An overview of 2015
2015 has been a very busy year at Paws 4 Training.
We have seen many puppies and dogs at our training centre. Many of the puppies who started their puppy life skills went on to successfully complete their bronze, silver and gold clicker training and are about to start agility training with us.
Fortunately the winter earlier on this year was kind to us and we only had to cancel a few classes due to the snow and icy conditions. Lets hope that this winter isn’t too bad so classes can continue as normal. We will advise you if any classes are cancelled due to bad weather so please ensure we have your correct contact details.
I have been very fortunate to have lots of helpers this year. Vicki Utting joined my team as a training assistant for the puppy life skills classes towards the end of November in 2014. A few months ago Vicki successfully completed her ADTB qualification and is now a fully qualified trainer. She has been teaching the Saturday bronze obedience classes and from January will continue to teach the puppy life skills classes with me on a Saturday morning and Monday evening and will also start teaching the Monday evening bronze obedience class.
Sarah Wickes joined the team earlier in the year to assist me with the daytime puppy life skills classes. Sarah has also made a start on the ADTB qualification and is gaining knowledge and experience through teaching.
Kiera Dowse applied for work experience with me in the summer to help assist with the agility classes whilst she is studying at Easton College. She has more recently started handling my young Lab Bumble to gain valuable hands on experience.
Emily Nudd continues to support Paws 4 Training with all her fantastic marketing ideas which include the newsletter and promotional activity to ensure we maintain a strong position within the dog community.
Finally… my husband Rob has continued to support me in classes, making and fixing things as and when required, training our young dog Bumble and of course he’s had to put up with the long anti social hours that I work.
We became a raw dog food stockist in April and a few of our clients have switched their dogs to the raw diet. This is a species appropriate diet which provides your dog with the best nutrition they can have. Some of the obvious benefits to raw feeding are it will improve their overall health and they will have shiny coats and very clean teeth. Visit our Raw Feeding page for more information about feeding a raw diet and to see the products that we stock. All of the products can be bought from us subject to available stock; collection only. (Raw Feeding)
2016 will start off from the 2nd January with Puppy Life Skills (Puppy Life Skills) and the other classes (Bronze, Silver, Gold) will start within the following week. The new classes will include a beginners agility course which we currently have a couple of spaces on. If you are interested, click on the link which will take you to our classes page where you can complete an on line booking form, (Fun Agility Classes)
We will be introducing some workshops for various things throughout 2016, keep an eye on our website for further information about these.
We hope to do another Dog Fun Day to welcome everyone to. There will be a fun dog show and other displays throughout the day including stalls.
For now we would like to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a healthy 2016.
Naomi, Rob, Harley, Phoenix and Bumble xxxxx