Our mission is to provide the best training we can to help you and your dog.
Good Dog Training was started by Carol, who is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. All members of the APDT are assessed and train under a strict code of practise because they believe in modern, kind methods using positive reinforcement.
Like us, dogs learn best when they want to rather than when they are made to.
Training can be in a class or on a one-to-one basis so that the training is bespoke. We believe that your dog is part of your family and so should fit in with your family. We aim to help that become a reality.
All classes have a maximum of 6 dogs which means you get plenty of guidance in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Carol is a qualified Agility instructor and Judge, Accredited Canine Hoopers UK Instructor and Accredited Canine Parkours Instructor.
This can start in your home even before they are able to go and about. Help with settling them into the home and setting up routines. Then training can move to my secure enclosure before moving out into the field and the rest of the world! We cover sit, down, heelwork on and off the lead, leave and of course recall.
We have a full set of Agility equipment set up outdoors in Witley and offer an 'Induction Course' consisting of 4 one hour sessions to get you started. Or you can opt for individual session or a join a class.
Hoopers is a fun new agility, which utilises a series of ground-level obstacles of hoops, tunnels and barrels. The challenge of Hoopers is focused on the ability of the handler and the dog to work together as a smooth flowing team. As this is a low impact sport it is suitable for any aged dog. .
Scentwork is about teaching the dog to find a specific scent, not a specific item. This is a free flowing search style which allows the dog to cover complex areas efficiently and effectively. The handler actively works to support the dog and ensure the whole area has been cleared. Unlike some other forms of scentwork, the handler is an integral part of the search not simply an observer from the sidelines. It builds trust and helps build concentration in young or impulsive dogs. The beauty of scentwork is that each dog works to his or her own ability, as handlers, trainers and assistants constantly respond and fine tune the search according to what the individual dog needs.
Parkour is a physical discipline in which individuals move through their environment and conquer obstacles in their path. It includes climbing, balancing, jumping, running, vaulting, creativity and working past fear. So what is dog parkour? Dog parkour, sometimes known as urban agility, is an activity based on the same principles. It is a challenging, but fun, physical activity in which the dogs learn to interact with their environment. Just like in the human version, in dog parkour we work on ways to conquer obstacles, such as climbing, balancing, and jumping.
The dog follows a track laid by a 'tracklayer' As the dog follows the track it has to seek out and recover articles placed along the track by the tracklayer. The track is laid at different times, before the dog work begins, depending on the level of the competition.
One to One
Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Accredited Agility Club Instructor
Accredited Canine Hoopers Instructor
Accredited Canine Parkours Instructor
Communication, Arousal and Problematic Behaviours - a Practical Guide, Craig Ogilvie - Handler July 2019
Relabelling Reactivity - Identifying caurses and solutions - Kamal Fernandez Apr 2019
Agility Update on the Concept of Resource Guarding - Dr Muriel Brasseur Sept 2018
The Human-Dog Relationship and Separation Anxiety - Daniel Mills April 2018
Teaching with Head and Heart: Empowering Learners - Chirag Patel March 2018
Dog Aggression Course for Professionals - Amber Batson Dec 2017/Jan 2018
The Challenging Behaviour Case: Are we treating the Dog or the Owner? - Amber Batson Nov 2017
Teaching Husbandry Methods - Chirag Patel Oct 2017
Multi Dog Households - Sian Ryan Oct 2017
Ultimate Recall - John Rogerson June 2017
Interactive Play - Craig Ogilvie May 2017
Canine First Aid - May 2017
Scentwork UK Trainer Level 1 & 2
Talking Dogs Scentwork - Units 1 -4
BAT workshop - Grisha Stewart - Nov 2016
Forward Symposium - Dr Noel Fitzpatrick - Feb 2016
First Aid for Dogs - Sep 2015
Inter-dog Aggression in Practice _ Denise Nuttall Oct 2014
Dogs that Bite and Fight - David Ryan 2014
Aggression Seminar - Denise Nuttal Oct 2014
Requirements of an Agility Judge - Kennel Club 2014
Canine Body Language and Facial Expressions - Sarah Whitehead 2014
Agility Instructors Course - Agility Club
British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers - Agility Course
Think Dog Instructor Course 2008
Agility Course design & Judging - Kennel Club
Instinctive Behaviour Seminar Helen Phillips 2008
Canine Communication - Amber Batson 2008Trainer