Do you have any sheepdogs at Sacrewell and if so, how do you train them?

Each week, we ask you to share your questions about farming, food or Sacrewell with us on Facebook. The person who writes the best question wins a free tractor ride for a child and accompanying adult, as well as having their question answered on our website. This question came from Gemma Hutchison’s son Dominic.

We don’t have any sheep dogs that belong to Sacrewell, though all well behaved dogs on leads are welcome to visit the farm and quite a few of our staff have their own dogs at home.

However, we’re excited to announce that, for one day only, the Dog and Duck show is coming to Sacrewell as part of our Harvest Weekends. On Sunday 10th September you can watch and learn how the dogs in the show are trained to herd ducks around the paddock, using the same skills that they would use to herd sheep in much larger areas.

Here’s a little taster of what the show involves: