The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking

new landscapes, but in having new eyes.


Where will your
journey take you?


Online courses from 3 days, 1 lesson to 12 weeks.

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Training Beyond and Above

6 lessons online COURSE over three months

Starting 12 Mar 2020

For people who relish learning as a community with a plentiful opportunities to travel with new eyes and change the way you look at things.

Going Beyond and Above the standard recipes that will generate many Aha moments, engineer more questions, dissolve assumptions and challenge habits.

We shall dive deeply into the technology of training through examining:

Guidance in learning
Shaping for accuracy
Construction of chains, sequences and complex behaviours
Learning and competency
Variable rewards
Setting up for success
Learning and practising for skilled performance

Starts Mar 12, then Mar 26, Apr 9, 23, May 7, 21 for new lessons

Fee: £248.

Setter Members 20% discount £198.40.
Inclusive to TAKL2020 as Short Course.


Short courses for bites that are easily digested

Let's Go Shopping?

Two Week Course: Starts Jan 2 2020

This protocol, taking the dog shopping for their reward, includes anticipation as an integral part of the reward process. It blows apart the “three second rule”, and extends the value and the experience for the dog.

£50 – Setter Members 50% discount


A blend of practical training and presentations

More to come later in 2020

Places available for spectators and participants.

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Past courses available for members:
~ Learning About Border Collies
~ Heelwork Foundations
~ Finishing the Training
~ Fitness and Movement
~ Target Foundations

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

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Enrolment open for January 2020.
Next enrolment 2021

Setter Membership

Taking your learning
to infinity
and beyond.

Annual fee £140

MicroLearning is a chance to explore small bites either with the TalkTraining 3-day forums, 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.


Available to Setter Members.

Heelwork Course

For dog sports enthusiasts. Building a balanced, confident athlete. Teach accurate self-positioning, transitions, performance and competition preparation.


Learn target acquisition through shaping and luring and teach: chin target, stationing, the visual follow, and paw isolation.

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