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Dog Training Courses

Dog Training Courses

Our Dog Training Courses

Looking for top-notch dog training courses to help your furry friend reach their full potential? Look no further! Our wide range of dog training courses offers something for every dog, whether you’re looking for basic obedience training or more advanced techniques like agility, scent work and tracking, or competition obedience.

For dogs with behavioural issues like aggression, our dog rehabilitation courses can help your pet overcome its challenges and become a well-behaved member of your family. We also offer personalised one-to-one dog training sessions, where our expert trainers will work with you and your dog to create a tailored training plan that fits your unique needs and goals.

And for busy pet owners who want the best for their pups but can only devote so much time to training, our residential dog training courses offer a convenient way to ensure your furry friend gets the training they need while you focus on other responsibilities. So why wait? Enrol your dog in one of our top-rated dog training courses today and watch them become the obedient, well-trained pet you’ve always dreamed of!

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Full list of Shep’s Dog Training Services

We have many interesting courses to help people decide what is right for them.

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Obedience

We offer beginner, advanced, and competition obedience training for dogs and puppies of all ages.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

One-To-One

One-to-one dog training is perfect for people looking for private lessons, either due to challenging dog behaviours or time constraints.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Residential

Also known as doggy boot camp, it is an intensive dog training program where the dog will live and train with us at our training centre.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation training is suitable for dogs of all ages or backgrounds with behavioural issues such as aggression or anxiety.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Puppy Courses

Our puppy courses are perfect for puppy parents and puppies to have the right start from basic obedience and important socialisation.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Child Dog Handler

Our child dog handler course is an exciting educational program designed to teach kids how to responsibly handle and care for dogs.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Agility

The agility training is a fun and challenging program designed to improve your dog’s physical abilities, mental acuity and overall well-being.

Public Access Testing

We offer beginner, advanced, and competition obedience training for dogs and puppies of all ages.

Livestock Worrying

Stop your dog causing distress. As dog owners, it is crucial to act responsibly and with thoughtfulness. Permitting a dog to cause distress to livestock is considered an offence.

WOLF IN A COLLAR

Wolf In A Collar is a top-rated, all-rounded obedience course that we run from January to March every year.

This course is open for all ages and abilities, and the course price includes hot & cold refreshments!

The course content includes:

  • High standard of obedience
  • How dogs learn
  • Problem dogs
  • Fun agility
  • Canine first aid
  • Dog Law
  • How to survive dog attacks

Course Instructor: Janie Armstrong Ex-police, Qualified to do Service Dog Training, Qualified to Police Dog Handler Levels 2 & 3

Wolf In A Collar

SO, YOU THINK YOU WANT A DOG?

So, You Think You Want A Dog? is a course perfect for people who are considering owning a dog.

This comprehensive training course is part discussion and part hands-on, allowing you to handle real dogs and learn what it takes to survive in this world with a canine companion.

We’ll delve into the nitty-gritty of choosing the right dog for your lifestyle, managing expectations versus reality, and preparing for the financial and time commitment of owning a dog. But it’s not all theory – we’ll also cover dog law, veterinary care, and other practical topics that will take you into the real world of owning a dog.

Develop a deep understanding of what it means to have a dog in your life. Have a chance to interact with a variety of breeds and personalities and gain the skills and confidence you need to make an informed decision about whether dog ownership is right for you.

So, if you’re considering bringing a furry friend into your life, don’t take the decision lightly. Sign up for our course and discover what it takes to be a responsible dog owner.

This course runs only twice a year.

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Sheps Dog Training Benefits

The benefits of Shep’s Dog Training

Safe and supportive environment

We provide a safe and supportive environment for dogs to learn and thrive.

Address specific and challenging concerns

Our experienced trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to teach dogs new behaviours and modify existing ones, addressing any specific concerns or challenges that the owner may have identified.

Comprehensive training program

With our comprehensive training programs, dogs can develop the skills and behaviours necessary to be well-behaved, obedient, and happy companions.

Highly experienced dog trainers and handlers

All our trainers are ex-police or ex-military with a lot of experience handling dogs, including dogs with challenging behaviours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Before you give up on your dog, read these commonly asked questions we get at our dog training centre. If you need help assessing and evaluating your dog, please get in touch for a consultation to determine the best course of action.

What is dog training?+

Dog training is the process of teaching a dog specific behaviours and commands to improve their behaviour and obedience.

When should I start training my dog?+

It’s best to start training your dog as soon as possible, ideally when they’re a puppy. Puppies are more receptive to learning new behaviours and are easier to train than older dogs.

How long does it take to train a dog?+

The time it takes to train a dog depends on several factors, including age, breed, personality, and the specific behaviours you’re trying to teach. Some dogs may learn quickly, while others may take several weeks or even months to master certain behaviours.

What are some basic dog training commands?+

Some basic dog training commands include “sit,” “stay,” “come,” “heel,” and “down.” These commands are the foundation of obedience training and can help improve your dog’s behaviour and responsiveness.

What is positive reinforcement training?+

Positive reinforcement training is a type of training that rewards your dog for good behaviour rather than punishing them for bad behaviour. This training method uses treats, praise, and other rewards to encourage your dog to repeat good behaviours.

Can I train my dog, or do I need to hire a professional trainer?+

You can train your dog using online resources, books, or videos. However, hiring a professional dog trainer may be helpful if you’re having trouble training your dog or need help with specific behaviours.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when training my dog?+

Some common mistakes to avoid when training your dog include using physical punishment, inconsistent training, expecting too much too soon, and not being patient.

What if my dog is not responding to training?+

If your dog is not responding to training, taking a step back and re-evaluating your training methods may be helpful. Consider consulting with a professional dog trainer to help identify issues and develop a new training plan.

Can any dog be trained?+

Yes, any dog can be trained. Some breeds may be more challenging to train than others, but any dog can learn new behaviours with patience, consistency, and the right training methods.

How can I maintain my dog’s training?+

To maintain your dog’s training, practising their commands regularly and reinforcing good behaviour with rewards is important. You should also continue training them with new behaviours to stimulate their minds and improve their obedience over time.

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