Saturday Basic Manners Adult Course
Help put your dog's behaviour back on track.
- Started 15 JanStarted 15 Jan
- 155 British pounds£155
- Addingham Scout Hut
Are you struggling with your dog’s behaviour? Are they dragging you down the street, making you feel embarrassed and not in control? Do you worry that their jumping up will knock someone over? Are walks becoming more of a chore than a pleasure? These are just some of the problem behaviours we cover in our Basic Manners Course. Basic manners training teaches key behaviours to make your everyday life easier and stress free. Recapping behaviours and proofing them around distractions as well as progressing them. Behaviours taught: Settling – Teaching dogs to be calm in a distracting environment with other dogs and people present. Stay/Wait – Stay still in a distracting environment. Important for dog and owner safety. Greeting people appropriately – Preventing dogs from jumping up. Teaching them the value of keeping their feet on the floor. Eye Contact – Create a reliable recall, loose lead walking and general focus. Eye contact is key! Sit – Using both vocal and hand signal Down – Using both vocal and hand signal Loose-Lead Walking – Increase focus and stop years of back and shoulder pain. Stay/Wait – Stay still in a distracting environment. Important for dog and owner safety. Handling/Grooming – Stress free vet and grooming visits. Recall – Creating a reliable and lasting recall. How to make recall fun. Exchanges – Giving up items when asked. Preventing guarding behaviours.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS These Terms and Conditions are in place for the safety and welfare of our clients. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any changes will come into effect immediately. It is the responsibility of our clients to read these terms and conditions in full. Please make sure you have read and understood the terms and conditions before you make a booking. By placing a booking you are deemed to have read, understood and agreed to them. Methods Dedicated to Dogs is a member of both the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. As part of being a member of both these associations Dedicated to Dogs must their code of ethics. This includes using force free, scientifically based, modern methods. Harsh handling is discouraged with the use of positive reinforcement taking place instead. All training is confidential between dog trainer and client. Dedicated to Dogs does not allow the use of any piece of equipment that can cause pain and discomfort. This includes slip leads, choke chains, pinch collars, shock collars, citronella collars, rattle cans, spray bottles, compressed air canisters or any other device or method that can potentially cause harm, pain, suffering or fear to the dog. Any clients who continue to use such methods including harsh handling despite being asked not to do so will be asked to leave class or the one to one session with no refund given. Bookings All bookings (classes, one to ones, agility or behavioural work) must be paid in advance via BACS transfer or Paypal. Until payment has been received the booking has not be confirmed. By placing a booking you are deemed to have read and understood these terms and conditions. Confirmation of your booking will be sent via email. This may go into the client’s junk folder. Checking there is the client’s responsibility. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure they arrive at the right venue at the correct time. If money has not been received then a place on a course is not confirmed. Training Classes Booking and payment in advance is needed to secure a place on any Dedicated to Dogs course or website. Places are limited to allow for appropriate dog to trainer ratio. Payments for lessons are non-transferable and non-refundable. Refunds cannot be given once the course has commenced. Payment for classes is for the stated number of consecutive weeks, non attendance will result in the loss of that week’s fee (unless the class is cancelled by Dedicated to Dogs. If that is the case payment for the cancelled lesson will be refunded at the end of the course if a date cannot be rearranged by Dedicated to Dogs) Please notify us if you will miss any classes. You must not knowingly book a dog onto any course or workshop which shows aggression or nervousness. We reserve the right to excuse any dog that is aggressive or deemed not to be coping in class. If you do not advise us of the potential problems and disclose it in the booking process and your dog displays any aggression in class you will not be entitled to a refund. If you are unsure if your dog will be suitable for classes and have not made contact with us to discuss and assess your dog before your attendance you will not be refunded if your dog is not suitable for the class which you have booked. If we agree your dog can attend class but the dog is not suited to the class environment we will offer you a one to one session with any additional costs having to be covered by the client. Make sure all puppies and dogs have been allowed a toilet break before class so they enter the environment comfortable and empty. Always clear up after your dog. Take home all used poo bags do not leave these on the premises or outside in the car park. Anyone found not to do so will be asked to leave with immediate effect and no refund given. When arriving at class avoid meeting the other dogs on lead. Not all dogs are sociable and being in a new environment may react as a consequence. Do not allow dogs to play with one another outside or inside the venue unless instructed to do so. As this causes over excitement, frustration and lack of attention during the session. Do not crowd doorways or corridors, allowing plenty of space for dogs to exit and enter the room. On arrival enter the hall when requested to do so and take a seat. Do not let dogs off lead or drop leads unless instructed to do so by the instructor. The client is solely responsible for their dog’s behaviour. It may be beneficial to exercise dogs before class with a short walk. Do not over exercise dogs before class otherwise they will be too tired and aren’t likely to want to work. It is also a good idea to bring a kong or other food dispensing toy to class to amuse dogs while things are being discussed, preventing frustration such as barking. Consideration of other clients is paramount and mobile phones should be switched off or placed on silent when in class. We asked that phone calls are not taken while in class. Photography or videoing is not permitted in class. We may occasionally record videos and take photos in class. Please make us aware if you are not comfortable with that if you do not wish to appear. Information given during any session is believed to be true and accurate at the date which it is delivered however we will not take responsibility for any misinterpretation of this advice. We do encourage children and other family members to attend class however this must be checked with the instructor before hand if it will be more than two individuals attending with any one dog. Children under the age of 16 have to be accompanied by an adult. Children must behave appropriately with no running, shouting, petting or distract other dogs. Young children can struggle in the training environment becoming easily bored. It can also be challenging to supervise children and train the dog. If you bring any technology such as tablets or mobile phones to class to keep children amused please make sure they are on silent. Advanced Class Advanced class