Training helps dog owners understand their dogs and live happy lives...
Mantrailing is a low impact dog sport, we teach you to hunt down a 'missing person' with your dogs incredible sense of smell, they will be taught to follow a scent just like they would for hunting. We teach them to discriminate between the scent of different humans and then to find them. Think it's only working dogs that can do it? well you are wrong, all dogs regardless of age, breed can take part. However, as animals age, the cells that make up our nerves and brain undergo oxidative damage, becoming less efficient. But they can still take part keeping older dogs active can help to extend their life span. It's a fabulous way of stimulating your dog both physically and mentally, happy dog happy owner happy trainer! Still not sure, ask to join one of our introduction groups.
Tracking is an outdoor sport where a dog follows human scent to locate articles placed along the track by that human. Very little equipment is required – a harness, a tracking line, tracking articles which are usually inexpensive gloves. There are various methods to teach tracking – but ultimately they all rely on some sort of reward for a job well done – treats, or a favourite toy. Our tracking classes are taught by UKCSD qualified instructors who will help you get started on your tracking journey. Not sure if you or your dog can track? Tracking is a natural behaviour for all dogs no matter what age, breed or size,. Dogs have a highly sensitive olfactory system (sense of smell), vastly superior to our own they use this to find and follow a scent trail, this was an essential skill in hunting and finding prey and one we still see in our pets today. We’re always available via email or phone to discuss your needs, but it’s also worth considering your long-term plans with your pet. Are you looking for the opportunity to apply their intelligence productively, as well as some special time where they can build their relationship with you! Or are you the competitive type? We offer classes for both. Every family and dog has individual requirements as does every owner, so please feel free to get in touch to discuss what you want!
We run 6 week courses to train your dog to find a chosen scent. We allow the dog to choose their preferred target scent and then build up the difficulty of the search areas. Scent work is fantastic way to mentally stimulate your dog and help to build confidence and a stronger bond between owner and dog. As the course progresses we will help you learn and understand about your dogs nose the olfaction process and the amazing ability dogs have to detect and process smells.
The Real Dog Yoga (not as hippy as you think)
Real Dog Yoga is a programme of training. It ultimately involves teaching dogs to express and hold specific body postures, expressions and actions that stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and help them to become or remain calm. The programme has designed an environment for learning which is called option training. We train yoga using this method where dogs have specific areas and communication signals they can use to opt out at any point. Regular breaks are taken following a protocol to ensure that emotional stressors such as frustration do not complicate learning patterns. Classes are ran in 6-week blocks, one to ones and occasionally fun trial drop-in sessions. Sign up for our newsletter for the next enrolment date.
Why not book a yoga party with your friends, In your home/garden where I can show you the principles of promoting calm controlled behaviour patterns focusing on the bond between you and your dog : Up to 6 dogs, £150.
Training one to ones
These are ideal for owners that need specific help or dogs that are nervous around others. We can help you work on any area of your training you are struggling with and hopefully give you a better understanding of what drives your dog's behaviour and how to motivate a better response which should help build a stronger bond with your dog(held in our field) 30 MINS - £10.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
We offer small sessions to help with the basic training and support, these are normally on the weekends in a secure field in small groups, Areas covered, Recall, Looselead, Control and manners, Booking essential for dates. 60 MINS - £10.00 EACH.
This is designed to help you with any training issues you may be having and create a unique training plan just for you and your dog, We can identify any underlying motivations and emotions behind the problem areas in the comfort of your own home or normal exercise area. TRAINING CONSULTATION - £50.00.
Puppy Classes (School of Canine Science)
During this 6 week course we will cover, Puppy human relationships, the common pitfalls in puppy ownership, food, motivation, rewards, the basics of training and what works for you. Lead work, recall, handling and vet trips, Play and greetings as well as all the normal basic training. 6 WEEK COURSE - £75.00.