If you're watching those amazing dogs at Crufts on More4 this week, you could have a go yourself at a canine activity with a Sheepdog Experience on a proper working farm near Bingley, West Yorkshire.
Enjoy a full day with Border Collies, and learn how to handle and train the dogs. This is a great opportunity to learn about farming, sheep and sheepdogs and it's a great way to find out all about life as a shepherd. And you can shepherd a small flock of sheep! It doesn't include lunch, by the way so you need to take your own picnic. There's excellent pub grub in the area, too.
Into the Blue have a special offer on at the moment - it's just £85 instead of £99 for one person for a Sheepdog Experience. This could be a great gift for a dog lover.