Courses and Talks

Course and Talks run throughout the year, which include Dog & Cat Behaviour, First Aid and training session. Please keep an eye here on our website and facebook page for our latest events.

Talk on Dog Aggression @ Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This talk on Dog Aggression by behaviourist & Ttouch practitioner Jackie Bennett of Bella Behaviour will cover the legal implications of having an aggressive dog; understanding how aggression develops; the different types of aggression; how to manage situations safely if your dog is aggressive; practical steps to reduce aggression and resources for further help.
More information about Jackie can be found on her website

Talk – an introduction to Tellington Touch @ Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – May 10 @ 8:00 pm

This talk about Tellington TTouch will be produced by Tina Constance, TTouch Practitioner. More information about Tina can be found at

Talk on Predatory Dog behaviour @ Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This talk presented be trainer & behaviourist Clair Hickson of Talk to the Paw will be looking at Predatory Drive in dogs, covering Motor Patterns of Hunting; Breed Specific Behaviours; Brain Chemicals; and Training for Problems with Predatory Drive.
More information about Clair can be found on her website

Talk on Husbandry Training in Dogs @ Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This talk will be presented by trainer & behaviourist Roz Pooley of The Mutty Professor. Grooming, Nail trimming, Ear inspections and Vet Inspections are a routine part of the domestic dog’s life. Too often dogs are restrained so these procedures can be carried out and this restraint can cause high levels of stress, instil fear and at worst result in a dog lashing out and biting. This need not be the case. Husbandry training helps your dog actively participate in their own health care, volunteering to have procedures done instead of battling you to avoid them. This training greatly improves the communication between dog and carer and as such improves your relationship. Additionally, it’s fun, it’s mentally tiring for them and it helps you develop you understanding and application of positive reinforcement training.
More information about Roz can be found on her website