Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Would you like your dog to have a better off switch? And maybe even a dimmer?

Would you like more down time? Or maybe you have a dog that is a bit of a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’: one minute a dream to live with, and the next tearing around like a lunatic. Do you have a dog who has very little or no understanding of the word or concept calm? Or maybe you can have a lovely loose lead walk and then next your dog is lunging and barking and there is simply no reasoning with him!

A lot of dogs are great being full on, playing, running around and bouncing off the walls. This makes them harder to live with…except for maybe when they are sleeping! We have some great news for you! You can teach your dog to have that ‘middle’ ground. Let us help you grow your dog’s dimmer switch through games and so that you can have a more balanced dog to live with!

So what will you get?

  • 4 weeks of full support & advice from our fully trained & experienced trainers
  • 1.5 hour group training exercises and coaching call and Q&A each week
  • a dedicated and closed Facebook group for you to post your training videos and receive feedback safely from our trainers

Cost for a 4 week supercharge online course:

Devon Dogs Member: £77
Non Member:              £87

Limited spots available – Book now to avoid disappointment. If you would like to become a Devon Dogs Member, please click here for details. Please be aware that you may experience difficulties making a payment if you are using a mobile device.

This workshop will be run using Zoom, you will need to have a device, such as a smart phone or laptop, and an adequate and stable internet connection.  All calls will be recorded and you will have access to these recordings.  Only coaches and students enrolled in the workshop will be allowed on these calls and access to the recordings after the calls.

 

Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Would you like your dog to have a better off switch? And maybe even a dimmer?

Would you like more down time? Or maybe you have a dog that is a bit of a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’: one minute a dream to live with, and the next tearing around like a lunatic. Do you have a dog who has very little or no understanding of the word or concept calm? Or maybe you can have a lovely loose lead walk and then next your dog is lunging and barking and there is simply no reasoning with him!

A lot of dogs are great being full on, playing, running around and bouncing off the walls. This makes them harder to live with…except for maybe when they are sleeping! We have some great news for you! You can teach your dog to have that ‘middle’ ground. Let us help you grow your dog’s dimmer switch through games and so that you can have a more balanced dog to live with!

So what will you get?

  • 4 weeks of full support & advice from our fully trained & experienced trainers
  • 1.5 hour group training exercises and coaching call and Q&A each week
  • a dedicated and closed Facebook group for you to post your training videos and receive feedback safely from our trainers

Cost for a 4 week supercharge online course:

Devon Dogs Member: £77
Non Member:              £87

Limited spots available – Book now to avoid disappointment

If you would like to become a Devon Dogs Member, please click here for details. Please be aware that you may experience difficulties making a payment if you are using a mobile device.

This workshop will be run using Zoom, you will need to have a device, such as a smart phone or laptop, and an adequate and stable internet connection.  All calls will be recorded and you will have access to these recordings.  Only coaches and students enrolled in the workshop will be allowed on these calls and access to the recordings after the calls.

 

Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Dimmer Switch – Online 4 Week Workshop

Would you like your dog to have a better off switch? And maybe even a dimmer?

Would you like more down time? Or maybe you have a dog that is a bit of a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’: one minute a dream to live with, and the next tearing around like a lunatic. Do you have a dog who has very little or no understanding of the word or concept calm? Or maybe you can have a lovely loose lead walk and then next your dog is lunging and barking and there is simply no reasoning with him!

A lot of dogs are great being full on, playing, running around and bouncing off the walls. This makes them harder to live with…except for maybe when they are sleeping! We have some great news for you! You can teach your dog to have that ‘middle’ ground. Let us help you grow your dog’s dimmer switch through games and so that you can have a more balanced dog to live with!

So what will you get?

  • 4 weeks of full support & advice from our fully trained & experienced trainers
  • 1.5 hour group training exercises and coaching call and Q&A each week
  • a dedicated and closed Facebook group for you to post your training videos and receive feedback safely from our trainers

Cost for a 4 week supercharge online course:

Devon Dogs Member: £77
Non Member:              £87

Limited spots available – Book now to avoid disappointment. If you would like to become a Devon Dogs Member, please click here for details. Please be aware that you may experience difficulties making a payment if you are using a mobile device.

This workshop will be run using Zoom, you will need to have a device, such as a smart phone or laptop, and an adequate and stable internet connection.  All calls will be recorded and you will have access to these recordings.  Only coaches and students enrolled in the workshop will be allowed on these calls and access to the recordings after the calls.

 

Weekly Spotlight – 1 Sep 2021

Weekly Spotlight – 1 Sep 2021

Enjoy your Dog Training Journey

When we start to list all the things we want to work on with our dogs, it can sometimes become overwhelming! It can also feel like there are lots of different struggles which then lead you to end up questioning yourself – which one should you pick first to work on and tackle? When it comes to the things that your dog is struggling on…. pick your battles. You don’t have to tackle everything all at once!

