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Obedience Retreat with Linda Hughes – 29th November 2024 – NEW!

29 November @ 5:00 pm6 December @ 9:30 am

£1,398.50 – £1,723.50
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Obedience Retreat with Linda Hughes - 29th November 2024 - Deposit
£ 1,398.50
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Deluxe Obedience Retreat with Linda Hughes - 29th November 2024 - Deposit
£ 1,723.50

Linda has owned and trained dogs for over forty years. As a pet owner she’s had a variety of breeds, including young puppies and older rescue dogs. In 2005, Linda took up Competitive Obedience and very quickly qualified to ‘Championship’ standard with her first dog – Mika.

This tailor-made week will offer a variety of training sessions in a niche small group basis. Recharge your batteries and relax in your cozy Devon cottage between Obedience training sessions. Spend the week immersed in learning all about Obedience training where we focus on YOU and your dog with this truly unique, special, and bespoke Obedience experience.

Obedience has a reputation for being boring…allow us to show you the fun and creative ways you can use games to add some ‘spice’ to your obedience training making it fun! We can show you the games-based approach to a rocking retrieve, super cool heelwork, scent work, whiplash recall, and amazing controlled wait/stays that have joy! There is so much more to obedience!
Through the power of games, we will help you build, grow and hone your obedience, heelwork, motivation, drive and desire and general heelwork skills. We train only using positive, reward-based training methods, with the goal of having fun with our dogs whilst learning new skills.
Dogs of any level are welcome right from puppy through to adult!
Bring your dog or dogs (up to 3 per cottage – any more by request) and you are very welcome to include a second person who supports you in your dog training journey either as a spectator or we can put together an additional handler place as long as you are staying with us (additional cost would apply for an extra dog training space and handler).

The Obedience Retreat Week includes:

  • Full Accommodation (Annexe, Old Dairy, Tor View, Dartmoor Inn & Parsley Cottage)
  • A Obedience Goodie pack on arrival
  • 32+ hours training
  • So that’s over 32 hours of bespoke training in total, WOW!
  • Social activities – coffee time, fireside chats, dinner night and more
  • Theory and practical hands-on training
  • Distraction action work
  • A written training action plan and understanding of your next steps
  • Two online class spaces or credit towards the next available dates
  • Plus so much more…
Full Cost excluding deluxe (including accommodation in our lovely cottages and your training materials): £2,797

Deluxe Package

Devon Dogs is excited to announce the arrival of 2 brand new holiday cottages for our guests to stay in whilst on your holiday retreat with us. Right in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside about 20 minutes from the main Bowerland Cottage Holidays site our new cottages are a big new addition to Bowerland.
Both traditional Devon cottages are set in gorgeous surroundings where you can walk around a stunning private fishing lake and are within easy distances to local woods and of course, the moors. The new cottages also both benefit from the private use of an enclosed 2 acre paddock for free running time for your dogs.
Now, as important as the outside space is to us dog-owning folks, the inside is set to blow you away too. Once inside both cottages, you will find a jacuzzi to relax and unwind after your amazing training sessions, large ensuite bathrooms and a log-burning stove to keep you nice and cosy during your stay.
Both cottages have 3 bedrooms and sleep up to 6 guests, so for the first time we are now able to offer accommodation for the whole family….or those who just want a little more space to relax in.


Full Cost (including accommodation in our lovely deluxe cottages and your training materials): £3,447

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29 November @ 5:00 pm
6 December @ 9:30 am
£1,398.50 – £1,723.50
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Bowerland Dog Training Arena
East Bowerland Farm
Okehampton, Devon EX20 4LZ United Kingdom
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