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Contact Details
Name: Lorraine (Hougham Branch)
Telephone: 01400 230965
E-Mail: Lorraine@iccdogtraining.co.uk
Name: Wendy (Southwell Branch)
Telephone: 01636 821072
E-Mail: wendy@iccdogtraining.co.uk
Name: Debbie (Spilsby Branch)
Telephone: 01754 830192
E-Mail: debbie@iccdogtraning.co.uk
Name: Fiona (All workshops)
E-mail: Fiona@iccdogtraining.co.uk
Name: Christina (ICC founder and head trainer)
E-Mail: Christina@iccdogtraining.co.uk

Forthcoming Workshops & Events

Date & time

Event, class or workshop

Venue

Cost

Contact
See above for details

Other details


 

September

Sunday 7th Sept

Dog Show at Metheringham Heath, THIS IS NOT AN ICC EVENT, please contact Sarah Gleave on 0871 434 4486 or 07811 244563

Saturday 27th Sept

Heelwork-to-Music Classes with Christina Oxtoby

Hougham Main Centre

 

Christina

 

October

Saturday 4th Oct

Heelwork-to-Music Classes with Christina Oxtoby

Hougham Main Centre

 

Christina

 

Saturday 11th Oct
9.30am-5.00pm

HEELWORK-TO-MUSIC / CANINE FREESTYLE MASTERCLASS with Attila Szkukalek. Handler places are restricted to those dogs currently competing at intermediate level and above so that Attila can focus on more advanced moves including distance work. The day should be educational to handlers working at all levels with the opportunity to learn at lot from watching Attila work with other dogs.

Wilsford Village Hall *

£30 per handler, £20 per spectator  

Fiona

Attila is widely regarded as one of the top HTM trainers and handlers in the world.

Saturday 18th Oct
10.00am-4.30pm

AGILITY WORKSHOP, with experienced agility handler and instructor Bob Sharpe. Max. 8 handlers per session (dogs will work either morning for beginners or afternoon for more advanced dogs.) Workshop will cover training and handling techniques.

Caythorpe Equestrian Centre

£25 per handler, £10 per spectator

Fiona

Bob Sharpe, grade 7 handler and agility instructor


Saturday 25th Oct

CASE STUDIES IN AGGRESSION WORKSHOP, with Paddy Driscoll, looking at real case studies of aggression in dogs (both towards people and other dogs.).

 

Wilsford Village Hall *

£25

Fiona

Paddy is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and lecturer in Canine Behaviour Counselling at Bishop Burton College.

November

Saturday 1st  & Sunday 2nd Nov 9.30am-5.30pm

ATTITUDE, PRECISION AND STYLE IN THE COMPETITION DOG WORKSHOP with Joanna Hill. Dogs who train with Jo are often recognised by their keen, attentive attitude, and stylish work in competition (and often for getting to the top of their field!) Find out how on this workshop. 

Wilsford Village Hall *

 £60 per handler for 2 days, £30 per spectator 

Fiona

Although Jo specialises in obedience, this workshop is suitable for dogs competing or about to compete in Obedience, Heelwork-to-Music and Working trials. Jo is also widely recognised as one of the most original, talented and innovative clicker trainers in the country.

Saturday 15th Nov

Heelwork-to-Music Classes with Christina Oxtoby

Hougham Main Centre

 

Christina

 

Saturday 29th Nov
10.00am-4.30pm

UNDERSTANDING AND HANDLING BEHAVOURAL PROBLEMS IN THE RESCUE DOG, WORKSHOP with Al Matherne.

Wilsford Village Hall *

 £50 for the weekend or £25 per day.   Normal discounts apply, also 25% discount for those working for a dog rescue charity (proof needed.) (Only one discount applies per person.)

Fiona

Al is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the UK Registry of Canine Behaviourists and has MANY rescued dogs as part of his family!

Sunday 30th Nov
10.00am-4.30pm

SQUARE PEGS IN ROUND HOLES? A workshop with Paddy Driscoll – do you despair of matching a dog with the right owner sometimes? Do some dogs get returned too often? This workshop attempts to address some of the issues around assessing dogs and how to match them with new owners and the many pitfalls of trying to make the perfect partnership. This day will include group work and hands-on assessment of dogs.

Wilsford Village Hall *

Fiona

Paddy is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and lecturer in Canine Behaviour Counselling at Bishop Burton College. Venue TBC, will be in the area of Grantham / Newark / Sleaford.
We understand that small rescues may only be able to leave their rescue for half a day, if this is the case please chat to us and we’ll try to help.

 


December

Saturday 6th Dec
Morning onwards

TBC

PHOTO-SHOOT with professional photographer Paul Saxby. Photos can include jumps, or more traditional portraits, time to be pre-booked and paid for in 10 minute blocks

Hougham Main Centre

£10 per sitting (8x6 prints £10, special reduced prices for ICC.)

Fiona

 

Saturday 6th Dec
12.30-6.00pm

Heelwork-to-Music Classes with Christina Oxtoby

Hougham Main Centre

 

Christina

 

* Wilsford is on the A153 Grantham to Sleaford road. Turn into the village and then turn up next to the pub. The village hall is on the right just before you drive up and out of the village

Old News

ICHTHUS CANINE CENTRE BIRTHDAY PARTY

In September 2005 Ichthus Canine Centre will be one year old! My very sincere thanks go to every one of you for making it such a success. To celebrate we will be holding a ‘Bring and Share Buffet.’ EVERYONE that has attended any course is welcome to come to the buffet - please let me know if you would like to come. This evening will be free of charge, but to keep costs down it will be operated on a basis of bringing some food or drink with you and everyone sharing what they have brought. Sorry, but due to noise and numbers this evening will be without dogs. It will give owners (and partners) an opportunity to meet and chat.

UPDATE - We had such a lovely time that this will be repeated in 2006 on the 23rd September.

PADDY

We are delighted to welcome Paddy as a guest member of our training team. She will be running our Competitive Obedience Course, and our Show Ring training. Her experience will be a huge asset, and we are looking forward to working alongside her. To find out more about her follow this link - Paddy.

NEW PREMISES

This Summer has seen a lot of change as far as our training venue is concerned. We were unable to continue to use our old venue in Sudbrook, and for a stressful few weeks were without a training home. It has turned out wonderfully though as we now have our own premises that we can rent (rather than hire) which means that they are ours to put flooring down to do agility.

GRANTHAM CARNIVAL

Look out for us at the Grantham Carnival (18th June 2005.) We will be running free training around an obstacle course, flyball, doing demonstrations, and our shop will be there. Members of staff as well as the Support Team will be available for help and advice on most things from behaviour and training, classes and workshops, to how to fit a harness!

UPDATE - This was a wonderful day, and I was so proud of my dogs (who had never done anything quite like that before.) They coped with the incredibly hot weather remarkably well. (This was a relief because Caleb - the Great Dane - sinks into a panting heap even in warm weather, but after 2 hours of cold water being poured over him, and watching Asaph, my other dog, do her demonstrations he felt that it was now his turn!) I was also very pleased with how well they coped with the crowds. Although Asaph takes everything in her stride, Caleb used to have a child phobia, and was frightened of some men when he was younger, but he managed very well, possibly the weather making him too hot to care!

I must also say a HUGE thank you to the team who did a wonderful job, and were so supportive.