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    Practical Help for Walking Dogs on Lead - Sheffield

    Workshop: Practical Help for Walking Dogs on Lead
    With: Sheila Harper B ED, BA & Winny Boerman B.App.Sc
    Venue: Sheffield
    Date: 7th, 8th & 9th April 2018 (1-day theory, 2-days practical)
    Cost: £180.00.


    Pulling, lunging and barking on lead, or reactivity with other dogs or people, are some of the behaviours of which society most frequently complains. This workshop shows how an approach incorporating sensitivity and awareness can lead to dramatic changes, preventing challenging behaviours. Dogs and handlers learn how to reduce insecurity and reactivity by taking joint responsibility.

    Our approach is centred around the needs and abilities of dogs and their owners. There is no pressure of performance; instead we take an undemanding approach, working in a way that is easily manageable.

    We move well away from exercises focused on training the dog to do heelwork or imposing control. Rather, this dog-friendly approach gives owners and dogs the opportunity to learn to work together, using the environment for optimum learning and helping dogs to be in a position where they can demonstrate self-control.


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    7th April 2018
    9th April 2018