Events at The Dog House, Worcester:


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No More Knots - NEW course dates released - see below

Dr Isla Fishburn - 25th November 2018             Dogs in Togs  - December 2018

Weekly Sessions/Courses

Ringcraft Classes (dog show training)

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Dr Isla Fishburn - 25th November 2018

This talk will provide you with alternative and natural approach to co-exist with, interact with, teach, work and enjoy your dog.

You will learn the importance of canine wellness, what this means, how this affects your dog's behaviour, personality, performance, interaction, health and longevity as well as how you can affect your dog's wellness.

The course typically covers the following:

~ What is canine wellness?
~ What do we need to include in canine wellness?
~ Understanding the biology of a dog, from a cellular level
~ Why cells are important for survival
~ What are emotions and their importance for canines
~ The individual causes of wellness
~ An intro to Functional Character
~ Learning to be a social canine
~ Safety
~ Trust
~ Trauma
~ Environment and life stages
~ Natural healing therapies

About the Speaker:
Dr Isla Fishburn own Kachina Canine - a conscious wellness company for all of life. She has a BSc in Zoology and a MBiolSci and PhD in Conservation Biology. Isla is passionate about bringing science and indigenous wisdom together to promote health and wellness for all life, and uses dogs as a model for how we can achieve this.

Isla has spent several years interacting with large groups of captive wolves, wolf hybrids, wolf dogs and domestic dogs where she learned to apply her knowledge about conservation, wellness and canine biology to educate dog guardians, professionals and researchers about canine wellness, health and conservation.

As a canine wellness advocate, Isla focuses on many aspects of a canine to improve and support longevity, happiness, balance and harmony. Her running theme is always on ecosystem conservation, from the individual level up. She uses a range of techniques, therapies and methods based on her knowledge as a zoologist as well as her time spent with captive wolves and how she learnt about their wellness, symbolism and ceremony.

Isla has an extensive list of other qualifications that she has gained in furthering her knowledge of wellness and to provide the best support she can to conserve the health and longevity of all of life.

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Ringcraft (Dog Show Training)

This is a good definition of ringcraft training, copied from the UK Kennel Club's website: "A great deal of time and effort goes into presenting a dog for exhibition at a show and even getting your dog to perform in the ring is a lot harder than it looks. A dog that only wants to slouch in the corner, or ambles around the ring ungracefully will not impress the judge. It is important that you learn how to present your dog in the show ring to show off all its finer points.

This can be very difficult to achieve; the dog has got to want to show off for its owner or handler in the show ring and you must work hard together to build this rapport. The people who run Ringcraft clubs have a great deal of experience in the 'show scene' and will be able to show you all the techniques to get the best out of your dog."

Ringcraft classes at The Dog House are run by Dawn Inett who is an International Championship show judge of Cairn Terriers. Dawn has judged Speciality championships in USA, Canada, Scandinavia and all over Europe. Dawn is also approved to judge Hungarian Pumis and Australian Terriers. 

Ringcraft classes run weekly and are prebookable on a 4 weekly basis for only £12

If you are interested in booking a place then please contact Dawn or Julie on 01905 452078

Puppy Foundation Training Course

Puppy Foundation Training Course

With the Good Citizen Dog Scheme


At The Dog House, Worcester


ü  No more than puppies on each course

ü  receive quality training and information

ü  9 week course

ü  ONLY £65



Ø  Socialisation (noise, people and other dogs)

Ø  Sit, down and stay training

Ø  Learning how to communicate with your puppy by understanding dog body language

Ø  Nutrition

Ø  Walking on lead and recall training


Start date Saturday 29th September,  from 12.30 – 1.30


For more information:


No More Knots! Grooming course

Is brushing your dog a battle?
Would you like grooming time to be more fun?
Why not join one of our No More Knots courses?

What’s involved:

  • 3 x 1 hr sessions including FREE play time in The Play Den!
  • No more than 3 dogs per course – everyone receives quality time!
  • ONLY £25 per dog

Together we focus on:

  1. How to hold your dog
  2. Grooming equipment
  3. How to deal with nails, ears & bums
  4. Breed traits
  5. Nutrition, coat and skin

Next courses start on:

  • Baby Puppies – under 6 mths 24th February and 14th April
  • Older Dogs – over 6 mths 3rd February and 17th March

All courses are Saturday’s, 12.30 – 1.30 and run for 3 consecutive weeks

Course participants also receive 50% off their first full groom

 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE call or ring Dawn 01905 452 078

November 2018

Sunday 25th November 2018

Isla Fishburn, the UK's leading Canine Wellbeing Practioner will be presenting a 1 day seminar focusing on the fundamental need for an animal to feel safe and how emotions influence the behavioural response of a dog. Using her experience of animal behaviour, zoology, canine biology, behaviour and learning theory Dr Isla Fishburn will talk you through the canine wellness, the different causes of wellness, what is normal, what is abnormal and why abnormal behaviour can occur in dogs through one or several different routes. Dr Fishburn will discuss the importance of wellbeing and what we need to consider in order to provide our dogs’ with a life that is healthy, balanced and that meets the needs of each dog as an individual.

Dogs, like any animal, need to have freedom; freedom of movement, choices, escape, feelings and opinions. You will learn about:

  • Applying a wellbeing framework to our dog’s every day living
  • The natural biology of a dog
  • Lessons from nature to understand canine behaviour
  • The different causes of behaviour, what is normal and what is abnormal
  • The vital importance of diet for life and health; why health and diet and communication are linked
  • The first principles of trust and calm energy a dog needs from you – its role model and teacher
  • Natural communication from nose to tail, miscommunication, conflict and how dogs communicate to each other
  • What is aggressive behaviour, why does this occur, when does it arise and how can we prevent/control it
  • The importance of environment to a dog, to us and the natural life stage of a dog
  • The importance of human guardians and their effect on a dog’s wellbeing
  • The benefit of natural healing approaches to help a dog’s wellbeing.
  • How the emotional/mental state of your dog can impact its behaviour
  • How we, as human role models for dogs can alter the way they respond and what we need to consider about ourselves
  • The benefits of natural healing techniques and why dogs respond well to them

You will gain an insight into the many skills and techniques to learn how to optimise your dog’s wellbeing potential and how to ensure you and your dog are uniting via natural alignment. This will support you in observing your dog from a totally different perspective, improve the connection you have with your dog and deepen your spiritual connection; a necessity for health and wellness for all.

The day is theoretical and does not usually allow time to apply practical examples.

Price for the full day £49

Light refreshments available throughout the day

Dogs in Togs

This is a Charity Fun Day and Walk held in aid of 4 Paws for People, a charity fundraising on behalf of Charities that help people utilising the healing power of animals

More news availabe throughout 2018!