Group Classes


Here at Bath Canine Academy we offer a variety of different classes to suit the age and ability of your dog.

Puppy Classes

It is important that you and your new pet form a healthy and positive relationship that will last for many years to come. BCA offers a solid foundation for this learning journey of behaviour and socialisation. It is for this reason that we keep the sessions to no more than 6-8 puppies. This ensures an environment where you can get to know your puppy and receive the expert attention that you expect from a qualified and experienced dog trainer. During these classes we will concentrate on teaching your puppy skills such as: sit, lie, stay, walk on a lead, leave and approach. We will learn how to read their body language and how to re-inforce positive behaviour using treats and rewards. The classes also allow puppies the opportunity to socialise with other puppies and humans in a safe and caring environment.

All animals have different personalities, likes and dislikes and your puppy is no exception. For this reason, some puppies are not comfortable in a group environment so we can offer some initial 1-2-1 sessions and then introduce them to other dogs in a controlled and safe manner.

NEW PUPPY CLASSES:

New puppy classes taking place in Freshford Memorial Hall on a Monday evening. All classes are fun and interactive with lots of ideas for you to take home and practice. These courses are 6 weeks long and the cost is £80 for the whole course. For more information please get in touch. I look forward to helping you get started on your journey to a happy and fulfilled puppy.

5 Nov to 17 Dec 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 7 Jan to 11 Feb 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

 7 Jan to 11 Feb 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Advanced Classes

Once you have completed the puppy classes, it is important to continue with training and not let your dog fall into bad habits. These advanced classes offer the opportunity to build on the basic skills learnt previously and ensure your dog remains happy and stimulated. These classes are also ideal for rescue dogs that have recently become part of your family as well as older pets that have picked up anti-social behavioural traits. Dogs feel secure when there are clear boundaries and happy when they are stimulated. Some of the activities include: agility and assault courses, sensory games, de-sensitising, and socialisation with other dogs.

This is a fun and interactive class with plenty of games to keep you and your dog amused. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! As before, not all dogs will be comfortable in a group situation and may find it overwhelming particularly if they are of a nervous disposition or have been exposed to trauma such as previous abuse, dog attacks or injury. For this reason, it may be helpful to start off with 1-2-1 sessions. As always, I am happy to discuss the best option for you and your dog.

 

Agility Classes

Why not come and have some fun and join in on some of the Agility Classes. This class is held on a Saturday morning and is suitable for all dogs.

In class we will cover all of the skills needed to make agility a fun activity for you and your dog. This class is also perfect for you to get the children involved.

For more information please get in touch as places are limited.

 

Training Walks

Please contact me directly if you would like to know more about training walks. We offer this with individual dogs or multiple dogs from the same household.

 






References

Bessie is a dear little Patterdale/Lakeland terrier, a rescue dog from Wales. She is very good with people, including children, but is unpredictable with other dogs. I contacted Emily, at Bath Canine Academy, about 8 weeks ago and she arranged a couple of 1-2-1 sessions, so that she could assess the problems. Emily considered Bessie suitable to join the Friday morning class, held on Farmborough Recreation Ground and I am very pleased with the progress that Bessie (and I) have made. The classes are useful but also good fun. As well as obedience-training we do a bit of agility-work. Bessie has now made friends with the dogs in the class and we are working on tactics to distract her from the other dogs, who are running free at the far end of the Rec! Soon after I had adopted Bessie, I began to think that I had made a mistake. Bessie still has some issues, but now, I get up each morning and think how lucky I am!!

- Celia Porter - June 6, 2015





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