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Karlin
19th August 2006, 08:10 PM
Would Dublin area folks be interested in setting up a cavalier-only class with Dog Training Ireland, say a clicker training class? We could also do some things I think are good for cavaliers... like talking through training methods for dealing with separation anxiety, the 'leave it' command for our little furry food hoovers, using a harness for walks, etc... maybe an intro to agility as one session too. They will do classes for a group and it would be fun to do something with cavaliers only. Part of the purpose would be to have a regular cavalier socialising session too...

We would need about 8 people probably.

-leah-
20th August 2006, 12:14 AM
Hi,
that sounds like a good idea, mams not here at the moment but il say it to her when she comes home, we are in drogheda so we could get the train to dublin as far as i know they allow small animals on trains do you know anything about this???

deedublin
20th August 2006, 08:38 AM
Would Dublin area folks be interested in setting up a cavalier-only class with Dog Training Ireland, say a clicker training class? We could also do some things I think are good for cavaliers... like talking through training methods for dealing with separation anxiety, the 'leave it' command for our little furry food hoovers, using a harness for walks, etc... maybe an intro to agility as one session too. They will do classes for a group and it would be fun to do something with cavaliers only. Part of the purpose would be to have a regular cavalier socialising session too...

We would need about 8 people probably.

We are going to place "Molly" on a training Course, the one with "Dog Training Ireland. I presume we would need the basic training before this one you are talking about or would basic training be covered.

amanda L
20th August 2006, 10:41 AM
This sounds like a great idea :thmbsup: , would be really interested in taking part :p , a clicker training class was next on my list....

Karlin
20th August 2006, 12:25 PM
It would be kind of a mixed class I think and could be done while another class was happening but most likely this would happen in late autumn or winter. I need to talk about it with tara and Lisa; it's just an idea but on their website they do say they will ttailor a class and I thought this might be fun.

You can bring dogs on the train -- if the crate is smallish you can often take them in the passenger car. I have taken both mine in the larger of thre two Argos plastic crates sold in the catalogue. If the neighbouring set is empty they can go on the floor next to you. The conductors have always been really friendly about the dogs. :)

yvonne
22nd August 2006, 05:25 PM
Count me in Karlin. Still haven't organised a training class myself for her, but would love to wait for this. Holly's 9 months old now.
Thanks, - Yvonne

joanna
23rd August 2006, 10:32 AM
We'll go too. Thanks for this Karlin.

Joanna

Finns Family
23rd August 2006, 02:54 PM
Okay...I want to come too :( That sounds lilke so much fun! I think someone should organize a big cavy picnic for all Cavaliertalk members in Ireland...would be a fabulous excuse to knit a green hiking sweater for Finn and hike in the Irish countryside! Everytime I see all of your pics I am jealous ;)

What do you think Karlin? You've got room at your place right icon_whistling ?

Murph
23rd August 2006, 03:44 PM
Im only new to this site with a 7 month cav called Penny. I would love to take part in a training course with other cavs :) ...
Count us in Karlin.

Murph.

Murph
23rd August 2006, 03:44 PM
Im only new to this site with a 7 month cav called Penny. I would love to take part in a training course with other cavs :) ...
Count us in Karlin.

Murph.

Murph
23rd August 2006, 03:44 PM
Im only new to this site with a 7 month cav called Penny. I would love to take part in a training course with other cavs :) ...
Count us in Karlin.

Murph.

Karlin
23rd August 2006, 11:55 PM
Hi all: I spoke to Lisa and Tara tonight while at agility classes and we are definitely going to do this, perhaps in the autumn (I am away in the second half of September but maybe for Oct/Nov. Anybody could do this alongside a basic class or even without having done a class so don't worry if you feel maybe you need to do another class first. The emphasis will be on doing a nice mix of things and having time for Q&A and for our cavaliers to socialise too.

They will do some obedience, an intro to clicker training, an intro to agility, a talk on reading dog body language, an intro to the breed and its history along with cavalier care tips and health issues and an info pack; an opportunity to get Puppia harnesses and leads and/or no-pull walking harnesses (I use both!), a talk on fun toys and at-home activities for keeping your dog busy, especially if you are out for the day; a talk on handling behaviour issues like separation anxiety and so on. It should be fun! So it will not be a regular class at all but something geared to the issues and topics that come up regularly on the board and some background to give us some extra insight into this great breed. cavtiny

If it works well and there's general interest we will do some more cavalier-only classes, such as clicker training. I am also going to talk to UCD about the possibility of doing low-cost cardiac testing at this event or having some sort of arrangement for board members that would be at a discount.

