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 – Fortnightly, 4 week blocks
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Spring

Location:  Minehead
Time: Thursdays – 11am & 12:15pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts:  19th September 2019 & 31st October 2019

Location:  Minehead
Time: Saturdays – 12:30pm – Fortnightly, 6 week course
Next Course Starts:  1st February 2020

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 block 
Next Course Starts: Resumes in the Spring

Location: Minehead
Time: Saturday 11am – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 11th January 2020 & 7th March 2020

N.BWe will have a buffer date at the end of each 6 week block 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 – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 23rd September 2019 & 2nd December 2019

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 1:45pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts:  11th January 2020 & 29th February 2020 

Location: EMN Community Hall Combecross Hill, Monksilver, TA4 4JE (Autumn and winter only)
Time: Monday 5pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: 23rd September 2019 & 2nd December 2019

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 9.30am –
Next Course Starts: 5th October 2019 (5wk course) & 11th January 2020 (6wk course)

Location:  Minehead
Time: Monday 6.15pm – 6 week course
Next Course Starts: Resume 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: 23rd September 2019 & 2nd December 2019

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. This group runs fortnightly on a Saturday. It is a mixed ability group and very encouraging of each other.

Location:  Minehead
Time: Saturday – 12.30pm – Fortnightly 6 week course
Next Course dates: 11th January 2020

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:  WEDS – 5pm Beginners & 6pm Experienced in blocks of 4 weeks.
Individual 1/2hr sessions available between 4pm-5pm.
SAT – 3pm Mixed ability group in blocks of 4 weeks.
Next Course Starts: Resume in Spring

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.

Hoopers

This has been posted with kind permission from the CHUCK Facebook Page.

Their website is: www.caninehoopersuk.co.uk

Hoopers is a smooth and free flowing sport based on the dogs love of running. The hoops themselves are lightweight, plastic and tall enough to accommodate even giant breeds. We use only 80cm tunnels to fulfil our aim of being totally breed inclusive. Due to the low impact nature of the sport, it is suitable for almost all dogs, including those which other, high impact, sports are maybe not so suitable. In competition expect to see fun filled courses with extra handling challenges for those who choose them, progression is based on consistency and accuracy, not class wins and speed. Our Accredited Instructors are based all over the UK and train to the highest standards using only force free training methods.

I am looking to taking my level 1 accredited instructors course this year.

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 10am Experienced, 11am Beginners  – Fortnightly 4 week blocks
Next Course start dates: 23rd Sep 2019 

Location: Minehead
Time: Monday 7.30pm
Next Course start dates: Resumes in Spring

Location: Minehead
Time: Thursday – 9.30am – Fortnightly 4 week blocks
Next Course start dates: 19th September 2019 & 12th December 2019

Animal Basics Hoopers Class