Tricks and Training Skills
A class for the active canine mind!
Fridays 7:30-8:30pm, Stafford North End Community Centre
Starts 6th March
Maximum 6 dogs.
Junior handlers welcome.
£45 per dog per block of 6 classes.
Suitable for dogs of all ages and breeds.
Institute of Modern Dog Trainers certified instructor
Teaching tricks is a great way to have fun with your dog, use their brain and improve our own training skills.
This course is suitable for all levels - from complete beginners through to dogs with quite a few tricks already - all of the tricks we work on can be progressed up to something more complex if you need extra challenge.
We will be learning tricks which help with rear-end awareness, core strength and coordination; tricks which help your dog with their everyday life such as vet visits; tricks that are helpful for other dog sports such as agility; and tricks that are just fun to learn and teach!
We will use learning tricks as a vehicle for learning how to train more clearly, so that our dogs understand what we want at each step. This in turn reduces confusion and frustration in your dog and improves reliability and performance.
We will learn about:
Sequences and chains
Shaping and micro-shaping
Using targets and other props
You can take these skills to any other area of training, whether that is life skills, sports or working dog training.
Any questions, please ask, I'm very happy to talk through whether these classes would be suitable for you and your dog - I enjoy adapting exercises to dogs with unusual needs :)
Stafford North End Community Centre is just off Jct14 of the M6.
Please message to book.