What the UK and US clubs do is havce a board certified cardiologist do ausculation testing of hearts which is FAR more accurate than a vet's listening with a stethoscope (though some vets can be really good at this too). It gives a basic picture of your cavalier's heart health but a full cardiac work-up is obviously more detailed.

I'll report back as this comes together and people can register for the class. If there's good interest it will likely become a regular Cavaliertalk event! :)

amanda L
24th August 2006, 11:05 AM
Thats great Karlin, hopefully it will go ahead :p

amanda L
24th August 2006, 11:06 AM
Oops, didn't see the "definitely going ahead", even better ;)

-leah-
24th August 2006, 08:26 PM
i talked to mam about the classes, we are going to the walk in september so we will see how the dogs get on in the box on the train, we are going to buy the medium box in the argos will it def have enough room for bailey and holly together? bailey is 15months and he is about 10kg holly is 10 months but shes about the same weight...

pippa
1st September 2006, 09:31 PM
Sounds great where would the classes be held?

Karlin
2nd September 2006, 11:01 PM
At Dog Training Ireland which is near St Margarets and the back of the airport (the opposite side to the IKC centre).

There's a map and directions here:

http://www.dogtrainingireland.ie/contact.php

Karlin
2nd September 2006, 11:05 PM
we are going to buy the medium box in the argos will it def have enough room for bailey and holly together? bailey is 15months and he is about 10kg holly is 10 months but shes about the same weight...

Hi Leah -- I'm not sure what the current medium box is... the Argos plastic crates that come on two sizes -- and I have the large one -- will be way too small for two dogs of this size together I think. Jaspar and Leo just fit in the larger plastic crate and Leo is 6.4 kilos and Jaspar is about 7. If I get the chance I'll look at the crates they have in the catalogue as they do change around stock.

yvonne
12th September 2006, 02:50 PM
Any dates set for this yet Karlin?
Yvonne

Karlin
12th September 2006, 03:28 PM
Tara and Lisa are just back from holidays so we are working out some potential dates that would work.

BTW they have a beginning agility underway right now for anyone who wants to try it out with their cavalier!

TKC
12th September 2006, 05:15 PM
Yes we are sorting it all out and discussing it all tomorrow. Want to do up a special fun cavvy curriculum!

Leah - regarding crates. The larger argos cage would fit both dogs but the larger crate wouldn't. I would suggest a clipper 4 size crate. We can get that for you if you want in a day or so.

Hope that helps.

Tara

deborah
12th September 2006, 05:51 PM
Hi Karlin, id love to take cailum along, I did some clicker classes when he was a pup so to refresh would be great. Please add us to your list.

Karlin
12th September 2006, 05:55 PM
Great, we are getting together a good list of people! Maybe it will have to become a Dog Training Ireland regular course... :)

Lisa_T
13th September 2006, 12:32 AM
I'd be really interested too, but it wouldn't be feasible on a weekly basis, especially with two dogs! Does anyone know how dog-friendly Enterprise is- for taking dogs (crated/bagged) in the passenger car? I'm especially interested in what Karlin says about the possibility of arranging low cost heart testing.

pippa
14th September 2006, 11:47 AM
I would be interested depending on when they are on . I'd love to come.

cecily
23rd September 2006, 04:50 PM
Just after seeing this thread... We were hoping to book Rio into some classes but she's a bit young at the moment. She'll be 12 weeks on Thursday (28th Sept). Will she be old enough by the time the classes start? They sound ideal and I'd really love to have her mixing with lots of cavvie friends! 8)

Karlin
24th September 2006, 06:15 PM
She will be old enough -- we won't be starting quite yet and as long as she has had her vaccinations there will be something for everyone; the emphasis is on fun.

The trains are pretty good about taking dogs and most will let you take them in the carriage if the dog is in a small enough box. If this is an evening class however it wouldn't suit a train journey. I have to sit down and go through Tara and Lisa's class schedules so we can decide on a date and time for the class.

cecily
24th September 2006, 08:18 PM
It's such a fantastic idea. We can't wait :D
Thanks Karlin for organising it.