Think Dog™ Practical


**We are sorry, however, we can’t take bookings for the next run of this course due to the uncertainty around COVID and venues allowing us back. Please add yourself to the waiting list and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can!**

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Course details: 2020 –

  • Date: Thurs/Fri 14th & 15th May 2020 – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Date: Thurs/Fri 13th & 14th August 2020 – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Date: Thurs/Fri 15th & 16th October 2020 – FULLY BOOKED!
  • Max 14 students per course
  • CPD at Level Four
  • Investment: £530 +VAT (£635 total) or 3 x instalments of £183 +VAT (3 x £220 total)
    Refreshments & lunch included.

Q. How do I gain practical experience to go with my theoretical knowledge?

A. Think Dog! Practical – handling and training course with Sarah Whitehead and Stella Bagshaw, offering individual coaching in positive reinforcement and clicker training skills.

This two-day practical canine handling and training course is designed to help those who have some theoretical knowledge learn fast, modern handling and ‘clean’ clicker training techniques in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere.

We train in a rescue centre, in Old Windsor, Berkshire, and train the dogs on site that are waiting for new homes. This gives you lots of experience practising your clicker training with unknown dogs, under close (and enjoyable!) instruction. Plus, the added benefit of giving rescue dogs some of the training they need to find new homes!

This course is designed to provide intensive instruction over two days, covering:

  • Understanding canine body language and facial expression
  • Assessing temperament and training needs
  • Using positive reinforcement – training dogs using clicker training
  • Practical handling, observation and training with dogs in the centre
  • Teaching transferable skills that last
  • For more detail on course logistics, curriculum and ethos, click here

Who is this course for?

Those who would like to further their own handling skills in whatever capacity. This course gets rave reviews and is one of our favourites to teach! Look forward to seeing you there!

Instalment option:
For your convenience, we accept payment in three easy instalments prior to the course start date. The first instalment is a non-refundable deposit which secures your place. There is a small admin fee of £25 for paying by instalments – so you can save money by paying in full.
Please note: This course involves handling of the dogs in the rescue centre – which offers a unique opportunity to handle and clicker train dogs other than your own. The rescue centre venue has a strict ‘no dogs in cars’ policy.

May 2020 


August 2020 


October 2020


Please note: Paypal is only available as a payment option on pay in full plan.

All payment plans include a £25 admin fee.

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