About Animal Basics

Training your dog should be fun for both you and your dog.  If we make it fun and rewarding, the training will be enjoyable and it will encourage us to continue too.

It will produce a strong working partnership with trust and confidence at both ends of the lead. There should be give and take as in any relationship, being aware of how your dog is feeling and importantly, how you are feeling too.

We owe it to our dogs to learn and to understand how they communicate using their body language.  Dog behaviour and training go hand-in-hand, and if the training is right, you cut down considerably the chance of the dog developing habits and behaviour that can cause a problem later.

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We all need to know how to communicate with our dogs. We owe it to them to understand, as much as possible, how they see the world and in turn, teach them how to behave and how to achieve it. What I try to do is to help you understand what makes your dog ‘tick’; to bridge the communications gap and build a working partnership based on trust and cooperation.

‘Animal Basics’ uses up to date positive training methods with rewards such as food, toys, games, and even sniffing!  Clicker training is also taught for dogs and owners wishing to use this method. The dogs are allowed to work out what earns a reward and what does not. Training is set at the individual dog’s level, which means dogs of different levels can work in the same class, if appropriate.  Dogs wishing to join are invited along for an individual session to be assessed to see which class would be most suitable for them.

Animal Basics Testimonials

All our family look forward to Saturday afternoons with Janet. Rubble really enjoys his agility sessions and his listening skills have improved tenfold! Thanks Janet

The Hirons family
Animal Basics Testimonials

Agility for dogs? Yes but it’s only for Collies and the like isn’t it?

Oh no it isn’t! My two little terriers love it – through tunnels, over jumps and climbing up dog walks, there’s so much for them to enjoy. You should see them go! Of course all the dogs doing agility need a bit of training but the emphasis in Janet’s classes is enjoyment and fun. 

David G
Animal Basics Testimonials

We have been going to Janet’s classes since Miss Chief was 5 months old, they have given me more confidence and has stretched a very demanding Miss Chief.  We both thoroughly enjoy the group and look forward to each week’s session. Janet is calm, friendly and imparts her knowledge in a very gentle and kind manner.  I highly recommend her.

Fiona & Miss Chief

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New Course Dates:

Monksilver Monday evening at the EMN Community Hall

The Puppy and Puppy progress courses are Full.

Rally 7.30pm 6 week course starting Monday 2nd December Places are available.

Out door training in Minehead:

Fortnightly Thursday 4 week Hoopers course 9.30am starting 9th January.

Fun Obedience Thursday 11am and 12.15pm starting 5th December.

Saturday Courses:

9.30am 6 week Rally course starting 11th January

11a.m. 6 week Puppy course starting 11th January

Fortnightly 12.30pm 6 week Fun Gun Dog course
starting 11th January ( no lesson Match 7th)

1.45pm 6 week Puppy Progress course starting 11th January

Fortnightly 12.30pm 6 week Fun Obedience course starting 1st February

for more details check out my website www.animalbasics.co.uk email; info@animalbasics.co.uk
Tel: 01823 432334 Mob: 07790996791
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