ACEing Essentials May 2024

Learn how you can use ACE Free Work as a foundation for teaching your dog essential life skils

ACEing Essentials

Join Penny Leedal and Sonia Catherall for this 4 week online workshop starting on Wednesday 8th May 2024.    
This workshop covers the following essential life skills :

  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall
  • Settle
  • Drop (leave)

This live workshop uses ACE Free Work to create a safe environment to support new learning. Free Work is based on the concept of Rewarding Education rather than Reward Based Education.

The workshop is appropriate for all dogs of all ages from puppy to senior and teaches important life skills that we have taught our own dogs.

These essential skills give dogs more freedom and opportunities to make great choices, increasing resilience, learning, confidence, optimism, and willingness to try new things.  

Having a reliable recall could save your dogs life and it gives them the choice to go at their own pace and explore freely.

Loose Lead Walking is an essential skill for safe and enjoyable walks, while Recall and Drop could be lifesaving and Settle teaches your dog to relax and sleep peacefully in a variety of environments. 

The workshop is ideal for anyone who already has some experience of ACE Free Work but everyone is welcome as there will be a bonus module on how to get started.

You will have a live Zoom session each week, backup home study materials and an invitation to join a dedicated Facebook group where you can upload videos and connect with others on the course.    

In addition you will be able to book an hour long 1-1 session with either Penny or Sonia to kick start your Free Work or discuss your dog's progress.    

Cost of the workshop is £145 and will give ACE credits.     

ACEing Essentials Workshop

  • Online Course Content     
  • Private Facebook Community     
  • ACE Credits Available     
  • One-to-One Free Work Session     
  • 4 x Live Zoom Sessions

Penny Leedal

  •  ACE Advanced Tutor
  • Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (mABDT 01274)
  • ABDT Registered Animal Training Instructor  
  • Dynamic Dog Practitioner       
  • Your End of the Lead Approved Coach     
  • Dog Aggression For Professionals With Amber Batson
  •  WagIt Games Certified Instructor    
  • Tellington TTouch Practitioner 
  • Real Dog Yoga Certified Instructor      
  • Gold Member of the Pet Professional Network      
  • CAM Advocate Level 1    
  • Fully Insured     
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator

Sonia Catherall

  •  ACE Associate Tutor      
  • Your End of The Lead Approved Coach        
  • Certified Control Unleashed Instructor       
  • City & Guilds Scentwork Instructor        
  • Certified Family Dog Mediator
  • Certified Canine Behaviourist
  • IABTC Clicker Trainer & Pet Dog Trainer      
  • Dog Aggression For Professionals With Amber Batson
  • Canine Enrichment Technician
  • Aggression in Dogs Course by Michael Shikashio      
  • International Dog Parkour Association Instructor       
  • Canine Nutrition and Health Accredited Certificate       
  • DMWYD Certified Trick Dog Instructor      
  • Level 6 Canine Behavioural Management with Dogenius Institute

Penny Leedal

Sonia Catherall