Adult Dog Training
Adult Dog Training
The Adult Novice class is a beginners class for dogs over the age of 5 months and it runs for 6 weeks on 33 acres of private land in East Horsley. Each class runs for 1 hour and is not suitable for dogs who are in any way uncomfortable or reactive towards dogs or humans. This is an ideal starting point for adult rescue dogs, older dogs who have done little or no training, or who need help in certain areas.
As well as showing you how to teach your dog a variety of behaviours which are important in day to day life (sit, down, stand, eye contact and focus, loose lead walking, leave an item when asked, drop an item when asked, stay and wait), we also introduce important life skills.
Our training is centred around creating a strong bond between dog and owner, which is the foundation of good behaviour. Classes will include theory on certain subjects and we will discuss how to tackle common problems such as jumping up. You will be given homework to work on each week, which will be backed up with emailed handouts on new behaviours learned.
Once you have completed this course we would encourage you to continue training (after all, training your dog is a continuous process!) and move onto our Intermediate class, start some scentwork classes or even have some fun with a tricks class or platform training class!
The Intermediate class runs for 6 weeks on 33 acres of private land in East Horsley, Surrey. and is the next step after the puppy or the adult novice class. It is also suitable if you have done previous training elsewhere.
The focus of this class is to progress behaviours learned in the puppy or novice class, and start to work on various behaviours around increasing levels of distractions and therefore proof the reliability of behaviours, introduce new behaviours such as the send away, distance control, proofing release words, and work on improving our recall and loose lead walking.
The Advanced class is the next step after the Intermediate class. This runs for 6 weeks and works on further progressing and proofing behaviours, introducing new exercises such as discriminating send aways, hind leg awareness, and we often work on some platform training. Specific exercises will depend on members of the class and what level they are at.
Angela is an official Scent Imprint For Dogs Instructor, as well as a recognised trainer for Scentwork UK.
Scentwork is where a dog uses their sense of smell to identify and locate a scent that they have been trained to detect.
Scentwork helps build the bond between dog and handler, assists in your ability to read your dog’s body language, and is open to all dogs, all ages, all breeds and all abilities. Scentwork is a natural behaviour for dogs and, as a training activity it is fun, rewarding and very mentally tiring for your dog!
The Beginners class is run over a 6 week course (with necessary homework inbetween each class), at the end of which you should be at the level to compete at Detection Dog Trials or Scentwork UK Trials, should you wish to do so. Each course will be strictly limited to an absolute maximum of 6 dogs per class.
Dogs will learn to search for food initially, and then search for scent (usually clove, but if dogs are not motivated by clove we will suggest an alternative scent for that dog to work for) hidden in a variety of locations
We also run scent detection workshops at a variety of locations – a private farm and woodland in East Horsley, Dorking Halls theatre, a local feed merchants and country store and a local football ground to name a few. These workshops are open to all dogs once they are confidently searching for odour.
Workshop cost: £35 per dog
Teaching your dog tricks is not only great fun, but it provides important mental stimulation, builds an excellent bond between dog and handler, can increase flexibility and body awareness, teaches your dog new skills, and enables you to truly see exactly what your dog is capable of! Plus it can be a really fun way of showing off to your friends!
We run classes working towards the various levels of the National Canine Trick Star Awards !
Among the tricks we teach are ‘simple’ ones such as “paw” and “spin/twist” (from the Apprentice Award level) to “bow”, chin target, leg weaves and a crawl (from the Graduate Award Level), progressing to more complex tricks such as “pray” and “tidy up” (moving through Master and Pro Awards levels).
Our beginners tricks classes run for 6 weeks and are currently running online very successfully.
£120 (online) and £150 (in person)
Once you have completed the beginners course, you would be able to continue working towards the awards by attending the PAYG Tricks classes.
These currently run on alternate Wednesday nights ONLINE at the moment. Booking is necessary.
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