How to Enrol

To enrol on any of my courses please click the button below and this will take you through to my online enrolment form. If you wish to download and print a copy of the form to send back to me simply click the button in the left column on enrolment page.

Enrolment Forms

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 20 weeks of age on week 1 are invited to join.

Location: Minehead
Time: Saturday 10:35am – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 7th May 2022

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 4pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 9th May 2022

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 – 5pm
Next Course Starts: Resume in the Autumn

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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:  7th May 2022

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 5:15pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 9th May 2022

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  – 6.15pm 
Next Course Starts: Resume in the Autumn

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Animal Basics Puppy Progress

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: 14th May 2022 

Location:  Minehead
Time: Monday 6.30pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 9th May 2022

Location: EMN Community Hall Combecross Hill, Monksilver, TA4 4JE (Autumn and winter only)
Time: Monday 7:30pm
Next Course Starts: Resume 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: To resume later in the year

Individual 1/2hr Gun Dog training sessions are available please contact Janet on 07790996791/ 01823 432334 email: info@animalbasics.co.uk or PM via facebook page.

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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
Beginners Agility: 5:00pm  
Experienced Agility: 6:15pm 
Individual Training: 1/2hr sessions available between 2:45pm- 3:15pm & 3.30pm – 4:00pm
Starts: 12th May 2022

Saturday Agility:  3pm Mixed ability group
Next course starts: 7th May 2022

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 11am – 6 week course
Next Course start dates: 19th May 2022

Location: Minehead
Time: Saturday – 11:55am –  6 week course
Next Course start dates:  ON HOLD

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Canine Connections – NEW COURSE

The course is designed to help build your relationship with your dog, whilst having fun and introducing new ideas. Each 6 week course will cover slightly different topics, such as confidence and optimism, building on their recall in different situations eg. with distractions and novelty. Off lead walking so your dog chooses to stay with you. Building on calmness and the ability to chill whilst other dogs are working. This is a taste of what the courses can cover. We work to make the lessons fun and enjoyable for both ends of the lead.

Location:  Minehead
Time: 12.30pm
Next Course start dates:  21st April 2022

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How to Enrol

To enrol on any of my course please click the button below and this will take you through to my online enrolment form. If you wish to download and print a copy of the form to send back to me simply click the button in the left column on enrolment page.

Enrolment Forms