What an amazing week of learning at Devon Dogs! So, so many wins! Amazing people, amazing dogs, amazing sunshine AND amazing Tom & Lauren sharing their knowledge and topping up our learning and optimism bank accounts! The days were filled with new games, new ways of looking at games we have played before and remembering to work the dog in front of you. Each day is a different day, training for the situation and not in the situation. It was great to see the groups working so well together learning by watching, doing and teaching each other. Feedback from Tom & Lauren was brilliant and those little tips they share can totally transform the games you are playing.
Build Your Genius Dog took a trip into Okehampton and trained around plenty of distractions while working on focus games and loose lead walking. What amazing wins to see the students work over the prior weeks pay off as every student was surprised (in a good way!) how well their dogs did walking through town! Agility classes trained sequencing and contact work with focus on handling at times without their dogs! It is useful to practice the moves and build the skills before you put your dog in the picture and with the warm weather a great opportunity for the dogs to chill out in the shade. Life Skills Starters classes worked out and about on the Moors focusing on loose lead walking and being distractions for each other. The week ended with a super group working on search skills with their dogs focusing on building desire first followed by a bit of impule control! Saturday evening was super fun cooking for our dogs and showing the workshop group via Zoom different recipes for our dogs and cool treats for the summer heat. The time flew by and there are lots of winning dogs enjoying their cooling, tasty treats in the summer heat!
What have you done with your dog this weekend? Pop a photo in the comments to this post on our Facebook Page.
If you can’t make it to us, we are always running online workshops, keep an eye on the calendar!
Scent day with top Police Dog Handler
23 July @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Loose Lead Walking – Online 4 Week Workshop
26 July @ 10:00am – 11:30am
Out and About – Online 4 Week Workshop
26 July @ 11:45am – 1:15pm
Rocking Retrieve – Online 4 Week Workshop
26 July @ 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Disengagement – 4 Week Online Workshop
26 July @ 4:45pm – 6:15pm
Devon Dogs 4 In a Bed, the Dog Counts – How to take your dog on holiday or day tripping successfully
21 August @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Devon Dogs Master Chef – The Pooch Addition
19 September @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Activity Break Holiday
29 July @ 10:00 am – 2 August @ 4:00 pm
Reach out to us and stay connected! We are here to support and help you!