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Our Classes

You can choose which classes to attend; you are welcome to attend any of our classes at any time. (Puppy classes for dogs up to around six months – Monday classes for anti-social and very difficult dogs).

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Puppy Classes

Puppy classes are fun for your puppy, but will teach you what you need to make sure it grows up to be well trained. If you get it right at the beginning your dog should be a pleasure to have. DTCE instructors will help you with problems like mouthing, recall, heel work and also offer help with toilet training and behavioural issues. It provides a perfect environment for your puppy to socialise with other puppies in a controlled and fun way.
Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first visit.

Obedience Classes

At DTCE, we always try to encourage you to work to get the best from the partnership you have with your dog. All dog training should be fun for both you and your dog; when you are both enjoying it you will get the best results. We vary the classes as much as we can – adding new testing exercises and including agility as part of the classes in the evenings.

In our classes, you won’t be made to feel embarrassed as everyone in the class is in a similar position. We will teach you the skills you will need to handle your dog effectively and help you to teach your dog some ‘manners’.

Our obedience classes start at Beginner Level Class 1, covering heel work, ‘stays’ and recalls etc. This will help you to have better control over your dog; it should stop pulling on the lead, jumping up etc. This is the first step on the way to having a dog you want to take on a walk instead of having to take your dog for a walk. We will help you to teach your dog control in an environment where it will be most excited.

As you and your dog progress, you can move on to the next class Intermediate Level Class 2 and finally on to the Advanced Level Class 3. Here you will be covering distance control, ‘A’ recall, send-a-way, retrieve etc. some more advanced agility. This class will push your dog to work with more complex exercises along with more off lead work.
Please arrive 30 minutes early for your first visit.

Agility Classes

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs normally run off-lead with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

DTCE provides an array of Agility Classes, some are combined with our Obedience Classes to avoid any unnecessary standing around.

Agility is not just a sport for Border Collies, dogs of all shapes and sizes can enjoy agility. We have many options with our equipment to allow even the smallest of dogs to enjoy the classes.

Anti-Social Dogs

Anti-Social behaviour is one of the most frustrating and upsetting things dog owners have to deal with. At home the dogs are usually pretty well behaved and part of the family, however, it’s very hard not to fall out with your dog if it keeps attacking people or other dogs when you are outside.

We have spoken to a lot of dog owners, some of which have resorted to taking their dogs for a walk at one or two o’clock in the morning so as to avoid meeting people or other dogs. This approach may be ok for the minority but it doesn’t help cure the problem. In fact, most owners don’t realise that their dogs can probably be re-trained and learn to mix and socialise correctly.

The advantage we have at DTCE is that we can take a whole class of antisocial dogs together, so if a dog does show aggression, no one else in the class gets too upset because they are in the same position. We provide time and skilled help that will allow you to fix the problem – Some people assume this could make the dogs worse; it doesn’t !

All dogs are muzzled and on lead to begin with, this makes it much safer for the dogs to mix and the handlers can learn to be more relaxed when their dog is approached by or approaches another dog.
We have people attending from far afield and have an extremely high success rate.

Socialisation Classes

Socialisation classes offer the perfect environment to allow your dog to interact with other dogs in a safe and controlled environment. Nowadays, letting your dog off the lead in public areas makes many owners anxious. We allow your dog to play off lead, practice recall techniques and also some basic obedience. Some dogs are muzzled to start with but these are normally removed once the dog is more familiar with its surroundings.

One-To-One Training

You may prefer a one to one training session with an instructor. This will mean you can focus on your dog’s issues and not be distracted other dogs and handlers. These sessions can be arranged anywhere that suits your needs; for example, if your dog only misbehaves in your local park we can arrange to meet you there.

We usually find these sessions to be extremely successful, the one to one approach gives you the opportunity to discuss any issues and find out the best way to handle your dog.
The most common problems seem to be pulling on the lead and aggression; these can be surprisingly easy to fix. We will assess your dog and advise you on a course of corrective actions, you should see a difference in your dog very quickly

Other common problems that we have great success in helping with include your dog jumping up at people (or you); not coming back when called.
These problems can be very frustrating however they can usually be a simple thing to correct and most of the time a single session is enough to make the difference between ‘having to take your dog out’ and ‘wanting to take your dog out’

Tracking Classes

This class will teach your dog to use its nose to follow a track. We start over a quite short track but will build up to a much more testing course and the dogs will be taught to find objects along the route. Beginners track over shorter distances but more advanced dogs are now tracking up to three miles, this is something most dogs love to do.

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Contact Us

DTCE
Barehams Kennels
Brentwood Road, Orsett
Essex RM16 3DR
Phone: 07792 869653
Email: andy@dtce.co.uk

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