"My dog has great recall, except when there are other dogs around"
Does this sound familiar? Our group classes will help!
As well as following the week by week lesson plans for every day skills, we put a huge emphasis on emergency skills such as 'stop' and recall, the skills that could save your dog's life.
We also look at how we can learn from each other and gain better understanding of different breeds / types with different characteristics to our own dogs. This is important as it helps us understand not only how our wn dogs communicate, but also how other dogs communicate, and dogs are almost as diverse in character as they can be in appearence. However, the most important thing of all is that we teach our dogs to remain calmly focused on us regardless of who and what else is going on around us.
For owners of more difficult dogs, especially the very shy and the very bouncy dogs a small group can also offer some support and solidarity in knowing that you aren't the only one having problems - we are not here to judge, we are here to help and helping owners and dogs overcome problems is what really makes the day!
Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 7 dogs to ensure that there is always enough space for everyone and lesson plans are tweaked to incorporate individual needs or problem areas.