We want you to have a great experience, and that is why we use spacious, "real-life" outdoor venues wherever possible and keep our groups relatively small in numbers. This means your dog will have plenty of space if they need it and they will meet other dogs in a controlled and safe way. You are more than welcome to bring family and friends along so that everyone can join in the fun! If you are not sure if our sessions are for you, then these sessions are a great option for you to try them out.
Contact us if you have a puppy under 20 weeks so we can discuss which sessions and venues would best meet your needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to find out more. If you want to see what we do for yourself, just pop along and view one of our activities in action - no appointment needed.
Let's Trick Together!
Only £10 per pup or dog.
- Saturday 23 September 10.30am at Swalwell Cricket Club
Dogs aren't meant to be couch potatoes and they need jobs, interests and hobbies just like us. They don't watch TV, read books , listen to music or go to the pub so let's help them out with fun activities to stop them getting bored.
Bored dogs tend find their own source of amusement - barking, chewing and nipping being particular favourites.
We humans shouldn't underestimtate the importance of mental stimulation and the part it plays in keeping our dogs healthy and happy, and reducing unwanted behaviour.
This fun 60 minute session will give you some great ideas for play, enrichment and mental stimulation that you can replicate at home and easily build in to your everyday routine.
Baby Come Back Recall
“Baby Come Back”
Teach your dog a reliable recall:
- Saturday 23 September 2.15pm at Swalwell Cricket Club
- Sunday 22 October 10.15am at Swalwell Cricket Club
Would you bet £100 on your dog coming back every time you call them? If not, then the “Baby Come Back” session could be right up your street.
In this one-off 75 minute session (suitable for all dogs) you will learn how to work on a achieving a rock solid recall through playing recall games and making it fun for your dog. You will gain the skills you need to practice at home with your dog, to enable you to train a reliable recall. We advise early booking as places are limited.
Only £15 for a fully coached session.
It's All About The Nose!
“Search and Sniff" at Swalwell CC
A great way to get started with nosework. It's a lovely session that provides essential mental stimulation and is fun and rewarding for you and your dog:
- Part 2/3 Saturday 23 September 1pm
- Part 1 Sunday 24 September 4.45pm
- Part 2 Sunday 8 October 12.45pm
- Part 3 Sunday 22 October 2.15pm
Only £10 per dog.
This Could Be A Life Saver
“Stop, Drop, Leave and Stay"
Learn how to train the essential commands to help keep your dog or pup safe from harm.
- Sunday 15 October 10am at Swalwell Cricket Club
Only £15 per dog for a fully coached 75 minute session.
Walk This Way Loose Lead Walking
“Walk This Way"
Learn how to train your dog to walk nicely on a loose lead without pulling
- Sunday 8 October 12.45pm at Swalwell Cricket Club
Only £15 per dog for a fully coached 75 minute session.
Anyone For Agility?
“Fun Agility Foundations"
This is a lovely way to have fun and bond with your dog. It's great mental stimulation and is a lovely way to build a dog's confidence. Shy and nervous dogs can benefit from this session.
- Sunday 24 September 10am at Swalwell Cricket Club
Only £15 per dog for a fully coached 90 minute session. For dogs over 6 months old.
“Fun Size Agility Taster"
A great way to try out fun agility, these 60 minute sessions are suitable for pups and dogs ans they are low impact and involve no jumping. Agility is a great way to build a dog's confidence, and is fun and rewarding.
- Sunday 15 October 2.30pm at Swalwell Cricket Club
Only £12 per dog for a fully coached 60 minute session.
Don't Just Take Our Word For It!
Myself and my Labradoodle really enjoyed the Baby Come Back session. There was positive encouragement for both owners and dogs and not once did I feel judged or inadequate for either me or my dog not getting or understanding something the first time. We have learned the foundations of a good recall and can now go away and practise at home.
Claire and Teddy the Labradoodle
Absolutely loved Search and Sniff. It was a lovely and informal, yet safe and secure environment for the dogs to have fun and socialises. Already booked up for more and really looking forward to it. Can't recommend Blue Dog Canine Services enough.
Angela and Ruby the Jug
We tried the taster sessions with our little staffie at the weekend and both me and him thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Karen and Phil are great with the dogs, but are equally good with people too! We'll definitely be back and have already been recommending the place!
Zoe and Hugo the Staffie
We really enjoyed Tricks and Treats and it was easier than I thought to teach an old dog new tricks! It was very welcoming and we really enjoyed the session.
Vicki and Spartacus the Parson Terrier
A great Search and Sniff session with lots of things I'll be able to practise and develop at home. Thanks so much!
Ted, Tom and I really enjoyed the Baby Come Back session. It was organised, fun and very friendly. The venue was clean and tidy with ample car parking. I would highly recommend your training classes.
Lindis and Ted the Dalmation.
Took both of my dogs to Baby Come Back. My puppy absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend this fun training. My older dog loved it too and took it in her stride. Lovely atmosphere, fun day and Karen is brilliant with all the dogs.
Dawn, Penny the Westie and Buddy the Shih Tzu
We really enjoyed the session. Both dogs were engaged and Karen and Phil made us feel really welcome and at ease. They were both friendly and understood that my reactive dogs needed plenty of space. I would recommend Blue Dog to any of my friends considering dog training sessions. This has really whetted my appetite for more!
Gillian and Annie the Jackawawa and Howard the Westie
The Walk This Way session was great fun with easy to follow instructions and useful tips that I will take away. This session is great value for money
Suzanne and Ozzie the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Fabulous, fun and relaxed Baby Come Back training session. Will definitely be booking some more!
Karen and Sidney the Cockapoo.
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