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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 November 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
Thank Adrian B
Nij V, Manager at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 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 4 July 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
Thank Audrey H
Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 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 4 July 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
Thank Claire S
Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 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 10 June 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 11 June 2018

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

Reviewed 23 May 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 30 April 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 30 April 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 2 April 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 4 April 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.

Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I cannot recommend this experience highly enough. I spent a wonderful day with Nij and his dogs and even the foulest of weather did not detract from my enjoyment. For anyone who loves dogs, being outdoors and wants to participate in a new skill, sign...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Janet C
Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review and your kind comments.

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had an absolutely brilliant day with this interesting, very skilled and charming man. He is obviously a master of his trade. His dogs are wonderfully well trained and their abilities surpassed all of our expectations.....completely different to anything we have seen before. The venue...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Thank you for your very kind review and so pleased you enjoyed the day. You will be pleased to hear that Cody is now the first ever Four Nations Uk Nursery Champion. Please let your friends know about this experience and hope to meet up...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

An absolutely amazing weekend spent with Nij, Jo and Collies. The sheepdog experience was wonderful, we felt really lucky to have been able to spend the day with Nij and his team of fantastic sheepdogs! Would definitely recommend this excellent experience day !

Date of experience: February 2018
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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. So pleased you enjoyed the day and the dogs worked so well for you. Please tell your friends and family about this experience and hope to meet up again in the future.

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lenghach
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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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