LIFE SKILLS Education
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!
- How to encourage relaxed behaviour
- Why do dogs Pull? How do we solve it?
- How to use well fitted equipment correctly
- Long loose leads & relaxed walking, how and why it matters
- The importance of creating an environment that encourages curiosity and confidence
- The joys and benefits of a dog’s nose. Introducing fun and stimulating activities
- Understanding why dogs bark, types of barking and how to avoid unnecessary noise
- Calming things down at meal time - feeding, fussy eating and other food related problems
- Leaving your dog home alone – stress free
- Understanding and dealing with – Frustrated, Nervous & Reactive dogs
- The benefits of observation
- Exercise -what does it mean & how do we do it correctly?
- Is there a difference between Excitement & Stress?
- Ages and Stages of the Dog
- The joy of Rescue dogs - Bringing them home and solving problems
- Canine Nutrition with Jenny from the Complete Pet Company
- And so much more……………………….
2018 WORKSHOP DATES:
February: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th
March: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th
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.