Rii active Activity Workshop
Rii active Activity Workshop
What is a Rii active Activity Workshop?
Our Activity Workshops are great fun for all levels. During this relationship enhancing workshop dogs will learn a variety of new and exciting skills. Dogs will learn skills such as paws up, over and platform training. This will improve their confidence and enhance body awareness.
Who is this workshop suitable for?
This workshop is only for dogs who are know to us and who have either attended the Prickly Pooches Course and attended Prickly Pooches Practice Sessions or had a Behavioural Consultation for reactivity and attended Prickly Pooches Practice Sessions.
The workshop will predominantly be held in the training barn and although there will be a maximum of ten participants, the workshop may be unsuitable for some dogs. Owners will be expected to adhere to the same stringent safety measure as in the Prickly Pooches Course. Dogs will be on leads at all times for this workshop.
Ideally dogs need to have an understanding of sit, down, stay and heel before joining this course but this isn’t essential. Knowledge of clicker training would be advantageous. Workshops are great fun and really focus on the dog and handler bond and should improve your dogs self control and focus in the presence of other dogs. This will be a rare opportunity for those with reactive dogs to be able to participate in a canine activity in a workshop specially designed for them. A new challenge!
What is included?
There will be two Instructors for this workshop and minimal down time (unless needed!).
How do I reserve a place on the course?
- Complete the online booking form
- Choose venue, date and time preference
- Receive confirmation via email
- Attend class at venue, date and time specified
Any further questions?
Willows High School
Dolly is a pet and finds the world a scary place. I signed her up to the class, not expecting her to be particularly good at it or even to last the whole two hours but just to do something new and build some confidence. I knew it would be challenging as it’s a lot of her triggers in one place – confined space, on lead, strange dogs, weird things in odd placements that didn’t smell familiar. But she absolutely adored it. Seeing her take on challenge after challenge and relish in the praise & reward was just amazing to see. She sniffed each new work space with a curiosity and excitement rather than the scepticism I’m used to. I saw a different side to her in that class, on bits that she wasn’t sure of I’d clock the check ins and with a little encouragement she was away, really great for building that trust between us.
My dog Solar attended a Proprioception/activity workshop runby Caroline Cowan who is a qualified Fitpaws Master Trainer. The course was very well run with well laid out exercises for the dogs to work on. Caroline explained what each exercise was for and monitored the dogs doing it. Both Solar and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop as it helped Solar think about where his legs were and it showed us what exercises to use to build core strength. Solar competes in agility and its essential to have core strength to enable him to do all the equipment and to compete at a top level. I also think it will help pet dogs to understand about different surfaces and balance which is required on an everyday walk. Also this sort of exercise stimulates the dogs mind and makes the dogs think resulting in a happy tired dog. I 100% recommend attending the workshop. I will certainly do another one with Solar.
Lyra is our pet dog. She struggles to find fun in new activities and places as she is so anxious and on edge most of the time. She is very clever and loves to learn new tricks and games so we thought that the proprioception workshop might be something she’d like. We were a little unsure of how she’d cope being in relative close proximity to other dogs, and in a confined, echoey space. The first class was definitely a challenge – all the apparatus was new to her so she was quite unsure and worried initially- but because of the controlled, safe environment that Caroline arranged within the hall, we were at ease which meant Lyra was able to relax as the session went on and focus on the activities and enjoy taking part. We have attended 3 of the proprioception classes now and, at each, we have seen an obvious improvement in her confidence, focus and her enjoyment of the challenges. She hardly notices the other dogs in the hall now and during the last session it was clear she was actually having fun! Looking forward to the next!