Trick Training Club

What: We run dog trick training classes for puppies and dogs of any age. If you have not done any training with your dog before we recommend one of our obedience classes first (find out more about those here). Classes run for 45 minutes per week and run for two months at a time.  We have both daytime and evening options and indoor and outdoor classes. Our trick training club works through the following trick dog titles which are set by In the Dog House:

Uber Trick Dog: 10 of the following:

  • Crawl
  • Fetch your lead
  • Take a bow
  • Guilty
  • Hand signals (x3)
  • Hoop jump
  • Target stick
  • Paws up
  • Peek a boo
  • Which hand
  • Push ups
  • Speak
  • Spin
  • Twist

Depending on you, your dog and how much time you have for training, the tricks may take some time to teach. For this reason, these classes will be ongoing. Once we feel that your dog can do 10 of the tricks above we will make a video of you performing each, three times, and upload to YouTube for grading by In The Dog House. They charge 25 euros for grading. I can help with putting the video together.

Following Uber Dude trick level we will work through the other grades:

Trick Dog Ninja: 12 of the following: Send around, Roll Over, Handsignals (x6), On the mat, Figure 8s, Hop On, 5 second hold, Wave, Push a ball, Sustained chin target, Beg, Cross your paws, Balance and catch, Head cock, Paws up on your arm

Trick Dog Guru: 10 of the following: Play dead, Distance work (x3 10m), back, Go hide, Turn off the lights, Skateboard pooch, The can can, down on hip and switch, Sleepy, my dog can read, push a trolley, say your prayers, jump into my arms

Ultimate Trick Dog: 8 of the followinmg: Distance work (x6 12ft), Take off my socks, Open and Close cabinet, Tidy up toys (minimum 5), Cover your eyes, Rewind, Shake, Limp, Somersault, Sneeze, Leg cock


Monday evenings in Albourne Village Hall, BN6 9DJ

Our next courses for 2019 are scheduled to start on:

Monday 7th January at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (eight weeks)
Monday 13th May at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (six weeks – no class 06/05 and 27/05)
Monday 2nd September at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (nine weeks)

How much: £10.00 per session, paid two months in advance.

Why: Teaching your dog obedience and tricks is a fun way to improve their overall obedience as well improving their focus and coordination which is important for body well being but also a great foundation for dog sports such as agility. A well trained dog is not only a pleasure to be around but is also safer for the public and for your dog themselves.

Further Info:

All basic training is covered, using kind, consistent, reward-based techniques (including clicker training). Classes are kept small and are taught by a qualified behaviourist with 12 years’ experience.

Booking: Please contact us to book on to these classes.