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The Connection Collective

Our wonderful new page of contributions from dog and horse trainers sharing their  understanding of connection.

A recommended browse for rainy days.

Many articles likely to raise more questions:

Podcasts have arrived!

What do you want to learn today ?

MicroLearn Weekends and Short courses

Project 2020 is a collated collection of the hundreds of lessons taught, and lessons learned from training dogs and people. It is a self-service library that can be browsed to a chosen depth with micro-lessons and thoughtful training breaks that changes your learning about dogs.

Join as a SetterMember to explore and expand ….

… and we’re  OFF!

A blend of a study course and a mentoring program. You can follow either route or a combination through self-selecting and self-progress. You can regard it as a mentoring process or as a pre-designed curriculum. You can choose your own study options and progress to certification or not.

Workshops & Courses online

A blend of practical training and presentations keeping us busy over the the year.

Places on workshops available
for spectators and participants.

Workshops FAQs

Online courses with
Kay Laurence

6-8 lessons.

Course FAQs

Get a up to 20% discount on the online courses when you Join as a Member.

Training with Food
We have a great resource for learning how to deliver food safely, confidently and effectively – the very centre of our training.

explore …

Zip unzipped
Recently arrived puppy.  I am learning what she enjoys and teach her how to bloom and be the best Zip that any Zip could be.

follow Zip …

Living with dogs

From new puppies to old dogs, from sleeping at night to every day walks.

for all dogs every day …

For everyone

For all types of dogs

For thoughtful training

Setter Membership

Taking your learning
to infinity
and beyond.

Annual fee £140

MicroLearning is a chance to explore small bites either with the discussion weekends, which is likely to be a deep dive kicking of in one topic but spreading many threads I am sure, or a short course of one lesson and two weeks application for video uploads and feedback. There will be plenty of selection through the seasons, or you can use the Project2020, teach yourself, prepare some material and bring along to the MicroLearn.

Power of anticipation

Exploring concepts using the focus and motivation that can be used in anticipatory conditions.

The Fade-In Protocol
A project collecting a variety of techniques where Fade-In is used successfully.

Celebrating 20 years since Learning About Dogs become a proper business in an age when dog training was only regarded as a hobby. The growth has made education much more accessible and available to great numbers. As I build this new, exciting project compiling all that I have learned I realise that there are hundreds of interlinking threads connecting one area to another.

At last, digital learning brings a benefit that a book can never provide, and offer learning in multiple formats at the same time. You can read, watch, interact, listen; explore understanding, apply your learning, get feedback and expand in a direction of your choice.

With these new eyes you get to view landscapes that you did not know existed.


Whether practising training skills, learning to understand our dogs or developing youngsters for integration into our lifestyle, we offer a range of different learning opportunities.

We have resources to enjoy: in book-format, projects to follow training plans, articles to stretch your thinking.

Join as a member to explore our libraries, research projects, clubs and benefit from discounts on courses.


An all day blend of presentation and practical training with your dog.
Held at various venues around the country.
Limited number of handlers, spectators and apprentice-teacher places available.

Note books essential


Courses online run in Moodle format, with classrooms, forums, lessons and exercises.

From short courses of 6 lessons to the 2 year Trainer Accredited by Kay Laurence

Great variety of topics covering training strategies, lifeskills, dog sports and deep learning.


Presentations covering many topics that expand our learning about dogs. Shorts talks from 30 minutes to all day seminars, conferences and evenings.

Video and slide based, usually available pre-recorded.


Books are in two formats:

You can browse the web-pages of the books or alternatively, you can buy the printed BOOKS by Kay Laurence

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