Julie Hill is one the most successful trainers in the history of international sheepdog trials. She has won the ISDS International Supreme Championship as well as the International Brace Championship, Scottish National Singles and Brace and Driving Championship, International Farmer's Championship, and International Shepherd's Championship.
Julie has a very busy schedule and so can only take on a limited number of trainees. Please book early to ensure training slot. Cost of training: Assessment £45 (approx 1 hour) Julie will start by explaining and demonstrating her natural way method before assessing both the dog and the handlers connection to each other. It is important that the dog has the correct attitude and respect towards his handler in order to maintain enough control while working the sheep. Guidance will be given while working the stock and throughout the session Julie will explain how to use correct body language and gestures as to teach the dog what is required to control the sheep. Julie has her training bookandDvd for sale which is well worth a read before attending a training session. This will prepare you beforehand enabling you to get more from the training session.
Training £35 (30 - 40 minutes) After the initial assessment Julie will be able to set a training program for individual handlers and dogs. The start of each training session Julie will assess progress and will move through the training stages as possible. Once the handler has established good control of both dog and sheep Julie will allow for a short practice in between tuition.
Turn off the A7 to Heriot. Follow the B709 until you pass Heriot church on the left, a few hundred feet ahead is a fork in the road. Take the right fork and keep travelling along the B709 until you see a sign CARCANT on a new stone dyke. This is the farm entrance. Follow down the farm track for approx half a mile and you will see the kennels on your left. You have arrived at NethHillBordercollies.