It is safe to say that UK summer is here! The days are longer and there are more opportunities to train outside, our dogs are working in a variety of locations and our goal is to set them up for success so we are always winning! Picking a location that is appropriate for training is very specific to each dog. We start our games in the house, move outside to the garden and then when the dogs are ready, we move to a nice, easy location for our dogs to focus. My favourite spot for the sniffy spaniels I have is the overflow car park in Okehampton. I can pick a time of day when it’s quiet and take the games I practiced at home out on the road where there is minimal smells to sniff. This is a great strategy before I go up into the woods where the environment is full of great smells!
Our classes are starting up soon and we are really excited to see our students again in person! The dogs will be coming to a new environment having not been to Bowerland in a few months, to set everyone up for success our focus will be on the games the dogs already know. The environment will potentially be hard enough without adding in brand new, never before played games. Once there is great focus and engagement we will then add in new and more challenging games. How do you set your dog up for success so you are winning?
Our residential puppies have been doing some vehicle travel, practicing lead walking, recall and going to new places like the moors and into Okehampton. Our residential puppies have been really doing well and we love watching their progress. If you have a new puppy, have a look at our Residential Puppy Webpage!
🌻Track It Down, Search Days
11 July @ 10:00 am – 13 July @ 4:00 pm
🌻Get Out There – Games on the Road
24 July @ 10:00 am – 25 July @ 4:00 pm
🌻Border Collie Day
25 July @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
🌻Activity Break Holiday
7 August @ 10:00 am – 10 August @ 4:00 pm
🌻Sight Hound Day
23 August @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
🌻Naughty But Nice Day
30 August @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
We have a new Online Class Webpage where you can find any of our online classes. Join us from the comfort of your sofa for inspiration, fun and some dog training too!
Looking to work on your recall and your relationship with your dog with an at home program and a game a day? Give the Worldwide Sexier than a Squirrel Challenge a go!
If you are looking for more bespoke training we can help you remotely from home through Consult Calls. We have helped dog owners from Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Norway, Finland, Ireland, Scotland and throughout the UK, it is amazing to be able help our students with their struggles and to keep them training and adapting to the new situation we are all in. If you need any help we are just a phone call away and we can use Skype/Facetime/Whatsapp to work with you to keeping your training on track!