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WildDogz Training Centre

Our new Training Centre is located approximately 3.5-miles East of Honiton with easy access from East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, South & West Somerset and West Dorset.

We have now moved to our new training home, still close to Honiton but bigger, warmer, better with good indoor and outdoor training space to ensure training is always fun but realistic, toilets and is disabled friendly.

Whatever the weather - rain, snow, sun, wind; we can now Tame the Wolf inside your Dog in comfort.

WildDogz Lecture Room
WildDogz Training Field
WildDogz Training Room

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 are six sessions of 1-hour duration and 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.

Courses book quickly and we often have a waiting list so don't delay the most important gift of all to your new pup - education!

Children are welcome on all of 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 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 Skills Builder

  • Silent Handling

  • Refresher Courses

New Courses Starting:

Canine First Aid Workshop, Sunday 9th June

A full day of essential Canine First Aid skills presented by Salisbury Vet, Sophie Bell of Animal Love Pet First Aid

This is a CPD based, certificated workshop, suitable for pet owners and professionals alike and is hosted by WildDogz in our training centre lecture room in Dunkeswell, near Honiton.

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • First-aid focusing mostly on dogs but also covering some important facts about cats and other small animals. In-depth course suitable for pet owners, those with animal related businesses and people who are going to vet school or training to become a vet nurse Covering lots of topic areas including: shock, CPR, practical bandaging, bleeding, drowning/choking, Alabama Rot, toxins, clinical examination, TPR (temp/pulse/respiration), mucus membrane colour and what it means, signs of pain, trauma, bites and stings, pyometra, gastric dilation volvulus, seizures, diabetes, ear and eye problems, hypo/hyperthermia, wound management, kennel cough, vomiting and diarrhoea, paw and nail problems and so much more. Learn in a relaxed environment Course handbook included Certificated and CPD approved, certificate valid for 3 years Option to turn your knowledge into an OFQUAL level 3 qualification (extra cost and assessments to complete) There is free parking on-site Refreshments are provided but please bring lunch

Free hot and cold drinks will be available throughout the day with on site toilet facilities and plenty of parking, this will be an invaluable day for all those with a keen interest in dogs.

The cost of the day is £50 per attendee, payable in advance, places are limited by the presenter and early booking is therefore essential.

Please book via the following link:

https://www.animallovepetfirstaid.co.uk/events/canine-health-first-aid-honiton-devon

For all queries, please speak to Trevor directly or by phoning 07887 998788.

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 do book quickly so don't put it off, BOOK NOW! 

Hi Trevor,

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.

Best wishes,

Alison (and Mollie) from Tiverton.

New Course starts Saturday 25th May

10:00 ~ 11:00

Provisionally Fully Booked!

New Course released soon

ENQUIRE HERE

 

New Course starts Saturday 13th April

13:00 ~ 14:00

Sorry Fully-Booked

ENQUIRE HERE for next course

 

New Course starts Saturday 24th February

10:00 ~ 11:00

Sorry ~ Fully Booked!

BOOK HERE

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 primary basic skills whilst learning some new, slightly more challenging techniques to enhance and accompany prior learning.

This course is a 6-session program with a maximum of 8-attendees and includes at least one real-life town session.


New Course starts Saturday 27th April

14:30 ~ 15:30

BOOK HERE

Now limited availability!

 

New Course starts Saturday 9th December

10:00 ~ 11:00

ENQUIRE HERE

Fully Booked!

Silent Handling & Refresher Course

A New course covering the best of both the Silent Handling and Refresher courses.

Suitable for dogs of all ages who have previously had a reasonable level of training but perhaps are now lacking some educational stimulation & improvement delivered in a fun but practical way.

A six session course of 1-hour sessions this course will help with rusty handling, missing and or weak skills whilst helping build a visual & symbiotic relationship with your dog.

We even have a group walk in the woods or other local amenity!

Limited to a maximum of 8-dogs, the course will be fun, personal and interactive.

The next course starts soon.

 Please ask about availability

 

Advanced Skills Builder 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 an increased emphasis on body language to work symbiotically with your dog before showcasing these skills with at least one real-life town session. 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 March 23rd 2024

11:30 ~ 12:30

Sorry - Now Fully Booked!

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. 

Canine First Aid Workshop

Sunday 9th June (all-day workshop)

Suitable for all pet owners and pet professionals.

Cpd certificated workshop, run by a qualified Vet.

Hot & cold beverages & light lunch provided.

More information to follow!

OTHER WORKSHOPS

Improvers Workshops

1.5-2 Hour workshops covering a bespoke range of challenges.

Initially the following three are available:

RECALL

LEAD MANNERS

SOCIAL SKILLS

NEW & COMING SOON!

"Hi Trevor

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 

07887 998788

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, Intermediate & advanced course prior (some exclusions may be acceptable, please call to discuss)).

NEW SILENT HANDLING COURSE STARTING SOON

Janet 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”.

Keep posted for updates or connect via 

Facebook - www.facebook.com/wilddogzuk

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 new Training venue is warm & dry with indoor & outdoor training options (for realistic practice) and has toilet facilities and is disabled friendly.

Whilst children are welcome and our venue a safe and tranquil place, there are always potential hazards 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 outdoors on wet or damp surfaces.

WildDogz ~ Taming the Wolf inside your Puppy!

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