The Natural Dog School welcomes all dogs, for behaviour training, agility, and gradual puppy development. We specialise with training for dogs that struggle elsewhere and can offer a haven from which you can explore their potential. The innovative techniques used are very different to mainstream training and can achieve results where others fail.
Whether you want to teach a reliable recall, scramble around the agility course, or raise your puppy calmly, you can discover how here at the Natural Dog School. It is the ideal place to master the techniques that reliably channel your dog’s enthusiasm, leaving them emotionally grounded, calm and stable. Our goal is to help you work together by providing a safe venue to practise the foundation skills.
The training is based on Natural Dog Training and works with a dog’s energy, helping them feel in control of their world. The exercises are not behaviours for the dog to learn, but specific skills practised to develop the temperament. As their sense of composure and resilience grows they become steadier and more at ease.
I’m intrigued as to the possibility of some sort of catalogue of NDT hand movements and gestures. There are a plenty of websites suggesting possible signals to use but are mainly a human communication for the dog to learn, like a convention or agreed symbol rather than a sign that carries with it an inherent …
At the end of the agility course the dog has scurried and climbed, weaved and tunnelled, jumped and run all the way back to the handler. The excitement of hunting down the handler needs absorbing into contact of some sort. Initially, the enthusiasm to run and chase culminates in biting the prey. Being prey-like draws …
Keeping a dog at the right place for a bark is a balancing act. There needs to be enough movement forward because we want the projection into the food. However, too much projection leads to a jump. Sinking back and away is too circumspect, we want a reaching out, probing, on the verge of launching. …
Directions to the Natural Dog School
It is very easy to find us, the gate to the field is along a track, the second right turn off Brook Lane in Botley.
From J7/J8 of the M27
Follow the signs to Botley, and then just after you pass Sparshatts Car Showroom turn right into Brook Lane.
From Wickham or Bishops Waltham
After driving through Botley, you’ll pass the church and the recreation grounds, both on your left. Turn left into Brook Lane at Woodhill Prep School.