Essential Training no more than 6 attendees in a 2 hour lesson
Training exercises with everyday life in mind. How dogs learn with specific needs for specific breeds. Why dogs do what they do and how to improve your communication, timing and observation skills with your dog. Opportunities for learning, rethinking and tidying up day to day training in a relaxed atmosphere with likeminded people.
Through greater understanding you can learn why your dog is performing in a particular manner and whether they are learning what you think you are teaching. An ideal opportunity to start or increase your clicker training skills, build up that relationship and maybe change attitudes. Available to all - including puppies from twenty weeks through to the more sedate older dog.
We teach you how to teach and what you want to teach is up to each individual.
RESIDENTIAL TRAINING HOLIDAYS
RESDIENTIAL HOLIDAYS -
Devon - £610 for DFL Members - Non members add £50
(3 days training) arrive Sunday 17th May - training 18th,19th, 20th - leaving (either after training on the 20th (4pm) OR Thursday 21st after breakfast having a final evening meal with us.
Scotland - Dalmunzie - (4 days training) attendees for this holiday must have attended a previous holiday to qualify for a place - please speak with Philippa direct if interested.
Novice Advance Week and an Intermediate Week - £810 per week for DFL Members - add £50 for non-members
arriving Sunday 14th June - Training 15th,16th,17th, 18th June - leaving after Breakfast on Friday 19th June.
Cumbria - £610 - for DFL Members - Non members add £50
Week 1 - Arrive Sunday 12th July - Training 13, 14, 15th July - leaving after training on 15th
Week 2 - Arrive Sunday 2nd August - Training 3rd,4th,5th August leaving after training on 5th
Residential holidays are full board (breakfast, light lunch, 2 course evening meal) Coffee/tea/Cake/Biscuits included too ;-)
Dogs sleep in vehicles
Shared room basis.
Some single rooms may be available - single room supplement applys.
OUR BEGINNER & NOVICE TRAINING DAYS for 2020 these are held near York
We found that 1.5 days was very popular for some of you - starting at 10am on the first day finishing approx 4pm (with an hour for lunch - bring your own) followed by half day starting 9.30 finishing at 12.00 approx giving you time to travel home on a Sunday.
These are progressive training days designed to build you and your dogs confidence so we do recommend that you come from the beginning and do all three so you do not get left behind
Beginners: 1.5 Days @ £120 per session - book and pay for all three save £30 - total £330 - DISCOUNT FOR DFL MEMBERS ONLY
29th Feb/1st March
Novice: 1.5 Days @ £120 per session - book all three save £30 - total £330 - DISCOUNT FOR DFL MEMBERS ONLY
For those with intermediate dogs please liaise with me direct on what you wish to do - whether you bring together a private group of similar level (minimum 5 dogs - maximum 8 for a full day) and we will see what we can offer you.
We will also be offering our clinics for: Water training (when the weather warms up), teaching your dog to jump safely, directional control, good delivery and more.
Non residential - based in Yorkshire
At Dogs for Life we look at how dogs learn, why they do what they do, why different breeds have different needs and your lifestyle.
Philippa will look at improving your observation, your timing of when to reward etc, and communication skills between you and your dog.
In effect we teach you to teach, what you want to teach is up to you.
As demonstrated at Crufts for the past 14 years, we use kind, fair and above all effective methods.
Essential Training for everyday life lets you gain control within your home environment and out on walks.
Puppy Training which helps prevent problems arising, promoting correct interaction and building strong relations with puppy and their owners.
Micro Groups consist of 3-5 people where Philippa matches up people of a similar standard. The lesson is usually 2-3 hrs depending on the group size and ability.
Double Whammies - These consist of a 2 hour lesson one afternoon and then a 2 hr lesson the following morning. Giving you the opportunity to think about questions over night - write up your teaching notes - and the opportunity to clarify any techniques. For those that have to travel far - we can extend the lessons over more days.
Anyone who wishes to stay locally - we can recommend some dog friendly B&B's.
Gundog Training - no more than 8 attendees in a 2 hour lesson
This is the ideal holiday for those who have a gundog breed and want to either give them the best start or achieve greater levels of skill. All dogs need to be able to sit, stay, walk to heel on and off the lead – have a strong desire to retrieve and have a good recall.
For the Novice dog and handler, this really informative holiday takes you through the basics of a good retrieve, whistle training and through to working your dog on a shoot or in competition. HPR's and Spaniel owners should not feel that this is not for them because it concentrates on retrieving; they will still gain by building the relationship between themselves and their dogs. The quartering, pointing and flushing can be done later.
We also offer Gundog Training for intermediate to advanced level for those who are already competing.
Gun Dog Training Holidays
Reward Based Gun Dog Training
Retriever Gun Dog Training
Positive Gun Dog Trainers
Training for Working Tests
Training for Field Trials
Kennel Club Trainers
KCAI Gundog Trainers
International handlers have embraced the new ideas and welcomed the opportunity of training on such varied ground with the inclusion of live game in some of the most beautiful parts of the country. We also incorporate training over water, fences, walls and terrain that will challenge even the most competent handlers and dogs.
Our training philosophy has worked wonders with dogs whom are considered 'rejects' from the traditional training methods with great success.
BELOW ARE DETAILS OF OUR TRAINING DAYS AND RESIDENTIAL TRAINING HOLIDAYS. WE UPDATE THE WEBSITE ON A REGULAR BASIS WITH NEW DATES FOR EACH TRAINING LEVEL.