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Thu, 03 Sept


Online course, via Zoom

Astounding Adolescents

A six lesson course delivered online via Zoom with support via WhatsApp. Ideal for anyone living or working with young dogs from six months to three years old.

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Astounding Adolescents
Astounding Adolescents

Time & Location

03 Sept 2020, 19:00

Online course, via Zoom


About the event

Astounding Adolescents 2020 Thursday 3rd September 7pm

Welcome to the Astounding Adolescents course.

Teaching every dog how to be successful in our world is essential for their welfare and wellbeing. If you have a puppy or young dog it is never too early to start, but similarly it is never too late, the foundational skills for both people and dogs can be learnt at any age.

Why is our training different? Traditionally dog training classes have looked at dogs and their learning through the lens of ‘stop’ or ‘don’t’. At the dog learning centre, we take a different view, looking at behaviours that already exist and can be developed whilst looking for new behaviour to construct. Through this course we are inviting you to share our view, learning to look at your dog, their behaviour and how you can develop it in a new way. We have completed this process many times with many different dogs and know what can be achieved, we are passionate about helping you discover your dog’s potential.

This course is a combination of classroom lessons, lesson notes, homework and online support.

 The scheduled classroom dates for this course are 3 , 10 , 17 , 24 Sept, 1 , 8 Oct.

Classroom Lesson

A classroom lesson will consist of:

One hour of group teaching and discussion via Zoom. You will be sent a link to the classroom on Weds 2nd Sept. and this link will remain active throughout the course.

Lesson notes

This is the material we shall be covering in the lesson. Notes may also contain links to videos or other useful material. Notes will be emailed out before the lesson. It will be in a .pdf format for you to download and print.

Homework and online support

To get the best from this course we recommend at least 10 mins practice with your dog every day, plus planning and reflection. A WhatsApp support group will be set up for conversation and feedback between lessons.

Your place is secured by payment of £90. Bank transfer to Account: 27941900 Sort 09-01-29 received by 12 noon on 1st Sept 2020.

Which dog?

You are welcome to work with any dog for practice, however, feedback over the course will be given for one dog only.

This course will aim to cover:

  • Rewards - what they are, why your dog’s brain is constantly seeking rewards, how this changes during the adolescent period and how you can build your training from existing rewards whilst incorporating new rewards.
  • Planning – how to plan out a training session, plan for success, plan for safety
  • Training Technology – how to teach new behaviours
  • Evidence and assessment – how to collect evidence and assess your dog’s progress.
  • How to manage your dog and their environmentLearning Objectives:
  • Understand rewards and delivery of rewards to enhance learning
  • Develop planning skills
  • Develop assessment skills
  • Understand canine body language and how to respondCore Objective:

• Become part of your dog’s reward system Particularly suitable for:

  • Novice owners
  • Day care staff or dog walkers
  • Dog professionals who wish to expand their knowledgeEnquiries:


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