Skills for Life
Teaching a variety of behaviours, from good manners to problem-solving to life-savers, in a fun & supportive learning environment that you & your dog will both enjoy. This course is aimed at dogs & owners at any life stage/skills level, & is ideally suited to beginners (e.g. puppies) & improvers (e.g. adolescents).
Introduction to clicker training
Learn how to teach your pet & work together as a team in this fun 2 hour workshop for beginners & improvers.
Our intermediate-advanced classes cover a range of fun skills for you both, helping you keep the momentum, bond & focus that you've built from the beginning, and allowing you both to stretch a little whilst having fun together!
Some of the fun stuff we regularly include in these classes is:
Allow your dog to smell!! Dogs love to use their noses & we love to let them work them. This is one of the most fun & natural classes we run - dogs & owners always have fun together.
Learn the foundations you need to take your dog on to any sport or working activities.
Great for the body & mind, building agility, strength & balance, & providing a great foundation for many other dog activities. Have some fun with your dog & learn a bit more about her, gaining some great skills needed to train with her for life!
Talking Dogs Rally
This is a take on Rally Obedience, which really builds teamwork, helps your dog learn self-control & focus, honing both of your skills. Do it for fun, or take it all the way to competition level.
Teach your dog to "herd" giant gym balls into a goal - super fun! Originally designed as an outlet for herding breeds, now this sport is catching on all over the world & everyone's doing it - young & old, toys & giants - another lovely focus, control & teamwork game :-)
Aimed at those dogs & owners who have done a little one-to-one foundation work & are ready to move on to a group class environment
Out & About Focus Class
This ever-popular class teaches essential recall & lead skills - it could save your dog's life! Aimed at creating focus & building confidence in your dog, & helping you to communicate effectively together. This is an ideal course for dogs who may want to go on to sports, or other working disciplines too.
Please contact Inspiring Pet Teaching for details, schedules & locations. See our FAQs page for more information on our classes.
Our group courses are run currently in Breamore (Hulse hall). They may also be provided on an in-home one-to-one basis, which is a popular option.
There is often a lot to fit into class & an hour can go by in a flash so, to help you remember what you learned & enhance your practicing at home, many of our classes are supported by handouts & video tutorials.
Our group classes will run as demand dictates, & dependant on the "doggie demographic" - let us know what you’d like to do with your dog :-)
All courses are run subject to sufficient enrollment. Outdoor classes will be run in all but the most extreme weather conditions.
Whether you're starting out with a new addition to the family, wanting to brush up on your existing skills, advance what you already know, have some fun together, or create a little "zen" in your lives, we run fun classes which you're sure to enjoy.
Our classes are suitable for all ages & abilities of dog & handler, & are centered around you & your dog having fun whilst learning together, building relationship & confidence, & encouraging your dog to use that wonderful brain of his!
Puppy Start Right
A well-run, professional puppy course is a wonderful thing! Have in-home lessons, &/or bring your little bundle of cuteness to our socialisation & early learning classes & be sure you’re doing everything right to set him up to become a well-balanced, focused & confident friend for life.
Dog Behaviourist, dog trainer