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Sheepdog Experience

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| Hill Farm Launde, East Norton LE7 9XB, England
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Ideal for lovers of the countryside

We had a great time watching, learning about and even attempting to work the dogs.. Nij is good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
494readingman
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London, United Kingdom
Coffee followed by work with the dogs at Launde and ij's home after lunch

A very interesting man to meet and learn about his unique method of training and working dogs. His... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
davidbrownlec
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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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 3 weeks ago

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

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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.

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Reviewed 23 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

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 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

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 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

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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 !

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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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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Wonderful day out in the Launde Abbey grounds with Nij and 4 of his border collies - Mac, Todd, Cody and the other (sorry can't remember!) seeing and having a go at rounding up and controlling sheep. Unforgettable day with plenty of insight, conversation and...More

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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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Reviewed 12 February 2018

What a great experience - beautiful location (despite the weather!) and a privilege to see Nij in action with his amazing dogs. Very mindful and engaging and a brief glimpse into the depth of knowledge and experience that Nij has gained and uses with his...More

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thanks for your review, so pleased you enjoyed it and to see the dogs so responsive to you.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

I was privileged to spend the day yesterday with Nij and his wonderful dogs thanks to a Christmas present from my son. We have always had border collies and are constantly amazed at their intelligence and instinct, but goodness these dogs take it to another...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

A great experience with Nij and his beautiful highly intelligent dog team. A lovely setting with Launde Abbey and stunning countryside all around. To see first hand how extremely clever these dogs are across a vast expanse and with many sheet to organise, is really...More

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

It was a wonderful day with you guys and the dogs loved you. Cody even went and won the trial the next day in the Pen District. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Had a brilliant day, Nij was very friendly and has vast knowledge,being a border collie lover and owner it was the perfect birthday gift for me.

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Nij V, Owner at Sheepdog Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you for the review and hope to see you again sometime.

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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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