Working Farm/Sheepdog Experience
With this exciting animal encounter you will experience the freedom of spirit, feel the irrepressible enthusiasm and witness the 'power of the eye' that the Border Collie uses to control the sheep - and all amongst the rolling Yorkshire Moors on a working farm.
The Sheepdog Experience day will be spent working with professional sheepdogs, learning to communicate by the spoken work and using body language. By the end of the day you will be herding sheep around an obstacle course and into a pen. An assessment will be given and you'll be presented with a certificate. Refreshments are included and there'll be one hour set aside for a pub lunch or your own packed lunch.
Be a shepherd for the day. It's fun. It's educational and you'll take away with you memories to treasure.
All of our gift experiences are presented in an attractive red case with "Congratulations - you are the lucky recipient of a Well Wicked experience day" written on the front. You will also get a DVD featuring many of our experiences. Experience vouchers can be personalised if required.
The Sheepdog Experience takes place in West Yorkshire.
Minimum age 16 years old. Available all year round, with various dates available.
Spectators are allowed to join you on your experience day but will incur a £7 charge payable on the day.
No weather worries. Rain or shine nothing's going to spoil your fun!
Please wear suitable clothes for the weather conditions on the day. Please wear sensible strong footwear.
Review - 23rd April 2012
I really enjoyed the day, you guys were also very helpful in getting the date booked as my wife had to change it due to a holiday. The centre was a proper working farm - what I'd expected and the staff (and dogs!) all very nice.
Thanks - Luke, Buckinghamshire
Review - 22nd June 2012
Keith enjoyed his Sheepdog Experience which turned out to be an interesting and good day out. He got a certificate at the end of the day to say he successfully shepherded a small flock of sheep with a trained sheepdog. It was amazing to see how four Border Collies worked so differently and how they are so capable of working things out for themselves!! The lady running the day was very entertaining and made the day most enjoyable, it was a shame I was only there as a spectator! The experience day was shared by a group of seven other people but everyone had their fair share of working the dogs during the course of the day.
Taking the whole day into account The Sheepdog Experience day was very good value for it's money and for any Border Collie lover it is a must!!
On a final note I have been very impressed in the way you have delivered such a personal service and would be more than happy to recommend your service to anyone of my family and friends. With very kind regards. Jill - West Sussex