What is your struggle with your dog?  Is it jumping on visitors?  Counter surfing?  Barking at the post man?  You name your struggle and one of our students (or we have) conquered your struggle!  We have a saying…There’s A Game for That! And it really is true; with games we can turn any struggle into a strength.  Our go to game is boundary games, these feature in every class, workshop and 121 we teach.  Having your dog settle on a boundary such as a raised bed teaches your dog calmness and to have a safe place to hang out.

This week in our agility classes boundaries were used to help with a rock solid start line, to learn calmness with plenty of distractions and to teach turn taking.  For our Life Skills and Genius Dog classes, boundaries are used in between exercises and while the next game is being explained, they are super important when managing a class.  Our weekend workshops: The Ultimate Relationship Boooost and Naughty but Nice, saw student learn the value in boundaries for help with recall, relationship and having a settled relaxed dog at home!  As trainers, we use boundaries for our dogs to settle on in between demoing and at home in real-life to have a quiet, relaxed, calm home!

Have a look out for our next Boundaries workshop to find out more about how boundaries can help with the struggle you are currently having with your dog!

If you want to learn more about the games we LOVE to play with our dogs, join us for one of our workshops below…we have a game for that raining (or sunny) day!  Here are some highlights for events we are holding for the next couple of months, and as always you can join us at anytime for a 121 bespoke training package!

OCTOBER
Tuesday Afternoon European Handling – October 15th
Tuesday Afternoon Course Analysis – October 22nd
Spooky Halloween Steeplechase Coursework Morning – October 26th
Leash Off Game On (LOGO) Workshop – The Ultimate RECALL Boooooost – October 27th
Boundary Games Workshop – October 27th

NOVEMBER
First Aid Day – November 8th
Naughty But Nice Day – November 10th
Tuesday Afternoon Jump Skills & Grids – November 12th
Steeplechase Coursework Morning – November 16th
Positive Gun Dog Training – November 17th
Tuesday Afternoon Obstacle Discrimination – November 19th
Leash Off Game On (LOGO) Workshop – The Ultimate RECALL Boooooost – November 23rd
Boundary Games Workshop – November 23rd
Border Collie Day – November 24th
Tuesday Afternoon Steeplechase Coursework – November 26th
The Ultimate Relationship Boost – November 30th

Remember, these are just the highlights, to view our full Calendar of Events for 2019, follow this link:  https://www.devondogs.co.uk/events/.

Not sure whether a 1-2-1, weekly classes or workshops are right for you? Call us in the office on 07717 696623.

To view our full Calendar of Events for 2019, follow this link:  https://www.devondogs.co.uk/events/.

Have you just brought home a bundle of puppy joy? Or are you keen to give agility or obedience a go? Or do you have a dog training challenge that you want to crack? Here at Devon Dogs we cover all aspects of dog training. Our puppy and new dog life skills classes offer a holistic approach to getting the basics right, after all getting it right from the start is key. If you wanted to push forward with your training and give agility or obedience a go we welcome everyone no matter your experience level. With our help you will extend your knowledge and passion and strengthen your relationship with your dog. Whether you want to train with us for fun and fitness or find you would like to take your new skills to competition level, our Devon Dogs trainers are able to cater for all levels and aspirations.