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Group dog behaviour walks

Group dog behaviour walks

Saturday 12th October 2019

It's Saturday tomorrow and the forecast is cloudy and hopefully rain free! I like a drop of rain but we have certainly had a good top up!

Tomorrow our two group dog behaviour walks start at 09.30 and 10.45 respectively and I would like you to meet me at the Man Within Compass pub, Loughborough Rd, Whitwick LE67 5AS and bring your dogs, whatever their behaviour I will be able to help, even in a group situation.

Our groups are a friendly bunch all either working through behavioural problems or working to prevent them arising in the first place. You are welcome to come and learn in a relaxed environment where you and your dog are allowed to express your behaviours.

Our walks tomorrow will be through woodland and open fields, we will work on loose lead walking, being calm and relaxed around other dogs and people and to come back when called, regardless of distraction.

There are many ways we can do this and we will find the way that works for your dog.

Please let me know which walk you are coming to by commenting and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.


Wednesday 9th October 2019

If you would like to experience a quieter group dog behaviour walk where there is less stimulation and distraction, the Wednesday walks are for you.

We have around 4-5 dogs on the walk which means your dog is less stressed and you can have more control. We do see other dogs on our walks so there will still be plenty for you to work with.

If you would like to join me tomorrow at midday, please meet me at the Bulls Head, Loughborough Rd, Thringstone LE67 8LR for a one hour walk.

The cost is £15.00 for one dog and £20.00 for two or more and you will learn a great deal in a calm and relaxed atmosphere.

If you would like to join me tomorrow, please comment on this post as this will help me plan the session. Thank you and see you tomorrow.


Saturday 5th October 2019

I need a walk, I need to go out with my dogs and stretch my legs and get some fresh air. The week has been a busy one and a challenging one so I am ready for the weekend and some dog behaviour group walks.

Would you like to join me?

Let's meet at the Plough Inn, Burroughs Road, Ratby LE60XZ and let's start at 09.30 and 10.45 and lets take the big route over the motorway and into the woods and lets work on recall and good behaviour around other dogs.

Lead work will be included as we will be doing some street walking in order to get to the lovely woods.

You are very welcome to join us with your dog, it doesn't matter what your dog does, we are all used to it and I will make sure you get my help so you can enjoy the walk!

Only £15.00 for one dog or £20.00 for two or more, you will have fun, you will learn a great deal and your dog will learn to be more relaxed.

All I ask is you comment on this post to let me know which walk you are coming to, if it is your first time and we haven't met before what your dog is like around other dogs and people as this will help me prepare and plan.

I am so looking forward to tomorrow, see you there!



Wednesday 25th September 2019

Good morning, I hope you are keeping dry this morning! Please join me tomorrow for a group dog behaviour walk where we can enjoy the great outdoors and learn about our dogs and their behaviour and how we both create and influence it.

Please bring you waterproofs and meet me at midday at Thornton reservoir, Reservoir Rd, Thornton, LE67 1AR and we will walk the whole three mile perimeter, the last section is road walking.

We will encounter other dogs, other people, cyclists, runners and wildlife so it is always a good test and a great location to walk around. All dogs are welcome, if you are having any difficulty please bring your dog along and I will help you resolve the issues.


Saturday 21st September 2019

On Saturday I will be doing two group dog behaviour walks for your enjoyment, pleasure and learning. There will be challenges around lead walking and recall, there will be intense close proximity work and there will be water for the dog to play in, if they have deserved play time that is.

We will encounter other people and their dogs and many other distractions that your dog will fine stimulating and I will be teaching you how to control your dog when he thinks he can do what he wants.

So, where will we be? Please meet me at the Bulls Head, Loughborough Rd, Thringstone LE67 8LR, the walks start at 09.30 and 10.45 prompt. See you on Saturday!


Wednesday 18th September 2019

Good morning and I would like you to join me tomorrow for a group dog behaviour walk at midday. Please meet me at the Bulls Head, Loughborough Rd, Thringstone LE67 8LR where we will explore the woods and open fields.

