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29 - 30 APRIL 2017

‘Get those Cogs turning with Cognitive Skills’!

What is Cognitive Thinking? Cognitive development is the ability to think and understand. It is the part of the brain responsible for problem solving, processing information, conceptual learning, perceptual skills, memory, creativity and brain development using cognitive psychology. This isn’t just any old ‘Match and Sample’ workshop.


We’ll be concentrating on Visual, Audio, Scent and Sensual skills, to really stretch you and your dogs ability to work as a team and problem solve.


The attached videos are a very small fragment of what can be achieved with cognitive skills. [] [] []



This workshop is for Dogs over 8 months of age (due to brain development). Some targeting skills would be useful but not essential. Each handler must be familiar with marking behaviour whether by clicker or verbal. We will be working with targeting via feet or nose, Indication signals for when the dog has found what we’re looking for and indicates it to the handler, discrimination skills (visual, sensual, scent and audio) as in ‘it’s not that one, or that one but THIS one’!


These are very impressive skills for your dog to have and can help in many other ways, such as behaviour and general well being.


Unique match and sample using the part of the brain responsible for problem solving

Learning new skills that help your dog in all manner of ways, behaviourally and general peace of mind

Improve your dogs cognitive abilities

Lots of fun for you and your dog


Kay Attwood has been teaching cognitive skills in her classes for a number of years and runs a very successful training school in Surrey.


12 handler places

Limited spectator places


Venue: Pathhead Community Hall

Time: 10am - 4pm each day


Handler: £80 per day or £150 for weekend (SOLD OUT)

Spectator: £30 per day or £50 for weekend (SOLD OUT)


Refreshments available all day

Please bring a packed lunch