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Build the Future 1 May 21

3 months starting 4 may 2021

A journey travelled with friends that is about learning together: learning with the dog, for the relationship and connection.


Enrolment to the core skills courses is required

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Build the future

This experience is for 3 months and the beginning of a lifetime of a learning community. You will be working with other participants, sharing experience, suggestions and creating ideas and solutions.

➤  We shall discover what is at the heart of what your dog enjoys, be curious about the skills and activities we can build together, strengthen resilience for bad weather.

➤  We shall resolve uncertainties, balance the extremes and find enthusiasm for learning new pathways.

➤  We shall make individual plans that are the core of your future together. Exploring technique that builds through designed learning experience.

Choose a PROJECT that is about finding the pleasure in movement with a partner – movement of dance, of heelwork, of agility, of sheepballs, of play … of walking side by side.
Learning how communication evolves from movement. Conscious moves, awareness of language, adapting and watching and listening.



Learning surrounds us when we give it space. It is in every minute we are together. This type of learning is a process of thinking as we do the activities, but also the watching and listening as well as the walking and washing up.

Community learning is about sharing ideas, reflecting on progress and actively engaging with others …. but dry your hands first.

The three core skills courses are my body of work that will get you started with best foot forward, many steps, many moments, a pathway. Resources for support, for fallback that will grow as your skills grow. For life.

You will need to be familiar with this woodland of resources before we begin the journey.

What you will get

Regular feedback, questions and coaching from me and the group, specific activities and topics for consideration, options to join regular live sessions.

If you are enthusiastic about learning, developing and building your relationship, connection and skills then you will be very welcome. This is unlikely to be a walk in the park, at times it may be hard work, it will require purposeful thinking as well as quality time spent with your dog. It will not be time wasted.

I will challenge you to do better work, explore new ideas, rethink what you thought you knew. Surround yourself working alongside others and spending your time with your dog working on a project of your passion in your individual situation and relationship.

Doing the work that leads to the most learning. You can’t fall behind, but you do need to show up.

Reflection on individual learning is integral with progress and a non-optional requirement. Feedback from me is dependent on this process. Lack of participation will result in limited continuation.

You will create your own journal, plans, project, video progress, lifestyle and activities.

Not for you

If you plan to be a passive spectator, auditor or intend to harvest material generated by the work of others then this course is not for you. You will be given two weeks to demonstrate active participation after which your access to the community will be limited.

If this type of commitment to learning is beyond your interest then please do not join us.

Enrolment to 3 Core Skills Courses:

Reward Skills; Management or Training; Build the learning; this is an additional £400 to the fee of £560 for the 3 month course. You should be familiar with the material in these courses before this course begins. 
You will need to add these to your basket HERE.

Setter Membership

If you are joining as a Setter Membership £140  you will get a 50% discount on the Core Skills courses. (saving £60).
You will need to join Setters BEFORE enrolling on the Core Skills courses to get the discount code. This may take 24 hours to process.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about the course or your choice of project: email kay

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Setter Membership

core skills courses:

Build the Learning

Lifelong skills built in activities and play. A dog that is curious, confident, resilient with a natural enthusiasm for learning.

rewards skills

Learn about the fascinating landscape of rewards and how to make them the centre of your training and relationship.

Management or Training

Find a pathway to suit your lifestyle of living with dogs. When management temporarilly supports the learning, or choose training.

all three courses


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