We will meet other people and their dogs and we will be crossing water so there will be plenty going on to work with.

You and your dog are welcome to join me and mine for an hour of learning that will include learning to be calm with a reactive dog, learning how to use a lead so your dog learns to stop pulling and how to recall your dog, even from distraction.

There is a lot to learn and a lot for you to gain so if you would like to join me I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Saturday 14th September 2019

On Saturday we will have one group dog behaviour walk starting at 09.30 and we will be meeting at the Man Within Compass, Loughborough Rd, Whitwick LE67 5AS.

Our walks at this location are woodland walks with open fields and offer a great deal of distraction for your dogs. The terrain is mainly easy walking with one steep hill at the start. The recall is probably the thing we work on the most on this walk as there are so many distractions for your dogs and when we have some dogs off lead, this creates additional stimulation so there will be plenty for you to work on.

The cost of these walks is £15.00 for one dog and £20.00 for two or more and these costs are per walk so if you stay for both walks, you will need to pay for both walks.

You and your dog will learn a great deal, you and your dog will be challenged to stay calm and relaxed, this is the most difficult part of the group walks but it will really help you when walking your dog in the real world as you will be far better equipped to deal with whatever you encounter.


Wednesday 11th September 2109

Please join me tomorrow for a group dog behaviour walk where you and your dog can learn to be better behaved on and off the lead, we work up to the off lead bit!

Our location of choice for tomorrow is Sence Valley Country park, 14 Ravenstone Rd, Ibstock LE67 6NW and we will meet in the lower car park and the walk starts at midday.

You are all welcome to come along with your dog, the main areas we work on are lead behaviour, teaching your dog to walk nicely in the lead, how to be well behaved around other dogs and people, especially important if your dog jumps up at people, and to come back when called, regardless of distraction.

If you would like help with these or any other issues, you are welcome to join us and the cost is £15.00 for the hour and you will learn a great deal.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.


Wednesday 4th September 2019

We will be walking all the way around Thornton Reservoir whilst we teach our dogs to be relaxed, walk on a loose lead and to come back when called.

We will be passing other people, their dogs, possibly cyclists and certainly wildlife.

The walk starts at noon from the main car park and we should get round in just under an hour. It is three miles on a nice flat surface.

If you need the address please let me know, if you have a maps app on your phone just put in Thornton reservoir and it will take you there.


Saturday 31st August 2019

Our group dog behaviour walks will see us exploring the wide open spaces and woodland of Bagworth Heath, Heath Rd, Bagworth, LE67 1DL https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bagworth+Heath+Woods/@52.6563066,-1.3263869,971m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x487759d100b61f1d:0xce1d68f06d9815f5!8m2!3d52.6568627!4d-1.3243028 this link to Google maps will show you the exact location so it will be easy to find.

With the amount of space available, all reactive dogs can be where they feel comfortable and you can be relaxed. There will be some dogs off lead but these are the well behaved dogs with good recall. The photograph above was taken at Bagworth Heath so if your dog likes a swim, that can also be arranged!

Everyone is welcome to bring their dog for behavioural training, walking on a loose lead, being well behaved around other dogs and people and coming back when called are the three basics we work hard on as these are the most important. The walks start at 09.30 and 10.45, each lasts an hour and costs £15.00 per dog and you will learn a great deal. You will also enjoy our relaxed approach with a friendly group who all have either had or are having behavioural problems with their dogs. I look forward to seeing you there.


Wednesday 28th August 2019

For our group dog behaviour walk tomorrow Wednesday 28th August I would like you to meet me at the Bulls Head, Loughborough Rd, Thringstone LE67 8LR and the walk will start at midday and last for an hour.

On the walk we will encounter other dogs and their owners, we will be walking near water, we will encounter wildlife so there will be plenty of distraction to work with for you and your dog.

