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    Social Skills Dog Centred Holiday

    5 day Workshop: Improving Dogs’ Social skills
    With: Sheila Harper B Ed, BA & Winny Boerman B.App.Sc
    Venue: Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire    
    WS12 1TD
    Date: 30th July – 3rd August 2017
    Cost: £350.00

    Help your dog gain more confidence around other dogs and people, and to become more relaxed in different environments.

    Learn some of the tools that will help you to recognise when your dog needs help, how to support him and how to help him have good experiences. Set in the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful natural environment of Cannock Chase you will learn skills such as:

    • How to move from avoidance and management to building up real life skills
    • How to use the lead as a support for your dog
    • How to use the environment to achieve the best results
    • How the correct use of your body language can influence your dog Enjoy a range of calm activities designed to help your dog have positive experiences around other dogs and people.


    Please contact the office for discounts for partners.


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    Museum of Cannock Chase, Valley Road, Hednesford, Staffordshire WS12 1TD