Book your place on a Happy Dog, Happy Home workshop
Many of us have lived through big changes since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. For lots of people, this has included working from home more than before.
Life has also been different for our dogs. Your pooch may be used to you being around most of the time for fusses, games and walks. For puppies and young dogs, this might be all they’ve ever known.
If you’re going back to the workplace, you may worry about how your dog will cope alone in the house for longer. That could be equally true whether you’ve had your pooch for years or have just got a new dog or puppy.
Our free workshops will help them get settled at home, so you can return to work with confidence. We’re running both online and in-person sessions across the UK, so you can choose the option that suits you best.
What you’ll learn at a Happy Dog, Happy Home workshop
At the session, you’ll learn tools and techniques that you can take away and put into practice with your pooch. These will help your dog adjust, reducing the chance they'll develop problem behaviours. We’ll cover:
- what separation anxiety is and how to prevent it using positive training methods
- how to teach a dog to settle down when left alone
- how to find and create enrichment items for your dog for little or no cost.
Who are our workshops for?
If you have a dog or puppy — of any age — and want to help them adjust to time alone, these sessions are for you!
If your dog is already showing signs of separation anxiety then our sessions may not be suitable for them. We’d suggest contacting your vet for advice – they may advise you to get in touch with a dog behaviourist for specialist support.
Our workshops are for humans only. If you’re coming to an in-person session, please leave your pooch with a friend or family member.
How you'll learn at our workshop
Our workshops are run by our experienced and friendly Community Education Officers.
Each session will run for between 45 and 60 minutes, and there’ll be a chance to ask questions.
We’ll organise our face-to-face workshops with Covid-19 safety in mind. This includes restricting the number of places available.
How to book your place on a free workshop
We’re running both online and in-person sessions across the UK, so you can choose the option that suits you best. Our virtual workshops are open to everyone, regardless of where you live. Our face-to-face workshops are held near some of our rehoming centres in the UK.
You can book your place on a virtual or in-person workshop through our Eventbrite page.
Book your place now
If you have any questions, please contact us by email: [email protected]
More advice and information
We have lots of resources to help your dog adjust to post-lockdown life. Check out our page on helping them enjoy time alone and watch our video on preparing your pup to spend time by themselves.