All dogs are welcome, we had a reactive German shepherd start with us on Saturday and he did very well for his first experience so if your dog is reactive, fearful, worried, over exuberant, pulls on the lead, won't come back, dislikes dogs, dislikes people there is a great deal I can do and teach you that will help you and your dog.


Wednesday 21st August 2019

For tomorrows group dog behaviour walk please meet me at 1pm, note the time change, 1pm at Hill Hole nature reserve, Hill Lane, Markfield LE67 9NP at 1pm for an hour of dog behaviour training.


Saturday 17th August 2019 is our next group dog behaviour walks at 09.30 and 10.45, each walk lasts an hour and we will meet in the car park of the Man within Compass, Loughborough Rd, Whitwick LE67 5AS.

Our walks are for all dogs who need help with their behaviour, one of the most common issues we help address is the recall. This is a must have regardless of distraction and needs a lot of practice and our walks provide an ideal training opportunity with plenty of distraction.

Lead pulling, barking and social behaviour are just some of the other behaviours we work on so if you need help and advice for your dog, I suggest you come to our group walks, you will learn a great deal and you will see improvements in your dogs behaviour.


Wednesday 14th August 2019.

Our next group dog behaviour walk is on Wednesday 14th August at noon and we will be exploring Sence Valley country park, 14 Ravenstone Rd, Ibstock LE67 6NW and we will meet in the bottom car park. There is always a lot going on at Sence Valley so it will be full of stimulation and distraction. See you there!


Saturday 10th August 2019.

Good morning, I hope your week has been a good one and you are ready for the weekend. To help relieve the stress and strain of the previous week, why not join us with your dog for a group dog behaviour walk or two tomorrow Saturday 10th August? Get out into the fresh air with your dog and learn new skills at the same time!

We are meeting at the Plough Inn, Burroughs Rd, Ratby LE6 0XZ and the walks start at 09.30 and 10.45 respectively. The walks tomorrow include street walking in close proximity to other dogs, woodland walking where some dogs will be off lead and a return to the car park with street walking. There is plenty of distractions for you and your dog to learn how to cope with, the group is a friendly one and your dog is welcome, even if it is badly behaved.

The cost for a whole hour of tuition is £15.00 for one dog and £20.00 for two or more and you will learn a great deal by doing and by listening. At any point during the walk you are struggling with your dog, I will happily give you a break whilst I go through with you how you can improve your dogs behaviour.

These walks are open to everyone who is interested in learning about their dogs behaviour and how to influence change.


Wednesday 7th August 2019 group dog behaviour walk:

We will meet at Thornton reservoir, Reservoir Road, Thornton LE67 1AR and the walk will start at noon and will mean we are walking the entire perimeter which will give us a walk of just under three miles, plenty of steps!

We will encounter other dogs, people, runners, cyclists and wildlife so you and your dog will be challenged and you will learn a great deal during the walk, whatever dog you have and whatever the issue you are experiencing. Loose lead walking, being relaxed and comfortable around other dogs and coming back when called will be worked on and improved on during the walk. If your dog is very reactive, please bring a muzzle for them so you and they can be more relaxed around other dogs, we will make sure you are at a distance where you can be relaxed, we have to make sure the dog has the greatest chance of success so we can establish a platform we can build on.

See you tomorrow!


Saturday 3rd August group dog behaviour walks.

We will meet at Bagworth Heath, Heath Rd, Bagworth LE67 1DL and the walks will start at 09.30 and 10.45 and last for an hour each. Please note there are no facilities at Bagworth Heath just lots of lovely open space. We will use the open space and the woodland walks to help our dog owners feel relaxed and in control as this will transmit to their dogs who will in turn feel relaxed and calm because someone else is in control. We will teach you how to understand why your dog behaves the way it does and we will help you change that behaviour into a behaviour you want from your dog.

Some dogs will be on the lead and some will be off the lead, it will depend on which dogs we have in the group and at what stage they and their owners are at. We will help you understand and learn how to cope with off lead dogs that approach you so you and your dog feel calm, relaxed and in control. If your dog is very reactive, please bring a muzzle for them so you and they can be more relaxed around other dogs, we will make sure you are at a distance where you can be relaxed, we have to make sure the dog has the greatest chance of success so we can establish a platform we can build on.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.


