“Intelligent Sheepdog Training from the Author of “Sheepdog Training and Trials” and “Practical Shepherding DVD”
The Border Collie is the symbol of rural Britain, known for its intelligence, stamina and herding ability and revered for its devotion to duty” (Eric Halsall)
NIJ VYAS has over 28 years experience, working with a variety of dog breeds & specialises in training and working herding breeds such as the Border Collies. Having represented England at International level and achieving success at World Trials, his sheepdogs continue to be successful. Nij aims is to help others achieve the same. The training he provides is controlled, structured and intelligent. He is also very experienced at problem-solving, having learned the hard way and because of his perseverance with difficult dogs. Nij offers sheepdog clinics both in the UK and Internationally and is on the panel of judges for the International Sheepdog Society. In 2010 “Sheepdog Training and Trials” was published by Crowood Press and continues to be a success.
In 2015 “Practical Shepherding DVD” was launched as a follow up to the book and is proving very popular internationally. This is also available as an online course. In 2021, Nij launched The Perfect Partnership, online course, which has proved very popular. It follows two puppies; Cap and Pip, from the age of 8 weeks through to starting with sheep and the series of videos cover all the early stages of preparation for sheepdog training.
In 2017 Nij judged the English National Singles Sheepdog Trials at Haughley Park, Suffolk and the brace the following year. He was honoured to have been asked to judge BBC’s One Man And His Dog in 2019 and take part in both singles and brace competitions in 2020.
In 2021 Nij was asked to work with BBC Countryfile and Comic Relief to train Comedian Tim Vine to herd sheep for a Comic Relief Special.