Lisburn Road, Belfast - Puppy School  6 Week Course
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lisburn Road, Belfast - Puppy School 6 Week Course

Got a new puppy? 
Why not give your new family member the best start in life by enrolling in one of our courses.
Our new Lisburn Road, Belfast Puppy School 6 week course begins on Monday 26th February at the Agapé Centre Belfast.
This course is at 7pm - 8pm and all the family are welcome to come along. The training is all reward based and there will be opportunities for your puppy to socialise with other young puppies and other humans.
All puppies must be under 20 weeks old by the start date (26th Feb 2018), and have both sets of vaccinations.
Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy.

Spaces are limited!

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Fully booked! Cregagh Road, Belfast - Puppy School 6 Week Course - Tues 27th Feb
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Fully booked! Cregagh Road, Belfast - Puppy School 6 Week Course - Tues 27th Feb

This course is now fully booked.

Got a new puppy? 
Why not give your new family member the best start in life by enrolling in one of our courses.
There will be a Belfast Puppy School 6 week course with tutor Robin Bates beginning at 7pm on Tuesday 27th February 2018 on the Cregagh Road in Belfast.
This course is at 7pm - 8pm and all the family are welcome to come along. The training is all reward based and there will be opportunities for your puppy to socialise with other young puppies and other humans.
All puppies must be under 20 weeks old by the start date (27th Feb 2018), and have both sets of vaccinations.
Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy.

Spaces are limited!

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Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - March 2018
Mar
3
12:30 PM12:30

Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - March 2018

Want to have a go at some basic agility with your dog? 

Sign up for our Agility Taster session at Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy with Robin Bates on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at 12.30pm.

For further information or to book your place on this session please contact Smithvale Dog Centre by emailing Valerie at valerie@smithvaledogs.com.

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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'A Very Different Dog Training Course' - 4 Week Workshop, Newtownabbey
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

'A Very Different Dog Training Course' - 4 Week Workshop, Newtownabbey

We are running a four week workshop entitled ‘A Very Different Dog Training Course’.

The workshop will include teaching some cool tricks, scent work, dog care, handling, movement, behaving in social situations, and importantly how to improve the bond between you and your dog.

The course will start on Thursday 8th March at 8pm at the Glenvarna Christian Centre in Newtownabbey.

Spaces are very limited as it will be a small class, so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot on this four week workshop.

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Fully booked! Lead Work and Recall Workshop, Newtownabbey, 15th March
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Fully booked! Lead Work and Recall Workshop, Newtownabbey, 15th March

This workshop is now fully booked!

Need assistance with helping your dog to walk nicely on-lead or does your dog do a disappearing act when you let them off-lead?

If so register for our one hour Lead Work and Recall Workshop on Thursday 15th March at 7pm at Glenvarna Christian Centre in Newtownabbey.

Spaces are limited so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot. on this one hour workshop.

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Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - March 2018
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - March 2018

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event will help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active through methods of play, training and enrichment.

The event will take place on Saturday 17th March at 1pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy and is for dogs and dog owners to attend  and have fun together.
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Lisburn 5 Week Puppy and Adult Dog Training Courses
Mar
24
9:15 AM09:15

Lisburn 5 Week Puppy and Adult Dog Training Courses

Dog training classes taking place at Paws Doggy Daycare Lisburn starting Saturday 24th March.  

5 Week puppy course at 09.15-10.15am with our trainer Ashleigh Spence

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old at the start date and have both sets of vaccinations. 

5 Week adult dog training class at 10.15-11.15am

Contact Juanita at Paws Doggy Daycare for information or to register your dog's interest by emailing juanitaduke@outlook.com

 

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Lead Work and Recall One Hour Workshop, Agape Centre Belfast
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Lead Work and Recall One Hour Workshop, Agape Centre Belfast

Need assistance with helping your dog to walk nicely on-lead or does your dog do a disappearing act when you let them off-lead?

If so register for our one hour Lead Work and Recall Workshop on Monday 26th March at 8pm at Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Cost is £10 per dog, spaces are limited so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot asap on this one hour workshop.

 

 

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Leadwork and Recall Workshop - Newtownabbey, 29th March
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Leadwork and Recall Workshop - Newtownabbey, 29th March

Need help with helping your dog to walk nicely onlead or does your dog do a disappearing act when you let them offlead?

If so register for our one hour Lead Work and Recall Workshop on Thursday 29th March at 7pm at Glenvarna Christian Centre in Newtownabbey.

Cost is £10 per dog, spaces are limited so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot. on this one hour workshop.

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Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - April 2018
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - April 2018

Want to have a go at some basic agility with your dog? 

