Workshops

Recall

Does your dog have that moment upon hearing their recall where they’re obviously debating whether to come back or carry on doing what they’re doing? Is your recall slow? Does your recall simply not exist at all? Or have you got a lovely recall that flies out the window as soon as your dog can see another dog or person? This is the workshop for you! 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers everything you need to know to work on and improve your recall. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on having the world’s best recall. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 14th May 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Julia
3 spaces

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

puppy, dog, running

Loose lead walking

Are on lead walks enough to make you groan? Do your arms lengthen each time you attach a lead to your dog? Want to train your dog not to wrench your shoulders out of their sockets? This workshop has your answers! 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers everything you need to know to work on and improve your on lead walks. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on having the world’s most relaxing on lead walks. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts)

Friday 23rd April 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
3 spaces

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

woman, person, dog

Ditch the treat

Have you done some basic training with your dog? Will your dog only recall if they can see that you’ve got a treat in your hand? Our Ditch The Treat workshops are one of the most exciting services we offer! Weaning dogs off food or toy rewards is a skill that is crucial to training dogs fully. This class does not focuses on teaching you the skills necessary to remove treats from your body for a selection of the behaviours crucial to a happy life with a pet dog. You will be able to transfer these skills to any other behaviour you could possibly want to teach so that you can ditch the treat for anything you teach your dog throughout their life! 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers everything you need to know to work on and improve your training. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on having the world’s most obedient dog. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 7th May 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
5 spaces

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

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Confidence building and self control

Is your dog nervous? Do they snatch treats when training? Steal food off the kitchen counter? Would you like to be able to eat dinner without having a pair of adoring eyes staring at you waiting for the smallest morsel to fall? Does your dog jump up at everyone and anyone who comes into the home? Are you worried they’ll knock someone over out and about on walks? This workshop has the answers for you! 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers everything you need to know to work on and improve your dog’s confidence and self control abilities. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on confidence building and self control. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 21st May 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
4 spaces 

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

dog, pet, food

magic mats

Would you like to reduce your dog’s jumping up at home? Are there times where you wish you could send your dog to a station and have them stay there (like when you’re on an important zoom call)? Do you regularly take your dog on holiday with you and would like to have a way of telling them that it’s time to chill out at a pub or a friends house without them jumping on anything inappropriate? This workshop has you covered!

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers everything you need to know to work on and improve your dog’s behaviour both at home and out and about. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on mat training and the various applications. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 30th April 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Julia
5 spaces

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

Trick Training

Do you like showing off your dog’s adorable tricks? Would you like some impressive ones to show off to friends and family or maybe you’d like to teach some tricks to show off on social media (instagram loves a gorgeous trick photo!)? Perhaps you fancy showing off a shiny trick training title certificate on your brag wall? 

Our fun, fast paced and innovative trick training workshops will cover a number of tricks from the useless but adorable to the surprisingly useful behaviours that you’ll realise you can’t live without. Trick training is a fun way to bond with and enjoy your dog. If you’ve got lots of serious things to work on with your dog then tricks are an awesome way to inject some fun and relaxation into the mix and help you fall in love with your dog all over again. 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers a number of tricks from a variety of sport and certificate based backgrounds. Taught by an instructor who has trained her own dogs to certified Advanced Trick Dogs. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on trick training and the various applications as well as how to progress all of the tricks covered. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 18th June 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
5 spaces

Keep an eye out for dates to follow! If you’d like to register your interest and go on our waiting list please email [email protected]

Cooperative Veterinary & Grooming Care

Are vet visits stressful for your dog (and therefore you)? Are you worried about your dog causing damage? Has a groomer or vet had to muzzle your dog or physically restrain them in order to carry out a procedure? Is the thought of a vet or grooming appointment enough to fill you with fear (not just because of the bills!)? 

Studies have shown that dogs who are easily examined and groomed are more likely to be diagnosed with health issues faster. This results in more effective treatment, which can often be more cost effective in the long run (as you catch things early so require fewer emergency consultations and there’s less of a likelihood of needing chemical restraint and therefore less to pay for). 

These one of a kind workshop will introduce the basic skills that are crucial to teaching cooperative care behaviours for both veterinary and grooming visits, the theory of how to build these behaviours up and desensitise and counter condition to the environments where your dog is most likely to experience concern over any procedures such as the vet’s office and grooming salon. 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers a number of behaviours to cover the majority of routine care procedures done by veterinarians and groomers. Taught by an instructor who has trained her own dogs to receive restraint free injections and turned around a dog who used to scream upon the car entering the vet’s car park to being able to walk in and do the behaviours covered in this course happily. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on cooperative care training and the various applications as well as how to progress through each of the exercises. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). 

Friday 16th July 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
5 spaces

Keep an eye out for dates to follow! If you’d like to register your interest and go on our waiting list please email [email protected]

dog, animal, continental bulldog

Introduction to Scentwork

Have you ever wanted to appreciate the full power of your dog’s nose? Learn about about the incredible organ that is their nose in this workshop. 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers the basics of scent detection and introduce you to the skills required to master your dog’s nose. Taught by a World Scent Dog Association (WSDA) judge. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age or breed. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on scentwork and the various applications as well as how to progress with your scentwork. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). Attendees on this course will receive a discount on our scentwork classes should they book in after attending this workshop. 

Friday 30th July 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
5 spaces

Keep an eye out for dates to follow! If you’d like to register your interest and go on our waiting list please email [email protected]

dog's nose, smell, sniffing

Introduction to Tracking

Do you and your dog love being out and about exploring? Does your dog have their nose down all the time? Tracking is the perfect sport to try with dogs who love a countryside sniff! 

The workshop is an hour and a half long, and covers the basics of starting a track and progressing through the length of a track. Taught by a UK College of Scent Detection (UKCSD) Tracking instructor. Suitable for human and dog friendly dogs of any age or breed. You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on tracking and the various applications as well as how to progress with your tracks. 

£50 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). Attendees on this course will receive a discount on our tracking classes should they book in after attending this workshop. 

Friday 13th May 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
5 spaces

If you can’t attend any available dates and would like to register your interest for this workshop in the future, please email [email protected]

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Reactive Rovers

Have you got a reactive dog and want help? Life too busy for 121s or  our Reactive Rovers classes? Get an introduction to how we work in these one of a kind workshops! 

This workshop is 3 hours long and has theory and a few practical elements that teach you how to address your dog’s reactivity. No dog will be exposed to another dog unless they are ready for this and we’ll endeavour to ensure that no reactions occur throughout the whole of the workshop (including seeing clients to their cars). You’ll receive a folder with handouts and important reading on reactive dogs and how best to help them out. 

£99 (discounted prices apply to those who wish to purchase this workshop with any of our other workshops as well as anyone employed in the emergency services and all NHS employees, please email [email protected] to find out more about workshop discounts). Attendees on this course will receive a discount on our tracking classes should they book in after attending this workshop. 

Friday 27th August 1.30pm at Whitcombe Racing Stables – taught by Emma
4 spaces

Keep an eye out for dates to follow! If you’d like to register your interest and go on our waiting list please email [email protected]

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