The weekend workshops focus on specific skills for you and your dog from fundamental life skills to fun trick classes. They are taught by experts in the field, are limited to 6 working spaces and cost £50 for a working space. We update the dates for our courses regularly so please keep an eye on the page. You can book your space on the course by clicking the ‘book here’ link and following the on screen instructions.
Sniffer Dog Workshop
This course is taught by Hannah Thompson who will teach you and your dog the beginners of scent work training. The training utilises your dogs best sense – their smell! The workshop will walk you through both the theory behind how to teach scent work followed up with putting the theory into practice. The course is suitable for all breeds and ages. The course runs from 10am – 2pm.
This workshop trains the skills needed to help create a really reliable recall in your dog. Having a reliable recall is fundamental if your dog is to ever be off lead. It needs to be immediate, fast and consistent. This course focuses on a number of games to help create a recall that is all of those things. The courses are held outside in securely fenced areas where livestock graze during the day to allow for a more representative environment.
Heelwork to Music Taster Day
This is the perfect taster day for anyone wanting to learn more about Heelwork To Music. The day is taught by Nicci Hindson, winner of Newarks got Talent, international competitor and now TV star! The workshop looks at building a variety of different moves and tricks together and linking them into a routine. The workshop will cover a range of different moves, from basic core moves such as spins and leg weaves to jumps and cute poses, with the chance to try out some props as well. Alongside this you will learn how to fit the moves to music and build a flowing routine. By the end of the day, everyone will have their own short routine to show friends and family. Suitable for dogs over 9 months as moves can be tailored to suit. No previous experience necessary although dogs should be able to work in a room with other dogs and have a basic level of everyday training (recall, wait, focus on handler). The workshop runs from 9.30am – 4.30pm and includes refreshments.
Gundog Training Day
Do you live with a gundog breed? Are you interested in how to harness their natural abilities? Are you interested in gundog work but are not sure where to begin? This workshop aims to provide you with key knowledge and understanding relating to the essentials of gundog work, training and how to improve your relationship with your gundog! The workshop will be delivered by Dr Jacqueline Boyd who will share her experiences of living and working with gundogs from a scientific and applied perspective. Topics to be covered include; How to live with a gundog breed; Key principles of gundog work; How to incorporate gundog training into your pet’s life. The workshop is limited to 5 handler spaces and 5 spectator spaces. For a handler space, dogs must be a gundog breed, be 6 months old or over and have basic obedience skills (sit, stay, recall)
Next Date TBC
Golden Oldies Training Day
This is a day for both our golden oldies and younger dogs who are on restricted exercise. It teaches a multitude of tricks and behaviours that you can continue to teach your dog at home. All of the skills taught will be low impact and will focus on mentally engaging your dog without being physically demanding. It is a great workshop if you’re wanting to add some new things into your older dogs life, or if you’re needing to tire out a dog who may be on rest.
Next date TBC…