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Aricia Dog Training

Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire

ARICIA DOG TRAINING ; CAROLE THORNLEY Ad.Dip.CBM Member APDT UK (542)

Iím Carole and I run The Aricia dog Training Dog Centre in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Being a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers UK, our methods are always rewarding, using positive reinforcement at all times. Dogs and handlers come to enjoy their training and meet other like minded people. We are a very friendly, approachable and sociable in our outlook.
Our classes range from young puppies who we take in from 12 weeks to 24 weeks and beyond, if puppies are small and sociable.
Follow on classes are available, covering life skills for all ages.
Clients are able to follow the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Good Companion Awards, also the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards if they wish to do so.
All courses are of 6 week duration, with the option of continuing in the same group, or moving to a different class.
Rally Obedience classes are also on offer. We are KC registered for this, as we are licenced to run Rally competitions on our premises.

Our Indoor Training Room is approximately 40 metres by 25 metres which meets our needs as classes are small.
We have an arena suitable for when the weather is suitable for outdoor training.

Classes are held 4 evenings per week, 6 of the classes are held day time Monday to Thursday.

I hold Canine qualifications in Training, Nutrition, Behaviour, Complimentary Therapies and a Diploma in Canine Behavior Management. (Distinction)
For the APDT UK, I carry out assessments for newcomers hoping to become members of this association.
For the past 12 years I have been team leader of the Kennel Club Safe and Sound display team.

I have been training for around 20 years and have continued CPD throughout this time.
My assistant has also passed her APDT UK assessment and is hoping to advance her training further and start more classes.

I have been the proud owner of several Belgian Shepherd dogs who have competed in Working Trials. My husband and I now love our 6 year old Belgian Tervueren and our 6 year old Border Collie. They are both qualified in Level 6 Rally, Zoe the BC competes at grade 3 agility and novice Heelwork to Music. l

For more information please call on 01948 667413.
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