Classes are held at Sowood Community Centre HX4 9HY on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Location is ideal for dog owners living in the Halifax, Sowerby Bridge Elland, Brighouse and Huddersfield areas and close to the M62 for those living further afield.
We are proud to have been one of the first Dog Training Clubs in the Country to offer set, structured courses for dogs and their owners.
Our Classes are designed for you. Owners who would like to have a well behaved dog at home. A dog that will walk nicely on lead without pulling, will come back to you when called off lead even with distractions and respond well to basic commands. Although classes are held at our indoor venue due to its semi rural location training will also be carried out outdoors for walking on lead and recall where we have the use of local fields. The course is specifically tailored to the teaching and training of owners and their dogs
Walking on Lead- All our walks will be carried out outdoors ie local pavements - with the aim of teaching your dog to walk nicely on a loose collar and lead. We will not be using check chains or choke chains.
Recall- Most owners tend to be okay in getting their dogs back when off lead in quiet areas, but struggle when the environment gets more interesting. ie other dogs, people. We will be looking at getting your dog back irrespective of distractions.
Responding well to basic commands, including stay exercises- Again many owners struggle to get their dogs to respond to basic commands when out on walks or when visitors arrive at their home. We will be looking at getting your dog to respond to you even when the environment is very doggy excitable!
Grooming and Handling- You will be surprised how many owners struggle to groom and handle their dogs without their dog trying to chew the brush, towel, or hands! By the end of the course you will be able to groom and handle your dog under control.
Control through doors- Some owners have lost a little control of their dogs even before they start their walk. ie their dog has dragged them out of the house and down the drive and the walk has become a trial even before they get to the pavement! We will be looking at leaving your home with your dog under control.
Settle - Teaching your dog to settle when you would like them to do so is probably one of the best exercises you can teach your dog
The first week of each course is without dogs. We will talk about how to communicate with your dog in a way in which your dog understands, some useful ground rules to have at home, how dogs learn, rewards and praise, , plus much more...
Due to the high amount of recommendations we receive, courses tend to fill very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment. Maximum of 8 dogs per course. If you have a very difficult/unruly dog, experiencing problems such as aggression or your dog is reactive to others, would prefer to learn on an individual basis, would like to start training before the next schedules courses or unable to attend the classes for whatever reason, take a look at the information on our Home Visit page.
SOWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE, HX4 9HY
Bookings are now being taken for the above course starting on SUNDAY 14th NOVEMBER , 2021, where there are two classes.
There will also be a break of 2 weeks on these courses for Christmas and New Year
* 9 - 10 a.m. ( LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE )
* 11 - 12 a.m. ( LIMITEDPLACES AVAILABLE )
TUESDAY 4th JANUARY 2022, where there is one class :
* 8 - 9 p.m. (PLACES AVAILABLE )
The fee for the 8 week course is £120.00, and suitable for dogs 5 months of age and over . Your place will be booked once the below enrolment form has been sent and the course fee paid. You can either pay by cheque or bank transfer
JUNIOR / DOG CLASS ENROLMENT FORM
The first morning or evening of each course is without dogs and starts at 11 a.m. for everybody on the Sunday course and 8 p.m. for everybody on the Tuesday evening course. From the second week onwards the course will be divided into groups and at the time you state below.
This course is not suitable for dogs that are aggressive / reactive or overly worried towards other dogs / people. If you are unsure just get in touch.
Full payment for the course £120.00 can be made by bank transfer and will pass on details after receiving the enrolment form. Payment can also be made by cheque made payable to David Evans and sent to 16 Copley Glen, Copley, Halifax, HX3 0UB
*Your place will be reserved once the enrolment form has been received and the course fee paid*