WildDogz Training Centre
Poppy's Paddock at our new Training Centre is now open and ready for business and is located approximately 1-mile West of Honiton with easy access from East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, South & West Somerset and West Dorset.
Billy's Barn is also now functioning to provide under-cover training facilities.
Whatever the weather - rain, snow, sun, we can now Tame the Wolf inside your Dog in comfort.
See below for course dates and click on the booking form link to have a true WildDog contact you to make the first step in a long & happy relationship with your new friend!
All courses will normally have a maximum of 8 puppies/dogs to ensure a quality experience and reduce any local environmental impact with new courses added regularly as required.
All attendees will be provided a WildDogz home training manual with new inserts provided weekly to ensure continuity in training between sessions. On completion of the course, you will also be provided a certificate of attendance.
Skype & FaceTime support is also available to current clients.
Children are welcome on our courses and we actively encourage any suitably well-behaved child to participate in most exercises.
A £25 non-refundable deposit is required for booking a place on any of our courses, full details sent with booking form.
Tina Legg from Chard:“Highly recommend the puppy socialisation course, although I've owned dogs before, was concerned my boy should be taught the correct manners, being a terrier (Border terrier x Jack russell), I knew he could potentially be a handful. Trevor with patience and humour, has taught us lots and made us aware of effective handling. He seems to be able to do anything with the pups, demonstrating it is the handling which makes the dog! We will certainly be giving thought to the advanced course, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Trevor. Thanks for making it informative and fun”.
We have a range of courses available depending on the age and prior training level of your pup and you have the following options:
- Puppy Socialisation & Lifeskills
- Intermediate Improvers
- Advanced Social Skills
- Silent Handling
New Courses Starting:
Puppy Socialisation & Lifeskills Course:
Our Puppy course covers all the basic obedience techniques through to an intermediate level majoring on Social Skills, Lead-Manners and Recall.
Families and children are actively encouraged to get involved, alternatively they can sit and watch if preferred.
With clients now travelling in excess of 50-miles to join our classes, courses book quickly so don't put it off,BOOK NOW!
Thank you for a very informative first session in puppy foundation training. I appreciate your straightforward approach and the theory behind your teaching. You have a very skillful way of putting across the information and managing the dogs. I look forward to the coming sessions, and am trying to put into practice the advice so far.
Alison (and Mollie) from Tiverton.
NEW Course starts Saturday 7th April
13:00 ~ 14:00
NOW FULLY BOOKED
New Course starts Saturday 28th April
10:00 ~ 11:00
NOW FULLY BOOKED!
NEW COURSE starts Saturday 19th May
13:00 ~ 14:00
Provisionally Fully Booked!
NEW COURSE starts Saturday 23rd June
11:30 ~ 12:30
Only 2-places now available.
Jenny from Tiverton says - "Hi Trevor, Thanks so much for the Puppy Classes which finished yesterday. Polly our cockapoo has loved it all and wants to go on the Advanced Course on 15th November. We took her to Instow Beach on the north coast today and her recall was fantastic! It was very windy, loads of dogs running everywhere, some in small packs and Polly behaved beautifully, approaching nicely with only the occasional standing on hind legs but most importantly she came back within seconds when we called her away or whistled. Very proud owners. She's knackered now! See you on the 15th."
Intermediate Improvers Course
Ideal for puppies and older dogs who have had some basic training, looking to hone and fine-tune the basic skills whilst learning some new techniques to enhance and accompany prior learning.
This course is a 6-session program with a maximum of 8-attendees and includes real-life town sessions.
New Course starts Saturday 26th May 2018
Course booking fast - now fully booked!
New Course starts Saturday 23rd June
Advanced Social Skills Course
Covering a wide range of topics, building on previously learnt skills plus introducing some new, more advanced skills including off-lead control techniques and use of various parts of your body to control your dog before showcasing these skills with two real-life town sessions. Attendees must have completed a WildDogz puppy course or Intermediate Improvers Course or have evidence of suitable prior training. Maximum of 8-attendees per course.
New Course starts Saturday 17th March
New Course starts Saturday 28th April
New Course starting Soon
Liz from Dawlish says - "Just wanted to drop a note to say thank you for Rosie's training. It's been amazing to see how well she's come on since the first session, and I feel a lot more confident with her and other dogs.
Your advanced training course has helped us teach her other things for when we're out on the boat too.
So thank you!"
Susie from East Devon says: Hello Trevor, Just a little email to say thank you for your huge efforts (and ours!) on the training front. I am pleased to say I feel that we both benefited from the experience and will continue to put your theories into practice.
NEW & COMING SOON!
1.5-2 Hour workshops covering a bespoke range of challenges.
Initially the following two are available:
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed yesterday, it was great fun. Also for the brilliant classes we came to, we would never have come this far with Daisy without your help and advice. We will see you again when we need more Daisy treats. Many thanks, Anne and Paul" from Cullompton
For more information please get in touch on 0800 9752011
Silent Handling & Multi-Sensory Course
All obedience techniques covered with Silent Handling Actions effectively utilising your entire body - a great way to showcase your dog - silently (and show-off yourself!) Ideal for dogs with a hearing and or sight deficiency or to simply improve your technique and relationship with your dog.
6-week course, maximum 6 attendees (must have completed a WildDogz puppy or advanced course prior (some exclusions may be acceptable, call to discuss)).
NEW SILENT HANDLING COURSE STARTING SOON
Janet Marks from Exmouth says: “I took my chocolate lab to Trevor to attend his puppy classes we had six one hour classes. Trevor is very good, my mum and I also learnt a lot Smudgie is getting a lot better now but I still have a lot of training to do with him and will be returning to Trevor for the advance training course. Thank you Trevor for all your help”.
IMPORTANT NOTES: Puppies must be fully vaccinated, and with no behaviour problems - assessments for problem dogs may be required prior to joining any group session with one-to-one initial training being required in some cases.
We also recommend vaccinations against Kennel Cough, speak to your own vet for further advice & recommendations (any dog with signs of Kennel Cough will not be allowed to attend the session).
We also offer the option of our very successful one-to-one sessions from our centre or, for more effective results, a mixture of home based and centre based training sessions.
To register your interest, please click here to complete our online enquiry form or complete a course specific booking form above , we will then contact you to confirm the finer points and our address details.
Our training centre has plenty of off-road parking, is very private with minimal local ambient noise even though the village road running past is fairly busy, enabling road-sense and traffic training to be conducted - there is even a decent pub/restaurant (dog friendly in their gardens) within 5-minutes walk!!.
Please Note: Whilst we currently are and will continue to be disabled (including wheelchair) friendly, we do not have any toilet facilities on site currently.
Additionally, whilst our venue is a safe and tranquil place, part of our site is an ex-farm and therefore some areas are out of bounds for health and safety reasons - please observe all requests for children and dogs to be under proper control at all times.
It is your responsibility to ensure proper footwear and clothing is worn, especially when working on wet or damp grass surfaces.
WildDogz ~ Taming the Wolf inside your Puppy!