Here at Devon dogs we offer two levels of Life Skills Classes – Starters and Improvers. Each group of classes will last for a 5 week period. Our weekly training focuses on the Skills needed to to build a happy and rewarding partnership with your dog, with a view to gradually developing training to adapt to daily life situations.
Starters Life Skills classes are suitable for for puppies up to adult dogs, if you are a new dog owner.
The type of training that will be used in the classes is positive reinforcement. If a dog finds something rewarding, it is more likely to repeat it, we have found that with positive reinforcement, we can actually give our dog a choice. Our job is to show them that if they makes the right choice, they will be rewarded! It’s as simple as that!
This clearly builds a better relationship with our dogs.
Skills we will be working on in class are:
Classes will start promptly at the times stated and week one will take place without dogs for the first 15 minutes.
Please bring a crate (preferable) or a high sided bed to your classes.
You will need to ensure that you have not fed your dog before coming to class. You will also need to bring with you plenty of ‘rewards’ for your dog in order to help your training. These can be in the form of food (chopped up cheese, meat etc) ,and toys that your dogs love.
These classes are also a starting point for anyone wishing to go on to undertake the Life Skills Improver classes.
If this is your first ever weekly training class with Devon Dogs, you will receive a Starter Life Skills information pack which includes a copy of your very own Pup2Perfection DVD (value £35), a perfect start for your dog training which we thoroughly recommend for you and your dog. You will find it will give you an extra boost to your training, and something you can refer to throughout your course and beyond.
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5 week block £100
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