Sign up for our Agility Taster session at Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy with Robin Bates on Saturday 7th April 2018 at 12.30pm.

For further information or to book your place on this session please contact Smithvale Dog Centre by emailing Valerie at valerie@smithvaledogs.com.

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Fully Booked! Reactive Rovers Three Week Workshop
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Fully Booked! Reactive Rovers Three Week Workshop

This course is now fully booked!

Need help with your reactive dog?
Register for our three week Reactive Rovers workshop where dog trainer and behaviourist Robin Bates will work with you and your dog in a small class environment using reward based training methods.

The 3 week course will begin on Monday 9th April 8pm -9pm, and will then continue on Monday 16th and then on Monday 30th April at the Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot or for info.

The class size will be very small so spaces are very limited.

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Canine Enrichment Hour – Agape Centre, Belfast 14th May
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Canine Enrichment Hour – Agape Centre, Belfast 14th May

Fancy spending some fun, quality time with your dog?
Register for our Canine Enrichment Hour on Monday 14th May at 8pm at Agape Centre, Lisburn Road Belfast.
It is an hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. 
This event will help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active through methods of play, training and enrichment. Cost is £10 per dog. 
Spaces are limited so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot on this one hour workshop. 

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Lead Work and Recall One Hour Workshop, Agape Centre Belfast 21st May
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Lead Work and Recall One Hour Workshop, Agape Centre Belfast 21st May

Need assistance with helping your dog to walk nicely on-lead or does your dog do a disappearing act when you let them off-lead?
If so register for our one hour Lead Work and Recall Workshop on Monday 21st May at 8pm at Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

Cost is £10 per dog, spaces are limited so please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your dog’s spot asap on this one hour workshop.

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DiscDog Foundations 3 Day Workshop
May
26
to May 28

DiscDog Foundations 3 Day Workshop

Are you interested in training your dog in one of the UKs newest dog activities?

Disc Dog, A.K.A Dog Frisbee  is a fab dog sport that focuses on teamwork to get the most impressive catches within the allotted time limit, but also has various games within the sport, just like agility! Ruby Welsford of ClickerTastic and the UK DDA (Disc Dog Association) and her dog Betsy will be leading this fun three day event.

In this three day workshop, you will learn how to throw, how to teach your dog to correctly track a disc, how to refine catching style, and depending on the ability of the participants, how to teach stunts such as back stalls, vaults, rebounds and various other impressive, dog tiring feats! 

There are 7 dog handler spaces and some spectator spaces over the three days. To get the most out of the course as a dog handler it is best if you can attend all three days with your dog.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to reserve your 3 day handler or daily spectator spot.

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Introduction to Scentwork - One Hour Workshop
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Scentwork - One Hour Workshop

Robin will be hosting an Introduction to Scentwork one hour workshop on Monday 04 June from 7-8pm at the Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast.
Scentwork is a good way of mentally stimulating your dog. During the workshop you will learn the theory behind scent work and teach your dog how to search for specific scents and the beginnings of tracking for fun.

The cost for this one hour workshop is £10 per dog. 
Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your spot on this workshop as spaces are very limited!

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Introduction to TTouch - One Day Workshop
Jun
23
9:30 AM09:30

Introduction to TTouch - One Day Workshop

After the success and fun had at last year’s TTouch workshop we have invited back TTouch practitioner Jetta Reis of Make Your Dog Smile to hold another. This year’s Introduction to TTouch event will be held on Saturday 23rd June at Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy.

Jetta's workshop will provide participants with an introduction to TTouch bodywork and groundwork. The workshop techniques will provide the handler with an introduction to the understanding of canine communication e.g. calming signals, barking and introductory skills of use of wraps, touches, and groundwork.

TTouch is a system of gentle bodywork and movement exercises, which positively influence behaviour and well-being in dogs. TTouch is based on co-operation and understanding and will deepen the relationship between dogs and their people. 

Spots are available for dog owners who want to bring their dog, please note spaces with dogs are limited and this environment may not suit dogs that are extremely reactive. 

Spectator spaces are also available so dog owners can come without their dogs and spectate during the workshop and get ideas on how to help their reactive dogs to feel calmer.

Refreshments (tea & coffee) are available on the day, but please bring a packed lunch.

Location is Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy, the event is from 10am - 4pm but registration begins at 9.30am.

Please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your handler or spectator spot, (please note the number of handler spots are limited). 

Handler with dog workshop spot £60, spectator workshop spot (no dog), £25.
Course notes are provided as well as certificate of attendance.

