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Workshop Schedule for 2020

Some workshops require a minimum number of participants to go ahead. If you are interested in attending any of the planned workshops below, please click the relevant link to send us an email with your name and contact details. When enough interest in a particular workshop has been received, we will contact everyone to arrange an agreeable date!

SOCIAL SKILLS, RECALL & LEAD PULLING - Cost 20
Date & Time: Sunday, 24th May 2020 at 10am

If your dog is off-lead, it is NOT under control - can you reliably recall your dog at any given time?.
If your dog is off-lead and not in sight - it is NOT under control.
If your dog is on-lead - can you control them?
Reliable recall training and lead walking is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of dog ownership.
Did you know there are many reasons why dogs won't come back when called?

A reliable recall is important not only for your dog's safety but also the safety of others around you, like cyclists and horses. This workshop covers a number of techniques to help you teach your dog to come when called - even while distracted.

If willing to commit the necessary time and effort any dog can be taught a reliable recall but the earlier you begin this training, the sooner you will have success with your dog.

To add your name to this workshop, please email Chris with your name and contact details or call us on: 01252 629494

VENUE - The Barley Mow, Winchfield, RG27 8DE

SEARCH & RETRIEVE - Total Cost 20
Date & Time: Sunday, 14th June 2020 at 10am!

An informal step-by-step approach that teaches you how to train your dog a reliable retrieve. This is fundamental and once established you can build further layers of additional search and retrieve training skills.

In our opinion, there is no better training system than to utilise the dog's sight and scent instinct to develop many other skills used in a variety of disciplines like obedience, IPO/Schutzhund and field training.

2kg Dumb-bell Retreive

Search and retrieve workshop incorporates:

  • Basic steps of retrieve
  • Search and retrieve games
  • Learning the hold
  • Training the dog to hold
  • Retraining older dogs
  • Pickup training
  • When to use a tug reward
  • When to introduce the dumb-bell
  • When to mark the pickup
  • Proofing the exercise
  • Advance Training - introducing new objects
  • What to do when it goes wrong!!

To add your name to this workshop, please email Chris with your name and contact details or call us on: 01252 629494

VENUE - The Barley Mow, Winchfield, RG27 8DE

TRACKING WORKSHOP - Total Cost per Dog & Handler 20
Date & Time: date tbc!

Tracking tests not only the dogs scenting ability, but also its mental soundness and physical endurance. In the tracking phase, a track layer walks across a field, dropping several small articles along the way. After a period of time, the dog is directed to follow the track while being followed by the handler on a long line. When the dog finds each article he indicates it, usually by lying down with the article between his front paws. The dog is scored on how intently and carefully he follows the track and indicates the articles. The length, complexity, number of articles, and age of the track varies for each title.

This workshop will cover the basics and development to tracking including aging and article techniques. If you already have some tracking experience and wish to refresh or progress your knowledge you may also find this workshop suitable. It will last approximately 1.5 hours. Please make sure your dog is hungry and bring plenty of high value very small treat pieces.

To add your name to this workshop, please email Chris with your name and contact details or call us on: 01252 629494

VENUE - The Barley Mow, Winchfield, RG27 8DE

INTRODUCTION TO IPO - Cost per Dog & Handler 45; Spectators 15
Date & Time: Date tbc!

Schutzhund (now known as IPO) started at the beginning of this century as a test for working dogs. IPO tests three specific areas of a dog's training and behavior; Tracking, Obedience (inc. Agility) and Protection. The latter being the most misunderstood!

The IPO dog is capable of the feats of never being aggressive except under those specific situations it is trained to face, and even then it must always be under the absolute control of the handler.

To add your name to this workshop, please email Chris with your name and contact details or call us on: 01252 629494

VENUE - K9 Matters Training Centre

 

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