works on a pay as you go basis with clients stating how many dates they can attend of the seven week course. At least four of the seven class must be attended to keep your place. Class fees cannot be transferred to other services such as a one to one session or workshop. If the client decides to stop training but still has credits for classes the money will not be refunded. Monthly subscription classes These classes run on monthly payments and it's paid on the 1st of each month. Once you subscribe, Dedicated to Dogs will automatically process your monthly payment in the next billing cycle. We will continue to process your monthly payment each month until you cancel your subscription. By purchasing a monthly subscription, you agree to an initial and recurring monthly subscription fee at the then-current monthly subscription rate, and you accept responsibility for all recurring charges until you cancel your subscription. You may cancel or pause your monthly subscription at any time, subject to the terms of our cancellation policy. If Dedicated to Dogs cancel a class during the month, the payment will be adjusted but if you miss a class the payment will not be adjusted neither classes are carried forward. Cancellations Refunds will not be given once the course has commenced. Any cancellations must be given 48 hours before the class or workshop commences. Refunds incur a £25 administration fee. No refunds are given for non-attendance to the course. The venue may at short notice cancel the use of the room. If this should happen we will contact you as soon as possible. Insufficient numbers booked on any course may cause that set or classes or workshop to be cancelled. You will be notified of future course dates or offered a private session. If this is not possible a full refund will be given. Dedicated to Dogs reserves the right to change any appointment at any time. We will, where possible, always rearrange the appointment. Any refunds given are at the discretion of Dedicated to Dogs and are consider on an individual basis. Dog’s Health and Wellbeing Dog’s health and wellbeing is paramount to Dedicated to Dogs. Any dogs who are unfit to partake in class due to illness, injury or disease should not be brought to class. Any disease which is infectious such as kennel cough should not be placed into an environment where it can mix with other dogs. If you are unsure of the cause of your dog symptoms then a vet must be consulted. You are welcome to attend class without your dog should they fall ill or become injury to keep up to date with the training process. No refund will be offered to owners who dogs fall ill during the course. Dogs should be vaccinated or have a titre test to prove immunity levels. Puppies can attend class after their first vaccination. Verification of this must be supplied at the first class with puppies. It is advised that puppies who haven’t finished their vaccination course are not allowed to walk on the floor outside the venue and should be carried to and from the car. Should your bitch come into session they sadly will not be able to attend class. This is due to the effect it will have on the other dogs present as well as the bitch possibly feeling insecure around a group of other dogs. No refund can be given however we may be able to defer to a different class if possible. This is treated on an individual basis. Start and Finish Times It is important you attend class on time giving time for the dogs to settle into the environment. Dogs entering late causes disruption to other dogs. Classes normally have a fifteen minute interval between sessions to allow for dogs exiting and entering as well as brief discussion. The instructors reserve the right to ask clients to remove themselves from the premises to allow the other class to enter the venue. This should be done in a timely manner. Equipment and Clothing Training involves practical handling and means appropriate shoes and clothing is a must. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended for safety reasons. Some training does require clients to get down on the ground and therefore suitable clothing is recommended. Insurance Dedicated to Dogs has relevant business insurance to provide the services it does. We advise our clients to adequately insure their dogs including third party liability insurance. One to One Training and Behaviour Consultations Payment for one to one training sessions and behavioural consultations is for the number of sessions stated. Payment must be made to secure the session. Any session paid for must be taken within a 6 month period of that date. Non attendance will result in the loss of the payment. Cancelling a scheduled appointment will result in the loss of the payment unless 48 hours notice is given prior to the session where the session shall be rearranged. The appointment is for a set time period of two or three hours depending on whether it is a one to one session or behaviour consultation. If the client is late for the session it will still end at the stated time regardless of that session being cut short. If the instructor turns up to the appointment and the client is not at the address every effort will be made to make contact with the client. If the client cannot be reached the instructor will wait for a fifteen minute period before leaving. The client will not reserve a refund and will lose the payment for that session. Dedicated to Dogs reserve the right to change the timing, date or venue of classes or one to one sessions in order to provide a high quality service or where it is necessary for reasons beyond our control. Sessions will take place at your home or suitable location agreed prior to the session. Any parking fees or other charges such as congestion fees will be paid for via the client. Sessions further than 10 miles from Dedicated to Dogs address will incur a fee of 45p per mile including the return journey. There is an additional charge of £25 for sessions after 5pm on weekdays or at weekends. Disclaimer Animals can act unpredictably, causing injury to people and other animals which can prove to be fatal. Despite treatment for aggression it is not guaranteed to be successful controlled. It is the others responsibility to not allow that animal to do hard in the future. Precautions that should be taken include keeping the dog on a lead, muzzling, not mixing with other dogs or people, only exercising the animal in fenced off private areas and making others aware of that animal aggressive tendencies. Owners are responsible for their animal’s behaviour at all time and correct insurance should be sort to cover the pet for liability in the event damage or injury be done to property or to a third party. Photographs and Recordings Photographs and/or recordings may be taken by the company during training classes or one to one sessions for educational and promotional purposes. No other photographs and/or recordings may be taken without prior permission from Dedicated to Dogs. Health and Safety Dedicated to Dogs accepts no responsibility for injury, illness, loss, damage or accident to you, your dog, spectator, other persons or property. Dog training can be a physical activity and handlers are reminded to take due care and attention to their and others safety. Handlers are responsible for their dog’s actions and behaviour at all times. Dedicated to dogs makes every effort to provide a safe and secure environment for training in. Dogs however are animals and there can be risks associated with this such as being bitted. Any client who participates in training does so at their own ri