Place Board Training eBook

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  • Description
  • Do you want to uplevel your dog’s obedience by introducing a platform to their training using a Place Board, but don’t know where to start?

    You may have heard of Place Boards or seen the success other trainers are having using training platforms in their exercise but are unsure how to introduce one to your dog?

    Used correctly as a training platform the Place Board can act as a target to focus dog training and improve, sit-stay, recall, retrieves, general obedience and dog sports and much more.

    I first saw Place Board’s demonstrated by field trial champion Ian Openshaw at the CLA Game Fair 2014 and was so impressed by the results he displayed. It inspired me to introduce them into training with my dog, a cocker spaniel who worked as a beating dog throughout the shooting season and was training and competing in dog agility in the closed season. So, I made a start, trawling the internet for tips and tricks without many results and instead ‘feeling my way through’ using intuition and trial and error.

    Fast forward, I am fully accredited as a professional dog trainer by The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT), have been leading classes since 2019 and have niched down into training with and selling Place Boards. I have extensive first-hand experience of using place boards for dog training in classes and training our dogs and have drawn on this previous experience and knowledge to put together this guide and share with you, my expertise.

     

    The T.A.R.G.E.T method: 

    Anglian Dog Works have designed a progressive, achievable training programme that shows handlers how to teach their dogs to use a Place Board as a target, using our signature T.A.R.G.E.T method which we will cover in this course.

    The eBook features clear and easy-to-follow lessons guiding you through the method of training a dog to use a Place Board broken down into a simple, step-by-step, guide so that you can become a Place Board Pro in 6 easy steps!

     

    What to expect from this eBook

    • The 36-page book is designed to introduce the power of Place Boards to your training with 6 easy to follow steps using our signature T.A.R.G.E.T method.
    • So, with just 10 minutes of training a day, you could be a Place Board Pro by the end of the week BUT the beauty is you can progress at your own pace. Checkpoints are in place to make sure you progress at the rate right for you and your dog.
    • The guide will show you how to introduce a training platform to your tool kit to see a dog that is excited, motivated, and eager to learn increasingly complex drills; extend your sit and stay at a distance for 30 seconds or more until released, even with distractions. Plus travel to the board on cue from a distance of 5 paces or more.
    • This is a digital product, when you order, a download link will be sent via email as well as displayed on the checkout page. 

     

    Finally see rock-solid steadiness, reliable recalls and retrieving to hand

    When you introduce a Place Board correctly, your training will form foundations so strong the target becomes like a magnet for the dog making it an incredibly powerful training tool. You’ll see a dog that is excited, motivated, and eager to learn increasingly complex drills. Truly a gamechanger; making it easy to own a well-trained working dog.

     

    Try it for Free!

    You don’t need to figure out Place Board training on your own because we’ve done the hard work for you!

    We’re passionate about sharing effective training tools and techniques, we’ve tried, tested, and seen the first-hand benefits of with our own working dogs to help fellow dog owners.

    And we’re so sure you’ll love it and it’ll add value, we give everyone the chance to try for free.

     

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  • Where is training located?
  • We have two venues, Balsham & Barton, Cambridge. The full address and directions to the training field are sent out with booking confirmation emails.

     

    Balsham

    Training is held in the countryside, ten miles from Cambridge and easily accessible from the A11.

    Our outdoor training centre benefits from over an acre of private grassland.

     

     

    Photo: At the top of Anglian Dog Works Training Ground for Dog training near Cambridge

    A PICTURE OF THE TOP ANGLIAN DOG WORKS TRAINING FIELD IN BALSHAM

     

    Photo: Bottom training field at Anglian Dog Works Training Ground for Dog training near Cambridge
    A PICTURE OF THE BOTTOM TRAINING FIELD: This rural and safe location is semi-enclosed, but neither area is completely secure.
     
    Barton 
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    Fully enclosed; Partnering with Positive Paws 
  • Do we train in all weather?
  • Yes, we do train in all weather.
     
    In the event that the Met Office releases a weather warning, it will be reviewed if conditions are safe enough to train in.
     

    In warmer weather, PetPlans guidance will be referred to in reviewing if conditions are safe enough to train in with precautions. Click here to read Anglian Dog Works advice for keeping cool in class. 

     
    If conditions are deemed unsafe by your trainer we may hold a remote session using Zoom instead of an in-person meeting. 
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  • Can I bring someone to watch?
  • Yes, spectators are more than welcome. 

    What we recommend is that you decide who will be handling your dog and stick to that person doing the training for the duration of the session to save any confusion for your dog.

    Any children under the age of 18 must be always accompanied by an adult.


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    Excellent training guide

    Really useful guide to keep on your phone for when you're out with your dog - clear & concise with lots of photos. I found it most helpful to watch the videos in the online course first then use this as a reminder during the session