You can learn to Fetch! This workshop is intended for any dog that wants to pick up a toy that you throw away. Now bring it back, that’s the real trick.
Hunting dogs such as Labrador, Stabijhoun or Vizsla like to run after a ball. They also pick it up, but most of them then run away with it. Too bad, because if they bring it back you can throw it again.
In this workshop you will also teach your dog to return a toy. Most importantly, you will also learn how to avoid injuries! Don’t just throw it and let your dog run after it right away. It is better to ask him to stay put, until the toy or ball is still. Then he can go after it, this minimizes the stress on his joints. And retrieving becomes more collaborative. Fun for two!
Interested? Check the Agenda for dates.
Dogs are real scent animals. Nothing works as well (and often into old age) like a dog’s nose. You have probably noticed, at times, that your dog is more interested in sniffing around the ground than anything else. In some cases, a dog’s scent instinct can also have a negative effect.
It can be nice to discover together what you can do with the dog’s nose as a ’tool’. Dogs can learn to recognize specific scents such as vanilla or cloves. Even when well hidden, a dog’s nose can still find the bag with that smell, if properly trained. Even looking for toys or people can also be part of a dog’s detective skills.
In the Nosework workshop we will experience a little bit of everything. Simple detective work on a scent of your choice, searching for a favorite toy, or finding a fellow student and their dog. This way you as a student can ‘sniff’ a little at all parts of the training, and perhaps later further develop your dog’s real detective talents! Just check the Agenda for the course dates.
Fun for two
Fun class is fun and educational. In this course both dog and owner are kept creative in a responsible way. Jumps, slalom, tunnels, trunks, hoops, …. all of which will be taught to you and your dog step by step.
The devices require the necessary effort and load. Bravery, sense of balance and intelligence are put to the test, as the dog is challenged both mentally and physically. Using clear commands and clear body language, the dog must understand what you want from him. This will give you an even better bond with your dog. Pleasure comes first. You do not have to be a top athlete to participate.
Interested? You will find the course dates for Starters and Advanced students in the Agenda -only in springtime.
Every dog, like every owner, has its own specific personality. This personality influences the way we learn. You have positively minded dogs, who go for everything freely, dogs that react more out of pessimism and can therefore be reserved and show a low tolerance. And the dogs that react confidently and therefore have flexibility.
But which dog do you have? And how does your personality match? How can you connect as much as possible in the way you learn?
The lessons are based on concept training. Concept training develops important characteristics of your dog through games. This concerns character traits that are important in daily life, such as optimism, focus and flexibility. We start with practical exercises in which dog and owner learn with focus as the foundation. You strengthen your mutual bond in a playful way through surprising training methods combined with food and game rewards.
Interested? Check the Agenda for dates.
- Kids fun: € 35 per combination
*Children 8-12 years of age are welcome to join Kids fun.
*The decision to participate will be assessed by the trainer.
Kids fun is a fun afternoon for children from 8 to 12 years old. A dog in the house! Kids love it: a buddy to play with. But how do you manage if your dog is very young and doesn’t know much, keeps jumping up, or if you’re not strong enough to walk him yet or just don’t feel like doing those ‘stupid’ obedience exercises from dog school? How do you play with your dog? And what kind of games can you actually play as a child?
For children who want to do more with their dog, there is the Kids Fun afternoon. They learn a little more about their dog’s behaviour, ask the dog to walk through a tunnel, teach the dog to say “please” and….of course end up with a trail. Let’s see if they can guide the dog properly. Fun comes first!
Dogs are welcome after they have completed the Basic-1 course. The trainer decides if the course is suitable for you to take part in. The afternoon will take place with 3 participants. If you want your child to join in then check the Agenda for the course date.
Balance & Coordination
- Balance&Coordination, try-out: € 35 pp
- Balance&Coordination, extensive: € 110 pp
*Try-out: wobbling, stepping, bowing.
*Extensive: muscle training, attaining better propioception and much more.
In the Balance & Coordination course we do exercises in balance and coordination. The training makes the dog more aware of its body. Muscle power is used purposefully so that your dog develops more into a balanced dog that feels good about himself.
This way of training is a challenge for the dog (and for the owner) with a combination of rest and exertion. The dog learns to use its body well through the various exercises. Exercises can be walking, balancing on a wobbly cushion or a plank, artfully sitting or bending, walking on a trail, etc. Confidence in the owner and concentration during the exercise are the basis for cooperation.
Registration is possible for dogs of all ages, including puppies. In the event of a physical complaint or injury, it is recommended to first make an appointment with an animal physiotherapist. It will be discussed in consultation whether participation is possible and if so, how.
Do you also want to participate with your dog? Check the Agenda for the planning.
- Braingames, try-out: € 35 pp
- Braingames, extensive: € 110 pp
*Try-out: trying several kind of puzzles.
*Extensive: exercise impulse control, how to start, info about stress and frustration and of course trying several puzzles.
Puzzles for dogs range from simple search games to real brain teasers. But what exactly is Brain Work for Dogs?
Simply put, ‘Brainwork for Dogs’ is the same as mind sports, puzzles or brain-training for humans. While puzzling, dogs look for treats, toys or objects hidden in those puzzles. Your dog needs to smell and look, feel with nose or paw, and some puzzles make noise. So all the senses are stimulated, which stimulates your dog’s brain in different ways. Thinking at the highest level and very tiring!
More tiring than you think
Discover in this workshop how your dog solves the puzzle. With a focused brain your dog will search for the best and quickest way to find the treat or toy. You set him up for success (don’t give away the hiding places though!) We tell you how to read your dog’s signals and give you tips. Challenge your dog. Brainwork is more tiring yet rewarding than you think.