Wonder Paws - Puppy School​ & Family Dog Training 

Wonder Paws - The Grooming Shed, Bray

 

OUR LOCATIONS:

- Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co Wicklow 

- Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Co Dublin

- Wonder Paws Puppy Park, Beech Hill Allotments, Enniskerry

- CORK: Douglas Community Centre, Church Rd, Cork

 

  • Training Dublin enquiries 087 6879 679  

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  • Training Cork Enquiries 087 3917093

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  • Grooming Bray 087 1020022

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  • Dog Exercising 087 4344076

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INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER EVENTS

Wonder Paws is excited to host top international speakers who are experts in their fields of animal learning, training and behaviour.  Following on from the successful events of 2016, we are delighted to welcome two TOP names in the field of training and behaviour to our venue in 2017.

SUZANNE CLOTHIER - Saturday 15th July 2017, 9am -5pm


Hang on to your hat! We’re going to try to fit a ton of information into just one day’s workshop. The goal is to leave attendees with a feel for the practical application of some of the effective, sensible and humane Relationship Centered Training (RCT) techniques.

Morning session 9:00 -12:30 AM 
Mid-morning tea break 15-20 minutes


RCT & THE ELEMENTAL QUESTIONS:


We will focus on the 3 core concepts of Relationship Centered Training (RCT) and The Elemental Questions, 6 simple questions that open the door to a deeper, nuanced understanding of the dog. Using demo dogs, participants will learn new ways to observe dogs, to really "see the dog." These detailed observations reveal how the dog perceives his world, what interests or bores him, how physical limits may be performing at his best, how to respond to a dog who tells you "this is boring!" and more. 


Emphasis is placed on learning how to see what the dog can tell us about himself through various observations. Attendees will deepen their understanding of the dog's behavior as responses to his temperament, the environment, intrinsic & extrinsic influences, and social stimuli. Understanding the dog within the context of this complex blend of information helps handlers work to modify and adapt their handling and goals for enhanced relationships and better performance. 
Learning to see the dog as a unique individual is the foundation for all humane training and healthy dog/human relationships. Observation skills are helpful to any handler, whatever training techniques they may use or behavior & performance goals they may have.

Lunch – 12:30-1:00 PM
Afternoon Session 1:30 – 5:00 PM 
Mid-afternoon tea break 15-20 minutes


PRACTICAL RCT:


The afternoon sessions focuses on live demonstrations with dogs of the simple, effective Relationship Centered Training techniques that are valuable for any handler and dog, but particularly useful for dogs with anxiety, reactivity, “youthful exuberance” (adolescence!) and other behavior challenges:


• Auto Check-In
• Ghost Handling
• Go Hunt
• Really Real Relaxation Protocol
• Finding the Think & Learn Zone 


Attendees will learn to use these simple, effective techniques that help alter a dog's feeling about a situation, bring balance to the dog/human relationship without punishment or confrontation, and help the dog and handler develop new skills for a variety of situations. 

http://suzanneclothier.com/content/suzanne-clothier

PRICE: €175* - Lunch and refreshments provided. *price includes free admission to Suzanne's evening seminar on Enriched Puppy Protocol from 6-9pm, with light meal beforehand.

Open to training and behaviour professionals, students, vet professionals, welfare and rescue staff, volunteers and dog-owners alike. 

Transport Links:

  • Local airport: Dublin

  • Local Towns: Bray/Enniskerry/Kilternan/Sandyford

  • Train Links: DART Bray  Station - LUAS Line to Sandyford

  • Bus Link: 145 Dublin City Centre - Bray (plus 15mins walk to venue)

 

Cancellation policy: 6 months prior to event 75% money back
3-6 months prior 50% money back
0-3months no refund available

 

Suzanne Clothier: Enriched PUPPY Protocol
Evening Seminar - 6-9pm Saturday 15th July 2017, 10-5pm


DUE TO SPECIAL REQUEST, Suzanne has added a bonus evening seminar on her ENRICHED PUPPY PROTOCOL (EPP) programme.

For breeders, shelters, rescues, and anyone interested in or already involved in raising puppies from birth to 16 weeks, this evening lecture offers practical ideas for environmental and social enrichment aimed at helping puppies become the best they can be. Suzanne will share detailed information on development of the puppy's mind, body & social behaviour.

