Wild and excitable!
Nearly everyone will have a dog which at some point turns into an unruly beast! Commonly these are adolescents who have forgotten everything you have ever taught them, any dog that is wild and overexcitable, or dogs who you just can’t seem to get through to any more…
So, we designed this class with these dogs in mind! This class is all about teaching self-control, working with distractions, addressing frustration and getting your unruly beast to listen to you!
Covid update: at present tier 4 restrictions prevent us from running our usual face to face classes. These are currently offered online – with a weekly email of activities, along with handouts and video links. Also included is a weekly 15 minute video call for individualised support and advice.
What style of training do we use?
Like our other classes, we teach Clicker Training; a modern, reward based, highly effective style of training which encourages your dog to use his brain and be a partner in your training. It’s not just using treats to get results – it teaches your dog to work out what you want him to do in order to earn a reward, not just following the food.
We include a lot of content which aims to teach you how to solve problems – helping you to understand how your dog learns so you can future proof your skills if other issues arise.
What does training cover?
Like our other classes we teach to a curriculum which covers typical problems as well as more formalised training:
As well as anything else which comes up as an issue for the whole group.
What about my specific problems?
Like our other classes, although we teach you as a group, we work alongside you and your dog to set you specific tasks to address your problem areas.
We always recap on the previous weeks tasks to see what progress you have made, and alter your targets to help you further if you need it, or we will set a more advanced task to stretch you both further….