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Pawsome Training and Beha​viour

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Training Classes

Following government update on coronavirus as of 22/02/2021 the following dates are guides as to when different services and guidelines are amended. This is subject to change on the provided dates. Current areas that are served are: gardens BS22-BS29, TA5-TA9, BS1-BS7, BS9-BS10, BS13, BS15-BS16, BS30, BS32, BS34-BS37, PARTS of BS40 (Blagdon, Rickford, Ubley and Compton Martin areas).

 

• 29th March: Classes are allowed outdoors ONLY with maximum of 5 individuals (one handler per dog!)

• 17th May: Classes are allowed indoors subject to hall hire requirements with maximum of 5 individuals (Might be earlier!)

• 21st June: Classes allowed indoors without restrictions (still maximum of 6-7 individuals)


Training classes are in a variety of areas. They are on a weekly basis and are 6 week classes. Please check if we are in your area and there is availability before booking.  If you are interested but cannot make the set time and day please get in touch, I might be running extras  the 1:1 sessions do however cover the exact same concepts and training, please get in touch to learn more!

All classes MUST be booked in advance

Locations and Times of Training Classes

£80 for 6 weeks

Please see detailed content below or other courses/workshops here

Area/Day/Time

Start D​ate

Location

Weston-Super Mare

Tuesday 

17:00-18:00

Next course available:

Starting May 11th

Hutton Moor Leisure Centre Field

Weston Super Mare 

BS22 8LY

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Winscombe

Thursday

18:00-19:00

Starting April 1st (1 slot avaliable) 

Next Course: May 13th 

Winscombe Community Centre Car Park

Sandford Rd 

Winscombe 

BS25 1HP

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Bristol South

Sunday 

15:00-16:00

Next Course available

Starting May 16th


Victoria Park 

Entrance along Nutgrove Avenue

Bristol 

BS3 4LL

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Bristol North

Sunday 

10:00-11:00 

Next Course Available: 

Starting May 16th

Stoke Gifford Cricket Club Field

North Road

Stoke Gifford 

Bristol 

BS34 8PE

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Lifeskill Course Schedule

Week

Brief Summary

Concepts and Set Games

Week 1

- Calmness as a default behaviour and calmness introductions

- How to train calmness in everyday life

- Why calmness is an important foundation in everyday life

- Flexibility in our dogs - how we prepare our dog for unpredictability of life.

Concepts: 

Calmness and Flexibility 


Games: 

Calmness Triad, Reward Nothing, Aeroplane Feeding, Scatter Feeding , DMT, Ditch the Bowl, Ditch the Routine

Week 2

Recap of previous week - ensure calmness is understood 

- Boundary Games - how we build calmness into real-life scenarios 

- Training a leave without commands! 

Concepts

Impulse control and Calmness


Games: 

Mouse Game, Boundary Games

Week 3

-Building focus and loose-lead walking

- Building your dogs value in being close to you! 

- Build a start to recall and excitement of you over distractions

Concepts

Focus, Disengagement and Proximity


Games: 

Drip-Feeding, Magic Hand, Proximity Zone, Figure of 8 Walking, A to B, Disengage game

Week 4

-Building a powerful recall and making you the centre of your dogs focus

- Making your dog love to come back to you!

- Building disengagement skill

Concepts: 

Focus, Disengagement and Proximity Cont.


Games: 

Orientation Game, Orientation Dash,  I love my name game, restrained recall, Catch me if you can, Funder/Tornado/Typhoon, Middle

Week 5

 - Introduction to confidence, optimism and preparing for novelty

- Building a confident and optimistic dog

- Brief recap

Concepts: 

Optimism and Confidence


Games: 

Noise Box, Novelty Party, Two Paws/Rear Paws On, Cardboard Chaos, Bottle Knock, Balance Paths, Cone Game

Week 6

-Working through excitement and arousal

-How to build impulse control and frustration tolerance

- How to train your dog to control themselves around exciting events

- Building flexibility and self control in our dogs

- Certificate presentation

Concepts: 

Thinking in Arousal, Arousal Tolerance, Impulse Control, Flexibility 


Games: 

Arousal Up and Arousal Down, Behaviours in Arousal, Whip-it, Boundary Games Advanced