Welcome to the Ringwood Dogs Training Club. Classes are taught by myself, Isabelle ape IMDT, ISAP – a fully qualified and accredited dog trainer and a friendly assistant. For more information about me and the services I have to offer, please visit my “Your Dog Trainer” page or email me via the Contact Me page.
All classes are taught using “Positive Reinforcement” techniques which means no force or punishment will be used to train your dog and adolescent puppy. Classes will be kept small to 6-8 dogs to allow for individual attention if needed and an opportunity for owners to get to know the other participants.
Dogs shall work towards improving upon the “eight essential commands” needed to become a well behaved member of the family including – Focus, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave It, Drop It and Heel (walking nicely on leash) and building on these essential commands by adding the three “D’s” in training (Distance, Distraction and Duration), lowering and raising criteria depending on the dog. Also included will be tricks, games and enrichment to offer a good balance between obedience and socialisation. If your dog doesn’t know any commands – do not fear, they will soon learn many by joining the class!
These classes are geared towards friendly, well socialised adult and teenage dogs who enjoy a class environment and meeting other dogs and people. Meet like minded owners and their dogs for an action packed class covering General Obedience, Socialisation, Fun and Games. Dog training is a family event, so we encourage you to bring partners and children along to the class so that everyone can learn together.
Please note: These classes are NOT for dogs who are reactive towards other dogs. This includes reactive barking / lunging at other dogs. Bringing a reactive dog to class often makes matters worse for your dog and is very distracting and sometimes frightening for the other dogs attending classes. Should you be worried about your dog’s behaviour and whether the course will be suitable for her/him, please do get in touch and we can chat about your needs or look to booking a private “one to one” training session to address your situation and training requirements.
The Teenage Loony Course
The Ringwood Dogs Teenage Loony Course prides itself on being one of the best teenage dog courses in the area. It runs for six weeks and caters towards young dogs of all breeds and sizes over the age of 20 weeks old at the start of the course. They are ideal for teenage dogs who have missed out on group puppy classes or for newcomers to training who now want to start their journey into the world of obedience! Each six week course covers the essential “eight essential commands” needed to become a well mannered member of the family, lowering or increasing the level of difficulty dependant upon your dog’s ability. The course covers Focus, Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Leave It, Drop It and Heel (walking nicely on leash.
The sessions are a great way for dogs to meet other dogs and people and learn the correct way to behave and concentrate around them. This course is a “Positive Reinforcement” course which means there no force or punishment will be used to train your dog. All sessions include detailed homework sheets so that you can practice at home with your dog after the class, including a comprehensive Teenage Loony Manual and a welcome Enrichment Bag. Dog training is a family event, so we encourage you to bring partners and children along to the class so that everyone can learn together. So if you have a teenage loony in your house, you need the Teenage Loony Course! Dogs must be fully vaccinated, well socialised and comfortable with other dogs and people.
Class Dates and Venue
Classes are held on Saturday mornings / afternoons for one hour at:
Burnt House Lane, Bransgore BH23 8DD.
The Scout Hut has a large indoor hall (which we are currently not using due to covid19 restrictions) and lots of outdoor space in the surrounding woodland offering variety and enrichment to dogs attending the class.
Course Fees and Booking
The Ringwood Dogs Training Club for older puppies and adult dogs are offered in rolling blocks of six classes at the cost of £75.00, meaning you can join at any time. Regular attendees will have their block reserved and rolled on every six weeks.
The Teenage Loony Course is a set six week course at a cost of £120.00 and includes a comprehensive Lockdown Loonies Manual, welcome pack and weekly homework sheets.
To book your place on either of the courses, please email me by clicking on the Contact Me tab to express your interest and reserve your place. You will then need to complete a Course Registration Form and return your Fee. Your place on the course will be confirmed by email within a week of receipt of your Registration Form and payment. Places are limited, so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Please note, by booking onto the Ringwood Dogs Training Club classes, you agree to our Ringwood Dogs Training Club / Teenage Loony Terms & Conditions (available upon booking). Should you have any concerns about your puppy’s or dog’s behaviour and whether he/she will suit the course, please do get in touch so we can discuss your needs.
Social Distancing – Covid19
Ringwood Dogs is Covid Compliant. In line with the government guidelines, Covid19 Policies and Procedures are now in place – including adhering to social distancing guidelines (when necessary), frequent washing of hands, owner sanitising station and sterilisation of all equipment
To make an appointment or find out more information about Ringwood Dogs Three Legged Cross on the Dorset, Hampshire and New Forest border, please visit my “Your Dog Trainer” page or email me via the Contact Me page.
I look forward to meeting you and working with your dogs.