Welcome!

I’m so glad you’re here!

Welcome to the brand spanking new Causeway Dog Training website and blog! Hopefully this will make class booking even easier and clearly show all the package training options if you would like more ongoing support and the awesome extras that come along with them.

Please make sure you take a look at the terms and conditions before booking so that you don’t have any surprises!

The puppy class starting in June is now available for booking in the Book Now section, available with as the class by itself (and the included new welcome pack which I promise you is awesome, but I’m not giving the contents away now, it’ll be a great surprise when you sign up) or as a package deal. The package deals all include the online puppy course so if your puppy is very young you can get started with the online course and join an in person class when your puppy has had their vaccination course. They also come with different levels of 1-1 in home training to make sure training stays on track when the class finishes. Feel free to contact me for advice on selecting the right package for you!

May Round Up

The May round up is rather short, having only been in action 1 week, but that week was packed out!

First up I finally managed to get myself a laptop, it’s only been in planning about 6 months… which meant I was able to design this website and get it up and running! I’m feeling very modern and technological.

May was all about Hoopers. On Monday Flash and I kicked off the week with an advanced hoopers workshop with Hayley Laches, distance handler extraordinaire and founder of Canine Hoopers UK. Flash was, as always, the best boy, tried so so hard even when he had no idea what I was asking him, he did some really awesome stuff though and it was a great morning. Photo opposite is The Flash and I waiting for our turn.

Tuesday brought Reef’s turn, let’s just describe that as “less successful”. In fairness he was a pure lockdown puppy and has experienced nearly nothing he would have otherwise. We are going to need to put lots of work into being comfortable in busier training environments, especially if we want to compete in future, it was good to find that out though quite early out of lockdown and we can get to work on that now with classes restarting.

Then Wednesday was all about us instructors. And what a day for it! We set courses, ran them, judged each other running them and trained each other, developing our course design, judging and training skills all in one! Following that, Hayley, Camilla (Allsortz Dog Sports) and I took a scenic trip back up north to our neck of the woods, travelling through the Glens of Antrim, through Cushendall, Ballycastle and stopped at Whitepark Bay for a walk with our dogs (though I only had Flash with me). It couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for a trip to the beach. Photo below of Camilla with all the dogs.

Wednesday night then kicked off our new season of classes, easing in with just hoopers classes. It was great to have some repeat offenders (people who have taken classes with me before) and a lot of new faces. everyone did great for week one though some did struggle to get back in action after such a long break 😂 What was lovely to see though were the dogs who had moved to hoopers from agility really flourishing, like Bea and Purdy, hoopers is their calling!

Looking forward now to June classes, see you then!

Gemma

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