What is the training for?
A 'one off' session designed to help your dog learn calmness through scent detection.
Dogs experience a wide range of emotions on a daily basis, and using their nose can be an incredily powerful tool to help them feel calm, satisfied and mentally stimulated.
Scent games are an interesting way to calm excitable dogs and build confidence. This can be particularly useful around fireworks night, New Year or with dogs that suffer with noise phobias.
This session is designed to give your dog a stimulating and relaxing hour to prepare them for what will be a popular fireworks night ahead, and to give you some strategies you can use with your dog whilst fireworks night is in full flow. This one off session is not designed as a miracle cure, as noise phobias can be incredibly distressing to dogs and take a considerable amount of time to alleviate. It will however give you something positive to work on with your dog that will not only be useful for fireworks night, but also be useful for other situations where your dog may feel an element of stress.
Prepare yourself for an hour of fun relaxing scent work and some 'take away' strategies to help your dog cope on fireworks night.
Classes are held in a secure grassed paddock at the Blue Cross Rehoming Centre in Ipswich. We train at the Blue Cross by supporting the rescue dogs with financial contributions for the use of the space as well as giving the Blue Cross rescues a space in every class so they have time out of kennels, and interaction with dogs and people whilst they are waiting to find their forever home.
Blue Cross Rehoming Centre
Ipswich IP2 8NQ
(If you are using Sat nav it may not bring you all of the way to the centre. If approaching from the south side of Bourne Hill, you will pass the Oyster Reach restaurant, and Bourne Hill kennels on the left. The centre is just past the kennels and opposite the entrance to the dry ski slope)
Wherstead is just off junction 56 of the A14 making it easy to reach from Sudbury, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Colchester, Woodbridge, Martlesham, Sproughton, Copdock and surrounding areas.
What to bring to class:
Water and water bowls are provided, but if your dog prefers their own please feel free to bring that as well. We recommend not feeding a morning meal, or at least reducing it, as the training is reward based and their tummy’s will fill up quickly!!!
Parking is available on site, and please read our terms and conditions before booking.