Working Dog, Fri 10am

Turn those instincts into super skills

  • Starts 16 Sept
  • 120 British pounds
  • Spurlands End Road

Available spots

Service Description

This six-week course is designed as an introduction to the key skills that working dogs use, including responding to the whistle; walk to heel off lead; search for and retrieve an object; stop and start on cue; move left, right or forward on cue. Working in a large, airy covered barn we'll show you how to teach your dog to respond to you at a distance, how to build their self-control and how to turn those instincts to charge around sniffing and chasing into positive skills that bring more enjoyment into both your lives. We'll use dummies (supplied) to teach retrieve and dog whistles (bring your own) for distance control. The class is of course ideal for gundog types who have that natural drive to search and retrieve, but these are instincts shared by many other breeds too. If your dog enjoys sniffing out and carrying objects, has a reasonable recall, a good 'sit', and is able to relax around other dogs, you'll both get a lot from this course. It's a wonderful way to work as a team, and build your dog's responsiveness and focus. Activities can be adapted to different needs/sizes/ages of dogs. Dogs taking part must be able to relax in the company of other dogs. If your dog is not happy around other dogs, please speak to us as there are 1-2-1 and specific options for dogs who lack confidence around other dogs. Class numbers are limited to 8 to allow us to offer everyone personal attention. The venue has a sand surface with level entry; however the approach is uneven and surface may not be suitable for all wheelchairs. Do call to discuss if you have mobility needs. Please read our Terms and Conditions (under the Book Online tab) before booking

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We often have a waiting list for classes so if you wish to cancel or defer your class, please let as know as soon as possible. Refunds cannot be made within 5 days of the start of a course unless we are able to fill your cancelled space.

Contact Details

  • HotDog Training, Spurlands End Road, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, UK

    + 07902 793979