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NEW to Nant Y Corn are our excellent dog obedience training courses!

We now have half day or full day courses available to you and your dog throughout the year including:

  • An easy introduction to dog obedience and good ownership classes.
  • Puppy classes and socialisation programmes(maximum 10 dogs) half day sessions and introduction to Basic Pet Obedience.
  • Private Training on a one to one basis.
  • Advanced Competition Obedience Courses with equipment supplied.


Date: 21st April 2012
Time: Course starts 10.30am



Our instructor has 30 years of training experience covering all aspects of dog obedience and has both judged and competed at open competition level.

Let us know your requirements via our contact page and we will advise you of the next available training sessions.


Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising your dog and it is common knowledge that a well trained dog is by far a much happier dog! Why is this? Because a well trained dog requires far fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given.

For example, when you have visitors to your home, there's no need to banish a well behaved dog to another room for fear that he will be a complete nuisance. Moreover, because a well mannered, obedience trained dog is both appreciated and welcome, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers by, than does the ill mannered dog.

Training also strengthens the bond between your dog and you. It builds communication, understanding, and mutual respect, and subtly but effectively demonstrates to your dog that you are, without a doubt, the leader of the pack (or the "Alpha"). Because if your dog doesn't respect you as his leader, you may both be in big trouble, particularly if he's a bit rowdy or dominant by nature.

Another bonus of obedience training is that one day, it may just save your dogs life. Good training gives you the voice control necessary to prevent numerous potential tragedies. For example, should your dog slip out of his collar in the middle of a busy road, he can be safely heeled across the street, then given a sit command to facilitate putting his collar back on. Or you accidentally leave the front door open, and you spot your dog taking his own leave, he can be safely called back to you using the recall command.

Not only will obedience training help your dog to become more responsive, but because it enables you to have immediate control over your dog's behaviour, and in an emergency situation obedience training may save your dog's life. In fact, it can ultimately save the lives of many dogs, because far fewer dogs would end up in animal shelters like Nant Y Corn if their owners would simply take the time to train them. And for those dogs who do need homes, a trained dog is far easier for us to adopt out to a new home than an untrained one.

Without proper training, many dogs are likely to misbehave. And when owners allow their dogs to misbehave, everyone suffers: The owner, because he or she lives with a dog, the dog, because everyone is constantly mad at him for misbehaving, the dog's owner's neighbours, because living next to a difficult dog is never fun and ultimately every dog owner, because for each instance where a dog has created a nuisance, anti-dog sentiment is increased, and contributes to the likelihood that tough legal restrictions will be placed on all dogs, well behaved or not.

A well behaved, obedience trained dog is a complete pleasure to own because he can go virtually anywhere without being a risk or a nuisance to others. And don't we all want a dog who exhibits appropriate behaviour in a crowd, good manners when we have guests in our home, a dog who is reliable around children, and who doesn't threaten other dogs or passers-by?

The bottom line is that dog obedience training truly benefits everyone.


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