Dog School Kent (Dogs Trust)
- For Puppy, Adolescent, Rescue & Adults
- Basic skills they need for everyday life
- Max of 4 to 6 dogs depending on class
- Fun, friendly & personal!
- Saturday (50 mins) at
- 11:00, 12:15 & 13:30
Dogs Trust Dog School Kent
Puppy Classes and Adult Dog Classes in Whitstable, Kent
Dog School Kent offers training classes using reward-based methods, to help you create a strong bond with your dog. We give you the knowledge and skills to make sure your dog fits seamlessly into modern life and avoids some common pitfalls, which can lead to problematic behaviours. We run small classes with a maximum of six dogs and at least two coaches, so you will be sure to gets lots of individual help and advice.
Understanding and appreciating the behaviour of dogs underlies everything we do at Dogs Trust. As every dog lover knows, each dog is a unique individual, with their own quirks, delights and challenges! Behaviours develop through a combination of multiple elements including breed, individual personality, medical issues and prior experiences. So understanding why an individual dog develops a problem behaviour can be like a detective mystery - identifying all the different elements which tell his or her story.
In our re-homing centres we are committed to caring for and rehabilitating dogs which have behaviour problems. And in Dogs Trust Dog School our mission is to work with owners to prevent problems developing in the first place!
Pet dogs don't need to be obedience champions, dance to music or speed round an agility course. Of course these activities can be great fun and something to aspire to, but most owners need their dog to sit when asked, walk calmly on a loose lead, come back when called on a walk, and settle down when they stop to natter to their neighbour or have a pint in the pub! And they want their dog to do these things even when there are tempting picnics around, kids running about playing football, or other dogs walking past.
The training we do at Dogs Trust is based on teaching the basic behaviours that dogs and owners need day to day in domestic life. Whether we are working with dogs in our adoption centres and preparing them to go to their forever homes, or teaching owners in Dog School classes, we are focused on doing a thorough job of training the basics!
The other important principle of training at Dogs Trust is that we use reward based methods to train all our dogs. Research has shown that using reward based methods are effective, and less likely to be associated with problem behaviours. This approach also means that dogs have better welfare, enjoy their training and form a better bond with owners or carers - so why would we do anything else?
Meet the team:
Daniella grew up in South Africa on a farm, in the sunshine, surrounded by dogs and had no idea that her dream would one day be to work with dogs and their humans somewhere halfway around the world. Shortly after moving to London eight years ago, Daniella adopted an absolutely gorgeous Staffy called Summer. She had been waiting in kennels for her forever home for over a year. Finally, destiny had arrived.
Jade has always been passionate about animals. Although she came originally from a performing arts background, Jade decided a change was needed and so started on her journey to work with animals.
Inspired by her first love, Deejay the Staffy, Jade knew her heart lay with dogs, more specifically rescue dogs. Jade even joined the microchipping campaign with the Dogs Trust back in 2013! Upon finishing her year-long contract, she knew her decision for a career change was the right one. Jade went on to complete a degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare with the University of Brighton, whilst gaining hands on experience working for the Cats Protection and Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare.
Sam graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2017 with a degree in Bio-Veterinary Science. Animals are her passion and she loves helping others better understand their pets and establish a strong bond with their new best friend.
Sam adopted a gorgeous black Labrador, Coco, from Dogs Trust Canterbury and says Coco is her pride and joy. Coco fitted into the family straight away and, if not a bit cheeky at times, she is the best companion, especially if you have some love and a treat to hand!
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