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Learn to Work with Sheepdog at the Mainline Collie Centre

Listed under Activity Courses in Leeds, United Kingdom.

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There can be few dog owners who don't claim to be able to communicate with their pets, but this experience takes the canine-human connection to another level. Sheepdog handlers share what amounts to a mini language with their dogs and the relationship between them is more comparable to that of colleagues than of owner and pet.

At the Mainline Collie Centre, based on a working farm in Bingley, there's a resident team of highly trained sheepdogs, capable of making their own decisions as well as following instructions to the letter. Their abilities are based on years of work and generations of selective breeding to complement the herding instinct, so although they think like dogs, their minds have adapted to our thought patterns too, making them the best subjects to focus on if you're intrigued by dog psychology as well as fantastic, engaging characters to work with and learn about in the context of farming and trialling. You can even apply the skills you learn to training your own dog afterwards.

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