Sheepdog Experience

The sheepdog handling courses/activities are designed for the absolute beginner or novice... one-to-one or group tuition.


They have a team of working sheepdogs trained to work to a high standard with members of the public. On your experience you will handle a dog with sheep (under instruction) around a small course to test your new skills at the end of your session .

The beauty of working sheepdogs is that it requires minimum physical effort but offers a real challenge to both dog and handler. The dogs operate on a variety of commands which you will learn. The most fun is when you put your new skills into practice, however, as sheep can be a fickle animal at the best of times they don't always do as instructed and this may be your greatest enjoyment!


Alan and Chris

Telephone: 01539 447733 or 07788 298432

Totter Bank



What is involved?

As part of your sheepdog experience you could learn:

  • A variety of verbal sheepdog commands.
  • How to put sheepdog commands into working practice.
  • Some aspects of a busy Lake District sheep farm. 

want more information? please send them an email  or give them a call.

What they offer:

  • A comprehensive 1 hour experience where you could learn about sheepdog handling   ...max- 3 people ....
  • A 2 hour experience which encompasses more aspects of sheepdog handling together with an insight into the training of our younger dogs

Advisory information

Don't forget to bring suitable waterproofs and warm clothing - it never rains but just in case!

Remember to bring stout waterproof foot wear none slip, or wellington's.

Please think carefully before booking if you have a fear/allergy of dogs and/or sheep/farm animals.        


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