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Internationally renowned seminar leader and author Craig Ogilvie is a highly experienced Certified Canine Behaviourist and Trainer, Police Dog Training Instructor and Mondioring Decoy (licensed in France).



If you would like to understand how your dog is feeling & what they are telling you this is the talk for you.

Internationally renowned seminar leader and author Craig Ogilvie is a highly experienced Certified Canine Behaviourist and Trainer, Police Dog Training Instructor and Mondioring Decoy (licensed in France).

He will be giving an evening talk on how to spot the subtle changes in our dogs’ body language that can give us a reflection of their internal state and help us understand what they are telling us.

There will be opportunity for Q&A so make sure you make the most of it.



Want to achieve more engagement from your dog outside, a better recall, a dog who likes to play with you just as much as other dogs? Craig can help. His workshops aim to help:

Improving your existing play
Working motivation
Toy possession
Lack of interest in toys
Building a better relationships with your dog
Confidence building
A high value reward experience for training
Creating an interactive experience shared with your dog that stimulates their body and mind
Most of all having lots of fun.

Craig is a play specialist, with experience working with both working and pet dogs, and shares his knowledge in a humorous, and enthusiastic manner. His key note talk conveys an acronym based system which covers all the fundamental information to create an interactive play experience with your dog. Questions will be welcomed so please come along with lots.

During a 2 hour interactive play practical workshop Craig will work with you & your dog individually at least twice. If you have 2 dogs you can work a different dog for each of your turns, but to get the most for each dog you would need to book a separate place per dog.

Your dog must be able to rest in the car, or a crate away from the training area, when not working. As dogs work individually, without the other dogs on looking, this workshop is suitable for dogs who would not cope in a class environment.

Craig will aim to have you playing together with lots of energy and enjoyment. Be prepared to move around & work hard.



Craig's 1 day Communication, Arousal & Problematic Behaviour workshop will be split between a theory key note presentation and practical application for the handlers, with a lot of focus on Q&A so that everyone can take the absolute most value from the sessions and leave with a plan to progress towards their goals.

Handlers and spectators will develop their knowledge on understanding, overcoming and preventing problematic behaviours that our dogs perform during periods of arousal.

All attendees will work through an extremely informative and 
interactive workbook guided by Craig. This covers a practical acronym based, step by step guide to follow when analysing and working towards overcoming problematic behaviours. You will learn to avoid labelling the dogs in your care by dissecting problematic behaviours in to separate influencing components which will allow you to develop and implement an effective plan to work towards overcoming the behaviours.

Handlers will then begin to put the theory into practice by working with Craig to lay some solid foundations which will allow you to work with your dog towards overcoming the problematic behaviour your dog is displaying. This will then help you to efficiently evaluate and work towards overcoming problematic behaviours to improve the lives of the dogs in your care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to dissect the problematic behaviours that our dogs engage in during states of arousal into separate influencing components and develop an effective development plan to work towards overcoming them.

  • Recognise the communications behind problematic behaviours

  • Overcome dog sport training and working dog training problematic behaviours.

  • Learn how to avoid over-arousal and improve learning experiences by altering arrangements and managing influencing factors.

  • Implement practical efficient calming techniques to improve the day to day lives of the dogs and owners in your care.

  • Understand the importance of positive reinforcers and their role in overcoming problematic behaviours.

  • Become skilled in recognising the considerations to make for successful learning to take place.

  • Benefit from the ability to recognise the influence that handler behaviours and emotions has on problematic behaviours and how to adjust these factors to change behaviours.

  • Use structures patterns to create predictability and consistency to change behaviour.

  • Develop the ability implement techniques that will include positive reinforcement, operant conditioning, classical conditioning, counter conditioning, differential reinforcement of incompatible behaviours and desensitisation.


Munlochy hall

Friday 26th April 7-9pm

Tickets £30



Resolis Memorial Hall

Saturday 27th April 09:30am-4:30pm

Handler £150 , Spectator £70



Muir of Ord

Sunday 28th April, times:10am-12noon, 12:30-2:30pm, 3-5pm

Handler £45, Spectator £25


TO BOOK THE ABOVE WORKSHOPS please CLICK HERE & request a booking form on our 'contact us' page

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