Oct
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Belfast Puppy School Six Week Course

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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Nov
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Nov
12
2:30pm 2:30pm

How to Speak Dog - An Intro to Dog Body Language

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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Oct
14
3:00pm 3:00pm

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
5:00pm 5:00pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Sep
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Why Does My Dog Do That? - An Introduction to Dog Training for Dog Owners

Having trouble with your dog's behaviour?

Dog trainer and behaviourist Robin Bates will be holding a FREE talk and Q&A for dog owners in conjunction with Belfast City Council and Walkway Community Centre in east Belfast, examining some of the most common dog behaviour issues that a lot of dog owners are facing and ways to solve them.

He will also be going through some basic reward based training techniques that you and your dog can work on together at home.

The talk and Q&A will take place at Walkway Community Centre in east Belfast on Wednesday 20 September from 7pm - 8.30pm.

This is an event for humans only, (no dogs), to give dog owners an opportunity to listen and ask questions without any distractions. 

This is a free event but if you wish to attend please register your interest by emailing Laura@eastsidepartnership.com

The Walkway Community Centre address is:

Walkway Community Centre

1-9 Finvoy Street
Belfast BT5 5DH

 

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Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rhodes 2 Safety Canine First Aid Workshop

Rhodes 2 Safety Canine First Aid Workshop

Friday 15 September 2017 at 6pm at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary

Rhodes 2 Safety are delighted to be bringing their canine first aid workshop back to Northern Ireland.

The K9 1st Aid courses delivered by Rhodes 2 Safety have been ranked as the UK’s Number 1 in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, so you know the information and service you get will be second-to-none.

They deal with shock, bleeding, choking, bites, road traffic accidents as well as the big topics of CPR and Artificial Respiration.

Students do not bring their dogs, but the instructor will have one or two of her Ridgebacks with her for demonstration purposes.

Each student will gain a certificate of attendance and full course notes to take away, so note taking throughout the session is unnecessary. For students attending as part of their vocational studies, the course generates 3 CPD points.

Everybody will be seated in a horseshoe so that everybody is in the front row so nobody should be struggling to see.

During the bandaging section, the instructor will demonstrate on one of her dogs and then students will be put into pairs to allow one to be the first aider and the other to be the doggy patient.

This session is sure to be fun, lively and incredibly effective at getting the important first aid information across that could well save the life of your furry companion.

Purchase your tickets now from the Rhodes to Safety website

http://www.rhodes2safety.co.uk/event/n-ireland-mid-antrim

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Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

FULLY BOOKED - Belfast Puppy School 6 Week Course

Puppy School 6 week course on the Cregagh Road in Belfast with Puppy School tutor Robin Bates starting Tuesday 12 September 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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Sep
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Mallusk Puppy School

Puppy School 6 week course 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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Aug
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

Why Does My Dog Do That? - An Introduction to Dog Training, Dungannon

Having trouble with your dog's behaviour?

Dog trainer and behaviourist Robin Bates will be holding a talk and Q&A at The Murphy Pack - Canine Leisure Centre  in Dungannon examining some of the most common dog behaviour issues that a lot of dog owners are facing and ways to solve them.

He will also be going through some basic reward based training techniques that you and your dog can work on together at home.

The talk and Q&A will take place at The Murphy Pack - Canine Leisure Centre in Dungannon on Thursday 24 August from 7pm - 8.30pm.

This is an event for humans only, (no dogs), to give dog owners an opportunity to listen and ask questions without any distractions. 

Tickets cost £15 plus booking fee and can be bought online from Eventbrite at the link below. Spaces are limited so get your tickets now!

Buy tickets for the talk and Q&A at The Murphy Pack - Canine Leisure Centre here

The Murphy Pack Canine Leisure Centre address:

Unit 3 & 4

65B Derryhirk Road

Annaghmore

Co Tyrone

BT71 6NH

 

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Aug
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Practical Dog Handling Four Week OCN NI Accredited Course - FULLY BOOKED

SORRY - EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

Interested in becoming a dog trainer or working with dogs?

Robin Bates and Sandra Gilliland will be running a four week Practical Dog Handling course at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary beginning Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 6pm.

The course is accredited by the Open College Network NI to level one standard.

At the course you will learn:

  • How to understand dog body language and how dogs learn
  • Get practical dog handling and training skills working with rescue dogs using reward based methods
  • Get information on how to work safely with unknown dogs.

Places are very limited and the deadline for registering is Monday 31st July 2017.

For more information or to register email adeline@dog-training-ni.co.uk.

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Aug
12
9:30am 9:30am

Tellington TTouch Workshop for Dogs and Dog Owners with Jetta Reis

Robin will host a full day workshop with Tellington TTouch practitioner Jetta Reis from Make you Dog Smile, which will give the dog handler and canine partner an introduction to the basics of TTouch.

Jetta's workshop techniques will introduce owners to canine language, e.g. calming signals, barking and introductory use of touches, and also groundwork exercises.

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

Price for this full day workshop is £60.00 for a dog owner with their dog, please note spaces with dogs are limited and this environment may not suit dogs that are extremely reactive.

However, spectator spaces are also available at a price of £20 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 the Hyde Park Memorial Orange Hall in Mallusk, the event is from 10am - 4.30pm but registration begins at 9.30am.

Tickets are now on sale here for both dog owners who want to bring their dog along to practise with and also for spectator spaces.

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Aug
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Why Does My Dog Do That? - An Introduction to Dog Training, Lisburn

Having trouble with your dog's behaviour?

Dog trainer and behaviourist Robin Bates will be holding a talk and Q&A at Paws Doggy Daycare in Lisburn examining some of the most common dog behaviour issues that a lot of dog owners are facing and ways to solve them.

He will also be going through some basic reward based training techniques that you and your dog can work on together at home.

The talk and Q&A will take place in Paws Doggy Daycare in Lisburn on Thursday 10 August from 7pm - 8.30pm.

This is an event for humans only, (no dogs), to give dog owners an opportunity to listen and ask questions without any distractions. 

Tickets cost £15 plus booking fee and can be bought online from Eventbrite at the link below. Spaces are limited so get your tickets now!

Buy tickets online for the talk and Q&A at Paws Doggy Daycare here.

Paws Doggy Daycare Address:

131A Saintfield Road

 Lisburn

BT27 6YW

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Jul
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Carrick Puppy School

Puppy School 6 week course with tutor Kevin, Carrick area.

Location: Woodburn Community Centre, Carrickfergus BT38 8PS - (please use this correct postcode as some people have ended up at the wrong location!)

Classes are 7pm - 8pm and all the family are welcome to come along.

Contact Kevin at AMrollersNI@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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Jul
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Understanding Canine Aggression Talk at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary

Robin will be giving a talk at Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday 5 July at 7pm on canine aggression. 

The talk will look at areas such as understanding why canine aggression happens, how it can be to prevented and treatment for aggressive cases. 

The event will last for approx one hour and Robin will hold a Q&A with the audience afterwards.

The cost will be £15 - all proceeds from this going to Mid Antrim Animal Sanctuary. 

Please phone the sanctuary on 02894 463993 between 12-4pm to book your place.

A deposit of £5 is required with the remainder payable on the night.

Check out the Facebook event page for info https://www.facebook.com/events/911492228990288/?ti=icl

 

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