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Hoopers for All with Melanie Sharing

January 13th @ K9 Hub 10am – 12pm   1 space remaining

January 13th @ K9 Hub 1pm – 3pm       3 spaces remaining

Hoopers is an exciting and upcoming sport in the Uk. It is low impact so is suitable for dogs of all ages/breeds/sizes (including puppies from 6 months old).

The basic equipment comprises of hoops, tunnels and barrels to run around. Hoopers courses are designed to encourage distance handling, so are suitable for handlers of all athletic abilities.

Dogs need to be ok around people although we can accommodate dogs who can’t be in a class situation with other dogs as dogs are worked individually. Dogs need to be comfortable resting in the car between their turn.

Dogs will be worked individually so Mel will tailor your session accordingly!

The workshop will be run by Melanie Sharing an Accredited Canine Hoopers Uk Instructor and a Uk Hoopers Platinum Instructor.

Petdog 2 Gundog with Helen Merrett

January 20th/21st          9.30 – 12.30pm 

January 2oth/21st          1.30 – 4.30pm

Fancy trying something new with your dog?
Basic gundog work is a fantastic way to give your dog something fulfilling to do – channeling those instincts and genetic traits into something fun you can do together is a fantastic way to train your dog and have fun at the same time.
Two 3hr workshops on consecutive days to really maximise your dogs potential!

Covering recall, steadiness, retrieving, lead and heel work and a Basic understanding of what is expected from you and your dog ‘in the field’ – however this course is designed to be fun for all – as well as a good place to begin your journey with your gun dog.
Dog must be 6 months old minimum and fully vaccinated.
Dog must be happy in group situations with other dogs so as to not minimise the enjoyment and comfort of the other dogs

Helen breeds, works and competes her springer spaniels, and has been training dogs and their owners in Gloucestershire for 15 years in all aspects of dog behaviour from puppy training and gun dog training through to aggression, prey drive and canine reactivity issues.

Dogs must be non reactive with other dogs and basic manners is a useful prerequisite!

Adventures in Agility with Jim & Jody

January 28th @ 10am – FULL

February 25th @ 10am – SPACES

Come and join us for an introduction to fun agility! Held in our indoor training school, this workshop will give you the chance to try with your dog jumping skills, weave poles, tunnels, planks and other skills, culminating in a grand finale!

All dogs will be worked one at a time so your dog must be comfortable waiting in the car – you can bring a helper to assist you and keep your dog comfy if necessary.

If your dog is younger than 12 months, the obstacles will be adjusted to cater for this, please talk to us for more detail.

Foundations in Trick Training with Jody

February 16th @ 6pm – FULL

March 10th @ 6pm – SPACES

Come join us for a deep dive into the foundation skills you need for training tricks! This workshop is designed to teach you and your dog the core skills which are needed for trick training.

This workshop will progress and link with further workshops.

Your dog should be comfortable being left in the car, as we will work in small groups, singly and as a whole class. You may bring someone along to sit with your dog if necessary.

There is no minimum age – we can adapt according to the dog in question.

Past events

Interactive Play Workshops with Craig Ogilvie

Saturday 6th May @ The K9 Hub, The Flaxworks, Cleator

Workshop 1 : 10am – 12pm – BOOK HERE 

Workshop 2 : 12.30pm – 2.30pm – BOOK HERE 

Workshop 3 : 3pm – 5pm- BOOK HERE


These workshops will be focused on the content of Craig’s extremely popular book the “Interactive Play Guide“, this offers a unique look at how we can implement a reinforcing play system that is based on our dogs making the choice to play and adjusting our technique to suit each dog as an individual.

During the workshop we will take an interactive journey, looking at how to effectively adjust toy play to the reinforcement preferences of the specific dog that you are working with. Craig will talk and walk you through a proven, tried and tested step by step acronym-based system that will help you to use the joy of play to improve relationships, build confidence, create motivational focus and implement alternative forms of positive reinforcement. You will also learn how to avoid and overcome some of the common problems during play, such as over-arousal and problematic behaviours. Along with implementing these techniques into your behavioural consultations, training classes and even at home to help further enrich the lives of dogs and their owners.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to create structured, consistent, positive interactive play sessions with the dogs in your care.
  • Develop the ability to adjust interactive play to suit each dog as an individual based on the evaluation of behaviour.
  • Understand how to implement the joy of play to fulfil your dog’s natural desires, improve relationships, build confidence and increase motivational focus.
  • Build an understanding of how to avoid and overcome problems during play such over-arousal and problematic behaviours.
  • Incorporate the power of play into both behavioural and training settings.
  • Implementing alternative forms of positive reinforcement into our dog’s lives.
  • Gain the ability to communicate with your dog during structured periods of positive stimulation.
  • Implementing structured periods of calm and alternative behaviours into your interactive play sessions to create behavioural predictability
  • Learn how to problem solve when working with a variety of dogs and their owners.
  • Take away a simple step by step system that will benefit you, the dogs in your care and your students.

