I always aim to have fun with clients and their dogs, whilst ensuring they improve and progress throughout their training sessions.
I have a lot of experience within this field and can give advice on basic and advanced gundog training (field trial standard), and have been ‘picking-up’ with my own dogs for the past fourteen years on shoots throughout the UK.
To ensure that you receive the best level of training for you and your dog, these will be offered initially as 1-2-1 sessions.
Areas covered include: Introduction to retrieving and basic commands, whistle work, the field and obstacles such as water, ditches, and cover, directional work, as well as introduction to shot and game (feather & fur).
These are designed to help your dog become more social around other dogs in a secure, safe and controlled environment. They are by prior arrangement and only following a one-to-one session, this ensures that I am aware of your dog’s behavioural issues and will be best equipped to deal with his individual needs.
I do not offer specific classes in dog socialising but I make sure that all dogs taking part in my obedience, and agility classes socialise appropriately with other dogs in the class.
Dog agility is a fun dog sport, where the dogs are directed by the handler around an obstacle course with the dog off lead. The handler’s direct the dog using their voice, movement, and various body signals. Agility classes are designed to encourage clients to improve the bond between the owner and their dog, as well as showing them how to make exercise with their dog constructive . Agility enables the handler to work their dog both mentally and physically on a weekly basis. Any breed of dog can and will enjoy the sport, and it is a great way to socialise and keep yourself and your dog fit. Our School is not a competitive agility school. However, we teach in such a way that will allow you to take agility further if you wish. All dogs must be over the age of 1 year to join our agility classes.
The puppy basic training and behavioural classes work to the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme which enables the dogs and their owners to work towards, puppy bronze, silver and gold awards. These classes are designed to strengthen the bond between dog and owner from an early age while also showing that exercise can be constructive and rewarding for both parties. Training focuses primarily on basic positions, recall, stay and constructive play and whilst the dogs learn so of course do their owners.
The adult training and behavioural classes work to the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme which enables the dogs and their owners to work towards the bronze, silver and gold awards. These classes are designed to strengthen the already established bonds between owners and their now mature dogs resulting in mutual confidence and happiness.
Training classes are held at Highfield Kennels, Hare Street, (see map at bottom of this page).
If you are interested in joining, please send a message via the Contact page
I am based in North Hertfordshire but I do consultations throughout the UK and Europe.