North West Canine Education

North West Canine Education

Dog Law: What Every Responsible Dog Owner Needs To Know With Trevor Cooper

March 2nd, 2019 at 1 PM – 4:30 PM

About Trevor Cooper

Trevor has specialised in Doglaw for 23 years and is widely regarded as a leading solicitor in England and Wales for this niche area of law in both civil and criminal cases. Trevor started his career in local government and has acted for the prosecution (having been a Principal Solicitor with the Environment Agency for 5 years) as well as the defence – he was also a Magistrate on the North Yorkshire bench.

Trevor was formerly the Doglaw specialist for Dogs Trust and currently splits his time acting as the Doglaw Consultant for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as well as continuing to act for dog owners, as well as dog related professionals and organisations in both civil and criminal proceedings.

Presented by Solicitor Trevor Cooper, this seminar is a wide ranging mix of legal issues that are important to dog owners and professionals, including:

  • Rights and responsibilities when buying and selling dogs
  • Liability (both civil and criminal) for dogs that harm people and animals
  • Identification requirements / the legal implications of microchipping
  • Noise nuisance
  • Public Spaces Protection Orders
  • Community Protection Notices
  • Breed Specific Legislation
  • Cruelty / Duty of Care
  • and much, much more!

Please note, the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) Regulations 2018 is covered in brief in this seminar, it is NOT the main topic of the event.

The seminar is aimed at entertaining the audience as well as to inform. No prior legal knowledge is required so come along and learn!!

Price £20
Venue: Park Farm ACYP Centre,54 Kentmere Avenue,Carmill St Helens Merseyside WA11 7PG

Contact Sarah: 01744 607190


Dr Isla Fishburn

Apr 13, 2019 at 10 AM – Apr 14, 2019 at 5 PM
This talk will provide you with new insight in to co-existing with, interacting with, teaching, working and enjoying your dog or those that you work with. You will learn the importance of canine wellness, what this means, how this affects your dog’s behaviour, personality, performance, interaction, health and longevity as well as how you can affect your dog’s wellness. The course typically covers the following:

~ What is canine wellness?
~ What do we need to include in canine wellness?
~ Understanding the biology of a dog, from a cellular level
~ The conservation of a dog
~ A dog as an ecosystem
~ Why cells are important for survival
~ What are emotions and their importance for canines
~ The individual causes of wellness
~ Functional Characters
~ Learning to be a social canine
~ The competitive canine – when, why and how competition exists in dogs
~ Safety
~ Trust
~ Trauma
~ Environment and life stages
~ Natural healing therapies

Price £125
Early Bird offer £100 for the first 10 people

Venue: Park Farm ACYP Centre,54 Kentmere Avenue,Carmill St Helens Merseyside WA11 7PG
Contact Sarah: 01744 607190

Communicating, Arousal and Problematic Behaviours

Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Craig Ogilvie presents this 6 hour session for up to 5 handlers and 5

The session is split between a theory key note presentation and
practical application for the handlers, with a lot of focus on Q&A, so
that everybody can take the absolute most value from the sessions and
leave with a plan to progress towards their goals.

Handlers and spectators will further develop their knowledge on
understanding, overcoming and preventing problematic behaviours that our dogs perform during periods of arousal. We will focus on the
communications behind the behaviours and the practical steps that we can
take to help the dogs in our care.

Both handlers and spectators will work through an extremely informative
and interactive work book guided by Craig. This covers a practical
acronym based, step by step guide to follow when analysing and working
towards overcoming problematic behaviours. We will learn how to avoid
labelling the dogs in your care by dissecting problematic behaviours in
to separate influencing components which will allow you to develop and
implement an effective plan to work towards overcoming the behaviours.

Handlers will then begin to put the theory in to practice by working
with Craig to lay some solid foundations which will allow you to work with your dog towards overcoming the problematic behaviour that the dog
in your care is displaying. A practical guide that will continue to help
you to efficiently evaluate and work towards overcoming problematic
behaviours to improve the lives of both the dogs in your care and your
students alike.

Learning objectives

– Learn how to dissect the problematic behaviours that our dogs engage in during states of arousal in to separate influencing components and
develop an effective development plan to work towards overcoming them.
– Recognise the communications behind problematic behaviours.
– Overcome dog sport training and working dog training specific
problematic behaviours
– Learn how to avoid over-arousal and improve learning experiences by
altering antecedent arrangements and managing influencing factors.
– Implement practical efficient calming techniques to improve the day to day lives of the dogs and owners in your care.
– Understand the importance a positive reinforcers and their role in
overcoming problematic behaviours
– Become skilled in recognising the considerations to make for
successful learning to take place
– Benefit from the ability to recognise the influence that handler
behaviours and emotions has on problematic behaviours and how to adjust these factors to change behaviours
– Use structured patterns to create predictability and consistency to
change behaviour
– Develop the ability implement techniques that will include positive
reinforcement, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter
conditioning, differential reinforcement of incompatible behaviours and

Tickets are £120
Venue: Haskayne Village Hall, 109 School Lane, Haskayne, Nr. Ormskirk, L39 7JE

Contact Sarah: 01744 607190

The Three R’s with Sarah Fisher

Sep 7, 2019 at 1 PM – Sep 8, 2019 at 4 PM

Three ‘R’s Workshop – reset, rebalance, release
The main focus of this seminar will be on observations and Free Work and will include a combination of Power Point presentations and practical sessions with the attending dogs to help you hone your Dog Detective skills.
Free Work is a new addition to Sarah’s courses and has been inspired by a bright and enthusiastic young bull breed named Henry. It is a simple, structured method of educating and supporting dogs of all ages providing a safe and rewarding foundation on which further learning can be built.
Many dogs struggle when in novel situations and many cannot tolerate contact (even from familiar people) when aroused, worried, or in new or exciting environments. Free Work has provided an invaluable stepping stone towards ground work exercises on a line or lead, and gentle TTouch bodywork for dogs that are sensitive to touch.
Watching dogs moving at liberty exploring a range of sensory experiences, before progressing to working on a long, cotton line, has also proved to be beneficial when observing the posture and nervous system responses. Stripping everything back including the removal of the collar (if safe to do so) can highlight many of the smaller ‘triggers’ or threads that create the more obvious behaviour and postural patterns.
Free Work is now being successfully used by shelter staff, trainers and behaviourists, TTouch Practitioners, groomers, and canine guardians to support the animals in their care.
This workshop will provide you with safe and effective tools to pass on to your clients, and additional skills for you

This day and a half workshop is £80. There are 6 handler places available.

Venue: Britannia Wigan Hotel, Almond Brook Rd, Standish, Wigan WN6 0SR

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