Workshops/Seminars 2019-01-14T07:03:14+00:00

Fundamentals Workshops

The Dog Trouble Fundamentals Workshop is an intensive course aimed at teaching dog owners how to address and manage their dog’s behaviour by implementing the key fundamentals that are essential in keeping a dog balanced. The course is limited to a maximum of 10 owners and their dogs to enable owners to work with Jo on a 1:1 basis in addition to benefiting from group work.

Workshops are held monthly on Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following dates:

4 February, 18 March, 1 April, 6 May, 17 June, 22 July, 5 August, 9 September, 7 October, 4 November, and 2 December


The Fundamentals course includes:

  • Understanding how dogs communicate and operate in ‘Survival’ mode
  • Assessing the energy and drive in your dog and how to manage these drives in resolving behaviour issues
  • How to walk your dog calmly on leash with other dogs
  • Identifying and addressing ‘Imbalance’ in your dog- the importance of Nutrition, Health and Environmental factors.
  • How to manage Dog reactive behaviour
  • Recall work

The course includes light lunch.  Each student will receive a free copy of Jo’s Dog Rehabilitation Booklet.

In addition to the Fundamentals course Jo provides Top-up Workshops throughout the year for owners requiring a ‘refresher’ to keep them and their dog on track. Clients who have attended a Fundamentals Workshop will receive a discount on the Top-up Workshop.



To Book:


Dog Walker Workshop

The next workshop will be on Saturday, February 16th, 1.00-4.00pm at Dog Trouble

Do you offer a dog walking service or home boarding, or are you planning to start a dog walking or home boarding business?
If so, this workshop is for you. It will teach you how to deliver a safe and effective service to clients by demonstrating leadership and control whilst being confident when walking groups of dogs in public.

The workshop content includes:

  • Dog body language and communication
  • Understanding Common Behaviour Issues
  • Managing risk when walking packs of dogs in public areas
  • Managing and dealing with confrontation between dogs
  • Leading your walk with a pack of dogs
  • Maintaining balance within a pack

To Book

Download and complete application form Dog-Walker-Workshop-2019 and return to us at Dog Trouble


Here is a link to a lovely testimonial from a dog walker who attended a previous workshop – we are glad you found it useful!

Dog Behaviour Top-up Workshops

Dog Behaviour Top-up Workshops are designed for clients who have previously worked with Jo and are looking for an opportunity to resolve new issues and re-address ongoing behaviour concerns.

Dates of Workshops in 2018 are Sunday, 11 March and Saturday, 27 October

Dog Behaviour Top-up Workshops are a 1-day class from 10:00am to 4:00pm.You will benefit from working with Jo on a 1:1 basis, as well as learning from the experiences of other owners and their dogs. The Top-up course includes:

  • How to walk your dog calmly on leash with other dogs
  • Identifying and addressing imbalance in your dog
  • Recall work
  • Assessing the energy and drive in your dog and how to manage these drives in a variety of situations

The workshop includes light refreshments. Each student will receive a free copy of Jo’s Rehabilitation booklet.



To Book


Junior Pack Leader Workshops

A two-day dog behaviour workshop from 10:00 to 15:00 during school holiday time for young people aged between 6-12 years old.  A fun but informative practical workshop educating young people about basic dog behaviour and how to behave around and care for dogs in a safe, balanced way. Perfect for kids that love dogs!

Dates of 2019 Workshops are:

Month FromTo
MayTuesday, 28thWednesday, 29th
JulyTuesday, 30thWednesday, 31st
AugustTuesday, 27thWednesday, 28th
OctoberTuesday, 29thWednesday, 30th


Age 6-12 years. Workshop times are 10.30-3.30pm.  Each young person must attend each day and bring a packed lunch. Young People will get to work with their own dog or care for a balanced dog from the Dog Trouble Pack for two days!  They will experience the daily routine of the Dog Trouble Pack involving how to walk a dog by their side, how to play with them safely, how to keep a dog healthy and how to understand a dog’s body language.  Fun activities they will teach their dog will include dog agility, swimming and search and find games. Click here to view photos!  Drinks are provided.  Each young person will receive a T-Shirt and certificate.


Course costs: £95 for 2 day course per child including VAT

To book:

Download and complete the following Consent form for photographic images and Parent Permission slip and return to Dog Trouble 

Learning to Lead Workshop

POSTPONED – New date to be announced

Learning to Lead is a 2-day Workshop, designed for a maximum of 6 women, in developing the ability to be calm and assertive, both in relation to your dog and in your everyday life. The workshop focuses on the importance of leadership through working with dogs.

Dates of Workshop 31 May – 1 June 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fundamentals Workshops


This is a practical and theoretical workshop where students can bring their own dog or work with a dog from the Dog Trouble pack. You will learn the importance of maintaining balance through mind-body-spirit and how your energy affects the relationship you have with your dog. The Workshop includes tea, coffee, and a two-course lunch on both days. 10:00 to 5:00 each day.



To Book:


The Holistic Vet

Raw Feeding and Vaccinations Workshop with the Holistic Vet

The Raw Feeding and Vaccinations Workshop is a one-day seminar with the holistic vet Dr. Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS. Nick’s Holisticvet Limited practice is based in Bath at the Apthorp Centre for Chiropractic and Holistic Therapies.

Saturday, 16th June 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


At this seminar Nick Thompson will be talking about Canine Vaccinations and Raw Feeding. Light refreshments will be available and there will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the day.

The seminar will include:
• Raw Feeding and the shift from processed foods to raw
• Reducing unnecessary vaccinations and maximising protection
• Titre Testing
• Homeopathy and Nick’s experience of treating animals



To book:

More information and Online Booking Form

Mentor Programme

For those individuals wanting to shadow Jo Cottrell in her work rehabilitating dogs and educating people in dog behaviour.  This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to participate in one-one, intense, practical work with dogs with behaviour issues.  You will learn the stages of dog rehabilitation from assessment through to practical rehabilitation of a dog and can be designed specifically for you over a duration of your choice eg 1 day, 1 week.

The programme topics include:

  • Dog body language and communication
  • Understanding Common Behaviour Issues
  • Energy
  • Drives
  • Health & Nutrition and Alternative therapies.
  • Establishing Leadership
  • Socialisation with dogs/people

To Book:

Please contact us today to discuss your requirements and costs.

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