We have had a super week here at Devon Dogs helping students turn their struggles into strengths! It is so very rewarding seeing our students grow and build amazing relationships with their dogs. We have been super flexible this week and adapting to the weather! Rain, sun, warm, cool…we have pretty much exprienced it all, sometimes within the same hour! Being flexible with our training and adjusting is brilliant for the dogs as this allows us to set them up for success and we can adjust our training to work the dog in front of us. On Friday we had a top dog trainer from the police join us to show us how to turn our dogs into our very own pet detectives. It was inspiring to see how the dogs were taught to identify the scent. The method was very much adjusted based on the dog and what motivated them. The dogs all progressed through the day and were starting to identify the scent pot from non scented pots. A top workshop and the students left buzzing!
Our classes had a fabulous week. We took Building Your Genius Dog and Life Skills Classes out and about while the weather is sunny and warm. Our Buidling Your Genius Dog group worked on loose lead walking skills in Okemapton with our Life Skills classes worked on water confidence in the streams on the moors. A great opportunity to keep the dogs cool while training and working on confidence! A super class! Agility classes built up on their weaves and contact skills while improving their handling skills. Great classes with super students!
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!
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!