Would you like to add more layers to your existing skills as a dog care giver/guardian/owner?
This two day workshop will focus on enhancing our observational and handling skills engaging with the dogs attending the workshop and studying videos and photographs in a power point on and off throughout the weekend.
There is so much information contained in the glorious bodies of the only dog experts that exist. With increased awareness of all the clues we might inadvertently overlook, we can ensure all interactions are truly rewarding for the dog, and learn how human-led activities or management may be inadvertently triggering the canine behaviours we wish to modify or change.
The workshop will include:
Observing the patterns and appearance of the coat
Mobility of the skin
Nervous system responses including respiration and blink rate
Habitual postural patterns on the move and at rest
Slow movement, low impact exercises over different surfaces at liberty
Mobility and habitual position of the ears and tail
Subtle responses to hand contact
Techniques for building trust and to improve physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in our canine companions
Tips to refine lead handling and handler posture to reduce body tension in both the dog and the handler
Due to the nature of this workshop there are limited places for dogs (six).This is a hander space for the workshop so you bring your dogs along with you! Please note that your dog must be happy being in the company of other dogs and people
Venue – Positive Dog Training, Unit T2, Birch Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Estate Sandyford. A94 D283
Contact Number – 01 9013018
Start time 10am sharp
Tea, Coffee, Light refreshments and full hot lunch will be provided on site.
Sarah Fisher is a TTouch Instructor and behaviour counsellor. She trained with Linda Tellington Jones and Robyn Hood and organises the TTouch trainings for the UK. She has worked with animals for over seventeen years and teaches staff workshops for many of the UK’s top animal shelters including Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, the Mayhew Animal Home, Blue Cross, Wood Green Animal Shelter and Dogs Trust working with their long stay dogs and other animals with behavioural issues. Sarah also fosters challenging puppies for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and assesses dogs for court cases.
Sarah works with private clients, and lectures around the UK and internationally and has given talks and demonstrations on dog and horse handling and behaviour for a variety of organisations including the United Kingdom Register of Canine Behaviourists, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the British Veterinary Nurses Congress, the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Latvia), Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes, Canine Partners for Independence, Dogs for the Disabled Association, the Association of Chartered Animal Physiotherapists, the McTimoney Chiropractic Conference, Harper Adams University vet physio course, The Kennel Club (Discover Dogs), the Dog Groomers Association, Pet Care Trade Association, The Association of Behaviour Counsellors (South Africa), the Tellington TTouch Organisation (USA) the veterinary nursing staff at the Queen Mother Hospital RVC, dog breed clubs, dog training centres, riding clubs and the Irish Horse Welfare Trust.
Sarah Fisher is the author of Know Your Horse Inside Out, Unlock Your Dog’s Potential and co-author of 100 Ways to Train the Perfect Dog and 100 Ways to Solve Your Dogs Problems with Marie Miller, all published by David and Charles Ltd.
She has appeared at many educational events including the Wag and Bone Show, and the Cold Wet Nose Show, Your Horse Live, the Holistic Horse Show, London Pet Show and Discover Dogs. She has also made numerous television appearances including Talking to Animals (ITV1 and National Geographic), BBC Breakfast News (BBC1), GMTV (ITV1) Richard and Judy (Channel 4), The One Show (BBC1), Only Fools on Horses (ITV1), Underdogs (CBBC), Pet Rescue (Channel 4), Animal Rescue Live (BBC1), My Pet Shame (Sky 1), Celebrity Dog School (BBC1) and as the pet expert for the ITV1 show This Morning. Sarah has also worked with Blue Peter dog, Barney, and has appeared on the television show (BBC1). She was a judge on Over the Rainbow (BBC1) for Andrew Lloyd Webbers search for Toto. Sarah has also been interviewed many times on local radio stations including BBC Radio Somerset, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Guernsey and BBC Radio Berkshire giving advice on animal training and behaviour and is a regular guest on the 12 o’clock show for BBC Radio Bristol.
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