Training is a vital part of any dog and human relationship. Whether it be just understanding simple rules and boundaries or a comprehensive program of training, behaviour & socialisation we know we can help.
Steve our Head Behaviourist has designed all of the courses @ The Dog Adventure Centre and is a specialist in dealing with anti-social and aggressive dogs. He has designed Puppy Courses that teach and guide owners how to get the best out of their puppy and to prevent them from being problem dogs in the future through knowledgable and fun interactive sessions. Steve has also designed a variety of interactive socialisation sessions where both dog and owner can learn how to interact with the world around them in a safe and fun way.
We have introduced a 4 week intensive course to suit your needs and your puppies development. Every week we hold a class that covers a specific area of Puppy Training.
Puppy Courses are always on Saturdays @ The Dog Adventure Centre
January courses start 1.30pm & 2.30pm
Below is a rough guide to how the course runs but is subject to change.
1st Saturday of the Month – Core Commands, Handling Techniques, Problem Behaviours
2nd Saturday of the Month – Recall, Stay & Review
3rd Saturday of the Month – Heelwork, Recall & Review
4th Saturday of the Month – Impulse Control & Socialisation. Graduation
Puppy Courses cost £65 and will have a maximum of 6 dogs to ensure the quality of the training. Email & phone support plus a welcome pack.
Junior Dog Club (6-18 Month old Dogs)
A chance for 6-18 month old dogs to get into some fun and yet important training. Ideally following on from our Puppy Course the Junior Club allows dogs to keep consistent training and learn some new training techniques and commands. A mixture of obedience & socialisation the Junior Club is best suited for dogs and owners who wish to continue their development together and want to create a good balance in their lives.
The Junior Club is available for any dog aged 6-18 months old. Dogs with behaviour problems linked to anxiety or aggression need to speak to one of our trainers BEFORE joining the club so we can make sure that this is the right training for you. If you are in any doubt please ask.
To join one of the Junior Club Courses you a course fee of £75 for a 7 week course. During the course you have access to our Junior Club Support Team who are their to help you get the best out of your dog. You have email and phone support from the Junior Club Trainers. You have access to a special Open Play Session just for Junior Club dogs to help your dogs build up strong positive relationships with other dogs.
At the end of the courses you will have a review with one of our trainers and you can either sign up for another course or move onto other areas of training with us or if things have gone really well end your training and enjoy the time with your dog!
The Junior Club is much more that just training. It is a social training club designed for you to have peer support from everyone else who is in the club. We are here to help. We have never turned a dog away.
To Join the Junior Club you can pay online via our shop or pop into the Dog Adventure Centre.
All Junior Club Sessions take place Sundays 1.30pm at The Dog Adventure Paddocks. In the Summer we hope to run evening sessions.
Socialisation & Training Walks
Designed to provide dog owners with a structured walking environment that enables the dog to learn to be around other dogs without reacting or causing stress. In a very short amount of time your dog can learn to accept other dogs in their close proximity allowing both you and the dog to have the confidence to have an enjoyable walk.
Because everyone on the walk is there for the same reason you will find that no one will judge you for having a problematic dog and you also have the added bonus of a professional on hand to help if things get a little tricky for you.
Socialisation walks take place
Saturday at 9.00am at Whisby Nature Reserve
Tuesdays at 11.00am at Whisby Nature Reserve
All socialisation walks are £5 and payable in block booking of 10 Sessions.
All dogs must have had a Socialisation Assessment or 121 session at the Dog Adventure Centre to attend (£15)
In order to prevent dogs from becoming anti-social we have designed our Puppy Socialisation Sessions on Saturday mornings to allow puppies to learn how to play and interact with each other without causing stress and reducing the unknown factor when out on dog walks. Each session is structured and involves on lead and off lead time and the area is secure and fenced in.
Sessions run every Saturday at 10am and an overflow session at 11am. Each session costs just £5 and is suitable for puppies under 6 months old. If you are interested in joining us then please get in touch.
At the Dog Adventure Centre we believe that ALL issues can be resolved. They just require a calm, positive and knowledgable approach.
We have trained dogs on a 121 basis for over 10 years and feel confident in dealing with any problem that is presented to us. The advantage of training on a 121 basis is the ability for the trainer to impart a huge amount of information in dealing with a particular problem you may be having. 121’s are suitable for anyone who needs to get hands on help with sorting a problem out. The problem may be simple such as a bit of Heelwork or it may be something a bit more serious. Either way we can help either at the Dog Adventure Centre or in your own Home depending on the problem itself..
121 Sessions cost £50 per hour at the Dog Adventure Centre (Save £5 by becoming a Member)
121 Sessions cost £135 in your own Home and will last around 2 hours
A Day with a Trainer in Your Home
One of the biggest problems with dog training is consistency. That is why the team here have developed a training programme that will deal with every facet of your lifestyle with your dog. From Diet, Nutrition, Exercise, Sleeping Arrangements, Boundary Setting, Problem Behaviours as well as a variety of commands. The importance of having a calm and relaxed dog at home can not be understated. Your dog should feel relaxed and confident in its own home and with a Trainer in your own home for 6-8 hours we can set you up for life with relaxed dog.
You will have full access to our extensive Behavioural & Training knowledge throughout the entire day and the whole family unit will work to train the dog to help them become a calm and relaxed member of the household.
A Day with a Trainer in your own home costs £350 and lasts about 6 hours. If you would like any more information please do get in touch.