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Have a look at some moments from the ACTIVITY WEEKEND 2017

The APDTUK Activity Weekend Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June 2018 - at the fabulous venue TOP BARN FARM, Worcestershire

Your dog should be comfortable in this sort of situation - with other dogs and people in workshops, dogs and owners walking around the venue and in close proximity in the marquee 

  • Interested in how Search and Rescue dogs work? 
  • Want to keep your dog fit?
  • Love the idea of teaching your dog to herd but but don't want to use sheep?
  • Want to try a new dog sport?
  • Has your dog the potential to become a TV/film star?
  • Need to improve your clicker training skills?

Our Activity weekend has workshops on all the above. Book on a workshop and bring your dog or just come and watch the fun.

The Activity Weekend is open to everyone not just members.  

Please click on the links below for more information on the workshops.




This workshop is now full CLICKER ADDICTS MASTER CLASS




Due to unavoidable cancellation there is one place available on this the Treibball workshop





This workshop is now full FILM DOG




Due to unavoidable cancellation there is one place available on the SAR workshop


This workshop is now full HOOPERS





Directions to Top Barn Farm

Programme of Events

  • Prices: £85 per activity.
  • Members, Subscribers and Student Members £10 discount per activity.
  • Book 2 activities for same person receive £10 discount overall.
  • Only one activity can be booked per day.
  • Early Bird Discount £10 per activity per day. (Booking form and fee must be received by the APDT,UK office before 28 February 2018.)
  • Spectators: £15 per day per person, £25 per weekend per person. Spectators cannot take part in any activities/discussions.
  • Camping/Caravan without hook up free.
  • Camping/Caravan with hook up £6 per night. BBQ Saturday evening only £7.

Members and non-members are welcome at the Activity Weekend

To join us for a fun weekend please contact the office at 

No refunds will be given after 30 May. If you have taken an Early Bird discount an admin fee of £10 will be deducted from the refund.

The APDTUK reserve the right to change workshop instructors without prior notification.



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Canine Psychology -  A Deeper Understanding

Dog training and canine behaviour throughout Weymouth, Dorchester, Portland and the surrounding areas.  APDTUK registered and with over 30 years in the field.   Qualified Veterinary Nurse, teacher and lecturer in Animal Care and Canine Behaviour.  Behaviour modification on Veterinary and rescue referral. 

Course Info:  Take a journey deeper into the anatomy and psychology of a dog's brain and behaviour. Just what is going on inside when they display behaviours that we find alarming or confusing? What appear to be actions of choice from the dog are often biologically driven behaviours which become habits over time. Before attempting to modify a dog's problem behaviour, it is essential to have an understanding of the internal processes of the dog's body as well as the external body language. Follow on course from A Journey through the Ages or for professionals working in the Industry, it is delivered one day per month for four months.  Individual days can be booked if space. 

Day 1:  Evolution & Development of the Modern Dog - 17/02/2018
• Evolution of the dog through the ages to present day
• Breeds - genetic traits, behaviour & health
• Recognising common hereditary diseases
• Alternative therapy - Bach Flower remedies

Day 2: The Dog's Brain - 17/03/2018
• How the dogs brain and nervous system works
• Effects of behaviour
• Canine fears, phobias and anxiety
• Positive solutions for common anxieties
• Alternative therapy - Canine chiropractor demonstration

Day 3:  Hormones and Behaviour - 14/04/2018
• Hormones - effects on health and behaviour
• Neutering - advantages and disadvantages
• Hyper dogs & compulsive, obsessive  behaviours
• Alternative Therapy - Introduction to Tellington TTouch

Day 4:  All about aggression - 12/05/2018
• Why dogs aggress
• Classifying aggression
• Recognising and interpreting signs of aggression
• The "breed trap"
• Modifying common aggression problems

Cost for 4 day Course:  £200.00 includes tea, coffee and cake.

Cost for individual day:  £60.00 to include tea, coffee and cake.

