“The Dog House” Behavioural Stage

So What's In-store?

Adem is a leading behavioural expert and trainer who, along with other guests and possibly a few owners, will conduct a range of live demonstrations in our Dog House Behaviour stage.

To bring everything to life, we’re going to do something pretty cool. Dogstival has decided to build a house. Well, one cut in half, like a ‘film set design’, fill it with furniture and create a garden so we can replicate life in a typical home. Each demonstration will be interactive and designed to get people and their dogs up on stage. We’ll discuss the different life stages of dogs and common problems that may occur during these life stages.

We’ll look at common breed specific behavioural issues and how to prevent and tackle these in everyday life. Owners are invited to send in videos of their dogs and their behavioural issues and participants will be selected prior to the show commencing.

The Dog House Line Up

As our host is wildlife expert and dog lover Chris Packham, we thought we should use his wealth of knowledge to look how various breeds are put to work; from saving lives to using their sense of smell and why those breeds are specifically chosen.

Together, they will also discuss the various life stages of a dog and their development in relation to wild canines and why dogs may behave differently when out in the forest or in contact with other ‘wild animals’. Something, that is really important due to the New Forest’s unique habitats.

They’ll look at wild canines and their roles in conservation, but also see similarities with domesticated canines and the reasons they exhibit certain behaviours.

Training with Dog Ease

The fundamentals of teaching basic commands such as heel, stay and come.

The Modern Day Den

How to set up your home and garden to best support the modern-day dog and owner, helping your dog to fit into our busy and forever changing world.

Growing Up

The life-stages of your dog and how to tailor your training to each 
life-stage to get the most out of your dog as they grow, including how the breeding and energy type of your dog can affect this

Keeping Fit

Training and behaviour exercises to undertake with your dog to help stimulate and tire their mind, as well as tire them physically.

The Walk

Hunting, migrating, socialising, and the coffee shop outing. What we can be doing to make this as fun as possible for both dog and owner.

Rehab

The basics of addressing common behavioural issues experienced by many dog owners. For example separation anxiety, fearful behaviours, possessive behaviours, aggressive behaviours, and predatory chasing.

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