Telephone : 07590 560 012

Email - vic@vicbarlow.com

 

Dog Training and Behaviour Issues

Macclesfield, Cheshire

Training Classes 

 

In order to maintain recognised professional training standards K9 Companions operates the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme and a detailed syllabus for the appropriate course is presented to each handler on registration. All our courses are monitored every eight weeks by a Kennel Club approved external examiner who records our success ratio. (Currently running at 92%).

 

Last year we trained 134 dogs across all breeds including Boxers, GSD, St Bernard, West Highland Terrier, Whippet, Miniature Schnauzer, Border Collie, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Jack Russell, Setter, Pointer plus a large selection of mongrels and rescue dogs. Twenty-one of these dogs achieved the top Kennel Club Gold Award.

 

Puppy Foundation:
Suitable for puppies or dogs (Under 12 months old) that have had no previous formal training. This course covers basic obedience, pack mentality and explains how to avoid future problems (running away, barking, jumping up etc.) Your puppy will learn how to walk on a lead, stay, come when called and how to behave. There is a Kennel Club Rosette and Diploma for all successful students

 

Bronze Award:
This is an Intermediate Award for dogs over 12 months old or those that have successfully completed the Puppy Foundation course. All the previously learned basics are expanded to include control at door or gate and how to behave in the company of other dogs and people. There will be a formal Test on Week Eight adjudicated by an external examiner and Kennel Club Rosettes and Bronze Diplomas will be issued for successfully completing the course.

 

Silver Award:
This course is open only to Bronze Award winners and expands all of the above with the introduction of distractions and includes a road walk, food manners, entering and leaving a vehicle, a two-minute down stay and a controlled greeting. There will be a formal Test on Week Eight adjudicated by an external examiner and Kennel Club Rosettes and Silver Diplomas will be issued for successfully completing the course 

 

Gold Award
The Kennel Clubs top Gold Award is available only to Silver Award Winners and includes all of the above plus Relaxed Isolation and a remote Stop where handlers will be expected to stop their dog from ANY location on command. There will be a formal Test on Week Eight adjudicated by an external examiner and Kennel Club Rosettes and Gold Diplomas will be issued for successfully completing the course 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Many owners of otherwise obedient dogs tell us they have trouble maintaining behaviour on walks. Dogs that will come when called in the garden often go deaf when they meet other dogs.

Walking quietly to heel is often a problem in a more distracting outdoor environment.

In response to many requests we will be running Outdoor classes where we can demonstrate in a more natural environment how to transfer good obedience work into the real world.
Classes run for eight weeks meeting at 9-30 am at Morley Green Club in Wilmslow each Sunday morning and Astbury Mere Congleton at 6pm Monday evening. Well keep it small so everyone can have some personal tuition. We know its the holiday season and not everyone will be able to make every class but we have to hold it while the weather is suitable.

Like all our classes the cost is 95 and you can enrol on line with a credit/debit card by following this link ...

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASE
Please note we do not refund payments for training classes after the course has commenced.
You are paying in full for the duration of the course for your nominated dog. You may swap and change handlers but cannot substitute dogs.
All courses run for 8 CONSECUTIVE weeks.
Your payment indicates your acceptance of the above terms.

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Please do send us a covering e-mail telling us you want to join the OUTDOOR class and we will confirm receipt.

 

WHERE AND WHEN

Indoor Classes

take place at the Morley Green Club on Tuesday evenings at 6pm.

Wilmslow Outdoor Class
starts at 9.30am on Sunday mornings from the same location (Details below)

 

Morley Green Club
Mobberley Rd
Wilmslow

SK9 5NT

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Congleton Outdoor Class
starts at 10am Saturday Morning from Astbury Mere (Details Below)

Astbury Mere
Sandy Lane,
Off A34 Newcastle Road
Congleton
Cheshire
CW12 4FR

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How To Register?
As our courses are all over subscribed we suggest you contact us direct on 075-905-60012 when we can give you the next enrolment dates.

 

CREDIT CARDS

Once you've spoken to us and agreed your start date you can pay your course fee by credit card by clicking the 'buy now' button below and following the instructions. 

We will confirm receipt.

IMPORTANT CONDITIONS PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASE
Please note we do not refund payments for training classes after the course has commenced.
You are paying in full for the duration of the course for your nominated dog. You may swap and change handlers but cannot substitute dogs.
Your payment indicates your acceptance of the above terms.


We look forward to working with you and your dog.

 

SPECIALIST TRAINING 

 

One to One Home Visit 
This is a detailed two-hour assessment where we observe your dog in his own environment, take him for a walk and formulate a programme to help you improve his general behaviour. We will ask you a lot of questions about how and when your dog exercises, trains and relaxes; his relationship with other people/dogs/animals and how and with whom he plays. You will learn a lot about your dog and receive a detailed set of training exercises you can do together. 

To discuss a Home Assessment visit call 075-905-60012

Home Assessment Visit

 

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