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Thursday 5th September - Manchester - "Barking Up the Right Tree: Results-Based Dog Training"

9am to 5pm

Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 7NB


Saturday 7th September - Stoneleigh - "Peace in the Pack "

9am to 5pm

The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2LZ (Near Coventry)

(We hope to organise an evening event after this seminar - details TBC)


Sunday 8th September - Stoneleigh - "Resolving Dog-Dog Reactivity"

9am to 5pm

The Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth CV8 2LZ (Near Coventry)


Monday 9th September - Hertfordshire - "Barking Up the Right Tree: Results-Based Dog Training"

10am to 6pm

Woolmer Green Village Hall, Woolmer Green, Herts, SG3 6XA (Between Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City)


Tuesday 10th September - Kent - "Barking Up the Right Tree: Results-Based Dog Training"

10am to 6pm

The Plough at Leigh, Hildenborough, Kent, TN11 9AJ (Between Sevenoaks and Royal Tunbridge Wells)


Thursday 12th September - Southampton - "Barking Up the Right Tree: Results-Based Dog Training"

10am to 6pm

Bramshaw Village Hall, Bramshaw, Lyndhurst SO43 7JE (Near Southampton)


Friday 13th September - Bristol - "Barking Up the Right Tree:Results-Based Dog Training"

10am to 6pm

Failand Village Hall, Oxhouse Lane, Failand, Bristol, BS8 3TS



Topic Descriptions


Barking Up the Right Tree: The Quickest and Most Effective Way to Teach Verbally-Cued Responses, Increase and Maintain Cue Reliability, Resulting in Reduced ‘Misbehaviour’

This seminar provides a valuable toolkit for professionals, comprising simple, fast, and powerful methods that will transform your training skills and those of your clients. Objectively quantifying ease, speed, and effectiveness of training techniques is an integral part of the process that makes training science-based. And who would have guessed that dog training could be so Easy and this much FUN!


Peace in the Pack and The Development of Canine Social Hierarchies

Dr. Dunbar spent ten years researching canine sex differences in behaviour. Obviously, differences in mating behaviour but also, secondary sex differences, such as urination postures (of which there are a good dozen), social rank, and dog-dog aggression. At the time, 'dominance hierarchies' were a hot topic. The UC Berkeley dog study searched for instances of physical 'domination' and 'alpha dogs' but instead, observed lots of insecure, growly, middle-ranking, male dogs, numerous short squabbles, but hardly any dog fights. Growing up together (with next to no human intervention), the dogs developed an extremely sophisticated social structure and by and large, lived in group harmony. True 'top dogs' are cool & confident and seldom threaten or fight, they don't need to.


Resolving Dog-Dog Reactivity: The Missing Parts of the Puzzle (with video demos)

When dogs are involved in a scuffle, scrap, or fight, owners often lay blame on the other dog and owner, and sometimes on their own dog. However, it takes two to tango, or in this case four: your dog, the other dog, the other owner, and you. When two dogs and their owners approach each other, dogs and owners often become increasingly anxious, stressed, fearful, and in extreme cases, downright scared. If one of the four reacts, all four will erupt, causing the original dog to erupt more and so, create a vicious circle. Owners often feel helpless because they feel there is nothing they can do to change or stop the other dog’s behaviour. But there is, and they can.

This seminar delves into assessing bite history, selecting the best training method for the individual dog, how classical and operant conditioning can work together, turning toys into mega reinforcers, teaching dogs to become less threatening to others, and preventing reactivity appearing in the first place.




We will provide further information about lunch options and any social events nearer the time. 


To find out more about Ian, check 'about the speaker' on the right hand side of this page, and to find out more about the topics, there is further information on each also on the right of this page. 


To find out about nearby accommodation, visit


Please see the "FAQ" section to the right of this page for more information. We will email all attendees with further information nearer to the event.



Overseas attendees

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You may download three of Ian's puppy/dog training books for free from  PLEASE SHARE THESE BOOKS with all your doggy friends, neighbours, work colleagues, clients, and customers, and on social media, encouraging everyone to share the books with their doggy friends. Also, please, post the books on your own website for free download, to lure oodles of dog people to your site. Dr. Dunbar's goal is that every prospective, new, or current puppy or dog owner gets these books before they get their dog.

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