Workshops

We run workshops throughout the year. These are one off sessions focussing on various topics, often those which are prevalent areas of frustration or worry.

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We’ve planned a great programme of SUMMER EVENING ACTIVITIES to entertain and stimulate your dog. Check out the prices, especially the children’s one! We want these to be fantastic accessible summer fun in the cool of the evening…. 

AND another date for the diary…..We are truly delighted to welcome solicitor Trevor Cooper to Hamble on Saturday 1st SeptemberHe is THE national expert in dog law and his course is absolutely essential learning for any dog owner- know your legal rights and responsibilities! This 2½ hour seminar is only £20 and NOT dry and boring as you might expect!!  Go to www.doglawsos.co.uk to book your place

SUMMER EVENING ACTIVITIESAll at the Learning & Activity Base (the LAB) in Stubbington.PLEASE book in advance using the email link next to each activity

Kids and Dogs                      Thursday 16th August          4.00 pm to 5.45 pm     only £7.50!! for 1¾ hours!

This is a bit of summer fun for younger dog guardians (6-13 year olds) Daft games: 6 legged egg n spoon, musical sits, recall races, relays, obstacles, Simon Says, grab-a-ball…Prizes & laughs Parents must accompany children but are encouraged to bring a blanket and sit and enjoy the sun in the field This workshop is strictly only open to dogs that have been through our classes and we know are safe around children and other dogs- safety is our priority. Your child must be able to securely manage their dog on a lead.BOOK: sherree@hamblehounds.com

Intro to Clicker Training             Thursday 16th August         6.15 pm to 8.00 pm              just £10 for 1¾ hour

This is a fun introduction to using a clicker, aimed at guardians who have (mainly!) mastered the basics with their dog and want to find a reliable way to teach their dog new tricks/ tasks. We will start to teach: fetch the TV control, close the door, left & right…bring along your own ideas and we can start to shape them. Open to friendly dogs we knowBOOK: sherree@hamblehounds.com

Scenting “Sniff n Tell”                  Friday 17th August              6.30 pm to 8.00 pm          just £10 for 1½ hours

Would you like your dog to sniff out drugs like a Police Dog, or find your lost keys or a wallet full of money? Or a toy hidden deep in the forest? This is the course for you and your dog who will LOVE to use his nose! Open to friendly dogs we know.BOOK: enquiries@hamblehounds.com

Collie Chase                                    Thursday 23rd  August       6.00 to 8.00 pm                      £25* for 2 hours

Collies are bred to herd and this means they need to control movement. This becomes a problem for the urban collie if they decide they need to sort out the cyclist, the jogger, running kids, other dogs’ ball ‘flingers’,  or probably the worst…moving cars.This workshop will increase your understanding of the reasons for these behaviours and help you start to manage them.We will look at alternative outlets for this behaviour so that frustrations don’t arise*Numbers will be limited on this workshopOpen to all sheepdog/ collie/ collie cross/ herding dogsBOOK: sherree@hamblehounds.com

Emergency Control                       Friday 24th August              5.00 to 6.15 pm                      £10 for 1¼ hours

Need to stop your dog in an emergency? For those awful moments when you need your dog to instantly lie down and keep still, even if they are at a distance from you. Can be lifesaving, and is certainly a great way to impress people! Its fun to teach and learn this all important skill. Open to friendly dogs we know.BOOK: enquiries@hamblehounds.com

Intro to Retrieving (Gun Dog)    Friday 24th August              6.30 to 8.00 pm                      £10 for 1½ hours

Fantastic for retrieving breeds, and enjoyed by most dogs…. uses their brains, teaches self-control and distance control, joyful stuff. Using “dummies”… you don’t need to be into shooting and killing things to enjoy this sport. Open to friendly dogs we know. Useful precursor to the gun dog course.BOOK: enquiries@hamblehounds.com

 and next, one for the more senior woofers….. can’t leave them out 

Senior dogs    Thursday 30th August evening                6.15 to 8 pm                VERY USEFUL and only £10!  

This is a workshop just for the older dog or younger ones experiencing a reduction in their mobility due to disability or ongoing conditions. The emphasis is on maintaining their quality of life and keeping them mobile for as long as possible. We will look at touches (massage) that can help keep the dog supple and mobile, and how different floor exercises can help this. We will have a group discussion about supplements and share other options for supporting your dog including simple changes to their home environment. We will talk about managing cognitive decline (sadly dogs get dementia too!). We will look at alternatives to the traditional walk. If your dog has an undiagnosed mobility issue please do visit your vet first to make sure any medical condition or pain is identified before coming along.BOOK: Sherree@hamblehounds.com

We hope you find something there for you! Do call if you want to check if they are suitable for your dog or if you have any questions. You’ll get full joining details when you book. Tel: 023 8045 3490

Sample of other topics covered in the year….
WHIZZBANG

Many dogs and cats struggle with fireworks and thunder, or other loud noises. Learn tools to help your dog or cat cope. Also helpful for anxious animals. No dogs at this workshop- just humans!

LEAD ON!
Struggling with loose lead walking? Come along to our workshop to learn new ways to help make walking relaxing and fun for you and the dog.

DON’T NICK THE PICNIC
Picnics are definitely a challenge to many dogs, a very popular summer workshop!

TELLINGTON TTOUCH INTRODUCTION

TELLINGTON TTOUCH GROUND WORK

TELLINGTON TTOUCH FULL DAY AND WEEKENDS

Plus we offer free “be safe” talks to schools, scout/guide groups etc.

Take a look at our latest TTouch workshop here…

Social Activities

Lots of get togethers for Hamble Hounders!

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Events

Fun events raise money for some great charities

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