 

- 9 generations of German Shepherds in my Hawks Hunt breeding program

- Enriched Puppy Protocol in use since 2007 at Guiding Eyes for the Blind (approx. 500 puppies per year), since 2011 for Southeastern Guide Dogs (about 300+ puppies per year), since 2012 for Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation (about 100 puppies per year), since 2015 for Guide Dogs of America (about 300+ puppies per year) and Assistance Dogs of the West

- Also used in rearing protocols for foxes & wolves at Wolf Park

PLUS, in response to the current issues with Puppy Farm Pups in Ireland, Suzanne will include information on what to do with pups who have not benefitted from EPP, and how to take best advantage of the developmental windows available under 20 weeks of age. 


http://suzanneclothier.com/content/suzanne-clothier

PRICE: Evening Seminar ONLY - €49

PLEASE NOTE: this event is FREE to attendees booked into Suzanne's full day workshop on Relationship Centred Training on 15th July 10-5pm costing €175 - event details and booking ABOVE

Refreshments provided midway through evening seminar.

Open to breeders, training and behaviour professionals, students, vet professionals, welfare and rescue staff, volunteers and potential puppy-owners alike. 

Transport Links:

  • Local airport: Dublin

  • Local Towns: Bray/Enniskerry/Kilternan/Sandyford

  • Train Links: DART Bray  Station - LUAS Line to Sandyford

  • Bus Link: 145 Dublin City Centre - Bray (plus 15mins walk to venue)

 

Cancellation policy: 6 months prior to event 75% money back
3-6 months prior 50% money back
0-3months no refund available

 

PRACTICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP LEVEL 1 (CHICKENS) with Chirag Patel
12th - 14th August 2017, 10-5pm


Wonder Paws are very excitied to announce, for the first time in Ireland, PRACTICAL SKILLS WORKSHOP LEVEL 1 (CHICKENS) with Chirag Patel.

THE PRACTICAL SKILLS WORKSHOPS ARE FOCUSED ON UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT. 

In Level 1, students will learn about and sharpen their skills in using a marker signal, timing of reinforcement, delivery of reinforcement, shaping, prompting, using targets, LRS, setting criteria, measuring behaviour, cues. We focus on relating them back to the people and animals you work with and discuss examples throughout. 

During the workshop you will work with hens, however it is worth noting this is not a workshop on chickens. The focus is on understanding and applying the basic principles of behaviour analysis, the science of behaviour change.

*****ONLY 14 PARTICIPANT PLACES*****

Daily Schedule:
0900-1030: workshop
1030-1100: morning break
1100-1230: workshop
1230-1330: lunch 
1330-1500: workshop
1500-1530: afternoon break
1530-1700: workshop
1700 - Finish


Prices: 3-day Practical Workshop €595
(price includes lunch and refreshments each day)

CHIRAG PATEL: BEHAVIOUR & TRAINING CONSULTANT 
BSc (Hons), PGCert (CAB), CPBC, DipCABT

Chirag runs Domesticated Manners in London, UK. From here he consults on the ethical and science based practice for the behaviour management and training of domestic, zoo and laboratory animals. He works with private clients, organisations as well as running workshops for professionals internationally. Chirag is also a senior training and behaviour advisor for the UKs largest canine rescue charity, Dogs Trust.

Chirag earned his BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Sciences from the Royal Veterinary College in London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour from the University of Lincoln, UK. Chirag is also a certified parrot behaviour consultant (CPBC), with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). Chirag is also currently continuing his education by studying for a MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis. In 2005, Chirag completed an internship in behaviour and training with a focus on aggressive behaviour under the mentorship of Jean Donaldson at the San Francisco SPCA and developed his understanding and skills in puppy training under the mentorship of Ian Dunbar.

His passion is the application of behaviour change science and ethics to improve the life of animals living under human care, especially applying training principles to teach animals to be active participants in their own daily and veterinary care in a stress free manner. 

Chirag has a YouTube Channel that has accumulated over half a million hits and provides free resources for pet owners and professionals, you can access this channel by clicking here. You can also find out more by visiting his website at www.domesticatedmanners.com

Transport Links:

  • Local airport: Dublin

  • Local Towns: Bray/Enniskerry/Kilternan/Sandyford

  • Train Links: DART Bray  Station - LUAS Line to Sandyford

  • Bus Link: 145 Dublin City Centre - Bray (plus 15mins walk to venue)

 

Cancellation policy: 6 months prior to event 75% money back
3-6 months prior 50% money back
0-3months no refund available