27th July 2019

On Saturday 27th July we will meet at the Bulls Head pub, Loughborough Rd, Thringstone, LE67 8LR for two group dog behaviour walks starting at 09.30 and 10.45 respectively. Each walk lasts an hour and will be tailored to suit the individual dogs on the walk so each dog will get what they need in terms of where they are in the training plan.

All dogs are welcome, I can help you with many dog behaviour issues and you will see a difference in an hour and you will know a lot more that you did at the start of the walk. You will know what your dog is trying to communicate to you and I will teach you how to respond so your dog can feel safe and relaxed.


20th July 2019

On Saturday 20th July we will meet at the Man Within Compass pub, Loughborough Rd, Whitwick LE67 5AS for two group dog behaviour walks starting at 09.30 and 10.45. Each walk lasts an hour and will teach you a great deal about your dog, their behaviour and how you create and control that behaviour. We will help you learn to have a loose lead when walking your dog, to be well behaved and relaxed around other dogs so your dog can be and we will teach you how to teach a very good recall, regardless of distraction.

You are welcome to come along with your dog, even if I haven’t met you before. All ages of dogs are welcome, whatever their behaviour. If they are very reactive, they will have to wear a muzzle as this will allow you to be more relaxed when around other dogs and people. Our group dog behaviour walks will be great fun in a group of like minded people who will not mind your dog being disruptive, that is just the distraction they like to work their dogs with.


17th July 2019

On Wednesday 17th July we will meet at Hill Hole nature reserve, Hill Lane, Markfield LE67 9NP at midday for a group dog behaviour walk. This is a lovely place to walk and learn, you and your dog will find it both stimulating and challenging and you will both learn a great deal about walking your dog on a lead, how to deal with approaching dogs both on and off lead and we will work on your recall.

All ages of dogs are welcome, whatever their behaviour. If they are very reactive, they will have to wear a muzzle as this will allow you to be more relaxed when around other dogs and people.


13th July 2019

On Saturday 13th July we will be walking from the Plough Inn, Burroughs Road, Ratby LE6 0XZ starting at 09.30 and 10.45 with each walk lasting an hour and we will be venturing into lesser known territory so we can keep the dogs working hard on their good behaviour and keep you working hard praising their good behaviour.

All levels of behaviour are taught on these walks, walking on a loose lead, coming back when called and being well behaved around people and other dogs. You also learn how to deal with off lead dogs approaching your dog and what to do if the dogs start to get aggressive. You will learn so much!


10th July 2019

Our next group dog behaviour walk is on Wednesday 10th July at noon and we will be exploring Sence Valley country park, 14 Ravenstone Rd, Ibstock LE67 6NW and we will meet in the bottom car park. There is always a lot going on at Sence Valley so it will be full of stimulation and distraction. See you there!


 2nd July 2019.

Good morning, our midweek group dog behaviour group walk is happening tomorrow at midday and we will have a lovely walk around Thornton reservoir, and I do mean all the way around it. It takes just about an hour and is a great test as there is always a lot going on to distract our dogs, walkers, joggers, cyclists and wildlife so it is a really good place to learn. What will you learn?

To walk with a loose lead so your dog isn’t pulling, this does require a change of thinking from what you might want to do is response to your dog pulling on the lead but you will make a difference. How your dog greets other dogs is also important, your dog needs to have good manners and know how to greet other dogs calmly and nicely and they do need to be shown how to do this properly so you reduce the risk of escalation and possible conflict, no one wants dogs arguing because we get it wrong! There is so much you can do to help your dog behave better!

The address is :

Thornton reservoir, reservoir road, Thornton and we are meeting at midday and the walk will take about an hour, the route is flat and on good surfaces with a good mix of open area and shade. Please meet me in the car park ready for a noon departure