This is a great chance to see and interact with some wonderful dogs. Watch them work in their home environment at Carcant Farm. Carcant is a breathtaking place to visit, set in the beautiful Moorfoot Hills, where wildlife roam undisturbed.
Julie offers sheepdog demonstrations by appointment
Whether you want to see these dogs for pleasure or want to learn more about her Natural Way method, then Julie can adapt the type of demonstration to suit requirements.
Type of demonstration on offer
Overview of training a sheepdog using "The Natural Way"
This demonstration shows in brief the different stages of training, from the early stages of communication to the advanced stage of training that is required for hill work.
Allow one hour for demonstration and an extra half hour for socialising.
Hands on demonstration along side Julie
If you would like to get close up with sheep and dog to see and feel how the three way communication works between the dog, sheep and handler then this is the demo for you.
Allow one hour demonstration and half an hour socialising.
For those wanting to learn the intricacies of "The Natural Way" method. Timescale will depend on clients requirements.
Overview of a sheepdogs life
This starts with a brief explanation of "The Natural Way". Followed by a tour of the farm watching the dogs working in the hills.
This requires fit able people to walk on rough terrain.
Small groups can be transported by trailer.
Appropriate clothing is required.
Allow for 2 hours for demonstration and tour plus extra time to socialise.
How To Find Us
Private groups and coaches welcome
Prices start at £45 for a group of 6 or less per hour
For groups of 20 people or less £6 pp
Groups of over 20 people £5 pp
For large groups of over 50 people £4 pp
There are toilet facilities on site and refreshments free of charge.
Contact Julie on 01875 835249
or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to stay in the Borders for a few days we have the perfect solution. Luxury accommodation close at hand where you can book your very own private demonstration.
Watch and view in comfort!
You can sit with a coffee and enjoy the views that overlook the field. With opportunities to watch the lambs playing (seasonal).
Julie will talk you through the way she trains and communicates with her dogs. There is no need to stand out in the cold as a sound system can be linked to the cabin or viewing area for those who book the Lodge.
For Lodge availability go to Smiddyhill Lodge