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Mallusk 6 Week Puppy School Course with Louise Scott
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Mallusk 6 Week Puppy School Course with Louise Scott

Puppy School 6 week course in the Mallusk area at 3pm starting Saturday 17th February 2018. 

Location: Hydepark Memorial Hall, 106 Mallusk Road.

All the family are welcome to come along.

Email Louise at louise-scott@hotmail.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - February 2018
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - February 2018

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event will help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active through methods of play, training and enrichment.

The event will take place on Saturday 17th February at 1pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy and is for dogs and dog owners to attend  and have fun together.
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Furbabies First Aid Event for Pets
Feb
12
to Feb 13

Furbabies First Aid Event for Pets

Saturday 12th May – two sessions to choose from

morning course 10am – 1pm or

afternoon course 2pm – 5pm

Location Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy

Learn some basic first aid tips on how would you cope with your pet's needs in an emergency.

Register for our first aid course with Furbabies First Aid.

Furbabies First Aid is the brainchild of Northern Irish vet Aoife Morrow and vet nurse Melissa Wallace, both are fully qualified and together have some fourteen years professional experience in veterinary care.

The course is specifically designed to provide pet owners with the theoretical and practical skills to cope in an emergency situation that can be dangerous and distressing for pet and owner alike

The workshop will involve a theory and practical session and will include looking at what pet owners can do in urgent incidents involving your pet such as:

- Poisoning

- Choking

- Bleeding

- Fractures

- Seizures

You are welcome to bring your dog along with you on-lead to the session, so long as your dog is comfortable being in a room with other dogs and as long as they are fully vaccinated.

You will receive a certificate of attendance for completing the course from Furbabies First Aid.

Cost for a space on the morning session or the afternoon session is £40.

To book your spot email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk with which time slot you would like to register for and details on if you wish to bring your dog.

 

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Lisburn 5 Week Dog Training Courses - Puppy and Adult with Ashleigh Spence
Feb
10
9:15 AM09:15

Lisburn 5 Week Dog Training Courses - Puppy and Adult with Ashleigh Spence

Dog training Classes taking place at Paws Doggy Daycare Lisburn with our trainer Ashleigh Spence starting Saturday 10th February. 

5 Week puppy course at 09.15-10.15am

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old at the start date and have both sets of vaccinations. 

5 Week adult dog training class at 10.15-11.15am

Contact Juanita at Paws Doggy Daycare for information or to register your dog's interest by emailing juanitaduke@outlook.com

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Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - February 2018
Feb
3
12:30 PM12:30

Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre - February 2018

Want to have a go at some basic agility with your dog? 

Sign up for our Agility Taster session at Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy with Robin Bates on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at 12.30pm.

For further information or to book your place on this session please contact Smithvale Dog Centre by emailing Valerie at valerie@smithvaledogs.com.

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Fully Booked - Reactive Rovers - 4 Week Course
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Fully Booked - Reactive Rovers - 4 Week Course

This course is now fully booked!

Need help with your reactive dog?
Register for our 4 week Reactive Rovers workshop where dog trainer and behaviourist Robin Bates will work with you and your dog in a small class environment using reward based training methods.

The course will begin on Thursday 1st February 7pm -8pm at the Glenvarna Christian Centre in Newtownabbey. The class size is very small so spaces are very limited.

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Fully booked - Adult Dog Training Class -  5 Weeks
Jan
29
8:00 PM20:00

Fully booked - Adult Dog Training Class - 5 Weeks

This course is now fully booked.

5 week adult dog training class beginning Monday 29th January at 8pm at the Agape Centre, Lisburn Road, Belfast.

You and your dog can learn some training basics or brush up on some training you may have forgotten about since puppyhood.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your spot.
Dog must be 9 months or over.

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Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - January 2018
Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

Canine Enrichment Hour - Smithvale Dog Centre - January 2018

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event will help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active through methods of play, training and enrichment.
 

The event will take place on Saturday 27th January at 1pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy and is for dogs and dog owners to attend  and have fun together.
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course 23 Jan 2018 6pm
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course 23 Jan 2018 6pm

Puppy School 6 week course on the Cregagh Road in Belfast with Puppy School tutor Robin Bates starting Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 6pm.

All the family are welcome to come along with their puppy.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Registration now closed - Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour - Accredited 10 Week Course Jan 2018
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Registration now closed - Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour - Accredited 10 Week Course Jan 2018

Registration is now closed for this course. A further course is planned for Autumn 2018. 

