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 6 handler/dog pairs per tutor to ensure plenty of personal attention and we offer smaller classes to suit nervous or fearful dogs.
All dogs (apart from puppies) must attend an initial assessment before any class registrations can be confirmed. This brief half hour session allows us to evaluate your dog and reccommend the most appropriate class or training option. 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 a small range of recommended books to buy.
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 a session.
The Old School Business Centre
Low Poppleton Lane
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Aimed at pups who have had at least their first vaccination, this course offers the chance to get started on basic training and socialisation as quickly as possible. Rolling registration means we can usually offer a space within one or two weeks.
A course for puppies and young dogs under the age of 6 months teaching basic life skills and helping you to live happily with your pup.
This course is aimed at dogs who may not have attended puppy classes, or have missed out on learning basic skills. We teach recall, basic positions, walking on a loose leash and handling skills.
This course assumes you have done some basic training with your dog, but are looking to practice skills such as loose lead walking, recall, manners in more distracting places. We help you to fade out food rewards but maintain really reliable behaviours!
This class teaches more advanced behaviours like emergency stops, super reliable recall and foundation skills for agility, heelwork to music and rally-obedience.
Rally-O combines the best from traditional obedience with the fun of agility to create a new dog sport that anyone can participate in.
A follow-on class for anyone who has completed the introduction to Rally-O or has trained novice Competition Obedience. We continue to work through level 1 and 2 stations, practice courses and work on advanced skills.
Heelwork to Music is a popular dog sport which is best known in the UK via the work of Mary Ray and her amazing dogs. Great for dogs that love learning new tricks.
These classes provide carefully tailored rehabilitation sessions designed for select pairs of dogs. Sessions include Behaviour Adjustment Training (BAT) set-ups, meet and greet practice opportunities and more.
The confidence course 1 is designed for dogs who are just learning how to cope around other dogs and people, people often come to these classes after a behavioural consultation.
This course is for dogs who are able to cope in the same room as other dogs/people, but need more practice and better coping skills in social situations. Often suitable as a follow-on from behaviour work or the behavioural rehabilitation sessions.
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.