Challenge 4 - Wrapping

This is the fourth instructional video from the series we hope to share whilst we are all in isolation due to COVID-19. It uses the luring technique that we introduced in the previous video. Luring is used to teach the dog to go around or wrap around an obstacle. It is a skill used in the canine sport of hoopers that Pauline teaches at our Deal venue on a Thursday. It is a fun exercise that is easy to do in your home or garden. All is explained in the video and your challenge is to train your dog to wrap around an object and to then increase your distance so you are sending them away from you to wrap around it. See how far away you can get. Good luck! Luca and I will see how far we can get from the obstacle - see if you can beat us!
PS Feel free to send me your videos by whats app or email (for some reason I cannot save or upload them from facebook/messenger) and I will upload them.


Crime scene challenge

Create a crime scene photo with your dog outlined with kibble or treats. Working on stay and impulse control.

I saw this challenge elsewhere on the internet and had to have a try with Luca. Posted it onto the Enve Canine Services Facebook page and lots of our clients have had a go too - fantastic work everyone!

(L-R Luca, Hank, Luna, Buddy, Harley, Astra and Ziva, Luna, Ozzy and Star)


Challenge 3 - Luring

This is the third video from the series we hope to share whilst we are all in isolation due to COVID-19. It is a technique known as luring. Luring is a very versatile technique and one you have probably used before and seen us describe in class. All is explained in the video and your challenge is to try to train your dog to show a new behaviour on command (eg. middle or leg weaves etc.) using this luring technique. Good luck! Leg weaves are new to Luca so we are working on those and I will also upload our progress.
PS Feel free to send me your videos by whats app or email and I will upload them.


Challenge 2 - Capturing

This is the second video from the series we hope to share whilst we are all in isolation due to COVID-19. It is a technique known as capturing. All is explained in the video and your challenge is to try to train your dog to show a natural behaviour on command (eg. bark, sneeze, lick lips etc.) using this technique. Good luck!

PS Feel free to send me your videos by whats app or email and I will upload them.


Challenge 1 - Free Shaping

This is the first video from the series we hope to share whilst we are all in isolation due to COVID-19. It is a technique known as free shaping. All is explained in the video and your challenge is to try to train your dog to do something new using this technique. Good luck!


COVID-19 update

It is with deep regret that we have made the decision to close Enve Canine Services training classes from Sun 22nd March, until further notice. Although it is still safe to go outside and exercise your dog we need to be morally and socially responsible and echo the government message to stay home and avoid unnecessary social contact to reduce the burden on our NHS. We cannot be seen to be encouraging people otherwise. Your health is important to us and we wouldn’t want to be responsible for any one of you falling ill as a result of attending our classes - we would never forgive ourselves. We also need to think of our instructors and to protect our loved ones. 

To say we are gutted is an understatement. There have been
lots of tears over this decision. We will miss each and every one of you. It
brings a period of financial uncertainty for us too which is worrying to say
the least but we hope that we will be back up and running as soon as possible.
The next courses are scheduled for the end of April and we will continue to aim
for those. A month is a long time and we should have a better picture by then
what’s going on in this crazy world we are living in. 

Stay safe, look after yourselves and keep up the training.
We are still here at the end of an email or the phone should you have any
problems or questions. Emma is going to try to film some trick training and
other bits and pieces you can have a go at whilst classes are on hold. We will
upload them to our Facebook page and (hopefully!) the website. Don’t forget
us!! We will get in touch ahead of the April courses with an update. Thank you
for your understanding and we hope to see you very soon. 

Stay safe and we will see you on the other side.

Lots of love, 

Emma, Ve and all the Enve team


New for February 2020 - a new venue and introducing canine hoopers

Enve Canine Services are excited to announce that we have secured a new venue at Lillyroo’s Glamping site in Deal. We will be offering group puppy, obedience and hoopers training classes starting on Thursday 27th February 2020 (limited spaces available). This extends our coverage to 5 sites, 6 days a week. Canine hoopers, an exciting new discipline to Enve, is a fun, fast, low impact sport similar to agility but with ground level hoops instead of jumps. It is suitable for all ages and breeds and those with medical conditions where jumping is precluded. Canine hoopers works on distance handling thus building a stronger relationship with the handler and improving overall obedience. Classes will be taught by our friendly, qualified instructor, Pauline. Initially courses will run on Thursdays in blocks of 5 weeks, one hour lessons, term time only, for £60 a course. For further information or to book a space please get in touch via the enquiry form

https://youtu.be/t9DcXQFd84Y

Spot the difference! Two GSD, two Gold II awards!

Following on from her Gold II award with Ziva in May 2019, Gina (our Canine Behaviour Practitioner) makes it a double with the beautiful Astra passing her Gold II in October 2019. This made Astra the 25th dog to pass this level since we started in 2010 and Gina the 3rd owner to get two dogs to Gold II. Congratulations!! Question is, will she make it a hattrick?!


Gold Award

Back in December we awarded our 24th Gold Award since we were established in 2010 and this one was a little special. I first met Hannah, Luke and Ozzy on a 1:1 appointment. Ozzy was very dog reactive and his owners despairing. They had tried another trainer and nothing seemed to work. We implemented a training plan and got them into classes. It has been a long, bumpy road of blood, sweat and tears with many highs and some lows but Hannah has never given up. Ozzy has progressed through his bronze, silver and now gold awards, he has doggie friends, no longer has to be muzzled in class and loves nothing better than a good off lead run on the agility. It is a hard enough task to get to Gold II as it is but with a reactive dog it is even more impressive. It was with great pride that we were able to present them with their Gold Award and look forward to continuing to see them in class.


Exciting news for 2020

Wishing all
of our clients past, present and future a very merry Christmas and a happy and
healthy new year. 

2019 has again been a fun, busy and successful ninth year in business for us. We thank all of you for your custom, friendship and support. 2020 brings our tenth year trading and as a result we have some new, exciting projects in the pipeline (or should we say tunnel!) We have a brand new agility set on order meaning weekday lessons will soon be featuring agility and we have already taken delivery of some amazing, new, larger bore tunnels to make agility even more accessible to those larger than average breeds! Keep your eyes peeled (and nostrils open) for some smelly news early in 2020. A new weekday venue will shortly be announced plus something you will be going loopy (or should that be hoopy) for!!!! We are very excited to be able to expand our services to give a much wider variety of activities for you and your dogs next year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2020.