Dog Training

Educational Training

Group Courses

Learn and develop in our Group Courses

Once you’ve completed your introductory session with us, where we understand you and your dogs goals, we invite you to participate in the varied educational courses at Martha & Friends. From young puppies to young and older dogs, there is plenty to choose from, depending on what goals and issues you would like to work on. The Martha & Friends training program offers both BLOCK COURSES and OPEN GROUPS.

Block Courses

BLOCK COURSES provide an ideal setting for learning new content or consolidating what you have already learned in a small group. Working in a regular fixed group which includes the same participants throughout the course, maximizing the success of each development phase.

Open Groups

OPEN GROUPS are flexible. You can participate whenever you choose, as long as you have completed your introductory session. If your dog is a puppy you can just drop in, without the need for an introductory session.

Block Courses

Puppy Block Course

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Puppies (8 to c. 24 weeks depending on their level of development) Date: Start: 20.4.2021 and 01.06.2021 Every Tuesday 17.30-18.00 Location: Martha & Friends

In addition to basic good behavior and learning commands that make everyday life easier, learning on a social and emotional level also plays a major role in our puppy learning groups. All exercises and guided free games are adapted to the respective ages, levels of development and composition of the training group.

(Block course with 5 appointments)

We also have open puppy courses.

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Leash Training

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Course start: 18.06.2021 Every Friday 17.30-18.30 Date: Dogs from 4 months Location: Martha & Friends

If your dogs misbehaves on the leash and drags you around, particularly when meeting other dogs and people, a normal walk might end up being a stressful experience for you both. In this course, your dog learns to walk next to you in a relaxed manner on a loose lead.

(Block course with 5 appointments)

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Recall Training

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: Start: 08.06.2021 Every Tuesday 11.00-12.00 and 18.06.2021 Every Friday 14:30-15:30 Location: Martha & Friends

Recall training is one of the supreme disciplines in dog training!

It is not difficult to train a command, but the path to a binding recall requires many other skills:

impulse control, frustration tolerance, staying in contact and responding to a call back even in the event of distractions of any kind, such as other dogs, people, food etc. Therefore, this course involves comprehensive training on all the elements which are required to mastering a binding recall.

(Block course with 5 appointments)

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Impulse control training

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: Start: 14.06.21 Every Monday from 16.00-17.00 Location: Martha & Friends

Excited & overexcited - many dogs have difficulty controlling themselves. This course is designed for these dogs. In various steps, the dogs will learn to control themselves better. Dog and their owners will learn together how to stay calm!. Through theory and practical exercises, we learn to deal with over-reactivity, difficult situations and dogs which simply can not calm down...

(Block course with 6 appointments)

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Become a Well-trained Dog in 10 Weeks

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: Start: 02.04.21 Every Friday from 14.30-15.30 Location: Martha & Friends unless otherwise specified

This all-round educational course covers key topics such as behaving when on a lead, running off lead, binding recall and environmental safety. This course includes training specific aspects in our indoor training hall, but include lessons in the nearby woodlands, the heart of the City of Luxembourg with crowded streets and coping with unfamiliar places.

(Block course with 10 appointments of 1 hour and 2 individual lessons of 45 mins each)

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Dog Meets Dog

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 10 months Date: Various, see below Location: Martha & Friends

Does your dog become reactive when meeting other dogs? Are you nervous about crossing the paths of other dogs on your walks? Does he show fear or uncertain behaviour, or aggression? Barks loudly and simply is not able to react to you? Has it ever happened that your dog got so worked up that he bit himself or maybe you? Don't worry, you are not alone, this behaviour is extremely frustrating for many dog owners and often a very emotional issue. Fortunately, there are solutions. In this course, we take a close look at what your dog needs to cope with other dogs in a more relaxed manner.

(Block course with 6 appointments of 1.5 hours)

Course start 1: 14.04.21
Every Wednesday from 18.00-19.30
Course start 2: 02.06.21.
Every Wednesday from 18.00-19.30
Course start 3: 24.04.21
Every second Saturday from 14.30-16.00

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Social Walk (1 hour)

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 10 months Date: Start: 14.04.21 and 02.06.21 Every Wednesday from 16.30-17.30 Location: Martha & Friends or as specified

The Social Walk is a training group for dogs that show insecurity, anxiousness or even aggressive behavior. Our sessions aim to address these issues by teaching your dog to relax in the presence of other dogs and people.The dogs should be given the opportunity to learn appropriate coping skills and the owners learn to better understand how to help their dog address various situations which can cause stress.

(Block course with 6 appointments of 1 hour)

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Outdoor Education

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 12 months Date: Start: 15.04.21 and 03.06.21 Every Thursday 15.45-16.45 Location: Martha & Friends

Our Outdoor Education Group will take place at various locations near the Martha & Friends premises. We address different everyday situations and challenges such as impulse control and frustration tolerance, and work together as a team to cope with small and bigger challenges.

(Block course with 5 appointments of 1 hour)

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Open Groups

Puppy Learning Group

With Verena Helfrich and/or Anne Barrere

Who for: Puppies (8 to c. 24 weeks depending on their level of development) Date: Every Friday from 16.00-17.00 Every second Saturday from 10.00-11.00 Location: Martha & Friends

In addition to basic good behavior and learning commands that make everyday life easier, learning on a social and emotional level also plays a major role in our puppy learning groups. All exercises and guided free games are adapted to the respective ages, levels of development and composition of the training group.

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Young Dogs

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 4 months Date: Every Tuesday from 19.00-20.00 Location: Martha & Friends

In addition to learning commands that can make everyday life easier, in the "Young Dogs" class, learning on a social and emotional level plays a major role (as in the puppy classes).
All exercises are individually adapted to age, the level of development and the composition of the training group.

Important topics / contents are for example:
• Trust, commitment & cooperation
• Communication human-dog
• Communication dog-dog
• Frustration tolerance and impulse control

In addition to the theoretical and practical exercises, there is room for discussion and questions.

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Small Dogs Training Meeting

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 12 months Date: Every second Saturday from 08.05.21 at 11.30-12.30 Location: Martha & Friends

This group is for dogs up to 6.5 kgs. They can practice social interactions and learn together with dogs of the same size. The training programme will depend on the participants in the group and their level of education and development.

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Recall Training Group

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: Every Friday 19.00-20.00 Location: Martha & Friends

Recall training is one of the supreme disciplines in dog training. It is not difficult to train a command, but the path to a binding recall requires many other skills: impulse control, frustration tolerance, staying in contact and responding to a call back even in the event of distractions of any kind, such as other dogs, people, food etc. Therefore, this course involves comprehensive training on all the elements which are required to mastering a binding recall.

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Educational Walk

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 10 months Date: Every second Saturday from 13.45 - 15.15 No training on: 01.05.21, 15.05.21, 10.07.21 Location: Martha & Friends or to be specified

During each Educational Walk, we work on various training issues and skills, depending on the location and group composition. For example, meet other dogs, humans and animals; leash training, walking without a lead, and recall.

No training on: 01.05.21, 15.05.21, 10.07.21

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Educational Walk for Anxious and Uncertain Dogs

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 10 months Date: Thursday 27.05.21 from 14.30-16.00 Location: Martha & Friends or to be specified

The Educational Walk is specifically designed for addressing problems of anxious and unstable dogs in various situations.

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Dogs in the City - Citytraining

With Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 10 months Date: Friday 28.05.21 from 12.30-14.00 Location: Martha & Friends or to be specified

Educational work focusing on achieving calm and good behavior in busy streets with lots of distractions around.

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