CANINE LIFE SKILLS CLASSES
Creating focused, calm and reliable dogs.
You’ve tried going back to what you did with them as a puppy, you’ve probably even tried asking your mates, spending hours on Google and you don’t even want to think about the conflicting advice you got from muppets on the Facebook groups. None of it seems to work though and you’re stuck between sticking them on a lead and dealing with a dislocated shoulder or the embarrassment of apologising, yet again, to a stranger in the woods.
We can help!
How to reset your recall back to rock solid and reliable
What to do to get their attention when they’re pushing your buttons and being a monkey
The skills you need to teach them to walk nicely on their lead again
How to get them to focus on you when you’re out and about… not everyone else's dog!
The joy of the pub blanket
But don’t just take our word for it; the proof is in the pudding:
Rach and team are very committed and passionate and we learnt a lot of very helpful training tips.
Brodie made good progress following each session he attended. Highly recommend.”
The Bob and Pals Canine Life Skills Lesson Plan:
This week we do a deep dive into the science behind how dogs learn. We look at how they figure things out and show you what will help them make great decisions.
We also look at their hormones and the importance of sleep for those brains.
Your homework this week will drastically reduce biting, knock off the witching hour and give you lots more guilt free peace around the house.
Week One - In Person
We’re all about real life skills at Bob and Pals; this week we look at getting our dogs to settle calmly in the pub!
We also look at getting our dogs to enjoy focusing on us and lay the groundwork needed for amazing loose lead walking.
Your homework will drastically improve the amount of focus your dog gives you on a walk and give you confidence you’re doing the right thing at the park.
Week Two - In Person
This week we tackle those all important dog to dog experiences. Most dogs just adore meeting other dogs, but they can be a touch “full on”!
We talk about the stages of dog conversations and show you how to teach your dog to come away with you when you ask.
Your homework will help develop a calm dog who learns the best bit about a dog conversation is coming back to their human after!
Week Three - In Person
This week is all about giddy fun… helping our dogs learn to calm down after they’ve been playing!
We take an in depth look at play, why it’s amazing and how to use it to our advantage. We also look at how to end play sessions without our dogs going mad afterwards.
Your homework is a ton of fun this week! Giddy up, calm down and have a smashing time together!
Week Four - In Person
Our last week together and we add all of our learning up to draw the inevitable conclusion… our dogs LOVE hanging out with us! Now we put it on a recall cue!
We also look at formalising our blooming loose lead walking and talk through challenging both your skills!
Your homework is to continue having an amazing time with your dogs and solidify the incredible skills you both now have.
Sign up to our Canine Life Skills class now to benefit from all the wonderful skills above!
So we signed up for ‘tricky teens’ group classes. They’ve been great, he’s had to share a room with other teen dogs (hilarious at times) practice focus and recall etc.
It has rebooted the whole family’s commitment to the basics and we’ve seen results already.”
How old should my dog be to attend class?
Our pups start getting flooded with their pesky teenage hormones about 6 months of age (perhaps a little later for our really big dogs). These hormones hang around until they’re fully grown before settling again, usually around the 18 month mark. To get the most out of this class, your dog should be older than six months.
What sort of training techniques do you use?
We definitely train with food but we know people can worry about constantly needing to feed their dog to get them to do stuff so we make sure you know how to fade that food out so they’re making great choices without bribery too.
How long are the classes?
Then we have four weeks together at an in person class. Each in person class lasts 45 minutes.
Who else is on this course?
How does the WhatsApp work?
This is a great way to get feedback about your homework and a lovely support network if you’re finding something particularly difficult.
Your instructor will pop in regularly and provide additional support as you go along.
How do I sign up?
Check out our other training classes
Puppy Training Classes
6 week course tackling all the big puppy issues.
Teenage dog training classes
5 week course deep diving into the mind of the teenage dog.
worried dog training classes
5 week course helping owners help their worried dogs.
Need some help or got a question?
Everyone's dog and situation is different - we're always happy to chat and advise on how we can most help you and your dog. Click the button below to book a free 30min call with Rach.