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Training Thoughtfully Seminar 2016

A boost to the deepest Winter dreariness. 

Presentations to inspire, explain, explore and discover

PORTL Activities to deepen understanding, reflect and absorb

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Alex, Jesus, Kay and Ken Ramirez have created a style of "cruise-learning" on the Five Go To Sea Cruises enjoying the Caribbean and Alaskan views whilst encompassing a unique blend of presentations, discussions and enquiry. 

For those unable to sail with us we are hosting 3 days cruise-learning in Middle England. I have great pleasure in welcoming Alexandra Kurland and Jesús Rosales-Ruiz for 3 days of our presentations, enquiry and learning.

Details of the topics to come, but I have no doubt we shall cover In Search of Excellence, Mastering Resurgence and Extinction, Exploring Micro-Shaping just to begin with.

Additional booking will be available for:

  • Evening Dinner Friday Jan 8th.
  • Historic Excursions Day out: Saturday Jan 9th: A History buff's delight exploring Medieval and Tudor England with some Roman flavouring. 

Venue: Kennel Club Building, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.CV8 2LZ Warm, comfortable meeting rooms. 

Starting at 9am, finishing 5pm. Tea & Coffee include, lunch BYO. Fee: £65 per day, £180 for all 3 days. 

Local Hotel (Stoneleigh Park lodge) - dog friendly, oodles of walking options on the Stoneleigh Park.

Nearest Airport: Birmingham. (approx 25 mins by taxi)

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This now has its own facebook page and group with some videos to get you started here:


At The Barn

preexpoSince Expo is coming to Near Wagmore (relatively speaking) I am planning a couple of days taster workshops at the Barn: Microshaping, Treasure Hunting, Dressage & Reinforcement Dynamics. You are welcome to come with or without your dog to enjoy the unique Wagmore experience.


Online Course: TAKL

TAKLlogoOur online TAKL course has been enjoying through one of my favourite “learning landscapes” - skills. When we become better at doing something we are becoming more skilled.

Enrolment will open in November for the Jan 2016 start for the next course. More details

Whether dog or trainer, skills need to be mastered from good technique, attentive repetition, flexible repetition and then blended with other skills to continue forward.

Merrick has been working hard on her “anti-crash” skills with the help of target training and she is developing mastery. I am impressed. I would not have put money down on mastery as a potential this time last year!

I love to focus on teaching skills rather than just behaviours. It focuses our mind on very specific learning with a clear path of action. Many of our skills overlap and time invested learning skills always pay off.

If you want to come to workshops that will focus on skills I have added some rather delicious opportunities. Tomorrow


Tomorrow’s Trainer - this is a four workshop course so that we can examine the good technique, practice attentive repetition and build graduated skills for both your and your dog over the workshops – you can even self-video for the gaps in between the workshops. Starting again in 2016


Skills for training with play – very, very important skills to ensure that the learning is clear, clean and has a definite objective.


Future Focused Training – bringing the pure enjoyment into the practice phase and taking your skills, both of you, to mastery. Next workshop Oct 11th


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or is the “affect?” Aach, “The tools we use affect the way we communicate”.

I have now populated a whole community for those we feel more comfortable in that environment:

Of course I also need a personal page to be able to function as a fb personality, and I needed friends to be a REAL person:  - KayLaurence Wagmore is my hideaway.


Sexy new Shop

We now have an “adaptive responsive ladidah” shop, that means where ever your thumbs can function you can SHOP! In celebration many of the book have a £2 discount ... .so time to catch up filling your library. 

Workshops look a lot healthier to browse. That learning curve is still shoving me uphill.

Clicker Revolution now in SpanishCRev spanish

Congratulations to the Spanish Team: Ana & Nuria for getting Clicker Revolution translated and published in time for my recent December workshops. You can buy a copy in Spanish here

Madrid is now becoming THE place to be for opportunities to move your training onwards and upwards with recent visits from Ken Ramirez and Jesus Rosales Ruiz (both in Spanish) Debbie Martin and Julie Shaw. I shall be adding my regular December trip as a permanent feature to my diary.



IDTC2014To Julie Van Schie and Barb Buchmayer in attaining their Certificates with my Endorsement in the first 2 year course of the Intelligent Dog Trainer Course.

I have been honoured to be able to work with a great group of people and read their assignments. This has given me complete confidence in endorsing them as trainers.

Very well done.

Clicker Revolution FB Group

Clicker Revolution has topped over 1200 copies sold so to celebrate I have started an informal group on Facebook-Clicker Revolution for opportunities to explore your revolution: Pop along for a chat and meet the other revolutionists!

Official blurb and options to buy .....


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