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.
Carcant is a tradition run farm and conservation is high priority.
Good stockmanship and management of the hill Cheviot Flock is only possible with good working dogs.
Julie pioneered her own training method ®The Natural Way after 40 years of study of her packs of dogs while shepherding sheep on some of the remotest parts of Scotland.
Winner of the Prestige award sheep farming professional
of the year. 2023/2024
Julie and her dog's have reached the highest level in Competion winning the Supreme International Championship in 1996 with her dog Moss, and Supreme International Champion Brace winner with Mac & Ban in 2013 & 2016 making history by becoming the first women, and up to date only women to win these titles since 1906 when the International Sheepdog Society was founded.
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.
Private 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.
Private Educational Demonstrations
For those wanting to learn the intricacies of "The Natural Way" method. Timescale will depend on clients requirements.
Overview of a shepherds life limited number
This starts with a brief explanation of "The Natural Way". Followed by a tour of the farm watching the dogs working in the hills.
Only suitable for 1 or two people at one time in order to be transported by all terrain vehicle.
Appropriate clothing is required.
Allow for 2 hours for demonstration and tour plus extra time to socialise.
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Price Information below for standard Sheepdog Demonstration.