Our aim is to build a lifelong bond between humans and their pets, through a combination of educational, training and fun methods.
Here at The Dog Knows we agree that like many things in life, the sooner you start to learn
something the easier it is.
However, we are also confident in the fact that it is never too late to start learning or changing old habits to experience something special.
Which is why we believe in the benefits of providing, fun, practical and educational classes for everyone.
Free Taster Session
As the name suggests get a taste for what happens in our 5/10-week positive training term. Children get a chance to come along with their dog/puppy and learn some key tips and tricks.
Positive Kids Fun
With a focus on promoting positive training methods and effective communication, children and their dog/puppy bond through learning essential basics, some fun tricks and even beginner agility for dogs.
At various times throughout the year we may offer ‘Edu-Fun’ sessions including a variety of fun learning themes both with and without the family dog/puppy. Watch this space for further announcements.
Standard or bespoke sessions aimed at equipping children and young people with an understanding of responsibility around pet ownership.
See what some of our clients have said
"This class was fantastic for our new pup and daughter. Definitely signing up for next term. It is brilliant socialisation for your dog and great for kids confidence. Mary was absolutely fantastic and each week took time out to also give me obedience training techniques for our new pup. As first time dog owners we really appreciated this. Cannot recommend these classes enough!!"
"This is a brilliant class. Mary is a fantastic teacher and is wonderful with both my daughter Kate and our dog Buster. Both Kate and Buster have learned so much. They have a great bond. Buster can now sit, stay, give paw, jump through a hoop etc. Kate and Buster can't wait to return in January to learn new skills. I highly recommend this class."
"I would just like to say a big Thank You to Mary for all the work she has done with Fionn and Jake.Fionn has really enjoyed doing his training with Jake and Mary on a one to one in his home environment because Fionn doesnt like large groups of people.When i got in touch with Mary and told her Fionn had just got a new puppie and Fionn himself has Autism i was looking for a one to one with Fionn she never hesitated and said we could sort something out.wrll it has been the best ever experience for Fionn and Jake and Mary is fantastic Fionn has learned so much and to watch the smile on his face is amazing .I cant thank you enough Mary you are fantastic .Looking forward to our next term."
"Clodagh and Fizz are going to training in Kells and both of them love it. Not only are they learning lots but they have such an amazing bond now it's wonderful to see. Can't wait to sign up for more classes!"
Getting a new dog or puppy?
There is absolutely, no mistaking that feeling when you bring a new little friend to share your home and your heart, that, being said it is not always plain sailing.
Why do we do the things we do?
I was recently asked how I came to be doing what I’m doing (working with families and dogs). This really made me smile. As, over the last three years I have asked this question of myself many times.