Animal Basics Fun Obedience

Fun Obedience

The classes will stretch your thinking, build your relationship with your dog, whilst having fun together. Each course is 6 weeks and courses run continuously throughout the year. Each course is different and may cover for example focus work, recall, games, balance work, puzzle work, nose work or calmness, the list is endless.  A sense of humour and optimism is essential.

Location:  Minehead
Time: Monday – 7.30pm –  4 week course
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Spring

Location:  Minehead
Time: Thursday – 11am & 12:30pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts:  16th July 2020 and  27th August 2020

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Puppy

I will provide your puppy with a good solid foundation to move onto the next step in their development.  The 6 week course covers such basics as recall, polite greetings, sit, down, handling skills, focus, building their confidence and lead walking.

Puppies up to 18 weeks of age on week 1 are invited to join.

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 5pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Spring

Location: Minehead
Time: Saturday 10:35am – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 19th September

N.BWe will have a buffer date at the end of each 6 week course and before the next starts, in case inclement weather causes any dates to be postponed. 

Location: EMN Community Hall Combecross Hill, Monksilver, TA4 4JE (Autumn and Winter only)
Time: Monday 6:30pm – 7.30pm: 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Monday 5th Oct 2020

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Animal Basics Puppy

Puppy Progress/ Adolescent

This course builds on from the puppy course, encourages them to think and try new experiences in a safe environment, to be optimistic and flexible and to be able to cope with what life might test them with.

Ideal for the older puppy/ adolescent looking to build on previous learning.

Location:  Minehead
Time: Saturday 1:15pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts:  19th September 2020 

N.B – We will have a buffer date at the end of each 6 week course and before the next starts, in case inclement weather causes any dates to be postponed. 

Location: EMN Community Hall Combecross Hill, Monksilver, TA4 4JE (Autumn and winter only)
Time: Monday 5pm – 6pm: 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Monday 5th Oct 2020

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Animal Basics Puppy Progress
Animal Basics Rally Obedience Course

Rally

Is a fun sport focusing on the relationship between dog and handler as they work round a course of exercises guided by signs.  There are 6 distinct levels, each level asks that little bit more of the team. The first two levels are worked on lead. All dogs are welcome.  if your dog feels more comfortable working on its own then individual 1/2hr sessions can be booked. It is helpful to have skills such as a sit, down, stand, wait and recall.

Location:  Minehead
Time: Saturday 9.15am – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 18th July 2020 and  29th August 2020 

Location:  Minehead
Time: Monday 6.15pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Spring

Location: EMN Community Hall Combecross Hill, Monksilver, TA4 4JE (Autumn and winter only)
Time: Monday 7:30pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Autumn

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Fun Gun Dog

Ideal for owners who want to work with their dogs to develop their natural ability to retrieve, ‘hunt’ with you, learn self-control, keep focus and more, whilst having fun. It is a mixed ability group and very encouraging of each other.

Location:  Minehead
Time: Saturday – 2:35pm – 6 week course
Next course dates: 19th September 2020

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David & Rolly taking part in Fun Agility run by Animal Basics

Fun Pet Agility

For those who have always wanted to try agility. Attending a half hour individual session is required to introduce you and your dog to the basic equipment e.g. jumps, tunnel and tyre. Agility runs throughout the Spring and Summer months. Dogs must be a minimum of 1 year to join.

Location:  Minehead
Time:  THURS – 5pm Beginners & 6:15pm Experienced 4 weeks course.
Individual 1/2hr sessions available between 4pm-5pm.
SAT – 3:15pm Mixed ability group in blocks of 4 week course

Agility courses roll on through the Summer, please contact us if you’d like to join.

Please note: Dogs need to be a minimum of 1 year and in good health.

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Hoopers

Hoopers – The following introductory Information has been kindly written by Angela Lucas

Hooperholics UK  began because we wanted to share the message Give it a Go! Simply put, Hoopers just involves allowing the dog to use a set of obstacles at a natural pace, without needing to jump, turn tightly or twist. Benefits from practicing Hoopers include building core fitness and balance, and growing a closer confident bond between dog and handler.  Mostly, dogs have fun in Hoopers. There is nothing to ask the dog which is difficult, and the emphasis is on the handler to do the challenges. Hooperholics UK  are the only Hooper society in the country which have a licence to  coach Hooperlevels, a method which combines teaching, training, and a progress assessment in one. There are 10 levels for the handler to pass, each one increasing their Hooper prowess. Every level has 10 exercises to practice, each aiming at a specific skill, like stay, running on, turning, and new handling skills like the Away and the Out. What makes Hoopers so popular is the fact you can start very easily with just a few bits of equipment, and then join up with a Hooper group to keep going.

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 10am Experienced, 11am Beginners
Next Course start dates: Resumes in the Autumn

Location: Minehead
Time: Thursday 9.30am – 4 week course
Next Course start dates: 10th September and 8th October

Location: Minehead
Time: Saturday – 11:55am –  4 week course
Next Course start dates:  19th September

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