Our Beginner classes are for adolescent and mature dogs over 5 months old who have missed out on training so far or need a good refresher course. They are ideal for owners who would like to enhance their own training skills.
The 6-week courses cover all basic dog training from recall to walking nicely on lead and address common problems that may have crept in, such as mugging visitors.
Our owners’ Foundation presentation covers canine behaviour, body language and learning, correct socialization for all ages, and building a great personal and working partnership through our Teamwork 24 programme.
Due to the general Covid 19 regulations and social distancing measures we will obviously have to modify our teaching as detailed in the Covid 19 header section and run the Foundation presentation and demo online. We are working on options for this but at the moment are hoping to run a Zoom session on Saturday 11th July. We may have to make this a two session presentation in which case please accept that one may run in an evening .
Our 11th July course may be a mixed age group with as we have a backlog of clients from before lockdown. Please only book if you are happy with this situation and obviously there will be no interactions between classmates and only four in the group due to current social distances measures..
Skills taught in class include:
- Settling and use of boundary mats
- Impulse control
- Interacting with people and dogs appropriately
- Creating an optimistic and confident dog
- Veterinary handling
- On and off duty lead work
- Control positions such as sit, down etc.
- Leaving inappropriate stuff alone and giving things back to you
Training is 100% constructive and our Teamwork 24 programme shows you that this doesn’t mean a permissive society as management and ongoing rewarding of “good” behaviour prevents the naughty stuff becoming a problem.
Small classes and plenty of space encourage dogs to settle and develop teamwork with their owners. However, dogs who are over reactive or noisy around others will initially be offered individual training and behaviour advice on a one to one basis.
Wendy Hill Dog Training
How To Book
Please select a course and complete the online booking form. The cost of the course is £80 which includes written notes for ongoing reference and Wendy will contact you to answer any questions and arrange payment on receipt of the form.