We absolutely love it when people get in touch before their puppy arrives as we can help you from the get-go. you’ll be in a better position to know what to expect and we find those that have these appointments are more prepared and less overwhelmed.
Your puppies first night, sleeping, toilet training, preventing separation issues, how to set up your home and puppy proof items and the garden are just a few of the topics we can help you with. These appointments are one hour and you’ll have a chance to ask any questions you might have.
The course covers how your dog learns and the most effective way we can teach them to become a well-rounded member of your family. It includes:
You will learn, how your dog learns and the most effective way to teach them basic behaviour’s, including Attention; Drop; Recall; Lead Walking; Leave; focus games and settle.
You will learn techniques and fun ways of enriching their lives and building up a great connection with them.
A small class for owners of puppies or dogs who have completed the dog training life skills foundation – puppy and adult dog course (or have been assessed as ready for this class)
Maximum of 6 dogs. All classes are run under the Association of Pet Dog Trainers ethos, “Kind, fair and effective”.
This course progresses the skills learned in the foundation course by increasing distractions and duration. It includes:
• Stop cue
• Retrieve to hand
• More connection
• Drop in the real world
• Recall from food or toys
• Progressing lead walking
• Steadiness and self-control
A 6-week course for dogs who have completed the life skills int.
Advanced course. Topics on this course will be tailored to the class’ requirements, and special attention will be given to ensuring you can get your dog’s attention when there are distractions present. We will teach exercises such as:
We allow a maximum of 6 dogs per class.
This course is for anyone who wants to improve their recall and connection with their dog.
This training workshop is a great introduction to teach your dog to find cheese or a toy by using its nose. It is common belief that dogs need to be walked for hours every day to tire them out – especially the more active breeds.
Whilst physical exercise is important to keep a dog fit and healthy, sometimes it is not appropriate to walk a dog for many reasons: injury, a bitch may be in season, you may be injured or unwell a dog may need a decompression day if they have been over-aroused or have had a negative experience.
It is equally as important to ensure your dog exercises its brain as well as it’s body. This can be done through scent training.
Scent training is a really great way to mentally stimulate your dog. Ten minutes of scent work is equivalent to a walk for 1 hour. It is an ideal way to work your dog’s brain. All breeds of dog are capable of doing scent work.
All dogs must be friendly with dogs and people.
We will then progress the training, teaching you how to teach your dog to learn to use their nose to find either a toy or cheese that is hidden in our training centre. This exercise can be transferred to many different locations in your home.
On completion of this workshop, you may wish to join our Scent Training classes which take scent training to a different level. The dogs learn to find Cloves, Gun oil or Truffle.
Based on real search dog training techniques which can take you and your dog onto competitions with NNA, Scentwork UK or our fun scenario days.
Canine Hoopers was started in America and provides low impact courses using a plastic frame that has a hoop for the dogs to run through. Barrels are used to provide a change in direction for the dogs.
Tunnels are also used but these are shorter and bigger than those used for agility and are always kept straight. The courses comprise a TANGO mat – Touch and go which the dogs learn to run on.
Canine Hoopers is ideal for puppies, older dogs and large breeds who need a low impact activity.
All dogs must be friendly with people and dogs and have a good level of obedience and able to work under distractions.
What you and your dog will learn:
After you have completed your first 6 weeks, you will be able to continue on with your training to progress you are handling with your dog.
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