Dog training Armatus Canine

DOG

TRAINING

NO

EGOS HERE

The team at Armatus Canine go above and beyond the minimum mark when it comes to training, when we step onto the field all egos are left at the gate. All of our training is relaxed, professional and tailored to your needs.

When it comes to training we make every effort to pass on our experience and ensure when owners and handlers walk away they are confident in what they have been taught so they can carry on the training at home, as that's where it really matters.

All our profit from training goes directly into advancing our new training centre to provide better training experiences for owners and dogs.

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Guild of Dog Trainers Armatus Canine

DOG
TRAINING

We offer our services and experience to pet dog owners for all sorts of training, from simple tricks to becoming a respectable member of society.

When it comes to dog training we know not everyone is a wizard at it, we will help you along the way and tell you why we have chosen the methods we are teaching you. Knowing what to do is one thing, knowing why your doing it is another. This is why our head trainer is a recognised Master Trainer by the Guild of Dog Trainers and is qualified in canine behaviour, nutrition, first aid and specialises is aggressive behaviour modification.

 

Our team can help you with the following  in your training, but if there is something not listed, it doesn't mean we cant help you, just drop us a line and we will see what we can do.

OBEDIENCE BOOTCAMP & SESSIONS

 

This means the most basic 7 commands that should be taught, sit, down, leave, come, no, stay and heel. Obedience training can often be overlooked, its the bedrock of further training. It initially helps form a bond between dogs and owners and basic obedience should be practiced regularly, if your struggling with this let us help you to ensure you get off to a good start and prevent further problems down the line.

PROTECTION SPORTS

 

Our training centre has recently become one of the first UK PSA clubs. We are starting to run PSA, IGP and Ringsport sessions at our training ground. This provides a valuable outlet for non working dogs as well as an aim for owners to compete if they wish.

BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION

 

Our head trainer has a good deal of experience from her military and security background when it comes to dealing with dogs that show unwanted aggressive behaviour. Often it can be something that the owners aren't seeing or are unware due to a lack of knowledge. This is why when we train with your dogs, we point out the issues, then explain why we choose to use the methods we use to fix it. We will ensure that owners are happy they can repeat and continue this training before leaving the field.

PUPPY TRAINING

 

If you have recently added to your family with your first, second or even tenth puppy we can help you build up a puppy that will be a delight to have at home or even work with. We can provide you with the knowledge you need going forward towards your goals and prevent some common mistakes made. We will look at developing socialising, confidence building, obedience and ensure an environmentally sound pup with a strong bond.

SCENTWORK & MANTRAILING

If your looking at something to keep you and your dog entertained, we run UK Snifferdogs/Scentwork UK classes and are looking at setting up other things in the near future such as Disc dogs. Having some good fun with your dog and giving them an output for their energy is a great way to pass time, keep them active, fit and develop a strong bond. Mantrailing is a also a great way to occupy busy minds for both dogs and owners who would like to get outdoors and hunting down trails.

ONLINE COACHING & TRAINING

If you cant get to us, then try our new online training and coaching. Our online library of videos and membership perks are available to those who subscribe to online training and you can access these videos anywhere on your phone.

Our head trainer is also now offering a one to one online coaching package for those more serious about training from home with targeted guidance. Visit our online training page for more.

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SECURITY DOG

TRAINING

CONTINUATION TRAINING

 

  - General Purpose  £40

  - Tobacco, Drugs, Pyrotechnics Detection £45

  - Explosives Detection £60

  - One to One sessions £POA

     

ASSESSMENTS
 

  - General Purpose Annual £60

  - General Purpose Quarterly £40

  - Tobacco, Drugs, Pyrotechnics Detection £100

  - Explosives Detection £150

     

CLASSROOM

COURSES

The classroom courses below are run at our training centre near Melton Mowbray.

Courses are run all year round. The majority of the courses are aimed at those wanting to work as dog handlers in the security industry, but some like the Canine First Aid are aimed at all dog owners and staff that work in canine businesses.

The group sizes in courses are kept low to ensure maximum time between student and instructor. We aren't a sausage factory that likes to focus on quantity, when you complete a course with us you have the very best of what our whole training team can give you. You have support from the team long after you have completed the course but we aim to train you to ensure you are confident in your new skills.

You do NOT need to already own a dog to attended the courses, course dogs are available to use for free, with the kennelling a feeding done by us. You will likely handle multiple dogs on courses to experience different breeds and traits.

For HM Forces, Emergency Services and veterans, there is a 10% discount on the courses.

The security courses are completed under the body of National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) as this is widely accepted in the security industry. If you wish to complete them under the National Training Inspectorate for Professional Dog Users (NTIPDU) or the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT) please get in touch.

CANINE FIRST AID

 

This is done in one day over 4 hours. If there are sufficient numbers interested in completing the course it can be run at a closer suitable venue. It can be accredited for a very small cost.

£POA

LEVEL 2 GENERAL PURPOSE SECURITY DOG HANDLER

 

60 Guided learning hours, completed over 7 consecutive days. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This course teaches you what's required to become a General Purpose Security Dog Handler in the Security Industry, from animal welfare and management to deployment of a security dog.

£600

LEVEL 3 GENERAL PURPOSE SECURITY DOG HANDLER

 

150 Guided learning hours. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This course teaches you what's required to become a higher level of General Purpose Security Dog Handler in the Security Industry, from animal welfare and management to deployment of a security dog. Level 3 also includes advanced control, tracking and search.

£1500

LEVEL 3 DRUGS DETECTION HANDLER (Passive or Proactive)

 

100 Guided learning hours. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This courses teaches you what's required to become a Drug Detection Dog Handler (Passive or Proactive dependant on which chosen) in the Security Industry. It covers animal welfare, management, responsibilities, control and operational use of a drug detection dog.

£POA

LEVEL 3 TOBACCO DETECTION HANDLER

 

100 Guided learning hours. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This courses teaches you what's required to become a Tobacco Detection Dog Handler in the Security Industry. It covers animal welfare, management, responsibilities, control and operational use of a tobacco detection dog.

£2000

LEVEL 3 PYROTECHNICS DETECTION HANDLER

 

100 Guided learning hours. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This courses teaches you what's required to become a Pyrotechnics Detection Dog Handler in the Security Industry. It covers animal welfare, management, responsibilities, control and operational use of a pyrotechnics detection dog.

£2400

LEVEL 4 EXPLOSIVES DETECTION HANDLER

 

320 Guided learning hours. Previous handling experience may count towards some hours.

This recently updated course teaches you what's required to become a Explosives Detection Dog Handler in the Security Industry. It covers animal welfare, management, responsibilities, control and operational use of a explosives detection dog.

£5200

BESPOKE COURSES

 

Training can be arranged for anyone looking to train staff in awareness of dogs or other reasons.

£POA