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Canine Enrichment & Communication

Canine Enrichment & Communication

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Organiser Name
Rachel Meadows
Contact Number
07454 111480
East Portlemouth
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Event Date
November 24, 2019
Start / End Time
9.30am - 5.30pm

A one day workshop with Rachel Meadows focusing on Canine Enrichment.


Are you the guardian, care giver or owner of a dog?
Do you work with dogs?
Do you walk dogs?
Do you wash Dogs?
Are you a vet or vet nurse?
or are you just nutty about dogs?


A rescue?
A sport dog?
A hunting dog?
A shy dog?
A boisterous dog?
A grumpy Dog?
A busy dog?
A happy dog?
A working Dog?

This is a rare opportunity to attend a day long workshop with Rachel Meadows from Learn to Speak Dog, right on the door step of an AONB.

This workshop is the first of its kind in Rural Devon. The focus will be on enriching the lives of our canine companions through a variety of means, many of which have never been taught in this part of the country before. Whether you have a fit healthy dog, full of life, or a shy introverted dog that is sensitive to the world around him or even a reactive dog that struggles around other dogs, the techniques you will learn at this enrichment and communication workshop will stand to both you and your dog or those that you work alongside.

You will gain a variety of skills while working as a team to collaborate your individual knowledge and that each dog and guardian has within. If nothing else you will see the dog world in a whole new light. The beauty about a day long workshop is the consolidation of the learning theory and the opportunity to work together and see the practical application, in real time of the learning that’s taken place throughout the day.

Course content
What is it and how can you apply it to everyday situations?
How can enrichment change the way we train our dogs?
The Human Condition
Attachments and how that impacts on our training and relationships
How WE see thigs – Objective Vs Subjective
How it effects us and our dogs
How, by understanding this, can we change the outcome
Body language
Repairing the relationship with your dog
Learning to spot micro expressions in dogs
Communication Skills, building stronger bonds with your dog
How to identify unwanted behaviours before they happen
Posture, Gait and Coat Patterns
How any or all might influence behaviour
Building choice into training
Scent and the role it plays in our dog’s life


There are 12 places available for this course. There are ONLY 5 places available for Dogs. If you would like your dog to be part of the course then please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or call me for further details on 07454111480

NB: Your dog MUST be comfortable around people. Although every measure will be taken to ensure dogs are given enough space there will be an element of this course that the dog, working will have no harness or collar on. Dogs that are reactive to other dogs will be considered for this workshop. Dogs must also be happy to spend time in the car as the observations part of the course will be done one dog at a time.