AN award-winning Northumberland shepherdess is starting up sheep dog training sessions.
Emma Gray, who last year became the first woman to win the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League, will offer the drop-in classes at Kirkley Hall near Ponteland.
Ms Gray is a former student of the Northumberland College campus.
She will run the classes one afternoon a week and they will be open to anyone looking to train their dog to manage livestock. Dogs can be at any standard and people can attend as many sessions as they choose.
Training costs £20 a session, For more details call 01670 841229.