Want to learn more about dog behaviour and training?
Northern Ireland dog trainers and behaviourists Robin Bates and Sandra Gilliland will be teaching the next set of their 10 week accredited 'Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour' courses beginning Monday 22 January 2018 in Northern Ireland.
The course is accredited through the Open College Network Northern Ireland to level 3 standard and will be held over 8 weeks on a Monday evening from 7-9pm - venue currently TBC. 
As part of the course, another two classes may then be held at an outdoor dog training area to teach some practical aspects of the course.
The course will mostly involve classroom based learning on the theory behind dog behaviour and training and will require students to do a lot of external reading as well as produce assignments throughout the lengh of the course. There will also be some opportunities for a bit of practical work with dogs. 
Attendance over the 10 classes is required.
Areas that will be studied include:
- The development of the domestic dog
- Proven scientific dog training methods
- Canine body language and calming signals
- Dog behaviour problems and how to deal with them
Please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for more information and to register your spot on the course before Friday 8th December 2017

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FULLY BOOKED - Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course 9th Jan 7pm
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

FULLY BOOKED - Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course 9th Jan 7pm

This course is now fully booked.

Puppy School 6 week course on the Cregagh Road in Belfast with Puppy School tutor Robin Bates starting Tuesday 9th January 2018 at 7pm.

All the family are welcome to come along with their puppy.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Puppy School 6 Week Course, Lisburn Road Belfast
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Puppy School 6 Week Course, Lisburn Road Belfast

Puppy School 6 week course on the Agapé Centre on the Lisburn Road in Belfast starting Monday 8th January 2018 at 7pm.

All the family are welcome to come along with their puppy.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Lisburn Five Week Dog Training Courses - Puppy and Adult
Jan
6
9:15 AM09:15

Lisburn Five Week Dog Training Courses - Puppy and Adult

Dog training Classes taking place at Paws Doggy Daycare Lisburn with our trainer Ashleigh Spence. 

Puppy class at 09.15-10.15am

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old at the start date and have both sets of vaccinations. 

Adult dog training class at 10.15-11.15am

Contact Juanita at Paws Doggy Daycare for information or to register your dog's interest by emailing juanitaduke@outlook.com

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Introduction to Scentwork -Four week course
Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

Introduction to Scentwork -Four week course

Robin will be hosting a a scent workshop over 4 weeks in Glenvarna Christian Centre Belfast starting Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7pm - 8pm, introducing dogs and owners to the activity of dog scentwork. 
Scentwork is a good way of mentally stimulating your dog. During the course you will learn the theory behind scent work and teach your dog how to search for specific scents and the beginnings of tracking for fun
Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk to book your spot on this four week course as spaces are very limited! 

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Dog Enrichment Hour Thursday 28th December 2017
Dec
28
3:00 PM15:00

Dog Enrichment Hour Thursday 28th December 2017

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event can help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active during the long Winter months through methods of play, training and enrichment.
The afternoon event will take place on Thursday 28th December from 3-4pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy.
The event is for dogs and dog owners to attend together during the Christmas holiday period. 
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Dog Enrichment Hour Thursday 14th December 2017
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Dog Enrichment Hour Thursday 14th December 2017

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event can help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active during the long Winter months through methods of play, training and enrichment.
The event will take place on Thursday 14th December from 7-8pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy.
The event is for dogs and dog owners to attend together. 
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre
Dec
2
12:30 PM12:30

Agility Taster Session at Smithvale Dog Centre

Want to have a go at some basic agility with your dog? 

Sign up for our Agility Taster session at Smithvale Dog Centre, Glenavy with Robin Bates on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at 12.30pm.

For further information or to book your place on this session please contact Smithvale Dog Centre by emailing Valerie at valerie@smithvaledogs.com.

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Dog Enrichment Hour Thursday 30th November 2017

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event can help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active during the long Winter months through methods of play, training and enrichment.
The event will take place on Thursday 30th November from 7-8pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy.
The event is for dogs and dog owners to attend together. 
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Nov
23
7:30 PM19:30

Banishing Your Dog’s Winter Blues

Come along to Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital and Clinic in Hillsborough for an interesting talk by dog trainer Robin Bates on the topic of ‘Banishing Your Dog’s Winter Blues’. 
Exercising your dog in the Winter can be a challenge so Robin shares tips for some enriching interactions to keep your pet in tip top physical and emotional form.
£5.00 donation to charity covers talk and light refreshments. 
Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital and Clinic vets and veterinary nurses will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Due to limited space at the event it is humans only.

Facebook event info

Address of event:

Cromlyn House Veterinary Hospital and Clinic

50 Old Coach Road

 Hillsborough

Lisburn

BT26 6PB

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

FULLY BOOKED - Dog Enrichment Hour

This event is now fully booked - please note we have other enrichment hour events taking place in November / December, see our other events on our website for details. 

