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‘One Man and his Dog’ has nothing on this!  There is scope for much hilarity as guests try to control the collies and herd the ducks through an obstacle course, under instruction from a top sheepdog handler.

The dogs work to both whistle and verbal commands, and illustrate in a special way, the communication between the dog and its handler.

The guests are presented with a shepherds tongue whistle (which they can keep as a memento of the day). It is explained that the dogs work to both whistle and vocal commands, and the guests are invited to use their whistles to copy the sounds. Most people find this really difficult, and it causes much amusement. Everyone is relieved to be told that they will be working the dogs with verbal commands and do not need to whistle! They will then be told the verbal commands and given a demonstration of how to work the dogs.