Adolescent Workshop


This workshop is for adolescent or older dogs that get over excited and/or have impulse control issues. Also suitable for owners that just want to proof their dogs behaviours around other dogs and distractions that can cause them to struggle to respond to cues normally.

13th September 12-2pm 2020 £60


Collette Urquhart only uses science based positive training methods to reinforce the behaviours that are desirable from our dogs. Positive reinforcement training is force free, fun and very effective.

Collette has used these methods with great success to train her two Labrador Retrievers and won numerous awards in gundog working tests, a hugely rewarding hobby for her and her dogs, in which they have to work together as a team to get the job done. It fulfills the dogs’ natural drive to retrieve game which makes for happy and content gundogs. She regularly works at a shoot and competes in field trials, which are the top level of gundog competition.


Handler, Spectator




Lead & Listen, Windlesham Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PS

What to bring

Toys, treats and a mat/bed.

Topics covered

The following areas will be covered during the workshop:

Proof behaviours so they respond to trained cues in all situations.
Learn about their own dog’s threshold level and how to keep them from going over it.
Learn to be more aware of their dog’s body language and behaviour which will help them to know when they are going over threshold and unlikely to respond.
Whistle recall trained under various distracting scenarios.
Teach them to hunt an area on cue to help manage them when on walks and to keep them from getting over excited.
Stop whistle taught and developed by increasing the distractions and distance.
An off switch behaviour developed and owners will learn ways to calm them down when they get over excited.
Impulse control games using various exercises such as leave it, mat work and barriers.
Eye contact exercises to improve focus and attention around distractions.
The ‘Look at that’ game taught to teach dogs to remain calm around triggers that normally push them over threshold.
Learning how to reward your dog with a variety of rewards, including environmental rewards and how to use them effectively to get more reliable behaviours.
Sit stays with distractions.
Engagement and connection games to improve off lead control.
Focus whilst working alongside other dogs moving.


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