Robin Bates and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy are holding a dog enrichment hour for owners and their dogs to come together to practise some techniques on mental engagement. This event can help you come up with ways to keep your dog mentally active during the long Winter months through methods of play, training and enrichment.
The event will take place on Thursday 16th November from 7-8pm at Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy.
The event is for dogs and dog owners to attend together. 
Please email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk in advance to book your spot or for further information as spaces are limited. 

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:
Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Nov
12
2:30 PM14:30

FULLY BOOKED - How to Speak Dog - An Intro to Dog Body Language

**APOLOGIES BUT THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED**

Ever wonder what your dog is trying to tell you?

Robin along with our friends at Lucy's Trust will be holding a talk on the important topic of dog body language on Sunday 12th November 2:30pm at the Bullitt Hotel in Belfast.
This event is free to attend, however donations towards the furbulous Lucy's Trust would be greatly appreciated for all the hard work they do with the animals in their care.
If you are interested in attending please send a private Facebook message to Lucy's Trust to secure your space as places are limited. 

https://www.facebook.com/Lucystrust/

You can also send donations to Lucy's Trust via Paypal to the following address:  lucystrust@yahoo.co.uk

Address of the Bullitt Hotel:

Bullitt Hotel

40a Church Lane

Belfast

BT1 4QN

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Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

Mallusk Six Week Puppy School Course

Puppy School 6 week course in the Mallusk area at 5pm starting Saturday 11th November 2017. 

Location: Hydepark Memorial Hall, 106 Mallusk Road.

All the family are welcome to come along.

Email Louise at louise-scott@hotmail.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Winter Paws - Enrichment to Banish Winter Blues

Robin and Smithvale Dog Centre in Glenavy will be hosting an information evening for dog owners about ways in which they can provide mental stimulation for their dogs in the dark Winter months through methods of play, training and enrichment.

The event will take place on Thursday 2nd November from 7-9pm at Smithvale Dog Centre.

There will be a £10 entrance fee for all attendees and this money will go towards the great dog charity Paws and People

Email valerie@smithvaledogcentre.co.uk to book your spot as spaces are limited. 

Sorry but this information evening is for humans only!

Address of Smithvale Dog Centre:

Smithvale Dog Centre
110 Lisburn Road
Glenavy
Crumlin
Lisburn
BT29 4NY

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Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Mallusk Puppy School Six Week Course

Puppy School 6 week course starting Saturday 28th October in the Mallusk area with Puppy School tutor Louise Scott at 4pm.

Location: Hydepark Memorial Hall, 106 Mallusk Road.

All the family are welcome to come along.

Email Louise at louise-scott@hotmail.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

FULLY BOOKED - Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course

Apologies but this event is now fully booked.

Puppy School 6 week course on the Cregagh Road in Belfast with Puppy School tutor Robin Bates starting Tuesday 24 October at 7pm.

All the family are welcome to come along with their puppy.

Email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Mallusk Puppy School Six Week Course

Puppy School 6 week course starting Saturday 14 October in the Mallusk area with Puppy School tutor Louise Scott at 3pm.

Location: Hydepark Memorial Hall, 106 Mallusk Road.

All the family are welcome to come along.

Email Louise at louise-scott@hotmail.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Mallusk Puppy School Six Week Course

Puppy School 6 week course in the Mallusk area at 5pm starting Saturday 30th September.

Location: Hydepark Memorial Hall, 106 Mallusk Road.

All the family are welcome to come along.

Email Louise at louise-scott@hotmail.co.uk for details and to register your puppy, spaces are limited.

All puppies must be under 20 weeks old on the course start date and have both sets of vaccinations.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Principles of Dog Training and Behaviour Ten Week Course - Open College Network Level Three Accredited

Want to learn more about dog behaviour and training?
Local dog trainers and behaviourists Robin Bates and Sandra Gilliland will be teaching the next set of their 10 week accredited 'Principles of Dog Training & Behaviour' courses beginning Monday 25 September to Monday 27 November 2017.
The course is accredited through the Open College Network Northern Ireland to level 3 standard and will be held over 10 weeks on a Monday evening from 7-9pm at the Skainos Centre on the Newtownards Road in Belfast. 
The course will mostly involve classroom based learning on the theory behind dog behaviour and training and will require students to do a lot of external reading as well as produce assignments throughout the length of the course. There will also be some opportunities for some practical work towards the end of the 10 weeks. Attendance over the 10 weeks is required.
Areas that will be studied include:

  • The development of the domestic dog
  •  Proven scientific dog training methods
  •  Canine body language and calming signals
  • Dog behaviour problems and how to deal with them

Please email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk for more information and to register your spot on the course before the end of August 2017. 

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