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Workshops, Activity Holidays, Seminars

Workshops, Seminars and Training Days
Please see below for our seminars, training days and workshops (more events will be added throughout 2020, if you'd like us to keep you informed please do join our mailing list.) See the 'HTM' page for all things HTM and Canine Freestyle and 'Rayleigh Dog Training' for all other dog training and behaviour (including pet dog training) in Rayleigh, Essex.

Booking & Payment - You can book on this web-site to reserve your place.
  1. Click on the small payment box of the event you wish to book
  2. You will then see a shopping basket in the corner of your screen - click on that
  3. Click on 'checkout'
  4. Choose your payment method - 'Phone order' isn't phone, it's a cheque or BACS payment (details are given.) The easiest way to pay is 'credit or debit card.' We use Ecwid secure payment system meaning that we cannot see any of your details and your payment is secure.
  5. If you get stuck, contact us - we're here to help!
  • Dog Activity Weekend - Saturday 29th Aug - Sunday 30th Aug 2020
      Saturday 29th Aug - Sunday 30th Aug 2020 - near Grantham, Lincolnshire - Dog Activity Weekend - 2 full days (timings TBC)
      Instructors - Christina Oxtoby (Head Trainer, Event Dogs) and Lorraine Rohland (Head Trainer, Lincs Dog Training)

      Dogs and owners have a fun time, learning new things and making new dog and human friends. Anyone coming by themselves will be made most welcome and everyone will be put into a small group (max 6 dogs per group) to make sure that everyone feels welcomed and at home. There are many activities and everyone will be given a taste of each one.

      Activities (exact activities TBC but 2019 activities were as follows and 2020 will be similar) -
      • Agility
      • Rally
      • Freestyle / Tricks
      • Scent work
      • Parkour
      • Mantrailing
      • Gun Dog • Flyball
      Would you like to join us? All we ask is that you and your dog are dog and people friendly. If your dog is not entirely happy around dogs or people please let us know so that we are able to advise you as to whether this is the right weekend for them. (Dogs with aggression problems will not cope and should not attend.)

      NOTE - On the Saturday evening we’ll be going for a walk and getting a takeaway and you’re really welcome to join us if you’d like to.

      Price - £130 per handler place / £50 per spectator place (max. 12 handlers organised in 2 groups of 6 handlers)
  • Jo Hill - Play / Motivation / Competitive Obedience, Heelwork & Dog Sports
    • Jo Hill Regular Training Days - Rayleigh, Essex
      Jo Hill Regular Training Days, Rayleigh, Essex - 9:30am-4:30pm

      For more info about Jo Hill and what she can do to help you see our 'guest instructors'.

      More 2020 dates being arranged now (to be added VERY soon!) Once every 2 months -
      • 15th Feb 2020
      • More dates coming soon…

      Although handler places on these days are usually full a handler place has recently become available - let us know if you're interested. If you would like us to add you to the reserve list to be given the option of taking a one off place if a regular handler can't come one month please contact us. Alternatively, spectator places are always available.  (£45 per handler place / £15 per spectator place) - max 12 handler places per day, but we usually try not to have more than 11 handlers per day.
      Please contact us for further details.


    • Jo Hill Training Days - Grantham, Lincolnshire
      Jo Hill Regular Training Days, Grantham, Lincolnshire - 9:30am-4:30pm

      For more info about Jo Hill and what she can do to help you see our 'guest instructors'.

      2020 dates being arranged now (to be added VERY soon!) -
      • Once every 2 months

      Although handler places on these days are usually full a handler place has recently become available - let us know if you're interested. If you would like us to add you to the reserve list to be given the option of taking a one off place if a regular handler can't come one month please contact us. Alternatively, spectator places are always available.  (£45 per handler place / £15 per spectator place) - max 12 handler places per day, but we usually try not to have more than 11 handlers per day.
      Please contact us for further details.


  • HTM (Heelwork-to-Music / Canine Freestyle)
      For more info about HTM / Canine Freestyle please see HTM page…
  • Mantrailing
    • Date TBC - Rayleigh, Essex - Mantrailing
      Rayleigh, Essex - Mantrailing Follow-On Course
      Instructor - Moira Oakford

      Our next training day for 2020 with Moira will be planned soon - if you're interested let us know and we'll let you know as soon as a date has been set (with only 5 handler places these days fill up very quickly.)

      Although Mantrailing is used to search for people in Europe and America it has been relatively unknown in the UK, although that all seems about to be changing! Come and find out about this new, exciting (and useful!) sport from a Mantrailing expert. Teach your dog to follow a specific scent through both rural and urban areas to search for missing people.

      Theory work will be indoors (dogs are welcome to wait safely in your car or wait indoors in a crate) and practical work will be outdoors, so please wear suitable clothing. Please bring an item of old clothing with your scent on it (eg. an old T-shirt.) Make sure you have worn it very recently (and not washed it!) and are happy for it to be put on the ground outside.

      Price - £65 per handler place / £30 per spectator place / EARLY BIRD - Because we are running this day almost at cost price we are unable to offer any discounts - sorry! - (max. 5 handler places)
Workshop refund policy – If you cancel your booking with more than 2 calendar months to go before the event you are entitled to a full refund minus a £10 admin fee. If you cancel with more than 1 calendar month to go you are entitled to a 50% refund minus a £10 admin fee. With less than a calendar month to go before your booked event we are sorry but we are unable to offer you a refund, however you are welcome to pass your place on to someone else (we only ask that if it's a handler place their dog is suitable for the event that you have booked.) We do sometimes have waiting lists for events so if you know that you will be unable to attend an event please contact us as soon as possible and if we can help we will.