About Craig

Internationally renowned seminar leader, author and business mentor Craig Ogilvie is a highly experienced Certified Canine behaviour consultant and Trainer, Police Dog Training Instructor and Mondioring Decoy (Licensed in France)

Having spent a great deal of time training and testing working dogs in locations all over Europe, he very quickly went on to achieve unique

accreditation. Craig was the first person from the U.K to be licensed to test and train dogs internationally in the working dog sport called Mondioring: which consists of Obedience, Agility and Criminal Apprehension.

Craig is one of the very few experienced and qualified Civilian Police Dog Training Instructors in the U.K. and has worked for the Police full time as a dog training instructor. He has delivered seminars to multiple police dog sections, U.K Military working dog teams and search and rescue teams.

Craig’s passion and study of dog behaviour and training led him to becoming a canine behaviour consultant and Trainer, with much of his time is focused on working around problematic behaviours in dogs, problem solving, motivation and the power of positive reinforcement when working with dogs. Along with helping hundreds of behaviour consultants and dog trainers to build a successful business as part of his business mentorship program.

Craig’s journey has led to him helping dogs and people all over the world via seminars, workshops and online training for professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Canine First Aid with Rachel Bean

Rachel Bean RVN is your Tutor for the OFQUAL Level 3 Qualification and the Attendance only course. 

iPET Network are proud to have developed the ONLY regulated Canine Emergency First Aid in the Canine and Feline sector. The iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid is perfect for owners and professionals alike who want to be prepared should a pet need emergency treatment.

The qualification covers the most commonly faced canine needs such as how to treat injury, dressing wounds, allergic reactions, stings, poisoning, choking, seizures, CPR, hypothermia and much more. The qualification is an excellent balance of theoretical and practical learning to ensure Candidates have the knowledge required should they ever be faced with an emergency first aid situation. This qualification is valid for 3 years before requiring a refresher training day.

The link below is the iPET Network Level 3 Award in Canine Emergency First Aid – Qualification Guide, this document provides more information and breakdown of the qualification criteria and outcomes.–quali.pdf

Canine First Aid Booking form

Tellington TTouch Workshop

Sunday, September 30 2019
Seaton Village Hall
£70 – lunch provided, plus tea, coffee and refreshments


Tellington TTouch is a gentle and effective technique that can help calm your dog, build confidence, and reduce reactivity and over-excitement. It is relaxing for both you and your dog and is an excellent way to enhance your relationship and improve your dog’s focus and training.

Learn how to use TTouch to calm your dog, build confidence and develop self-control, while improving your understanding of and relationship with your dog.  This one-day workshop introduces you to TTouch bodywork, body wraps and lead work.  You will learn how to recognise signs of tension and stress in your dog and how TTouch can change behaviour by improving your dog’s balance and reducing stress and tension. The workshop is practical and focuses on teaching you techniques that you can take away and use at home with your own dog. There are handler places for those whose dogs comfortable being in a room with people and other dogs. However it is not necessary to bring a dog to participate fully.

The Tutor

Janet Finlay is a TTouch Companion Animal Instructor and a member of the TTouch Guild. She is also a Member of the UK Association of Pet Dog Trainers (01046).

What is Tellington TTouch Training?

Tellington TTouch Training®, or TTouch, is a positive, dog-friendly approach to training and calming your dog. It recognizes that physical, emotional and mental balance are inextricably linked and that it is therefore possible to influence emotional responses and behaviour by relieving tension in the body. It uses a combination of specific touches, body wraps and leading exercises to increase confidence, self-awareness, mental and physical balance.

TTouch can help animals with a range of behavioural issues, including aggression, fearful and nervous behaviour, noise sensitivity and fear of fireworks, poor coordination and lack of balance (including pulling on the lead), problems with handling and grooming, separation anxiety, mouthing, excessive barking, chewing or licking, car sickness and travel problems, excitability and hyperactivity. It also improves performance and physical balance and, as such, is ideal for show dogs and agility dogs. It enhances the relationship between animal and owner, and is a very gentle way of teaching young animals to enjoy handling, including around the mouth, feet and nails, and of providing comfort and relief for older dogs.

It is easy to learn basic TTouches – no knowledge of anatomy is needed to effect change, and no harm can be done. We therefore particularly encourage owners to learn so they can work on their own animals. TTouch is compatible with other reward-based training methods such as clicker and, where appropriate, complementary to veterinary treatment.

Places are limited. All dogs attending must be comfortable with people and other dogs.