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Boston - Jan Fennell Online Foundation Course in Amichien Bonding

Course Venue


Course Date

Monday, July 3rd, 2023 - Tuesday, July 4th, 2023

Course Description

The 2-day Foundation Course gives a fascinating and practical introduction to the world of Dog Listening. Students will learn what makes a dog tick, understand exactly why dogs do what they do and discover precisely how to successfully solve canine problems.

The purpose of this Foundation Course, delivered online, is to create a deep understanding of the dog. By looking at the principles of shaping positive behaviour, we share the secrets of getting the animal to want to work for us of its own free will, not because it has to.

We examine the psychology, behaviour patterns, instincts and values of the domestic dog. We show how, with this understanding, we are able to change undesirable behaviour the kind way. There will be comprehensive analysis of the core method that is Amichien® Bonding: with examples of common problems and in-depth discussions on kind correction, examination of situations, behaviours and correction of undesirable behaviour.

This course is highly beneficial, not only to those who experience problems with their dogs, but for ALL dog owners and people who work with dogs. On the completion of the course trainees will receive a certificate, and above all the ability to appreciate 'man’s best friend' in an entirely different light. 

The Book entitled "The Dog Listener" by Jan Fennell is recommended reading before booking a course.

To book a place on a Foundation course, simply send us an email inserting 'Foundation Course Booking'  and your choice of dates and we'll send you a booking form with  more details by return. mailto:info@janfennellthedoglistener.com 

Total Two Day Course price only  £495.00 with a deposit of £200.00 payable at time of booking.

Course led by Jan Fennell

Course information

Total Cost of Course: £495.00 GBP (£200 GBP as deposit)

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Day 1

9.15     Welcome & introductions
9.45     The different approach.
10.00   Inspiration for change
10.15   Q & A
10.30   Introduction to the natural world for all dogs
10.45   Break
11.00   The essential pack structure and how it can be worked in the domestic situation.
11.50   Q & A
12.00   Lunch
12.45   Q & A
1.00     Breakdown of 'The 4' areas of Amichien Bonding
1.15     The real value of 'food' and how to use this.
2.00     Q & A
2.20     Break
2.45     The importance of 'Status' and how to obtain this
3.30     Q & A
3.45     Overview of day
4.15     Close

     Day 2

 9.15     Welcome
 9.30     Q & A  from previous day
10.00   Detailed presentation of Perceived Danger and how to deal with associated issues.
10.45   Q & A
11.00   Break
11.20   Understanding the 'Walk' (Hunt) , why there are so many problems associated with being away from home and how to avoid or resolve them.
12.00   Q & A
12.15   Lunch
13.00   Looking at the subtle ways that dogs test others
13.45   Q & A
14.00   Group workshops
14.45   Break
15.00   Group workshops continued.
15.45   Overview of two days including Q & A
16.15   Finish