nij Vyas and his friendly sheepdogs. Then you’ll enjoy a demonstration of the full capabilities of sheepdogs and their position within farming and sheepdog trials. After a briefing the real fun can start, and you’ll participate in a fun training exercise with an experienced dog. After a break for lunch, you’ll see how sheepdog training all began during a fascinating training session and you'll also get to grips with blowing a sheepdog whistle. You'll be working with both fully trained and young dogs, and under such expert tuition you'll be surprised at how quickly you pick things up. At the end you’ll have a debrief where you can see just how much you’ve learned. Working with animals is a wonderfully enjoyable and calming pastime ... just don't forget to keep an eye out for red kites too, who often frequent the farm!

So whether you want to enjoy this experience yourself or treat a lucky friend, Nij Vyas and his dogs are the perfect team to give you a day out in the country that's fun, hands-on, educational and unforgettable!

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The Sheepdog Training Experience is available on weekdays and select weekends throughout the year.

Please note, you must give at least 30 days notice if you need to reschedule or cancel your booking.


The Sheepdog Training Experience is suitable for all people over the age of ten.

When possible photographs will be taken to record your day and emailed to you. Photos may be reproduced on the company website; if you do not want photos taken please advise of this in advance.


Experience Duration: 04:30

Time Spent at Venue: 04:30

The Sheepdog Training Experience is approx 4.5 hours long, from 10:00 am - 2:30pm.

Group Size & Spectators

Participants: The Sheepdog Training Experience - Leicestershire is for 1 participant.

Max Group Size: 8

Spectators Allowed on Site: No

Maximum group size: 8

This experience is not suitable for spectators or pets.

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What to wear

You should dress for the weather for the Sheepdog Training Experience; walking boots or wellingtons should be worn, and outdoor layers are advised. It's always a good idea to bring a waterproof too!


The Sheepdog Training Experience usually runs in all weather. If conditions are especially adverse and your experience needs to be postponed, you will be able to reschedule.

Average rating: 5 stars out of 5

Using the dogs is great!

The morning was more of an exercise in listening and observation. One person dropped out at lunchtime. They had arrived late and were dressed in unsuitable clothing (even given that conditions were dry and not too cold). The afternoon made the day as the two of us there were able to use the dogs to herd the sheep and bring them to us and maneuver them as instructed. This was great fun and demonstrated how much one has to understand animals to get the best from them.

- Hockley Heath
Verified Experience Days Participant
Lovely Dogs!

After a great summer in the city, retirement has really encouraged me and my wife to not only love the city but take a break and head to the countryside! Farming and shepherding has always been an interest of mine and is now becoming a reality! Nij was incredibly friendly and is obviously very passionate about what he does. The dogs are great and brilliant at taking commands which was great help to me and the wife. Will definitely be making another visit!

- London
Verified Experience Days Participant
Great Day!

My husband and I have been talking about leaving the city and buying a piece of land for a long time and I thought this would be a brilliant way to get some insight! Nij introduced us to his 5 sheepdogs who were all very friendly and not forgetting adorable. There was even little pup Lara, who was as new to this as we were! This experience was fantastic and by the end of it we were able to herd the sheep using commands such as Come-bye and Away! I would highly recommend!

- London
Verified Experience Days Participant
Really interesting day

5*! A really interesting day. Nij was very welcoming and chatty and clearly has a lot of knowledge. I had a very enjoyable day. Nij and his dogs are very patient as it takes a while to get your head into giving the right commands. Would definitely recommend

Verified Experience Days Participant
£ 99