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Breeze, Charlie & Ruby’s Training Holiday by Anne Reid

Training Holiday

Breeze, Charley & Ruby

I had a chance meeting and chat with Lauren at an agility show about an issue I had with Ruby and her confidence. She was very helpful and happy to give me some pointers on what may help to build her confidence back up.

Since meeting Lauren, I also attended a couple of camps and a few Gamechanger weekends. I’m pleased to say that Ruby has grown in confidence since I started using games as training.

Old Dairy

On my most recent stay I attend the September handling camp and noticed the Old Dairy was free. I decided to extend my stay and book additional training.

Both myself and the dogs were well-catered for. Bowerland supplied water bowls, dog bed, treats and a dog toy. There was also a welcome package with marmalade, biscuits and a bottle of delicious wild elderflower bubbly.

Workshops & 121’s

I also decided to take advantage of a couple of workshops and was really pleased with the training I received. I also had 121’s with several different trainers and all my dogs managed to get involved. I like the fact that the workshops are adapted to the dog and handler. If you need to stay at one stage a bit longer that is fine. Also if it is something that you have previously done, there is always a next stage.

11 year old Charlie also participated

I was really impressed at how I could include Charlie in some of the training. She has arthritis and can go lame quite quickly, I mentioned this to Michelle who came up with a couple of suggestions. Charlie was her the first one doing scent work, which she seemed to really enjoy. We now got a scent kit and are continuing at home.

Fit-Bone to improve back leg muscles

Michelle also suggested that we could try doing paws-up to try and improve her back leg muscles by doing paws up on a fit-bone. We continued this at home and so far Charlie not gone lame, or looked tired. Now she has a bit of a spring in her step when we go for a walk!

Highly Recommend

I would highly recommend staying at either the Annexe or Old Dairy and take advantage of the facilities that are available. I have already booked my next 2 visits and am really looking forward to both staying in the cottages and to working with the superb trainers again.

Anne ReidAbout the author: My name is Anne Reid I am 55 and have 3 spaniels an 11 year old Springer, Charlie, a 5 year old cocker, Ruby, and my newest addition a 16th month old cocker, Breeze, we live in Lancashire.

Do you have a training issue you want to tackle? Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and make the most of our fantastic training facilities onsite.

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