Summer 2019 Short Courses

During the summer we all want to do something fun with our dogs. But it is tough to juggle courses with holidays, birthdays, barbeque and general summer fun. So this year, we are running our courses as 1, 2 or 3 week-long short courses, depending on topic. All courses are open to everyone regardless of prior experience and do not depend on each other. Please note, sessions must be pre-booked at least 5 days in advance. 

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June 30, 2019

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Agility — Handling Skills

Learn how to keep your dog's focus on you and build communication using agility jumps in this fun once-off session that teaches you the basics of directing your dog around an agility course. 

June 23rd, 11:30 – 12:30, €25

Obedience — Stay

Teach your dog a solid stay from scratch or build up your dog's existing stay to include dealing with distractions and duration.

June 23rd, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

July 7, 2019

Agility — Jump Work (3 weeks)

Learn how to quickly change handling side, how to turn around fast, and get your dog to swap side behind you. This is a weekly course over three weeks, focusing on a different technique each week.

June 30th, 11:30 – 12:30, €75

Clever Canine — Empathy

Empathy plays a huge part in social skills and how we interact with each other. In this session, we perform some citizen science experiments to see how much empathy your dog shows and feels towards humans.

June 30th, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

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July 14, 2019

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Bootcamp — Recall

A single session to focus purely on recall. We will introduce a number of drills to solidify your recall. Just remember, recall is only reliable if you keep practicing it in more and more situations with different distractions. This class is repeated on August 11th. Come to one or both if you need the extra practice.

July 7th, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

July 21, 2019

Clever Canine — Communication

Communication is key to a healthy relationship with your dog and for successful training. In this session, we perform some more citizen science experiments with your dog to find out how they try to communicate with you.

July 14th, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

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July 28, 2019

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Agility — Weave Poles

Dogs blitzing through weave poles can look very impressive, but building up speed takes time. So we dedicate a full session to ensuring your dog understands the goal of weaving in and out before gradually building up speed.

July 21st, 11:30 – 12:30, €25

Bootcamp — Leash Walking

Does your dog pull on a walk? We introduce error-free loose leash walking and other exercises that you can practice at home. Just remember, loose leash walking, along with recall, is one of the toughest things to teach your dog and needs constant practice. 

July 21st, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

August  11, 2019

Agility — Contact Equipment

This session introduces the seesaw, dog walk and others and teaches your dog to run to the contact points. Contact equipment can be scary to some dogs, so we focus on introducing this equipment in a gentle manner.

July 21st, 11:30 – 12:30, €25

Clever Canine — Memory

See how good your dog's memory is and how they draw on it to help them in life in this set of citizen science experiments. 

July 21st, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

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August 25, 2019

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Agility — Jump Patterns I

In this session, we learn a number of jump patterns so your dog can understand certain motions and movements when you need them in a run. In this session, we focus on straight line and pinwheel patterns.

August 11th, 11:30 – 12:30, €25

Bootcamp — Recall

A single session to focus purely on recall. We will introduce a number of drills to solidify your recall. Just remember, recall is only reliable if you keep practicing it in more and more situations with different distractions. This class is a repeat from July 7th. Come to one or both if you need the extra practice.

August 11th, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

Sept 1, 2019

Agility — Jump Patterns II

A second set of jump patterns to build up your dog's repertoire in the agility field. In this session, we'll take a look at a variety of box drills.

August 25th, 11:30 – 12:30, €25

Clever Canine — Reasoning

How good of a problem solver is your dog? Do they remember or do they figure things out from scratch every time? In our fourth set of citizen science experiments, we test your dogs reasoning and problem solving skills.

August 25th, 1:30 – 2:30, €25

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