I offer both group and One-one sessions for farm work, sheepdog trialling or simply just fun. Members of the Border Collie Clubs are welcome for taster days and for training towards the "Working Test"
Border Collie Fan Club Everyone loves the Border Collie which has many wonderful and natural attributes for working with sheep. Even before any training takes place the Collie is gifted with raw but natural abilities for speed, diligence, guile, and tenacity. There are many situations where the Collie’s natural reactions will not only be correct but quicker than any command you can deliver. If you simply love Border Collies and enjoy watching them work and wish to find out more about how they are trained for farm work and sheepdog trials I can offer you the opportunity to come and spend half a day with me and my dogs, midst the most wonderful countryside in Leicestershire, on the Caudal Hills. The region is rich with local history and what better way to to stop for lunch than to go to the Bell Inn in East Langton, parts of which date back to 1628. Accommodation can also be provided at the Bell, with a generous discount of 15%. A varied and exciting menu is on offer with friendly staff.
The Problem of livestock worrying and in particular sheep worrying is one of the most serious, yet with a few precautions and training you can continue to enjoy your walks in the countryside. Bertie are unique in offering this type of training in a safe and controlled environment using the very same methods which train Border Collies and other herding breeds to work sheep. You will find the training experience to be educational and enjoyable. My approach to sheep aversion is unique and complete notes and handouts will be provided on a number of related themes; such as dominance, obedience, recalls and so on