Well Connected Canine offers motivational, rewards based training for dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Rescued dogs are just as welcome as those bought as puppies. Classes are limited to a maximum of between 4 and 6 handler/dog pairs to ensure plenty of personal attention and we can sometimes offer smaller classes to suit nervous dogs.
All dogs (apart from young puppies) must attend an initial assessment and training session before any class registrations can be confirmed. This appointment allows us to evaluate your dog and reccommend the most appropriate class or training option. We also provide a written training plan so you can begin working on the foundation skills before starting class. Because all of our attending dogs have been assessed, we can be confident that you will be attending the most suitable class with dogs at a similar level.
We have a selection of training tools, harnesses, leashes etc available to borrow on trial, and purchase.
If you feel your dog would benefit from some one-to-one coaching we can arrange this before you join a class. You are very welcome to come and observe at any of the training locations, just contact us in advance.
Venue for classes
Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, YO19 5UF
New to training with WCC?
We'll ask you to come for a pre-class orientation session, to introduce you to training with us and so that we can give suggestions about the best classes for you. These sessions run at our class venue at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming.
Please click on a class for more details.
Our whole range of puppy classes from first vaccination through to early adolescence.
We know the fastest way to get results is to concentrate on one goal at a time - so these three-week intensives will ONLY teach you and your dog the essential skills to work on ONE core skill.
Level 1 gets you off to a flying start and creates strong foundations
Level 2 is about dealing with distractions, and everything real life throws at you
A range of more specialised classes to get you off to a flying start with some popular canine activities (TD Rally, Agility, Heelwork to Music), or to progress your skills (TD Scentwork). We even teach bodywork and relaxation.
Jo Smith from York
What I'm sure the boys would like to put is:
"WE LOVE YOU MORAG!" - Jake Dog and Mr Oliver
....but a more practical response would be: Before we met Morag we were at breaking point with our Border Collies, we had been to every training class we could find, we had done everything the dog books tell you to and we were still losing the battle for our dogs' minds.
Morag has given us practical techniques, productive classes, insightful one-to-ones, useful resources, moral support and hope!
Having come through the confidence course 1 & 2 and enjoyed the Beyond the Basics, heel work to music and Rally-O we are carrying on to learn more and can't wait for the next set of classes to start. We would (and often do) recommend the Well Connected Canine courses to anyone with any kind of dog.
Sarah, Oscar Pet Foods from York
Who says you can't teach a old dog new tricks? Our Jack Russell is 5 and had had no training, after just a few weeks she had a whole repertoire of new tricks. Edwina goes with my partner to work everyday so I don't get to spend much time with her. Morag's classes are our fun hour of the week where she enjoys learning new things with mum and seeing other dogs. Thanks Morag we'll see you at the next classes.