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:
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
Tuesday mornings at a private field and arena in Shermanbury (above Henfield)
When: Our next courses are scheduled to start on:
Tuesday 4th July 11.00am – 11.45am (nine weeks)
Monday 4th September 7.15pm – 8.00pm (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.
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.