Key Worker Training

Key Worker Training

Our  workshops are specifically designed to aid key workers (or anyone really) when visiting clients, customers, friends within their own homes.

Many who work in the public sector have to undertake home visits within the course of their work. Many households have dogs which may provide you with cause for concern and worry. This may in turn affect relationship building with clients and the outcome of your visits.

Our workshops will give you more knowledge, techniques and skills to manage these situations with confidence and keep you safe around dogs.

You will:

  • Learn how to read elements of a dogs body language and recognise the signals that they are giving you
  • Learn some simple techniques for keeping yourself comfortable and safe when feeling intimidated
  • Understand how best to get to know a dog and what not to do
  • Get a chance to practice greetings and safety techniques with real dogs
  • Explore how to use the dogs to build rapport with clients
  • Learn how to feel calm and confident and to manage dogs belonging to others
  • Provide onward points of contact for concerning dogs that you encounter

This workshop is carried out by The Dog Safety Education Executive. For further information on this workshop please click here.

To find out more or hire an expert, get in touch today.

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Thank you from

Wythall German Shepherd Dog Training Club

The trainers at Wythall German Shepherd Dog Training Club wanted some guidance with how we could work with dogs in a class environment that we were unable to accommodate due to their behaviour. Especially so we didn’t disrupt the calmer dogs.

Ross McCarty was asked to do some training with our trainers and a few of the dogs in the club that were struggling to stay calm in a class and were also aggressive when on lead out and about. Some of the dogs were only aggressive to other dogs, but a couple of the dogs did not cope well with people either.

Ross was more than accommodating in swapping the session around, putting the trainer’s session at the end, so owners could get away with their dogs (due to the heat) while the training was aimed at class structure.

The whole session was great. We had 8 problem / aggressive dogs enter the room and 8 relaxed dogs at the end of it, some were so comfortable they were drifting off to sleep.

It was a great mix of general theories and methods and also targeted one to one solutions to specific problems, all well managed between Ross and his colleague Vicky.

There was a relaxed atmosphere and everyone’s questions were welcomed and well answered.

Overall a brilliant session and some great ideas to take forward into our classes to help all the dogs, whether the ones that can react or the ones that don’t want to be reacted to.

The feedback from all who attended has been excellent!

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Thank You From

Four Paws Dog Training Club

Four Paws Dog Training Club would like to thank Ross for his teaching session which was very helpful to our trainers and Committee members. We asked Ross to talk to us about handling dogs who were disruptive. We were particularly interested in helping handlers with dogs who bark a lot in class.

Ross shared many ideas on managing the class differently, and on helping individual owners improve their dogs’ behaviour, and we have used this successfully. We found his interactive and informal manner very enjoyable and this helped us to relax and ask plenty of questions.  Ross was also able to assist in a particular case:  making an assessment of one of the dogs who attended our classes and giving specific behavioural advice.

The dog’s owner implemented Ross’s advice, which we reinforced in the class, and she now has a very well behaved dog.

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