Workshops for 2019

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In 2019, we will be hosting half and full day workshops on:

  • Self Control and Relaxation
  • Lead skills: lead your dog to success
  • Free Thinking & Tricks: Teach your dog to teach itself!

We are able to offer workshops that cater to the needs of rescue groups, councils and other sectors upon request.

 

Get Tricky with Free-shaping: Teach your dog to teach itself!
6th April 2019, 12.45pm – 4.00pm

This 3 hour workshop focuses on Free Shaping training with your dogs. We are breaking down a behaviour into small increments and reinforcing the dog as they start to show the desired behaviour. This training is great for general obedience training skills such as heel, recalls and focus work as well as trick training! By the end of the workshop your dog should be better at showing initiative and trying new things!

During this workshop you will also learn the most efficient methods to teach your dog a range of tricks such as; Play dead, High 5, Targeting objects, Pick up objects, Dancing, Dog Painting, Scent detecting and many more!

Refreshments provided
41 Glenroy Street, Athol Park
Workshop fee – $120 per dog

 

Introduction to Self-Control and Relaxation

4th May 2019, 12:45pm – 5pm

Is your dog – Hyperactive? Hyperstimulated? Anxious? Stressed?

Self Control and Relaxation will help you and your pooch!

Self-control definition

The ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires in difficult situations.

Why would we want to teach self-control to our dogs?

  • The purpose behind teaching self-control is to empower your dog with greater confidence in facing new situations appropriately therefore making the most of all life situations.
  • If your dog can learn self-control then its ability to cope with stressful and otherwise eventful life situations will be increased this in turn will increase the dog’s freedom and ability to explore and enjoy new environments, make new friends and enjoy making the most of life.
  • A dog with good self-control can regulate it’s emotions better and control its response to situations better when faced with difficulties or over-whelming experiences teaching your dog self-control will increase its confidence as it will learn the ability to think about a situation when under a bit of pressure, weigh up the consequences and choose an appropriate reaction to the situation at hand.

What are some of the reasons that dogs would struggle to naturally exhibit self-control? 

  • Anxiety
  • Over-excitement
  • Lack of emotional control
  • Fear
  • Over-stimulated
  • In an over-stimulated state of mind or more stressful or exciting situation then what they are normally accustomed to.

Refreshments provided

41 Glenroy Street, Athol Park

Workshop fee- $160 per dog

 

Self Control & Relaxation (ongoing)
1st June 2019, 12.45pm – 4.00pm


This 3 hour workshop focuses on helping you build from what you have already learnt when it comes to relaxing your dog. You will be able to relax your dog in less time, work in more difficult environments and continue to build the bond and trust between you and your dog.

Refreshments provided
41 Glenroy Street, Athol Park
Workshop fee – $120 per dog

 

Lead your dog to success: A walking skills workshop!
13th July 2019, 12.45pm – 4.00pm

This 4 hour workshop utilizes both theory and practical exercises to help you improve your dogs lead walking skills. Giving you the skills to reduce their pulling on the lead, as well as improving their reliability and responsiveness to you when in more exciting environments.

During this workshop you will learn

  • Clicker training
  • Loose lead walking
  • How to improve focus in exciting environments
  • The heel position
  • Impulse control

Refreshments provided
41 Glenroy Street, Athol Park
Workshop fee – $120 per dog

 

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