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Sheepdog Experience

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Our experience day is undoubtedly the finest anywhere in the country. Working with sheepdogs is not a hobby but a way of life. You will spend the day with International handler, trainer and published author Nij Vyas and his winning team of dogs in...more
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| Hill Farm Launde, East Norton LE7 9XB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove to Leicester on my birthday to have an experience day with the Collies and Nij. Very warm welcome by Nij and had an informal chat over coffee, where we were briefed about what we were going to be doing for the day. Met x5...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was wonderful having you spend the day with me and so pleased you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We had a fabulous day in the stunning setting of Launde Abbey. Nijs is such an interesting and friendly person to spend a few hours with, and his dogs are clearly well trained, intelligent and characterful. It was a great insight into how and why...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Thankyou Nij for a really fab day - it was everything we wanted it to be and nore. We learnt so much more than expected and loved the hands on experience. What a beautiful setting too! Would recommend for anyone considering this experience - Nij...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2019

Thank you for your lovely and kind comments. I enjoyed spending the day with you both and Mist gave you both 10/10 which is rare.

Reviewed November 3, 2018

A fantastic day spent with Nij and his pack in the beautiful rolling Leicestershire hills around Launde Abbey. After a briefing over a drink we drove to a field with a round pen used for training sheep dogs and potential shepherds. Nij has an amazing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Nij V, Manager at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks for your review, its much appreciated. Thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with you guys and so pleased the dogs were so responsive to you. Please tell your friends and family about us and hope to see you back again sometime.

Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day with Nij and his dogs Mac, Cody, Todd, Misty and Jake, as well as several different flocks of sheep. Nij is really passionate about his work, and clearly enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with others. We learned many unexpected things about...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely words. Finding that stray lamb was quite an adventure for all concerned and it will be a long time before I get the smell of stagnant water out of my boots. Please recommend this experience to your...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018

A fantastic day in the sun with Nij and 4 of his dogs. If you book as a couple/for two people you effectively get a private session which is far better than many other experiences on offer. The experience day was a fascinating insight into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

That really lovely of you to write such a glowing review. Thank you so much for your feedback and so pleased the dogs were accommodating. please recommend us and hope to see you again some day.

Reviewed June 10, 2018

A most enjoyable experience. It was fascinating learning from Nij and watching him working with his dogs and sheep. It was even better when it was my turn to work the dogs, I am definitely not in his league.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Thanks for the review and glad you​ enjoyed your day with us.

Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

My teen son and I had a most wonderful day with Nick and his extremely well-trainer dogs. He is a germerous wealth of knowledge!! Highly recommended for anyone...whether you want to train dogs or just appreciate them.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

We had a great time watching, learning about and even attempting to work the dogs.. Nij is good company and provided a real insight into the ways the dogs learn and work. Because of the time of year that we visited we had the extra...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review and taking the time to write it. The lamb you helped to feed that wasn't very well is now doing quite well, you'll be pleased to hear. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed April 2, 2018

A very interesting man to meet and learn about his unique method of training and working dogs. His psychological approach with both dog and owner reveals a whole new experience. When you get even a little right you can see how much easier the sheherding...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you, David, for your very kind words and so pleased you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you back again in the near future. Please do pass on your experience to your friends and family.

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Response from Nij V | Property representative |
Hi you can get a train to Melton ~Mowbray and either I can pick you up or get a taxi to `launde `abbey. Nij
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