Mind and Body

Our Mind and Body training Course is unique to Little Orchard and has been developed by us to strengthen the bond and partnership between you and your dog through fun and focus.

It will allow you to work on increasing your dogs confidence and skills. There is no test or exam at the end, the course aims to create lots of fun for dogs and their owners and look to further the handlers understanding and training skills.

Some of the tasks included in the course include:
  • Clicker training for fun and focus
  • Free shaping and training behaviours – enhancing your clicker training skills
  • Forward focus work over low poles, new surfaces and obstacles
  • Foot awareness for front and back feet with stepping in, out and onto obstacles
  • Teaching new tricks 
  • Working with footstools, hoops, mats, jump poles, wings and tyres as obstacles
  • Stays with distractions 
  • Teaching your dog to settle 
  • Games for mind stimulation
  • Heelwork to music moves to enhance fun and body awareness 
  • Obedience and life skills to assist working dogs or those in training

This is a 8 week course and is good for working or active dogs. It has also helped a lot of dogs that have found the formal training challenging or a little boring. The lessons increase core strength and body awareness whilst challenging the dogs mind through clicker training. 

Dogs that have worked towards Good Citizen's silver award are invited to join the mind and body course. The course is aimed at owners that want to take part in progressive training and have lots of fun and strengthen the bond and understanding between them and their dog. The course can help you decide what training you may like to move onto and whether that is Agility, Rally, Gun dog or obedience.