To get started on the road to a happy and healthy human-hound relationship it is typically best to build some foundations of training in both the handler and dog. We do not focus on competition obedience, rather we teach you and your dog how to live together, and more importantly how to communicate with each other. We have a number of obedience classes to suit puppies and dogs of all ages including:
At some point most dogs develop some sort of problem behaviours. Sometimes these are not that big a deal, others it effects both your and your dog's quality of life. Whether it is something small that is bothering you or something more serious, we have plenty of options to choose from.
- Grumpy Pups - for reactive dogs (lunging/barking at other dogs)
- Nervous Nosework - for very shy timid dogs to build confidence
- Behaviour Assessments - if you are not sure what category your dog fits
- Private Classes - sometimes group work doesn't suit
Once we have a good obedience foundation we can start to have a bit more fun and explore some different training techniques and activities for you and your dog. We have something to suit every handler-dog team and are always open to suggestions for more activities. Some of our dog club activities include:
Sometimes a dog can develop behaviours that are difficult to understand. Some of these behaviours can be hard to manage in everyday life. This short session gets to the root of the problem and allows us to develop a game plan to address it.
Life can be very difficult with a reactive dog, particularly with most people confusing reactivity for aggression. This session equips you with the tools to manage your dog's outbursts and helps your dog overcome its triggers. This session can also be used to help fearful dogs come out of their shells and enjoy life more.
Not all dogs will take a new human addition to the family in their stride. Sometimes we need to give them a little helping hand to get ready for the big event and make the transition as smooth as possible on all parties. Ideally, this session is run several months before the new baby is due.