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Naughty But Nice Day
January 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£95
Do you own a dog that lunges and spins on the lead? A dog who likes to greet anyone and anything in the environment? Perhaps your dog barks at anyone that walks past your house? Are you afraid to go out on walks when other dogs or people may be around?
Well don’t worry; you are not alone! We call these Naughty But Nice Dogs (NBN) and we LOVE them!
NBN dogs might bark, lunge, pull on the lead, chase (dogs, cars, livestock, joggers…anything!) or just find general day-to-day life challenging. Owning an NBN dog can make you as an owner feel anxious or afraid to have friends/family visit. You may feel like you can only walk your dog when no-one else is around…midnight walks can be very lonely!
We are here to help you transform your NBN, to turn your struggles into strengths! This workshop will arm you with the games and strategies you need to bring out the AWESOME in your dog!
The day will cover:
- On lead reactivity or anxiety;
- Counter conditioning games;
- Management techniques;
- Calming signals and strategies;
- Predatory eye-stalk patterns (how they get dogs in trouble);
- Understanding our dog’s body language;
- Out and about strategies.
The day will involve a range of activities and relationship games that you can take away to practice at home, boosting your skills and confidence as an owner. We will look at how you can start to understand your dog’s body language and what it is telling you. We will also look at different breed types and characteristics and how having a better understanding of the dog will underpin your future training.
This workshop will take you from worrying about what could go wrong, to getting excited about what will go right!! You’ll start thinking about all those challenges as true training opportunities.
For taking part in this wonderful workshop you will also received a copy of the fantastic and worldwide successful Naughty But Nice DVD so that you can continue with this valuable work at home.
All breed and level of dog and handler are welcome; this really is a workshop for everyone!
What to bring:
• Food – bring plenty and bring a variety
• Lots of toys including 2 of the same toys or identical value to your dog
• A notepad and pen
• A harness that clips on the back for your dog and lead / head collar
• Double lead
• Bed or mat for when out of the crate
• Please dress for the weather, where possible we will work outside
• For a full checklist of what to bring with you please see this link.
• You may wish to bring a packed lunch.
Members – £85
Non Members – £95
If you would like to become a Devon Dogs Member, please click here for details.
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.