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Various workshops and activities with guest trainers/lecturers are held throughout the year from First Aid for Dogs,fun training days, agility and tracking through to behaviour lectures.
These events are suited to those who have limited experience of the subject and also for those of you who have already attended our introductory courses and want to further their handling skills whilst having fun and socialising their dog.
If you wish to attend any of the above events please book in advance as numbers are restricted to keep groups small, also to ensure you and your dog have plenty of time to partake.
Please contact us for more details.
Ann is currently one of the leading competitors in Rally-O and recently demonstrated at CRUFTS 2016 with her dog Puk RL6.Ex (Labrador) and Kato RL6.Ex (Rottweiler). You can also see Ann demonstrating with Youbie RL6.Ex (Rottweiler) at Crufts 2015 on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNvi7cUfc8&feature=youtu.be , 3.55 minutes into the clip).
We run regular workshops with small friendly groups doing Rally-O and helping you gain confidence and experience in this exciting new K9 sport.
All pet owners can take part in Rally-O. A good opportunity to enjoy yourselves & help you to develop controlled handling at a steady pace.
What a fantastic day we all had at FOF Rally-O Competition. Everyone from SWDTBC did brilliantly in their levels and a huge congratulations to our three champion rescue dogs acheiving
wins at Level 1,2,3,4 and 5.
Our aim is to develop your dogs natural abilities, to help improve control and build an amazing relationship between dog and handler whether it is a pet or working dog. By channeling your dog's instincts this can progress your control at a distance, retrieves, directional and general obedience.
Non retrieving breeds are welcome. Both Ann and Liz are doing the Gundog grades and regularly work their dogs in the field. They have experience using many other breed types for working and they will tailor each session to your specific breed of dog.
Throughout the year we run Introduction to Agility workshops which will enable you to spend some time with your dog having fun & enhancing your handler skills. Agility also frequently appears on the schedule of our activity days. If you want to join us on a more regular basis we are currently running Agility classes weekly. (Booking in advance is essential as the groups are kept small to ensure dogs & handlers get as much time on the equipment as possible).
Eric the rescue dog from Battersea has started on our Agility course recently and has quickly learnt to clear jumps on instruction. He has great fun meeting with his freinds and gets plenty of time on the equipment.
Roxy (Battersea Rescue dog rehomed through SWDTBC to Tracy & family), is far too quick for our camera!
Kerry with Patch through the tyre, Beth waiting her turn in the background on one of our Activity Days.
Recall with heelwork on one of our workshops.
K9 FIRST AID COURSE.....
We have a K9 First Aid evening with Lecturer Joe Parry DipAVN(Surg)RVN who will be doing an evenings talk on how to deal with some of the incidents, minor and serious that you may encounter being a dog owner.
Questions will be welcomed throughout the evening and Joe will be demonstrating some useful tips and arming us all with valuable information about what to do and more importantly what NOT to do should our dogs, or anyone else's get into trouble.
Those of you who have not been to one of these events please consider attending, it is a great evening where we always learn something new.
The cost is £14 per person and we are limiting numbers so please forward your confirmation and payment to us as soon as possible to ensure your seat.
A huge thank you to Joe who ran our most recent K9 First Aid event in October. We all went home feeling much better equiped to deal with a pet emergency and also alot more knowledgable on the everyday things we may encounter.
Anyone wanting to book onto our next course please contact us here at SWDTBC.
What would you do if your dog was involved in an accident, stung, swallowed something poisonous or is suffering from heat stroke or shock?