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Building Your Genius Dog Day

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


What is a Genius Dog? A Genius Dog has amazing self-control, crazy focus and enviable confidence and optimism. A Genius Dog finds general day-to-day life super easy! They can think in arousal and make great decisions time after time.

This workshop will help build a confident and optimistic dog. A dog that is ready to be your agility sports star, obedience master or simply a great dog to have around and spend time with!

We will work on the following skills:

  • Loose lead walking;
  • Recall;
  • Relationship building;
  • Impulse control;
  • Shaping behaviours – under, over, through and around objects;
  • Fitness, body awareness & movement;
  • Retrieve
  • Boundary Games (help with counter surfing, greeting guests, manners and calmness)
  • Duration Sit, Down, Stand positions (building a solid stay);
  • Advancing life skills (in Summer, group walk); and
  • many more….so much more!!!

Members:          £75
Non-members:  £85

Please bring to the workshop:

  • a harness (front and back clips) and flat collar
  • double ended lead
  • toys
  • training treats – we recommend you use your dog’s regular meals but if you need something higher value we suggest dried or hard food making sure that nothing is left on the astro turf
  • a notepad and pen
  • please dress for the weather, where possible we will work outside
  • the session will start with dogs in vehicles
  • you may wish to bring a packed lunch.


We are looking forward to having you train with us!  To help us ensure you have the best possible training experience, please arrive at the time specified.  Devon Dogs is a Centre of Excellence training facility and we want to ensure all class change overs are smooth and easy. For this reason, can you please ensure you and your dog remain in your vehicle until the trainer is present and ready for you.

We understand it is difficult to guess arrival times and we know you will have planned for the unexpected in your journey! Should you arrive a little early we recommend stopping at the Shell Services just off of the A30, only half a mile away from us. There is a Little Waitrose with tea/coffee and lots of healthy (or not so healthy!) snacks and prepared meals as well as toilet facilities. If you wish to go for a short walk, you can access the Granite Way in Sourton

You can find a checklist of what we suggest you bring with you by following this link.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for useful information on attending training with Devon Dogs.

Please be aware that you may experience difficulties making a payment if you are using a mobile device.

Astro Turf Rules

From January 2019, Devon Dogs will be using a new state-of-the-art astro turf flooring within our training arena.

To keep this fantastic improvement of the Devon Dogs training facilities at its very, very best for the benefit of all of us, we need to follow some super simple rules:

  • Outdoor shoes are not to be used in the arena – please bring some indoor shoes to change into.
  • Please make sure your dog is dry and clean before entering the arena, particularly their paws. Please also clean off any toys before use.
  • Please make sure your dog has toileted outside the arena before entering.
  • Please ensure you bring a crate or raised bed, placed on a blanket to catch any missed training treats.


February 2
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Bowerland Dog Training Arena
East Bowerland Farm
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4LZ United Kingdom
0771 7696623


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Build your genius dog day£85.00

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