Reactivity – dispelling the myths, with Kamal Fernandez

£58.00£118.00

Friday 26 April 2019, West End (near Woking)

This one-day seminar covers all aspects of reactivity in dogs,

• Identifying dogs that are likely to exhibit reactive traits
• Key factors that create issues, and how to avoid them
• Dispelling myths around reactivity
• Coping skills for the dog and the owner
• Teaching behaviours to counteract reactivity, and more.

Only six handler places and limited spectator places.

Before your complete your booking please make sure to have read further details and joining instructions under ADDITIONAL INFORMATION below.

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Description

Kamal Fernandez started training in 1991 after getting Scrunch, an independent and free-willed Chow-Chow mix. Like many other first time dog owners, Kamal found himself in for a rude awakening when he got her – Lassie she was not. You name it, Scrunch did it – running away, biting, resource guarding, nervous aggression – Scrunch did it all. Scrunch prompted a trip to Newham Dog Training Club at Eastlea School. And so began an epic journey into the world of dog training which has taken Kamal from a dog who wouldn’t come back when she was called to competing in the Obedience Championship at Crufts.

Kamal has since immersed himself in the world of animal training, following some of the leading lights in the field such as Sylvia Bishop, Susan Garrett, Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar and Karen Pryor. This thirst for knowledge combined with his job as a police officer, working with young offenders, and studying psychology has contributed to his dynamic and innovative teaching style and his ability to get the best from his pupils, whether human or canine. With over 20 years of practical dog training experience, based on a combination of science and hands on experience, Kamal has established a reputation for positive training and has championed the use of reward based methods all over the world.

Web: Kamal Fernandez

Additional information

Time

Friday 26 April 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The gates will open around 15 minutes before start time. Come in without your dog if you are a handler. There will be a sign-in sheet on arrival.

Location

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE MAY CHANGE THE VENUE TO AN INDOORS SPACE! This will be within 15 minutes drive from the address below and may have an outdoors option too. Should you not be notified of any changes, the venue is:
 
Lead & Listen, Windlesham Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PS
 
We recommend that handlers park on Church Road by the Green, to be closest to the venue entrance. Any spectators can park on Windlesham Road or further up Church Road.
 
Our venue is a securely fenced field that allows plenty of space and movement.
 
There are no toilet facilities directly on site. Nearest public venue with toilets: BP Gordon SF Connect on the A322 South, Guildford Road, West End, GU24 9HJ. Nearest pub serving excellent food (dog friendly garden): The Inn@West End, 42 Guildford Rd, West End, Woking, GU24 9PW.

What to bring

Note that only handlers can bring dogs to this workshop.
 
Handlers, make sure you have a good supply of food rewards. If your dog is muzzle trained, bring the muzzle with you if appropriate or anything else you use (head collar etc).
 
All: dress suitably for an outdoor workshop (it will take place irrespective of weather), bring layers and waterproof items. Bring a folding chair, whether you are a handler or a spectator. If you are a handler make sure you wear comfortable outdoors shoes.
 
Refreshments will be provided.

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