A way of life not a system 

The Dog Partnership course comes in 4 modules and is of benefit to trainers and dog owners alike. In fact anyone who wants to take their relationship and understanding of dogs to a deeper level. 

 

On  Module One of the Dog Partnership Course,  you will not working with work your own dog. You will be allocated a dog from a shelter, who may be a long term or permanent resident.

 

This dog will stay with you for the duration of the course. There are no spectators. giving each delegate full benefit from the course. This course is designed to give you a totally ‘hand's on' experience. 

 

You and your allocated dog will learn together how to 'develop' and enjoy a dog/human friendship. You will be asked to give an in depth description of the dog's character and emotional needs. 

 

This particularly enhances a trainer's skill in partnering dog and perspective new owner. 

 

You will be required to complete practical 'homework' between courses. When you come on the consecutive module, where possible you will work with the same dog you made friends with on your first course. If that dog is lucky enough have been re-homed, there will be plenty more to choose from! 

 

Whilst the course is usually run from a shelter. If this is not possible participants are asked to bring a dog known to them; either their own dog or a dog they are working with at a shelter (which is preferable). There will be a maximum of 12 participants on the course. 

 

Module One 

Body language and Stress Signals 

Emotions and Behaviour 

Identifying different types of relationships 

Developing Friendships

 

Module Two 

This module is totally practical and participants are invited to bring their own dogs

Teaching dogs how to behave safely and sociably in day to day living.

 

 

Including, sociable behaviour with people and other dogs,returning to the owner when called; searching for missing objects, such as mobile phone and keys etc. and many more useful exercises.

 

Module Three 

Deeper insight into Communication skills

Greetings, identifying  sociable and non- sociable interaction

Looking at the difference between Communication and Conversation

Understanding Play – looking in detail to the motives behind different types of play

 Introduction to Teaching Dogs

 

Module Four 

How nutrition and health influence behaviour

A further insight to Teaching Dogs

Forming Communication Classes

 

For more information, please contact :

 

Angela Clark-Stockdale - 07790 824277

Email - ange.tdp@yahoo.com

The Dog Partnership Course

The Dog Partnership 2011

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