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Licenses and Special Education

Unique Training for Unique Dogs

Licenses for special skills

At Martha & Friends we work with a team who are uniquely qualified to help you and your dog through various licensing processes and special education. Our team is also experienced in working with dogs from unique and difficult backgrounds.

Adopted Dogs

Basic Training for Adopted Dogs

With Lena Mertens

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: To be scheduled Location: Martha & Friends

Adopted dogs often come with their own set of social complications and unique resistance to certain types of training. Join our trainers to learn ways to gently introduce new concepts to your adopted dog.

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Separation Anxiety for Adopted Dogs Workshop

with Lena Mertens

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: to be scheduled Location: Martha & Friends

As your adopted dog may have had negative experiences with separation in their past there is a specific technique to use when addressing this emotional issue with our adopted dogs. Join our trainer for first hand help in getting your dog to be more comfortable when left alone for short periods.

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Emotional Support Dogs & Service Dogs

Emotional Support Dog Beginners Workshop

With Lena Mertens

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: To be scheduled Location: Martha & Friends

Through a series of 3 x 3 hour workshops our dog trainer and trained psychologist Lena Mertens will lead you and your dog through the basic course for comfort or emotional support dogs.

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Emotional Support Dog Advaned Workshop

with Lena Mertens

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: to be scheduled Location: Martha & Friends

Through a series of 2 x 3 hour workshops our dog trainer and trained psychologist Lena Mertens will lead you and your dog through the advanced course for comfort or emotional support dogs. The course culminates in a series of trial situations for you and your dog to practice your training.

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Other Licenses

BVZ-Dog handler licence

With Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 12 months Date: Start: 10.05.22 every Tuesday 19.15-20.15 Location: Martha & Friends and nearby areas

A challenge for ambitious dog owners!

This course is about the preparation for the exam for the dog handler license of the German association „BVZ-Hundetrainer e.V.“

With this license the „BVZ-Hundetrainer e.V.“ offers a high-quality test that not only meets a high quality standard but is also subject to nationwide uniform and method-free test criteria in Germany. Dog owners should have the opportunity to obtain a dog handler license without membership in associations or clubs.

In the preparatory group, we prepare specifically for the final exam or this license, we train for example
- leash training
- staying in contact without leash
- binding recall
- how to meet other dogs & humans
- environmental security in the city
- basic obedience
There is also a theoretical preparation for the exam.

For the practical test, situations in extra-urban or free-range areas and urban areas are examined. The dog should be controllable and safe to manoeuvre by the dog owner in both areas.

Important: The license only relates to the tested team and is not transferable to other dogs (if they are owned by several dogs) or to people!

(Block course with 10 appointments)

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Diabetes Alert Workshop

with Anne Barrere

Who for: Dogs from 6 months Date: To be scheduled Location: Martha & Friends

Dogs have a keen sense of smell which make it possible for your dog to help you with your own health. In this workshop you and your dog will learn the basic skills needed for your dog to let you know when your sugar levels are about to drop.

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