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Sheepdog Demonstration

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Sheepdog Demonstration

2 commentaires
Durée
2 heures
Taille du groupe
Jusqu'à 8 personnes
Inclus :
Équipement
Proposé en
Anglais
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Sheepdog Demonstration

rencontre d'animaux

Sheepdog Demonstration

2 commentaires
Durée
2 heures
Taille du groupe
Jusqu'à 8 personnes
Inclus :
Équipement
Proposé en
Anglais

Au programme

Firstly we will give you an introduction to us and our dogs, give you an overview of what we will be doing and answer any questions that you may have. When meeting the dogs we'll share with you their individual journey to becoming a sheepdog. We'll explain and demonstrate the way that we communicate with our dogs, using: body language; voice commands; whistles; and other sounds. Voice commands are one of the methods used to guide the dogs, you will be introduced to the commands and their meaning, and then you can have a go at using them with one of our dogs. We'll show you how we progress from no commands to voice commands to whistle commands. You'll be introduced to the shepherds whistle, and be taught how to use one; you can have a go at giving a command to a dog if you happen to master it instantly! You will each receive a shepherds whistle to take away with you! I will move a small flock of sheep around a trial like course and demonstrate commands and the natural herding instinct that's in-built with the Border Collie. If there's anything you'd like us to show you or anything you'd particularly like to see or do, please ask, we'll always try and accommodate your wishes.

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Helen

Helen

Matt & Helen run Foxwood Sheepdogs, a farm business that breeds, trains and sells top class sheepdogs. We've been working with dogs all of our lives but training sheepdogs for about 8 years. We teach dog handlers to work their dogs and regularly take part in sheepdog trials throughout England - we have both won trials. We also perform sheepdog demonstrations throughout the year. A key aspect of helping people to learn about sheepdogs is understanding dogs and understanding people. It's no use teaching if you can't communicate ideas effectively - this is something we both excel at.

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Boots, Coats, Trousers Waterproof coats, over-trousers and wellington boots may be necessary if the ground is soft or really…

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Le lieu

We have access to about 100 acres of private pasture in the Woodford valley area. We keep several breeds of lowland and upland sheep on farmland that consist of farm owned pasture, as well as Natural England controlled pasture that's extremely rich in wildlife.

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Conditions d'annulation

Pour bénéficier d'un remboursement intégral, annulez au moins 7 jours avant la date de début de l'expérience ou jusqu'à 24 heures suivant l'achat.

Politique de communication

Communiquez toujours par l'intermédiaire d'Airbnb. Pour protéger votre paiement, ne transférez jamais d'argent et ne communiquez pas en dehors du site ou de l'application Airbnb.

Critères requis pour les voyageurs

8 voyageurs âgés de 6 ou plus peuvent participer. Les parents peuvent emmener leurs enfants de moins de 2 ans. No understanding of dogs or sheep is required, but a love of the countryside and dogs will always help to make the experience more enjoyable.

Plus de conseils

Making a sound with a shepherds whistle is normally preceded by several weeks of dribbling and sore lips so don't expect to be able to use one straight away! You will be standing for most of the day.
Helen
Sheepdog Demonstration
2 commentaires
37€/personne
2 commentaires
37€/personne