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, heelwork 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.
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 and we help with as many behavioural issues as we can.
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.
We always try and include some beginners agility into our classes. Agility is something the dogs usually really enjoy. The will be using the A Frame, Dog Walk, Clear Jumps, Tunnels and seesaw. The dogs have to learn to work on the left and right of the handle as change direction on command.
Adult Socialisation Classes offer the perfect environment to allow your dog to interact with other dogs in a safe and controlled location.
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.
Junior Social Classes are for dogs over six months to around 18 months (depending on temperament)
Puppy Social is an hours playtime for pup’s up to around six months old.
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
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.
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, although at your home is usually the best place to start.
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); general unruly behaviour.
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’
Call Andy on 07792869653