Canine Connection offers a variety of workshops throughout the year where you will spend time learning and working on specific areas of training. Please click on a the link below to see the workshops on offer.
Do you want to learn a new skill that will take your training to the next level? Are you new to clicker training and want to develop your skills? Or, have you been clicker training for a while and want to refresh your skills and make sure you have a solid foundation? This workshop is a must for all dog-owner partnerships as it will really take your training to new heights!
Date: Wednesday 22nd August, 6.30pm-8pm
Have you a good solid foundation of clicker training but want to further your knowledge and skills? Do you want to improve your cues and cueing, learn more complex behaviours, how to chain behaviours together, targeting and shaping? Then this workshop is for you.
Date: Wednesday 26th September, 6.30pm – 8pm
Does your dog struggle staying calm? Get over excited easily and won’t focus on you when there is the slightest distraction? Then this workshop is for you. You will learn some simple focus and impulse control exercises and games, around food, toys, people and other dogs to help your dog maintain their doggy zen!
Date: Wednesday 19th September, 6.30pm – 8pm
Recall is one of the most important cues to teach your dog. For many this works perfectly when there are no distractions around but as soon as our dogs are enjoying themselves, playing with other dogs, chasing a rabbit or hurtling towards a family having a picnic then very often our existing cue is no longer effective!
Teaching a rock solid recall takes practise, patience and understanding of what our dogs might be thinking and what is driving their behaviour. This workshop will begin to teach your dog to rush back to you, no matter what is going on around them.
Date: Wednesday 29th August 6.30pm – 8pm
In this workshop you will begin to learn the art of loose lead walking or ‘connected’ walking as I prefer to call it. Teaching our dogs to walk with us is more about engagement and connection rather than a skill. Heelwork is notoriously boring for both owners and dogs which is why it often fails. Putting fun into the exercises is the key to achieving the success required to make walk more enjoyable. You will learn exercises and games to build your dogs focus on you as their handler and help improve your connection together.
Date: Wednesday 12th September 6.30pm – 8pm
Canine Connection believes very strongly in the power of play. Why is play so important?
– increases confidence
– channels excess energy
– helps develop important skills
– teaches our dogs that we are the best thing in the environment
– can be used to build arousal and therefore become a high value reward
– most of all it’s FUN!
This workshop will teach you lots of different, innovative games you can play with your dog to achieve the above.
Date: Thursday 13th September, 6.30pm – 8pm