We recently mentioned that the sanctuary is dog friendly, and now we’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting Dog Obedience Classes every Thursday throughout August, 18:30 - 19:30. We will be limiting classes at this stage to 6 handlers and dogs so book fast if you would like to join us!
Please fill out the booking form below to register your interest and secure your place.
Classes are FREE for a donation towards our work at the sanctuary would be very much appreciated!
Classes will be taught by Lillie, an experienced dog (and human!) trainer who had been working with dogs most of her life. She has had many breeds over the years and has trained four of her own dogs to the top level of the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards. She has been training people and dogs for a number of years and most recently at The Dog Training Club Sedgley in Gornal - you may have seen their excellent demonstrations at our annual Dog Shows!
Classes will be based on basic obedience and are aimed at giving you a starting point for training your dog, and tips you can use at home. Lillie only uses positive reward based training and so therefore full check chains or aversive equipment or tactics are not allowed!
Harness, flat collar, half check collars and head collars are all allowed as long as fitted correctly and appropriate to the dog. Make sure you bring plenty of treats and a toy (and a clicker if you so wish).
Sadly as we will only have an hour, dogs need to be friendly with other people and dogs (as we unfortunately won’t have time for one-to-ones at this stage with reactive dogs).
We will be working around animals although not directly with them, so at no point are dogs allowed off lead and all dogs must be kept under control at all times for the safety of the other dogs in the class and the other animals on site.
We hope to see you and your dogs soon!
Please fill out the booking form below to secure your place. We only need your personal details for insurance purposes and will not share these details with anybody.