Positively Playful Dog Training

 

 

Our Methods

We understand that the relationship between you and your dog is the most essential element in dog training and that dogs learn best when they are having fun (as do you!).  We use only positive methods, creating games to help shape your dog’s behaviour and so he learns the concepts of the exercises giving him a broad foundation to base future exercises you may wish to teach him – he won’t just learn to do what you ask, but will learn how to think and to enjoy working with you.  Your dog will love playing the games and you will be amazed and at how easily he learns essential life skills and is able to perform all the standard ‘obedience’ exercises to make him a dog to be proud off.

Classes will be arranged by dogs age and current level of training.  The maximum ratio will be 6 handlers per instructor, but you will also benefit from working with up to 12 dogs.

Location

Classes are held at:

St. Paul’s Church Hall
Compstall Brow
Stockport
SK6 5HU

 

Courses and Costs

 

Starting From September 2018

Monday September 17th  for 6 weeks and cost £60

6.10 – 7.00pm Puppies (under 6 months)

7.00 – 8.00pm Beginners (over 6 months)

8.15 – 9.15pm Mixed Ability Adults

 

Next courses starting Monday 29th October – further details to follow.

 

Beginners classes (puppy or adult) will cover:

  • Understanding Basic Principles of Dog Training
  • Attention and response to his/ her name
  • Positions
  • Handling
  • Stays
  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall
  • Settling and being relaxed

 

 

Further information or to book your place

Please contact:

 

Hazel at enquiries@hazelshimmin.com or 07989 685395

Or Sarah at positvelyplayful@outlook.com or 07792 348380

 

Instructors

 

Hazel Shimmin KCAI(CD), MSc

Hazel has owned dogs all her life, including standard poodles and Rhodesian ridgebacks.

She is a Kennel Club Accredited Dog Trainer for Companion Dogs, as well as having an MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare (specialising in dog behaviour).  She currently runs her own behaviour and training business, taking cases on referral from local vets.  She has been running training classes for 15 years, and has experience working with a wide range of dogs and teaching companion dogs life skills, Good Citizen Dog Scheme, competition obedience and agility.

She is a Kennel Club assessor for all levels of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme and for instructors taking the KCAI qualification.

She worked as a college lecturer and manager for over 20 years and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE).  She has taught a range of practical and theoretical animal (dog and horse) courses from level 2 to level 6 (BSc).

 

Sarah Tomlinson KCAI(CD)

Sarah has a lifetime’s experience owning and working with dogs.  She has owned bull mastiffs, german short haired pointers and miniature poodles.

She is a Kennel Club Accredited Dog Trainer for Companion Dogs.  She has run her own dog walking business for over 10 years and has been instructing dog training for 6 years.  She has experience working with a wide range of dogs and teaching companion dogs life skills, Good Citizen Dog Scheme, ring craft and agility.

She has a national teaching qualification – Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning (PTLLS).