 Here’s our Top Tips and Advice to help you on your Training Journey:

  1. First up, ask yourself; which struggle is having the most impact on your relationship with your dog at the moment? Which one is creating a massive relationship bank account withdrawal? Whatever that struggle is, this is the one to work on first.
  1. Is the dog training struggle something that wouldn’t exist if your dog was in a different situation or not in the situation at all? So, with this one, ask yourself; does my dog REALLY need to be in this situation/scenario? For example, you’re having a pub lunch and you want your dog to settle on the floor by the table. For some dogs this is a really tough challenge and for these dogs, being in that situation isn’t really all that suitable for them. Sometimes the simplest answer is to not involve your dog.
  1. Think of the 20% that will get you 80% results! By this we mean there are certain skills and concepts that we can grow in our dogs that will trickle into all areas of their life. For example; growing the concept of calmness is powerful when it comes to solving many different struggles. A calm dog makes great choices, the behaviours they choose to do are always appropriate.
  1. Another example of this is playing the game BOUNDARY GAMES. Boundary Games helps to solve so many different types of struggles, from counter surfing, bolting from the front door or car, jumping up, multi dog household struggles, struggles with when visitors come around, struggles with being able to settle, struggles with being left alone ….. we could go on and on! Boundary Games really does help with so many different things and is one of the fundamental games to play with your dog!

Whatever the struggle and wherever you are in your dog training journey, know for sure that there is always hope! To learn more about how we can help with your general training needs: visit our upcoming events, or email HERE. 

Are you looking for some help with your dog? Are you having struggles? Maybe barking, pulling on lead, jumping on people? Do you need some help? We have a solution for you whether that’s in person or remote. We can help you from pet dog training to the next agility or sports superstar, from search work to gundog… as we say, There’s A Game for That!

Our in person Weekly Classes are ideal if you can come to us regularly: Naughty Dogs, Life Skills, Monthly Classes and Sports Training. Or are you a bit further afield, take a look at our workshops and in person bespoke training packages where we can design a plan just for YOU! Not able to make it to us, we offer Consult Calls and regular Monthly Optimism Top Up calls where we keep you on track and accountable to your goals. Drum roll please our brand new offering is Virtual Online Classes and Groups, something for everyone and food for thought – get EXCITED 🤩

 

Weekly Spotlight – 1 Aug 2021

Weekly Spotlight – 1 Aug 2021

Multi Dog Household Tips

For the last couple of months, we have explored ways of helping dogs to gain calmness. We talked about whether some of our dogs may be constantly wanting walks, training, or attention, amongst other things. This month we want to look at Multi Dog households.  

Boundary Games and Gated Communities

We do talk about boundary games often but that’s because them solve a multitude of training struggles! There are too many to list!! If you own more than one dog, boundary games are an absolute must! Having multiple dogs who are all well versed in boundary games elevates so many challenges.

Boundaries provide a safe area for each of your dogs, allowing them some independence from one another.  Your dogs don’t have to be together in the same room all of the time, so as well as boundary games we love gated communities. Using gates, pens, crates etc is an excellent way to help to manage certain situations. Remember, management is training! 

Fair Doesn’t Mean Equal

Guilt is the driving force that tells us our dogs all have to enjoy the same activities all together at the same time. That goes for walks, chews, kongs, scatter feeding, training sessions etc.  Let go of that guilt and ditch any kind of ‘the dogs do everything together’ routine! Sometimes you may be in a situation where if you were to treat your dogs equally it could lead to a negative event taking place. For example; when out on a walk, you might be in an environment where one of your dog’s recall skills aren’t quite dependable, they are a work in progress!

Rather than feeling guilty and taking a chance by letting them off lead to enjoy some freedom with your other dog/s, let go of that guilt and say to yourself that it is far better to keep them on lead to eliminate any rehearsal of what you don’t want, i.e. them running off! Added to this keeping them on lead while your other dog/s are off lead is a great opportunity to get some 121 training in and you can play some proximity and relationship building games! In our book, that’s a win-win!

Train the Dog in Front of You

Each and every dog has a different personality, we get that, right?! Even within the same breed, personalities can vary greatly. As you all know, we love to train concepts and we know that each individual dog will need help with concepts that are personal to them. One dog may be a natural optimist, while the other dog struggles with this. One dog may be a thinker, while the other dog may be a doer…and so on… What we mean by this is when it comes to thinking about your training sessions, look at each dog you own and work out what concepts need enhancing and go from there to create your training plan.

A one size fits all approach to your training sessions will only get you so far and we suggest that you look at each dog as an individual so that you can not only get the most from your training sessions, but actually create real life changes and results. 

Acknowledge Individual and Household Stress Buckets

Here’s the very important thing to know when it comes to a multi dog household. When it comes to stress buckets, we must consider the communal bucket. By that we mean that within your household each of your dogs have a shared stress bucket. One thing to always be working on with your dogs is… Calmness!

We really can’t express the importance of this enough and ensuring you are working through the calmness triad with each of your dogs is crucial. When it comes to the calmness triad, your dogs could be working on different areas at one time. So, for example; one dog could be enjoying a passive calming activity, while your other dog enjoys some active rest. 

To learn more about how we can help with your general training needs: visit our upcoming events, or email HERE. 

Are you looking for some help with your dog? Are you having struggles? Maybe barking, pulling on lead, jumping on people? Do you need some help? We have a solution for you whether that’s in person or remote. We can help you from pet dog training to the next agility or sports superstar, from search work to gundog… as we say, There’s A Game for That!

Our in person Weekly Classes are ideal if you can come to us regularly: Naughty Dogs, Life Skills, Monthly Classes and Sports Training. Or are you a bit further afield, take a look at our workshops and in person bespoke training packages where we can design a plan just for YOU! Not able to make it to us, we offer Consult Calls and regular Monthly Optimism Top Up calls where we keep you on track and accountable to your goals. Drum roll please our brand new offering is Virtual Online Classes and Groups, something for everyone and food for thought – get EXCITED 🤩