A strong Dog Recall is one of the most important behaviors that you can teach your dog. It is essential that all dogs have a strong and reliable recall before being let off the lead in a public place. A strong recall means that you will be able to get their lead back on with ease, and if necessary, take control of a situation and remove them before it becomes dangerous. Dog recall can be taught by anyone, regardless of experience level.
Confidence to let your dog off lead in open spaces.
How to get your dog to reliably come back to you at speed when called.
Learn recall commands all the family can use.
Boost recall speed with fast, fun games.
Getting and keeping your dog’s attention on you, even in the face of distractions.
The most important thing is to be consistent with your commands and rewards, and to remain patient while your dog learns. With a little time and effort, you’ll be able to have a dog who comes running every time you call.
We do not generally allow switching of courses but we understand that sometimes circumstances change so we take each request on its own merit
We think it is very important that all dogs and owners start their training on the same day. This means that all the dogs are at the same level each week and minimises the disruption to the classes.
You will be reminded about what to bring on your confirmation email. We prefer that your dog is on a flat buckle type collar or harness and not a slip lead or choke chain. Flexible/ retractable leads do not work for our training classes, so an ordinary 1.5m lead is ideal. Bring high value treats for you dog such as chicken, sausage, cheese, liver cake etc
We recommend that you do not feed your dog for at least 2 hours before classes, if possible only feed a light meal at lunch time and do not feed any evening meal just before classes.
We do not currently sell dog training treats or equipment at classes. We promote responsible dog ownership and we can give advice and guide you towards suppliers of dog training and other equipment
Most dogs fit in very well to our dog training classes and high spirits are kept under control. But sometimes dog training classes are not always the best place to start training over excitable dogs or older dogs with behaviour problems. Feel free to contact us to discuss how we can best integrate your dog into our class environment.
We have had great success over the years helping nervous dogs overcome their fears. The environment we create is very safe for shy dogs. We space the dogs out and put thought in to who is at the side of who. Being in an environment with a number of other dogs can help yours gain confidence and we always let all the other handlers know that your dog is anxious and needs space.
Your dog is walking by your side and not pulling on the lead at any time during your walk Your lead is smiling - that's Loose Lead Walking!