Teaching old dogs new tricks at Willows Farm

PUBLISHED: 14:54 15 June 2010

Willow Farm Dog Training Gary Bowles and Karen Jones pose for a photo

Willow Farm Dog Training Gary Bowles and Karen Jones pose for a photo

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CLEVER canines showcased their talents at a farm village in London Colney.

As part of their spring half-term programme, Willows Farm on Coursers Road put on a Crufts-style dog agility show three times every day for children on their holidays to enjoy.

Despite the rainy conditions, dogs of all shapes and sizes took part in the agility course, negotiating a series of tricky obstacles and performing tricks to demonstrate both speed and skill.

Visitors over the half-term period also enjoyed a sheep shearing demonstration performed by Tuck the shepherd, who sheared more than 100 sheep over the course of the special spring week.

Willows farmer Andrew Wolfe said he loves Willows in the spring: “The farm always looks at its best during the these months – early plants and flowers are in bloom, adding an extra dash of colour to Willows. It is a great time for children to visit with plenty to see in our Growing Patch and lots of animals outside in the fields.”

For more information about Willows farm and up-and-coming events, visit www.willowsfarmvillage.com or call 0870 129 9718.

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