The clocks changed this weekend and we have more light in the evenings!  Winning with warmer weather on the way and time to train outside!  We love this time of year.  Working outside there are many opportunities to ditch the dinner bowl and we love games like cavaletti to use our dogs dinner.  We work on fitness and have a great time with our dogs out in the fresh air.

Today in the UK lockdown restrictions start easing.  We have been playing games and preparing our dogs for visitors coming to our houses.  The types of games we have been playing all involve novelty and change, we want to grow our dog’s optimism!  Over the past year, visitors have been a rarety and we want to make sure our dogs are 100% comfortable with new people coming into our homes and gardens.  Gated communities and no access to the front door are standard in our homes.  We then work on our dogs getting used to door knocks, door bells and while our dogs are happily doing a calm acitivty, such as having a stuffed kong or scatter feeding, we knock on the door or ring the door bell when there is noone there.  This allows a positive pairing and our dogs quickly figure out that a knock on the door or the doorbell is a great thing!  Winning result is no barking when someone arrives at our home!  These are the types of games our students learn about in workshops and classes as we help our students conquer any struggles and achieve their goals with their dogs.

Our next workshops are now live on the website.  Online is such a great way to get feedback and input into your dog training even though you may not be able to make it to Devon Dogs in person training.  We can cast our expert eyes on your dog’s training and help you develop a bespoke training play all from the comfort of your home!  Have a look at what we have coming up 🙂 online and in person.

Bingo Night Online Workshop
10 April @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Loose Lead Walking – Online 4 Week Workshop
19 April @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Let’s Get Social – Online 4 Week Workshop
19 April @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Canine Confidence – Online 4 Week Workshop
3 May @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Household Manners – Online 4 Week Workshop
3 May @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 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!

Are you looking for some help with your dog? Are you having struggles? Maybe barking, pulling on lead, jumping on people? Do you need some help? We have a solution for you whether that’s in person or remote. We can help you from pet dog training to the next agility or sports superstar, from search work to gundog… as we say, There’s A Game for That!

Our in person Weekly Classes are ideal if you can come to us regularly: Naughty Dogs, Life Skills, Monthly Classes and Sports Training. Or are you a bit further afield, take a look at our workshops and in person bespoke training packages where we can design a plan just for YOU! Not able to make it to us, we offer Consult Calls and regular Monthly Optimism Top Up calls where we keep you on track and accountable to your goals. Drum roll please our brand new offering is Virtual Online Classes and Groups, something for everyone and food for thought – get EXCITED 🤩