This course is written by Xtra Dog and certified by the Dog Training College



UPCOMING courses

May 25th, 2023 (2pm BST)

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Can calmness be taught? Can we teach our dogs to relax and can we achieve calm companions? We believe so.

Through games, Tellington TTouch, Free Work, and other strategies we can show you in this day workshop how to achieve a calm, relaxed canine. 

This canine calmness course will begin to answer some of the most misunderstood canine behaviours and as a result, will change the way you interact with dogs forever. The course also contains a deep dive into Canine emotions, why do dogs make choices, how can we teach them to make good, calm, choices, what is a dog’s emotional bucket, and so on. We will also look at dog-dog interactions and learn about the chain and what happens if the chain is broken*.

We will also introduce you to the canine calmness triad and show you how to manage your dog’s rest/calmness during the day and night. Did you know that your dog should sleep or be well-rested for 80% of their lives?**

This is the course your dog wants you to attend!

We offer the course in person and on Zoom. 

References * Dr. Tom Mitchell Absolute Dogs ** Sarah Fisher / Animal Centred Education


Section One

Can we build canine calmness? what is the link between posture and behaviour? How to observe our dogs’ body language and how they move.

Section Two

Canine Emotions Deep Dive – rest protocols, how to build trust between us and our dogs, dog coping strategies and enrichment.

Section Three

Equipment, the good, bad and the ugly and how equipment influences the dog’s nervous system.

Section Four

Tools and strategies, what can we do with our dogs to help our dogs live calmer lives.

Other Learning. We will look at coat patterns and what these mean, we will look at strategies that can create awesome relationships with our dogs as well as talking about ACE Free work and how we can use Free work to build the canine calmness that you are looking for.

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