Location:  Drax Hall, Bere Regis (near Dorchester), Dorset BH20 7L - free parking.

Dates:  February 17th, March 17th, April 14th and May 12th 2018.

Time:  9.15am to 4.30pm

Certificates issued.

To book: please call Ann on 01305 832569 or email


Call: 01305 832569




Kay Attwood Workshop

With C S Canine

Unit 10, 8 Showfield Lane, Malton, North Yorkshire Tel: 07711015499

Saturday 12th May

It can be 'FUN to Focus'! 

Do you have problems trying to keep your dog calm? Does your dog get over excited and stop listening to you at the sight of another dog, person or cyclist? Does your dog jump up when excited? Is your dog unable to contain its excitement at meal times or other? Would you like to teach your dog to focus on you and learn some new skills?

Generally, are there moments when your dog is 'Out of Control' and unable to control its impulses? 

Then this amazing workshop for your dog! This is a FUN workshop, teaching tricks and various other ways to keep your dog calm and focused. 

We will show you through playing games and LOTS of other fun exercises, how to get your dog focused on you and keep your dog calm including with distractions, all by using force free methods! 

Booking Essential  Handler £85     Spectator £40

Book both workshops 12th  May - Fun to Focus  13th May - Top of the Class

Handler £160    Spectator £75


Kay Attwood Workshop
With C S Canine

Unit 10, 8 Showfield Lane, Malton, North Yorkshire Tel: 07711015499

Sunday 13th May

Top of the Class - Brain games for you and your dog! 

Whether you want to learn how to keep your dog stimulated with exciting games, or you are a dog trainer running classes - this workshop will give you some great ideas to keep your dog engaged.  

Suitable for all levels of obedience from puppy to advanced. 

If you struggle to find a new angle to teach certain exercises in your classes and you want to stand out from your competition, this is the workshop for you! 


• Games for all levels from Puppy to Advanced 

• Using everyday items as equipment 

• Inspiring games for all 

• An injection of fun! 

• New Ideas to teach various behaviours 

• Games that involve movement 

• Peripheral vision games 

• Stay Games 

• Match and Sample games 

• Scent work games 

• Games to encourage focus 

• Problem Solving Games 

• Only kind and humane methods 



Unique match and sample using the part of the brain, responsible for problem solving 


Learning new skills that help your dog in all manner of ways, whether behaviourally or general peace of mind 

Improve your dog’s cognitive abilities and stave off dementia! 

Lots of fun for you and your dog 

Booking Essential!  Handler £85     Spectator £40

Book both workshops 12th  May - Fun to Focus  13th May - Top of the Class

Handler £160    Spectator £75


Is your dog happy? Workshop

With Vicky Alhadeff & Joanne Hinds 

Saturday 2nd June 10:30 – 13:30  - £12.00

Garden Room, Colne Valley Park Centre, Denham Court Drive, Denham, UB9 5PG

Tickets available at


VET Festival: 8 – 9 June 2018, Loseley Park, Surrey

VET Festival is different. Very different. Ask anyone that’s been. It is the only outdoor CPD event and we guarantee you will leave feeling inspired, invigorated and bursting with new found knowledge to take back to your practice.

It really is CPD with the feel good factor!  VET Festival is a unique outdoor environment - fresh air, music, chilling, great food and an awesome atmosphere. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in CPD for 2 days but also have some fun and relax with your colleagues.


  • International, pioneering speakers
  • 14 conference streams, 120+ CPD lectures and a dedicated nursing trail
  • New Streams for 2018: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiopulmonary & Diagnostic Imaging & Nutrition
  • New for 2018: two day Rehabilitation stream
  • New for 2018: Interactive tent with hands-on practical sessions
  • VETFest™ Live Party on Friday night
  • Over 40+ exhibitors and sponsors demonstrating the latest products and services

We are offering a 20% discount on tickets if you book before 31 January 2018. Book online or visit for more information.