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Learning About Dogs resources are compiled by Kay Laurence with assistance from several four legged friends. Some of this assistance began over 40 years ago, and many, many contributions were made by the friends of friends, or students, learners and colleagues with their own dogs.

Extensive opportunities to test the protocols, principles, strategies with so many people and so many different dogs have produced a wide range of original, solid and proven processes.

Training for a broad range of outcomes from every day living with dogs to high level performance and working expectations.

Training for a wide range of learners with different capacities, preferences and skills. 

A library of resources that is continually growing with dynamic updates as our learning increases. You are able to choose your own pathway through the material to suit your interest, your current situation with lifetime access.

By your side

You can study the material at your own pace and either choose to read everything and then start training, or train as you go, or if it suits your style pick and mix.
Progress is open for free access in any order.

Live Courses

These are for a fixed duration, usually 8-12 weeks, with weekly live reviews. The course may run in combination with the Workbooks in the library or purely as forum based learning.

You will be able to follow your own projects and participate in group learning, personal feedback from presented videos, and specific acitivites.

Some courses are only available to Setter Members.

Format

Workbooks will listed under “my resources” are a mixture reading, diagrams and videos broken into short topics within the lessons. You may follow the lessons and return to the material anytime.

Taught LIVE courses may be a combination of lessons and forum discussions. These run for a specific period and access will be limited after the course completion.

Life-time access

For as long as the resources exists, for as long as we have a website, and for as long as the internet survives, you will always be able to re-visit the self-paced course at any time for your next puppy and the one after that.

Courses that are accessed as part of the Setter Membership will only be able to be view whilst the Membership is active.

Live Courses and access to stored material held in the Voyage of Discovery Forums are limited for a short time after the course completion.

Terms and Conditions

By using any services offered by Learning About Dogs Ltd., you agree to adhere to the Terms and Conditions stated in this document.

These Terms and Conditions apply to all services offered by Learning About Dogs Ltd., including:

  • Memberships to Learning About Dogs community
  • Online Forums
  • Courses (with or without membership)
  • Workshops / Seminar / presentations
  • Books & Videos

Principles of the Learning About Dogs Community

If you join our membership, you will be expected to share our principles of living with and training dogs –

based on science and understanding

with empathy and thoughtfulness

reinforced with passion, joy and enthusiasm.

We believe in the rights of dogs to be trained and able to enjoy a suitable lifestyle. We believe in learner-centric training, where neither the dog’s or person’s welfare or well-being is compromised for the benefit of the other.

Equal Opportunity

Learning About Dogs is a global community with a common set of principles. We encourage diversity in students and staff members in regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and other status.

Courses

Courses are open for all types of people interested in learning about dogs, from anywhere in the world. If a course has a specific prerequisite this will be detailed. Some courses require activities with a dog, or other suitable animal, on a regular basis.

Courses may be limited to a specific number of participants, and may or may not include learners who are not seeking feedback on their own training progress.

Membership may be required to enrol on some courses.

Course Format

Global group learning brings a richness to the experience where different lifestyles, different learners and relationships will share their journey.

Our courses encourage self-directed learning and critical thinking. Our goal is for you to develop a new mind-set that will project forward to every dog you share your life with in the future. There is very little space for branded training recipes, off the shelf solutions or quick-fixes.

What you get out of studying in this environment depends on your personal investment. As your “inner learner” awakens, you may begin to have serious thought processes whilst you do the housework, walk the dog, drive and try to get to sleep.

Online Forums 

Forums are available on the Learning About Dogs Voyage of Discovery  

If you use Forums on the site, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these Forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these Forums. In addition, all users of our forums must adhere to the provisions of our “Forum User Conduct” section.

Forum User Conduct

Learning About Dogs websites may contain intellectual property and personally identifiable information. All information, data, text, messages, photos, video and other materials (“Content”), whether publicly or privately posted, are the sole responsibility of the person who posted the Content.

You are expected to adhere to copyright law. Do not post Content that you do not own and do not have explicit permission to post.

You are expected to adhere to privacy laws for personally identifiable information.

Do not copy or otherwise share Content (text, photos, video, screen shots of forum posts, etc.) without explicit permission from the Content owner and person(s) identified in the Content.

Workshop Attendance

Please do not bring your dog to a workshop if unwell, as some diseases (particularly kennel cough) are highly infectious. Please do not bring bitches in season.

If you are unable to bring your dog, you can still attend as a spectator, and maintain the option to transfer your place to the next similar event.

Workshop and Course Refunds

Refunds for workshops and courses can only be given if notification is more than: 3 months before: 100%; 28 days before: 75%.

Where possible we will try to transfer you onto a similar course. Refunds and transfers administration fee is £5.

Privacy Policy

For information about what information we hold about you, and how we use and keep your information safe, please see our Privacy Policy.

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