Training Classes & Workshops

Training Classes & Workshops

Due to current COVID restrictions, classes are currently limited in numbers so only 1 handler is permitted per dog and social distancing rules apply. Only Tier 1 are permitted to train groups.


More dates and venues are being added so please email kat@poochadise.co.uk to have your name added to the list of any class you are interested in and you will be contacted when bookings are being taken.


We are aiming to restart group training in May 2021


All classes are available on a 121 basis for dogs with reactivity issues so no one misses out-please contact for pricing.

CLASS: Basic Obedience

LEVEL: Intoductory-Novice

VENUE:

Slades Park Pavillion BH10 4EP (Indoors) on Monday's at 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Hayter's Field, Holt BH21 7EB (Outdoors-Fully Secured Field) on Wednesday's at 1pm-2pm.

COURSE DURATION: 5 Weeks

PRICE: £45 for the course.

Our Basic Obedience sessions are available for puppies/dogs from 12 weeks old (providing vaccinations have been administered) to 12 months old. This course covers heelwork, recall, take it/leave it, sit & wait, impulse control, enrichment games, teaching dogs to go to their 'place', tackling resource guarding and dog body language.


CLASS: Fun Heelwork to Music (indoors)

LEVEL: Introductory-Novice

VENUE: TBC

DAY: TBC

TIME: TBC

COURSE DURATION: 5 Weeks

PRICE: £55 for the course.

Heelwork to music is a fun class consisting of performing a series of tricks, moves and heelwork with your dog to your choice of music! No experience needed! Dogs over the age of 6 months old may participate.

CLASS: Competition Obedience (indoors)

LEVEL: Introductory-Novice

VENUE: TBC

DAY: TBC

TIME: TBC

COURSE DURATION: 5 Weeks

PRICE: £55 for the course.

What is Competition Obedience?

Competition Obedience is described as obedient and well trained dogs having their abilities tested. Obedience can be likened to dressage, or maybe gymnastics. The overall objective is to execute each exercise within a class with precision and accuracy, dog and handler working as a complete team. Competition Obedience requires a strong dog/handler bond and above all, a willingness to learn and the craving for a challenge!

Don't let the description scare you, these classes start right from the very beginning and take you through to an introductory to competition level if you wish to go that far. You may just want to add a new activity into your schedule for yourself & your dog-whatever the reason, I welcome all!

Like any training, Competition Obedience takes patience, consistency and hard work.

Do you have what it takes....?!

Class entry requirements:

-Handlers must be aged 16 or over

-Dogs must be a minimum of 12 months old and have a sound level of obedience, heelwork and recall

-Dogs should be in good health in regards to hips/joints due to the movements required

-Dogs must not be dog/people reactive as the class environment will not be suitable

WORKSHOP: Mini Handler's Masterclass: Educating Children & Canines

All Welcome (1 adullt per 3 children required) School Holidays Only.

VENUE: Slades Park Pavillion BH10 4EP (OUTDOORS)

DAY: TBC

TIME: TBC

COURSE DURATION: 75 Minutes

PRICE: £5 per child/young adult per session.

Do you want to learn more about dogs?

As a qualified Dog Trainer, I meet many families who all have the same concern-how to teach their children to respect their new family addition in a safe manner. Too many dogs are ending up in shelters due to not settling in with the families for many reasons including not being given their space, children have been allowed to be too heavy handed with the dog or bad behaviours have been allowed to sink in. Many of these scenarios can be defused with simple education. Dogs are animals and can be unpredictable which is why, as parents and guardians, you should be equipped to teach your minors how to react and respond to dogs. But what if you don't know where to start?

This masterclass teaches children and young adults how to safely approach dogs, read their basic body language, simple rules every household should follow to ensure a good balance and harmony in the home, games your children can play with the dog and even some tricks because everyone wants to be involved!


A certificate is presented to each participant upon completion.

CLASS: Fun Agility

LEVEL: Introductory-Novice

VENUE: Hayter's Field (Outdoors-Fully Secure Field) Holt, BH21 7EB

DAY: Wednesday's

TIME: 11.30am-12.30pm

COURSE DURATION: 5 Weeks

PRICE: £55 for the course.

New venues and times coming soon!

Fun Agility is suitable for dogs of any breed providing the dog is in good health including good vision. Puppies under 6 months old may not participate. Dog's over 12 months old are welcome. Dog's between the ages of 6-11 months are considered at the disgression of the trainer.

Fun Agility is an excellent activity to grow the bond between dog & handler and to not only burn off excess energy, but to also keep the dog healthy and to focus their brain. Fun Agility is not for those wishing to compete in the sport but is suitable for those wanting an introduction to Agility.

WORKSHOP: Lucy's Lionhearts: Adapting Training and Enrichment for Disabled & Less Abled Dogs

VENUE: Hayter's Field (Outdoors-Fully Secure Field)

DAY: Thursday's 

TIME: 12.30pm-1.30pm

DURATION: 60 Minutes

PRICE: £10 per session.

In September 2020, I took on a new challenge. My 13 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross named Lucy. Lucy was sadly hit by a car when she was three months old in Italy where she was born. She recieved no vet care and was abandoned. As a result, Lucy now needs a wheelchair as she cannot walk. In Novemeber 2020, we saw a specialist who explained that 3 vertebrae in the thorassic part of Lucy's spine have fused together blocking off any signal going down to her back legs. As any dog mum would, I argued that she moves her back legs when she goes to the toilet and is creating havoc in her wheels! I was told that this is an involuntary response and the fact is, she has no feeling in them. The blow was made even worse when it was confirmed that if medical help had been given at the time of her accident then the chances are she would be walking now.

I didn't adopt Lucy thinking she'd ever walk again, but I had hope after spending those first 2 months together. After processing the consultants diagnosis, I vowed that I would do everything I could to ensure her life was as 'normal' as it could be. I don't wrap Lucy in cotton wool and in all honesty, she doesn't want me to! She has so much zest for life and lives each day like she's untouchable-it's like she knows shes cheated death once before so what else can happen?! She is one of a kind and I am learning so much from her.

What I have noticed is that no training classes are available for dogs with disabilities. Regardless of if it's physical, mental or blindness to name a few so, Lucy's Lionhearts was born!


With Lucy heading up the campaign, we want to create a safe and fun environment to allow these dogs and their owners to learn and take part in enrichment & happy-go-lucky training exercises that engage your dogs brain. Because, if your dog is anything like my Lucy, they still have so much to give!




WORKSHOP: Senior Sniffs

VENUE: Hayter's Field, Holt BH21 7EB (Outdoors-Fully Secure Field)

DAY: Thursday's

TIME: 11.30am-12.15pm

DURATION: 45 Minutes

PRICE: £8 per session.

Senior Sniffs is a lovely and calm workshop that enables senior dogs (8+ years) to take part in a social setting at their own pace. The field is packed with natural smells and plenty of enrichment filled extras! Why not grab a take away hot drink in the coffee shop and make some new friends whilst your dog does to! 


WORKSHOP: Recall Madness!

VENUE: Hayter's Field , Holt, BH21 7EB (Outdoors-Fully Secure Field)

DAY: Thursday's 

TIME: 1.45pm-2.30pm

DURATION: 45 Minutes

PRICE: £10 per session.

Recall! One of the most fun and exciting things to teach but yet it's one of the things many people dread! This 'pay as you go' workshop is perfect for anyone from those who are just getting started, to those who need a refresher! Bring your treats and enthusiam!