COMERAGH CANINE CLASSES

Elizabeth Alderton, ADipCBM
Bleantis, Ballinamult, Co. Waterford

Member of the Guild of Dog Trainers, UK
and
Irish Ambassador for International Society of Animal Professionals
(view their websites: http://www.godt.org.uk/ and http://www.is-ap.org/

Telephone 087 760 769 5 Email info@dogbootsactive.com

Elizabeth Alderton, ADipCBM, MISAP
Qualified Canine Behaviour Specialist

Teaching owners and families to enjoy and control their dogs

Obedience training for all dogs and puppies

Specialist retriever and search dog training

Elizabeth has had over 25 years experience in training working dogs. She has been working in Ireland as a dog trainer since 1997 and has recently been appointed Ambassador for the International Society of Animal Professionals in Ireland. She has gained the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management with Distinction (Foundation Level Degree) with the College of Canine Studies, Scotland

Your dog is your family member, and you and your family need to learn how to communicate with your dog, enjoy play with your dog, and control your dog's actions so that you can all enjoy a fully and happy life together.

Please contact me to discuss your dog

Basic Obedience Puppies Challenging Dogs Retrieving Training Canicross Search Dog Training Course Dates

Basic Obedience Course

Essential for all owners and dogs and the foundation for working and competition
Helps you control and enjoy your dog

 

Methods What you'll learn

Requirements

 

Reward based training using up to date proven scientific training techniques

Key Foundation commands:
Recall Enjoy walking with a dog that returns when called
Heel Walk on lead without pulling

Sit
Stay
(in place selected by owner)

Eliminate or control disruptive behaviour such as excessive barking, jumping up and grabbing at clothing
Each dog must have its own handler
Class lessons to learn how to control your dog in the presence of other people and dogs General dog care including:
Cleanliness, flea and worm control
Fencing and containment
All members of the family may attend but children under 12 must have additional adult present
 

Fun with your dog:
Enjoy games and activities together that are fun for you both such as retrieving, searching and simple heelwork tricks and basic agility

 

Assessment lesson followed by six lessons once a week (approximately one hour each)

Day: Sunday afternoons

(Course is flexible, if you work some weekends, have a holiday or an unexpected circumstance; you can take the course over a period of three to four months).

Cost €175 - for assessment, course, harness, whistle and course notes

 

Puppy Class

For puppies aged 10 weeks to 4 months, the assessment lesson is a puppy class.

Methods What you'll learn

Requirements

 

Reward based training using up to date proven scientific training techniques Foundation commands:
Recall Enjoy walking with a dog that returns when called
Heel walk on lead without pulling

Sit

 

Each puppy must have its own handler

Puppies may attend once their full course of vaccinations is completed

Small or private class of 1-4 puppies General dog care including:
House training
Fencing and containment
All members of the family may attend but children under 12 must have additional adult present

 

 

Course Dates

 

Current training Courses run on a rolling basis all the year round
Basic Obedience course In progress
Next First lesson assessment and consultation 17th November 2017 (spaces available)
Next Puppy lesson 10th December 2017 (spaces available)
Retrieving Course In progress (spaces available)
Canicross In progress (spaces available)

 

Challenging Dogs

Some dogs are more difficult to train than others. If your dog has any of the following characteristics a series of private lessons can be discussed and arranged. Sometimes only one private lesson is required, other dogs may require a little longer!

Aggression problems with other dogs
Dominance problems with other dogs or people
Overfriendly or overexciteable very large dog
Very nervous dogs

Estimated Price following discussion

Days: Sunday afternoons

Canicross

Canicross is a dog sport, where the dog runs with the owner. Most dogs pull thus providing extra power for the owner. The dogs wear a special harness

It is particularly useful for:

Dogs that cannot free run either because they refuse to return when called, or because of the circumstances and area in which they are exercised

Methods What you'll learn
(you can learn all or some of the following according to your wish and your and your dog's capability)

Requirements

 

Reward based training using up to date proven scientific training techniques
Pulling in harness The correct way for a dog to pull
Straight lines Running forward in a straight line without deviation
Stopping Slowing and stopping on command
Directional control Chaning direction to right or left and turning round

Etiquette and Safety

Canicross with safety and consideration for other people

Owner:

Committed to devoting time to training

Reasonable fitness, but running is NOT needed

Dog:

Likes to pull on the lead
Energetic

Private and small group lessons
€20 per session per dog
All members of the family may attend but children under 12 must have additional adult present

 

Retrieving training

 

Methods What you'll learn
(you can learn all or some of the following according to your wish and your and your dog's capability)

Requirements

 

Reward based training using up to date proven scientific training techniques
Retrieve Retrieve object to person
Retrieve to hand Retrieve object without dropping
Stop whistle Teach dog to stop at a distance
Directional control Obey hand and voice signals to reach desired area

Steadiness

Retrieve only on command
Double and diversion retrieves Retrieve selected objects

Owner:

Committed to devoting time to training

Dog:

Reliable on recall and stay.
High play drive and desire to retrieve
Off lead heelwork required for advanced steadiness

Private and small group lessons
€20 per session per dog
All members of the family may attend but children under 12 must have additional adult present

Price on discussion but note that training usually takes place once a month for 6-12 months

Days: Sunday afternoons

Search dog training

There's a bit more information if you click here

If your dog isn't ready for this training you can still help train other dogs by play-acting the part of a missing person. Please contact me if you would like to help.

Methods What you'll learn
(you can learn all or some of the following according to your wish and your and your dog's capability)

Requirements

 

Reward based training using up to date proven scientific training techniques
Run out Run out to play with an assisting person
Hunt Hunt for hidden person
Indicate Indicate back to the handler that person has been located

Owner:

Committed to devoting time to training

Prepared to devote time to searching on a voluntary basis

Dog:

Medium sized
(springer spaniel-german shepherd sized)
Energetic and physically fit

Friendly with people of all ages
Friendly but not distracted by other dogs

Reliable on recall and stay.
High play drive to retrieve or tug a toy

Stop whistle - stops at a distance to attend to handler

Directional control - obey hand and voice signals to reach a desired area

Focussed on play and ignoring other animals, including sheep

(If you need help with the above please attend the basic obedience and/or retrieving course)

Private and small group training.
You will be expected to assist in the training of other dogs
All members of the family may attend but children under 12 must have additional adult present

No charge since this is a voluntary activity

Training run according to demand and on mutually agreed days

Locations vary