The Courses

  • Recall/Leadwork


    Leadwork and Recall are key skills that can make your walks so much more enjoyable. This course will look at building a variety of recall cues which will increase engagement levels and make your walks more interactive.

    We will look at various leadwork methods including walking within the proximity of the lead and a focused walk by your side which is great to have on cue when your dog is off lead or on lead in busy areas

    • Increasing engagement levels through fun positive training
    • Develop lead walking techniques looking at a variety of positive training solutions
    • Gain confidence and knowledge in the individual training steps to success
    • Multiple recall cues including whistle and emergency cues
    • Increase recall speed with fast, fun games
    • Making you training

    Course notes will be provided each week with recommended homework

  • Hoopers

    Looking for a fun activity for you and your dog to enjoy together?

    Whether it’s for fun and games or to lead to entry into competition, hoopers is a fun and sociable activity providing physical and mental challenge, helping to grow the bond between you and your dog.

    Dogs navigate a course of hoops, barrels and tunnels with the same fun appeal as agility. But the courses are all at ground level (with no jumping) and are flowing and don’t involve tight turns – making it lower impact and more accessible for everyone!

    • Develop your training skills and extend the range of fun activities you can do with your dog; you might just catch the Hoopers Bug!
    • Learn about the equipment used in Hoopers and the skills you will need to navigate simple courses
    • Build your dog’s skills around forward focus and understanding directional cues
    • Help your dog learn to train and focus around other dogs
    • A great way to bond with your dog and great for your dog’s coordination skills and fitness
    • All exercises are low impact and are suitable for young dogs (from 6 months)
    • Course notes will be provided each week with recommended homework
  • Essential Life Skills

    We all love our dogs and want them to be happy. Most of you will have done some puppy foundations to begin developing their learning skills. At Click-2-Heel we want to help you take your foundations further, growing your dog’s ability to cope with different situations and taking connection with your dog in a new level.

    Further your knowledge and learn how to implement step by step training to everyday challenges such as leadwork, recall and confidence building.

    What are Essential Life Skills?

    Click-to-Heel’s Essential Life Skills programme covers all the skills and behaviours you and your dog need to build a trusting relationship.

    We help you develop skills not just behaviours – how to relax when you are relaxing, confident and happy to be handled and how-to behaviour in different environmental situations. Does it matter if your dog sits on first command if it then runs off and knocks over children?

    We don’t just train your dog, we train YOU to train your dog, giving you the confidence and assurance to continue with good practice after as well as during the class.

    We will discuss and help you with areas that are impacting on day to day life and help you implement good practices. Working with both your strengths and the strengths of your dog to ensure you develop understanding to have the happy well-balanced dog you want in your life.

  • Complete Beginners

    Looking for a fun activity for you and your dog to enjoy together?

    Agility could be just the thing. Whether it’s for fun and games or to lead to entry into competition, agility training is a fun and sociable activity providing physical and mental stimulation, helping to grow the bond between you and your dog.

    Using a variety of obstacles, such as jumps, tunnels and poles, the dog is trained to go around a course within a certain time guided only by the handler’s voice, movement and body signals. Anyone can take part, from children upwards, and agility is suitable for any size or breed of dog. All of the equipment can be adapted to suit the dog, and the classes are designed to build the confidence of both dog and owner.

    Click-2-Heel’s agility programme is structured so that each stage builds on the previous level. You and your dog will start as Rookies before moving on to Graduate and then Masters.

    Each course lasts 5 weeks and costs £100.

    Contact us to book your place

  • Taking Training into Real Life

    You’ve done the training but now need it to work in everyday situations

    An exciting course which has been developed as a result of your feedback. We target real life situations by taking the training into everyday environments to ensure your walks are relaxed and enjoyable. We will improve your handling skills, develop training tools and apply management techniques. It is a fantastic course to build confidence in younger dogs and a great opportunity to rebuild your relationship and make some positive improvements.
    • Socialisation and Exposure such as handling new situations/environments,
    • Meet and greet techniques.
    • Engaging your dog – Toy play and games,
    • Recall and lead work
    • Useful training aids such as emergency stop, leave it, find it.
    • Promoting appropriate behaviours such as relaxation at Coffee Shops, entry and exit from cars, gateways.
  • Gundog Training

    Harness your dog’s instinct to find, flush and retrieve!

    Gundog training harnesses the natural instincts of working breeds in their desire to find, flush and retrieve prey.

    In our Gundog foundations course you will learn:


    • About the principles and practices of gundog training.
    • How your dog’s natural instincts work and how to harness these.
    • To motivate and train your dog using both food and toy rewards.
    • To improve your dog’s impulse control, self-control and focus.
    • To advance your dog’s heelwork and lead control skills.
    • About the role of whistle cues and building a strong recall.
    • To build your dog’s ability in anticipatory stillness.
    • To increase your dog’s ability to settle and switch-off around distractions.
    • To develop a clean hold as a core foundation of a solid retrieve.
  • Scentwork Training

    Learn to tap into your dog’s amazing superpower!

    Scentwork is a much-loved dog sport that is accessible to all. Be warned though, it can be addictive! You only need to watch your dog out on a walk to know that scent is their primary world. But it’s only when you learn to challenge your dog with scent searches, that you’ll really discover just what a superpower your dog possesses.

    In our scentwork foundations course you will learn to:

    •  Introduce your dog to a target odour.
    • Understand how scent plumes and your dog’s nose work.
    • Create scented search articles.
    • Motivate and train your dog to find the target odour.
    • Hide the search article and build increasingly challenging searches.
    • Teach your dog how to indicate their find.
    • Guide your dog around search areas and read their find indication.
  • Adult Dog Courses

    Have fun and build your relationship with your adult dog with Agility Training or one of our Tailored Courses
  • Puppy Training

    We will teach you how dogs learn and help you to develop a consistent communication process. We’ll create a common language that will give you direction, empowering you to respond appropriately in varying situations.

    We aim to help you build a special connection through having fun as well as developing a confident dog who finds training enjoyable and rewarding.

    Training options for new puppy owners  

    We offer a range of training options so you can choose the most appropriate for your own circumstances. Our customers describe training with our behaviour experts as a fun, family friendly, fast-paced with techniques that work. Since you will learn by doing, you leave the programme knowing what to do and with the confidence that you can do it.

    Come and learn how to

    • Understand and listen to your puppy
    • Raise and build confidence in your puppy
    • Develop a relationship built on trust and understanding
    • Train and enjoy your puppy

    Having positive socialisation with exposure to new situations, people, other animals and environments is essential. Your key socialisation window is between 3-12 weeks, with a tapering effect to 18 weeks, which will establish how your puppy handles new situations as it grows into an adult.