We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sheepdog Experience

Features Animals
East Norton, United Kingdom
More
About Sheepdog Experience
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 the most picturesque and sublime locations. You will be taken on a memorable journey which will be hands on, educational, fun, rewarding, & emotive. Covid- 19 Guidance - We practice social distancing at all times and I endeavour to keep 4 metres from clients at all times. Meals are currently taken outdoors but a marquee is also available if the weather is inclement. If you do not wish to have lunch then the day dan is shortened as required.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
Travelers talk about
95Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 91
  • 4
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jean J wrote a review Oct 6
1 contribution
A wonderful day. Beautiful location and Border Collies, it doesn't get much better! Nij is inspirational. We've always loved One Man and His Dog and now understand a lot more of what goes into the amazing relationship between man and dog. We would thoroughly recommend this experience. The dogs are just wonderful. Good lunch too at Launde Abbey. Thank you Nij for making the experience unforgettable. Mike & Jean
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi it was wonderful spending the day with you and Mike yesterday. You were great sports and wonderful company. Thank you for taking the trouble to write the review and your kind words. Good luck with the move.
Read more
John M wrote a review Oct 2
1 contribution
A wonderful insight into the training and handling of sheep dogs both by practical demonstrations and the psychology. You also have a hands on experience. Throughly enjoyable day. The lunch was good too.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
aco7907 wrote a review Oct 2
essex95 contributions27 helpful votes
We came to this experience as our daughter couldn't use it due to covid and then baby! It was an excellent day. We learnt lots about the psychology of sheep and dogs ...and people, from Nij. He explained how the dogs work, and it soon became very obvious that there is a very special bond between him and his wonderful dogs. We each had a go at sending the dogs out, with very moderate success. It was interesting to see Nij in his training pen, separating sheep out from a group, how he got it wrong and then how the dog brought them back and then succeeded. Totally recommend as a unique experience. We also had a good lunch at Launde Abbey in the beautiful garden.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Christopher F wrote a review Oct 1
London, United Kingdom18 contributions17 helpful votes
Nij gives you a fascinating day out and insight into the wonderful world of sheepdogs and shepherding. Seeing the dogs in action close up makes you realise what a skill this is and how clever the dogs are. It looks so easy but trying it yourself, whilst being great fun shows how tricky it really is. Hugely recomended.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you Chris. Enjoyed spending the day with you.
Read more
Paul W wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom16 contributions15 helpful votes
Has a really excellent day with Nij. Good fun and educational as well. Dogs of course were the stars!!!! If you go, try the cream tea at the abbey afterwards.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
Previous