june, 2022

18jun10:00 am12:30 pmEvent OverEngagement Workshop10:00 am - 12:30 pm Taff Meadow Community Centre, Treforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DB


Event Details

Engagement Workshop

This workshop is designed for puppies and teenage dogs who struggle to focus on their owners during walks. 


Young dogs can struggle to focus and keep their attention on you, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 


Does this sound familiar? 


  • Distracted by other dogs and people. 
  • Everything seems more interesting than you. 
  • Constantly sniffing and ignoring you. 
  • Feeling embarrassed when your dog acts like you don’t exist. 


If so, you will benefit from this workshop!


Engagement is the foundation of training your dog. Without it, your dog cannot succeed with recall, loose lead walking or anything else you want to achieve.


During the session, you will learn new skills and gain confidence with handling your dog in public, and give your relationship with your dog a huge boost. 


Using fun and simple exercises, we will help you build focus and engagement with your dog so that you feel in-control when on walks.


This workshop will cover:

What is engagement? – What does good engagement look like? How to get the balance of playing with other dogs and people, and still have your dog listen to you. 

How to have a connected walk – Dogs and humans generally have different agendas when on a walk; we will show you how to take a new path together. 

How to work with your dog rather than against them – Getting your dog’s attention shouldn’t feel like a constant battle. You probably envisaged harmonious walks with your dog rather than frustration and embarrassment. With the right tools, it is possible for you and your dog to still have that.

Overcoming difficult environments – ‘You need to be more exciting than the environment’ is what people say – but no one ever actually tells you how, until now!

Managing your dog’s excitement levels – It’s all very well teaching your dog recall and other skills, but if they are too excited to listen, you are fighting a losing battle. Learn how to calm your dog as well as teach them to think when they are excited. 

Bonus – A 30-day training plan to put into action and build on the success in the workshop.


  • A great starting point for dogs who haven’t had much formal training or need a refresher.
  • Perfect for those who can’t attend regular training. 
  • Essential knowledge for owners of young dogs.



What ticket type do I need?

Handler – This is a space for one dog and their humans. 

Member – This is a space for one dog and their humans at our special member rate for members only. You must log in and book with the email associated with your membership for the discount to apply.

Spectator – This is a space for one human to come along and learn without their dog. This might be because your dog is not suitable for a group environment but you still want to gain knowledge and learn training exercises to do at home.


Is it suitable for my dog? 

This workshop is suitable for people and dog-friendly dogs that can eat treats in most situations. It is not suitable for highly reactive or overly nervous dogs. If you are unsure, please give us a call on 02921 200013 or use the contact button on this page. 

How will the workshop work?

The workshop will be a mixture of theory and practical learning. We will start with dogs in the car while your trainer talks through exercises, so your dogs need to be comfortable to relax in the car for short periods of time. There will be breaks for you and your dog and refreshments available. 


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Taff Meadow Community Centre

Treforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DB

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