Attendance is Saturday (9.30am to 5.00pm) and optional Sunday (9.30am to 12.30pm)
Bringing a rescue dog into your home can sometimes be traumatic for everyone. Our intention is to make them feel welcome and safe but sometimes our behaviour can have the opposite effect leaving the dog confused, stressed and fearful. But behavioural problems don’t just happen with rescue dogs. We have visited many dogs over the years that have been raised as puppies in loving homes and still sadly over time have begun to exhibit frustrating and annoying behaviours that can drive us all to distraction. Canines are simple creatures and enjoy a simple life but our lives can become complicated leaving them vulnerable and in a position to make poor choices.
Our workshops are not designed to teach you how to “train” or “command” your dog. They have been designed to assist anyone who wants to learn about the dog, its language and understand in easy terms why problems exist and how to avoid them.The topics covered will focus on the Physical, Mental and Emotional aspects as well as assist you to be more observant and understanding when it comes to your dogs’ behaviour.
Jenny will help you learn the signs, causes and effects of stress and how to cope. You will understand why we recommend a good fitting harness and what happens under the collar (Collars vs Harness) and why long leash walking is so important for you and the dog. You will learn the simple gestures and signals to communicate without having to bribe, yell or force your dog as well as nutrition, information on alternative medicine (worming, heartworm, Flea and Tick) and so much more.
Day 1: is a Power Point presentation with lots of interaction, discussion and learning, (no dogs)
Day 2: is practical learning with that “light bulb” moment for you, when we get to observe your dog using its nose. You will learn to fit a harness correctly and use a long lead.
Most of all – we will have fun and help make life better for dogs!
– The Dog: His Instinct – His Language – His Behaviour
– Different Ages – Different Stages – Different Behaviours
– Long Loose Leads – Relaxed Walking – Close Walking – Social Walking
– Good Stress – Bad Stress – Balanced Stress
– The Art of Observation and Why it Matters
– Enrichment: Awareness – Curiosity – Physically – Mentally – Socially
– Problem Solving: Barking – Loneliness – Pain – Reactivity – Lead Pulling – Fear – Anxiety
– Nutritiion and its Connection to Behaviour
– Too Much Exercise – Too Little Exercise – Balanced Exercise
– Touch: Physically – Mentally – Socially
– And so much more……………………….
Tea, Coffee and Cold Drinks provided
Morning and Afternoon Tea provided
Saturday, Day 1: 9.30am – 5.00pm – Theory – Without Dog
Sunday, Day 2: 9.30am – 12.30pm – Practical – Dogs Welcome, conditions apply (Optional**)
Cost: $295.00 (No refund on cancellation available).
** Sunday, Day 2 is optional. If you would like to attend Day 2 with your Dog, this must be booked at the time you register for Day 1. There is a limit to the number of places available for each practical session so places are reserved on a first come first served basis.
If you would like any further information please email [email protected].