Experience Days with Dogs - Sheepdog experience days, husky sledding, pet grooming & pet photoshoot


Experience days are a great way to get closer to animals we love & want to find out more about, and giving an animal lover a gift experience day can really give them something to look forward & a great day out.  Among the many animal gift experiences, there are now a number which concentrate on man's best friend - the dog.  So here's a round up of experience days with dogs.    

 Sheepdog Training Day

Sheepdog Training Day
West Yorkshire
Spend up to five hours on a farm and go back to basics, working with nature.  You can really tap into the bond between man (or woman) and dog, as you find out about the special skills developed by shepherds over the centuries.  Expert tuition is provided by Barbara Sykes, a shepherdess, farmer and dog trainer.  Lunch is not included, but there is a pub nearby.  The experience content may vary, but this is surely a great gift for any country lover who wants to try their hand at working with dogs.  Find out more from Virgin Experience Days 

Husky Rides in Sussex Husky Rides in Sussex
Into the Blue list Husky Rides in West Sussex near Horsham and these experiences operate during the colder months.  The experience is for either one adult or two children and it includes a short talk and safety briefing on husky rig riding and a husky ride of about 25 minutes.   There's also a film show about husky racing. This is available via Into the Blue. 
 Dog calendars from the CalendarClub.co.uk Dog Calendars 2019
OK, so this isn't an experience but at least the dog owner in your life can enjoy a beautiful calendar for every day of the year!   CalendarClub.co.uk have 730 dog calendars to choose from, covering different breeds, humour, puppies and more!  There are different sizes to choose from as well, which makes it easier.  You can do a search to find the right calendar for the dog lover in your family - or why not treat yourself?  There are stacks of other dog-related gifts as well - go digging around to find your perfect calendar here
Border Collie Experience

Border Collie Experience
Learn to work livestock with a whistle on this fabulous Border Collie experience day!  Collies make the perfect sheepdog and this session in the Leicestershire countryside gives you a great insight into how man and dog work together.  By the end of the day, you'll be calling commands and maybe even getting the sheep dog to do basic moves!   Courses run from 10am - 2.30pm with a break for lunch (not included).  Fetch more details from Into the Blue

Dog magazines can make great gifts

Dog magazines
Dog magazines can make great gifts and give dog lovers something to look forward to each month!  isubscribe.co.uk have a range of dog magazines such as Dogs Today, Your Dog, Dog Friendly, K9, Modern Dog and Dog Friendly.   They have some fantastic offers on as well :-)  Go to Isubscribe.co.uk to check out their dog magazines. 

Pet Photoshoots available from Virgin Experience Days

Pet Photoshoots available from Virgin Experience Days

Gift experience company Virgin Experience Days have a couple of Pet Photoshoot experiences which give you teh chance to have a professionally taken photo of your pet.  There's also a Bespoke Outdoor Photoshoot for Dogs which takes place at a pre-arranged location within 50 miles of Brighton, Exeter, and Oxford. (Within a 10 to 50 mile radius of each city there is a £0.45 per mile charge.) 
Many National Trust places are dog friendly

The National Trust has many dog friendly places 
Did you know that the National Trust cares for 700 miles of stunning coastline and 600,000 acres of beautiful countryside?  And that many of the places they care for are dog friendly?  Not all of them, obviously,  but nonetheless that gives you plenty of scope for new walkies with your woof. Some National Trust places may mean your dog can have a really nice walk instead of having to endure motorway stops so you can all enjoy greater calm and beauty on your journey when you paws for a rest.  Take a look anyway at the National Trust's Dog Friendly pages - there's lots of info, so if you think this would be for you or a gift for someone, you could become a member of the National Trust. 

 Zooplus have brain games for dogs and toys for clever cats!

Zooplus have brain games for dogs and toys for clever cats!

If you've got a dog who likes to be kept active, or a clever cat, take a look at Zooplus - they have brain games for dogs and toys for clever cats.  Give your pet something to think about and something to do!  Click here to bound off to Zooplus