Upcoming Classes and events

6-week Life skills classes (rolling)
TBC

Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5BY

6 week class suitable for any dog from a new puppy, to elderly, rescued mix breed or pedigree. Each class will be kept small and tailored to you and your dog's needs. We will do group training and enrichment activities as well as one-to-one rotations where I will help you work on helping you help your dog to develop skills and behaviours that will make life easier for you all. We will look at how you can deepen your bond with your dog, how to exercise them physically as well as tiring out their brains, useful skills such as settling, recall, loose lead walking, positive trades and cooperative care to help your dog have a stress free experience with things such as grooming, nail clipping, wound care etc.

We will cover socialisation in the broadest of terms, introducing dogs in the class to new and novel items and objects, new noises, smells as well as other dogs and people in order to give them a well-rounded experience, build their confidence and set them up for success.

We will also look at how to handle unwanted behaviours positively, through appropriate management and training, and without the need for punishment so that when something does 'go wrong' you will know exactly how to handle it and move forwards. We want to work towards the prevention of any potential 'problem' behaviours from the start, rather than getting to the stage where we need a 'cure'.

Covid permitting class costs will be for each dog, multiple family members are welcome as it encourages everyone working with the dog to be on the same page.

Our classes have a force-free ethos, meaning we use a kind, gentle, and scientifically sound approach, the use of fear, pain, or punishment has no place in our relationships with our dogs.

Booking is essential.

Thursday evenings -  6pm to 7pm - £100 for 6 weeks
Thursday evenings 7pm to 8 pm  -  £100 for 6 weeks
Wednesday mornings 11am to 12pm - £100 for 6 weeks

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6-week Life Skills class
(Reactive dogs welcome)
TBC

Brinsley, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5BY

6-week class suitable for dogs who need to develop life skills but are showing reactivity toward other dogs. Each class will be kept small and tailored to you and your dog's needs. We will do group training ensuring to keep a comfortable distance between your dog and others so they can stay relaxed and comfortable, covering new skills and calming enrichment activities as well as one-to-one rotations where I will help you work on helping you help your dog to develop skills and behaviours that will make life easier for you all. We will look at how you can deepen your bond with your dog, how to exercise them physically as well as tiring out their brains, useful skills such as settling, recall, loose lead walking, positive trades and cooperative care to help your dog have a stress free experience with things such as grooming, nail clipping, wound care etc.

 

We will cover socialisation in the broadest of terms, introducing dogs in the class to new and novel items and objects, new noises and smells in order to give them a well-rounded experience, build their confidence and set them up for success, however we will not facilitate socialisation with other dogs or handlers for safety reasons and to ensure the dog's welfare and wellbeing needs are met.

 

We will also look at how to handle unwanted behaviours positively, through appropriate management and training, and without the need for punishment so that when something does 'go wrong' you will know exactly how to handle it and move forwards. We want to work towards the prevention of any potential 'problem' behaviours from the start, rather than getting to the stage where we need a 'cure'.

 

Covid permitting class costs will be for each dog, multiple family members are welcome as it encourages everyone working with the dog to be on the same page.

 

Our classes have a force-free ethos, meaning we use a kind, gentle, and scientifically sound approach, the use of fear, pain, intimidation or punishment has no place in our relationships with our dogs.

To ensure safety all dogs attending a class must be comfortable and relaxed wearing a well-fitted muzzle (I can provide muzzle recommendations and training advice for this prior to classes should you need it). They must be kept on a lead at all times, their handler must be strong enough to hold them and you will need to keep a minimum distance of 2 metres between each dog/handler pairing (though if your dog needs more space we can try to arrange it). This class does not replace behavioural consultations and rehabilitation for reactivity, but rather makes life skill training accessible and affordable for those with reactive dogs who wouldn't be suited to other classes.

Due to the indoor training location, dogs must be able to be within a few metres distance of another dog without becoming distressed, to find out if the class will be suited to your dog contact me.

 

Booking is essential.

Wednesday midday 12pm - 13pm  -  £100 for 6 weeks (TBC)

Group 'training' walks

Laidback and fun group walks to practice socialisation and the training that you and your dog learnt in class. We will pick different locations and routes to walk with rest stops along the way to practice settling and for grabbing a drink.

Route suggestions welcome.


£5 per person