Training

With his wealth of experience, Geoff can assist you in overcoming any problems and more importantly stop them from occurring in your training routine initially. Tailored to each dog and their handler, lessons are fun and informative whether you intend to use the dog for working purposes or just require a well behaved dog.

Tailored to each dog and their handler, lessons are fun and informative whether you intend to use the dog for working purposes or just require a well behaved dog.

Experienced and renowned trainer Geoff Shore offers individual and group lessons here at Fern Farm for gundogs or pet dogs and their handlers from early puppyhood and general obedience training to field trial standard.

With his wealth of experience, Geoff can assist you in overcoming any problems and more importantly stop them from occurring in your training routine initially. Tailored to each dog and their handler, lessons are fun and informative whether you intend to use the dog for working purposes or just require a well behaved dog.

Tailored to each dog and their handler, lessons are fun and informative whether you intend to use the dog for working purposes or just require a well behaved dog.

 

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
Gundog training: 07974593665 (Geoff Shore)

Does your dog pull on the lead? Get distracted by other dogs? Doesn’t come back when called? Then our obedience training is for you! Aimed at dogs over 1 year old (for younger dogs and puppies please see our puppy training), our obedience training will help teach the manners we expect from dogs, whether you have a new rescue dog who hasn’t been taught the basics, or maybe you need to brush up on some skills. We offer 1:1 lessons for specific help, workshops for the common troubles and classes for those wishing to advance their skills.

The types of areas we cover, but are not limited to are; loose lead walking, recall, ignoring other dogs, not jumping up, getting in and out of the car, not barging through doors, not snatching, giving up toys and dropping/leaving items.  Our classes and workshops are taught in our brand new, enclosed and purpose built paddocks.

Advanced workshops will cover areas such as emergency stops, extended down stays (1 minute to 5 minutes), extended sit stays, change of handler walking side and automatic sitting on handler stop.

 

Prices

£20 for a 1hr 1:1

£15 for a one off group workshop (max 6 dogs)

£60 for a block of weekly group lessons over 6 weeks for all levels

 

Behavior
With 10 years experience in working with rescue dogs, Rosie has seen a variety of different behavioural issues from obsessive behaviours such as shadow chasing to reactivity to dogs. With our secure paddocks on site and a variety of equipment to use we are able to offer help with behavioural issues you may want to work on with your dog.

Prices

£30 1hr Assessment and behaviour plan
£25 for sucessive 1hr 1:1s

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
01225 891466 (Rosie Reid)

Designed for puppies from 12 weeks to a year old our puppy training and puppy skills workshops are ideal for the new addition to your family. With a maximum of 6 puppies per class or workshop, and the option of 1:1 lessons, our classes ensure your puppy gets lots out of the class and learns to focus on their handler rather than the other puppies.

Our classes and one off workshops will focus on the essential skills puppies need such as; walking nicely on a lead, recalling away from other dogs, letting go of toys, not jumping up, sitting and waiting. Our classes and workshops are taught in our brand new, enclosed and purpose built paddocks.

For more advanced puppy skills or if you are struggling with something our puppy is doing please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Prices

£20 for a 1hr 1:1
£15 for a one off group workshop (max 6 dogs)
£60 for a block of weekly group lessons over 6 weeks for all levels

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
01225 891466 (Rosie Reid)

With experience in training assistance dogs for Canine Partners and a Crufts winning task trained assistance dog, Rosie is able to offer 1:1 training for owners looking to train their own dogs to be their assistance dogs. Task work can be anything from helping around the house by taking the washing out of the machine to letting you know when someone is at the front door.

Exclusively to Fern Farm we offer a residential package where your dog can stay on site and attend 1:1 training with Rosie to establish the foundations needed for assistance dog work. This can include, but is not limited to, retrieving items such as keys and handbags, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, helping take off coats and socks and alerting during a medical emergency.

 

Prices:

£20 for a 1hr 1:1
1 week residential foundation training (inclusive of kennels boarding): £249.50
2 week residential further taskwork training (inclusive of kennels boarding): £499

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
01225 891466 (Rosie Reid)

Abigail Doxford, Great Britain team member, Crufts and multiple Kennel Club winner offers dog agility training at Fern Farm.

Available to all ages and experience with group and individual lessons on offer.

Residential training for day care and boarding clients too. A quality service is provided with heaps of fun to be had for you and your dog!

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
07786517507 (Abigail Doxford)

Hoopers is a new dog sport that’s taking the UK by storm! Hoopers is an all-inclusive sport for dogs and their handlers regardless of dog breed or size; it incorporates the style of obstacles and courses from agility but without the impact. The dogs learn to navigate through a set of half hoops, laid out in different angles and even learn to use a tunnel. The equipment is lightweight and made of PVC so it doesn’t hurt or spook the dogs. Hoopers is a great activity to get the dogs’ brains working and get some physical activity without the strain of repetitive jumping. Taught by Canine Country Club Manager Rosie, Hoopers can be a one off workshop for you and your dog to try something new or can also be a regular class on a 1:1 or group basis to build on skills and learn more advanced sequences. We even offer a residential Hoopers package to add something new to your dog’s stay.

 

Prices

£20 for a 1hr 1:1
£15 for a one off group workshop (max 6 dogs)
£60 for a block of weekly group lessons over 6 weeks for all levels

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
01225 891466 (Rosie Reid)

Trick training is a fun way of keeping your dog active, giving them more brain stimulation, building up their confidence and helping improve your bond. Perfect for the dogs that just don’t seem to tire after walks or who are always looking for more to do.

Fern Farm are able to offer certified trick training courses in our brand new secure paddocks set in the stunning countryside with our residential trainer Rosie. Rosie is a certified Trick Dog Instructor and owns the world’s first Lurcher Trick Dog Champion. Each course introduces new tricks that build up to a levelled portfolio. Upon successful completion you will receive a personalised certificate and a celebratory ribbon plus your dog’s name on the Do More With Your Dog honour roll on their website!

The types of tricks that will be taught are jump through a hoop, Spin circles, peekaboo, going through a tunnel, weave through legs, seesaw, take a bow, distance work (commands done at a distance), hand signals only (no vocal commands), wipe your feet, wave goodbye and scent work.

All dogs that attend trick classes need to be comfortable being handled by another person and around other dogs. Our classes and workshops are taught in our brand new, enclosed and purpose built paddocks.

Each course is a 6 week block of hourly lessons with Expert & Champion level being 10 weeks.

 

Prices (inclusive of certification, ribbon and honour roll)

Novice Trick Dog Title – £80
Intermediate Trick Dog Title – £80
Advanced Trick Dog Title – £80
Expert Trick Dog Title – £100
Champion Trick Dog Title – £100

For enquiries or to book any training please use the contact telephone number below:
01225 891466 (Rosie Reid)