What is your struggle with your dog?  Perhaps it’s barking in the car when you arrive somewhere or running over to dogs and people when out on walks.  How much energy do you spend focusing on why your dog does these things and how much do you spend on the actual solution to the problem?  Putting your effort into the solution helps you see results much quicker; 5% problem, 95% solution!

In all of our training this is where we spend our time and this week our solutions for our Life Skills and Genius Dog classes looked at games to help with disengagement from the environment, helping our dogs pick us over all the exciting things that happen around them.  Agility classes looked at sequences and obstacle discrimination, taking the correct end of the tunnel!  Tuesday’s steeplechase workshop was a super opportunity for students to practice courses in a friendly competition format using jumps and tunnels. The week finished with a Border Collie Day on Saturday and Genius Dog Day on Sunday. Both days very much focused on the games to solve common struggles we see, Saturday solutions just for Border Collies and Sunday was all about helping the group turn their dogs into Genius Dogs through the games that suited the dogs in the group!

We have some exciting workshops coming up that will help with your struggle or interest…we have a game for that!  Here are some highlights for events we are holding in 2019, and as always you can join us at anytime for a 121 bespoke training package!

Naughty But Nice Day – August 10th
Tuesday Morning Crazy Contacts – August 13th
Find It Workshop, 3-Days of Search and Innovative Games – August 23rd to 25th

Tuesday Morning Excelling with Weaves – August 27th
Spaniel Day – August 31st
Jump Skills Day – August 31st

Treat and Train Workshop – September 1st
Games Day – September 19th
Naughty but Nice Intensive – September 20th to 22nd
Positive Gun Dog Training – September 27th to 29th

TTouch for Naughty but Nice and Anxious Dogs – 2-day Workshop – October 5th to 6th

Positive Gun Dog Training – November 17th
Border Collie Day – November 24th

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.