Consultations and classes
For all our classes, we only use harnesses and long leads which we are happy to lend you for the first session(s).
Acquiring the “Calming Signals” book by Turid Rugaas is a must.
Start as you wish to continue and then carry on with young dog or adolescent classes.
All too often, in “traditional classes” the pup is overwhelmed by the length of the class and/or of the “play sessions”, the size of the group and/or of the puppies, the tasks expected of him/her, the constant stimuli, not being given any break/rest periods and /or being asked or worse, forced, to do things he does not understand.
By coming to us, you will learn a new way of understanding your puppy’s needs and find out what he/she is trying to tell you. The puppy classes we organise are fun; the puppies will learn to be social and how to interact with the 2 and 4 leggeds of this world. We do treat searches to help them learn to concentrate, we help the puppies learn how to handle the environment and the odd “obstacle”; we show you how to teach your puppy to come, as well as “follow me”, how to walk on the lead, how best to handle your pup as well as a few other things… and we also like to teach you and him/her what we call “quiet time”.
And most importantly we teach YOU how to observe your puppy and learn to respond accordingly. This will allow you to forge a bond and develop a happy PARTNERSHIP based on LOVE, TRUST and MUTUAL respect.
All welcome – Come and join us in the garden to help us, some of my dogs may be present, max 4 puppies per class but usually less. The classes are “tailor-made” and by appointment, they consist of 1 theory class (about 1 1/2 hours preferably before the puppy is home) followed by 6 “practical” classes (less than 1 hour). As puppies grow fast we will lend you the initial harness and long lead.
To register or ask for more information please email us your contact details puppy’s name, age and breed and we will revert with proposed dates for time and dates for the classes.