The Lake District Sheepdog Experience

Your Experience

Love Border Collies? Join us and try something exciting and fun

who s watching who

im behind you ! see tripadvisor

Our sheepdog handling courses/activities are designed for the absolute beginner or novice, you don't need to even  ever  owned a dog . we started in 2007,and offer a   one-to-one and  group displays  it . makes a lovely gift for the dog  lover  ,

We 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 .

want to try it then ?  [ sheepdog handling requires you to be fit  enough to move away from the sheep if need be , and you will also have to walk  across two fields  that are uneven ground and sometimes wet or muddy ],Our 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! - either way we are sure you will have the most memorable time with us!    note...   SHEEPDOG EXPERIENCE IS WEEKDAYS ONLY,  monday to friday , YOU WILL BE OUTSIDE IN A FIELD BUT WE DO HAVE A FIELD SHELTER WITH SOME CHAIRS FOR THE SPECTATORS ,  NEW GOV  RULES APPY  2020                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 .we also offer   CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING,wedding parties hen parties .  school parties , GALA AND SHOW DISPLAYS WITH OUR DESIGNER DUCKS ,education visits,hen or private  parties TV FILMING ECT, ect   ring for details    /   SOME WEEKEND DATES AVAILABLE  for corporate days HEN PARTIES ,    [   not sheepdog 1 to 1 experience,  ]  see us on TRIPADVISOR.....please note  we are  licenced by the south lakeland  council 2019  no EX039702      A P LICENCE   inc    teaching /training /performing animals PLESE NOTE NEW COVID RULES  2021


we all loved it

group 2

alan telling everyone how its done .


i penned the sheep .with help from sweep



As part of your sheepdog experience you could learn:

  • A variety of verbal sheepdog commands.
  • How to put sheepdog commands into working practice.
  • don't worry you don't need to whistle  


  • A comprehensive 1 hour approximate   experience is  normally one or  two  dog and handler  with or without  your   friends or family as spectators   , Mon /Fri ....... BUT  large groups [ over 12 with spectators ] can sometimes have weekend bookings  NEW UPDATES new rules now apply due to gov covid     ring for details
  •           Tuition,can be  one or  two  people handling one or two  of our  lovely  sheepdogs with or without spectators  [ . please  note we dont take any spectators without the handlers  unless is a large group  for the demonstration only        .                                                                                                                
  •  AN EXTRA half hour session   see how we start our young dogs off training  £40. as an add on only after booking the one- to- one experience .
  •  booking  in advance is Essential,spectators add £10
  • each
  • for Corporate. Hen parties Kids parties with the runner ducks ,,county Team building, ect please get in touch for prices, ALSO NEW FOR 2018,[ SEE NEW RULES 2020 ]A SHEEPDOG DEMO AT TOTTERBANK,FOR   A  TOUR GROUP OR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO JUST WANT TO WATCH THE DOGS WORKING AND SHOWING OFF THE HANDLER SKILLS , 
  • FOR SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS please ring and we will try to help

Credit Card Payments

  •  we can accept most  l major  credit/ debit  card payments   or cleared chq ,   and  you can book and pay on the phone,  please note payments are not  refundable and non transferable  early booking  are best  
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Sheepdog Demo Only half hour and up to 12 people in same family, price on request
One-to-One Tuition approx hour session in 2nd field - £80 each and up to 3 handlers only
Spectators with a handler  £10 per person  [  with the person booking  handling 
 to book the  extra half hour to watch a  Young dog" training session as an add on  to the one- to- one session   please add £40 extra, . ALSO  want to get up close to  the lake district HERDWICK SHEEP  experience ?  

Advisory Information t and c 

  • Please ring 07788298432  . for details on  bookings -
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 6 months from date of purchase, PLEASE NOTE  after that they are void.,, !   
  • Don't forget to bring suitable waterproofs and warm clothing. IF COLD WEATHER .
  • Remember to bring stout waterproof, non-slip foot wear or Wellington boots must be fit enough to move around the sheep
  • Please think carefully before booking. If you have a fear/allergy of dogs, sheep or farm animals  ect  then this experience is  not  suitable for you  .and please  don't have  clothes that you mind getting muddy ! ALSO   IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL or have any covid symptons  ie COVID INFORMATION  

Dates AND TIMES  booked CAN NOT BE CHANGED,[ see new rules due to covid  above ]you are booking that time  SESSION ,, spectators  ie your friends or family are £10 per person ,   take photos yes ! but  NO filming sorry without permission.                                                                                                                                  now we can offer TEAM BUILDING  AND CORPORATE EVENTS   ,   ask for details.......advance booking only  ,  email  we have  public liability  ins  PLEASE NOTE . WE ARE . MONDAY TO FRIDAY  FOR SHEEPDOG EXPERIENCE  but  corporate  and hen parties ect can sometimes be done at a weekend please ring for prices and dates  NEW due to new covid rules feel free to ring and double check the above details 07788298432       news  WE HAVE SANITIZER ON THE GATE PLEASE USE THIS  or your own   IN  AND GOING OUT  also no  toilet