Dog Training


Intensive training

Informative and professional

In addition to individual training courses and training groups, we also offer workshops. Participation in workshops is particularly useful if you want to deal intensively with a topic.


Body Language for Dogs with "Issues"

with Isabel Weber

Who for: Date: Currently ongoing. New dates to be announced soon Location: Martha & Friends

Isabel's previous workshops on this topic have met with great enthusiasm by the participants.This two-part course will teach you to use your body language to encourage and set limitations and boundaries for your dog. This is especially useful for dogs with problems with impulse control and on the leash, dogs who suffer from separation anxiety or dogs who are reactive. This course is about your communication and signals to your dog. Isabel will also demonstrate a calming massage to use on your dogs at home.

The workshop takes place on the following dates:
01.06.2024 - 16:00-18:00
21.07.2024 - 12:00-14:00

Price is €110 per class or €200 for both as a package. Call us if you would like to book the package.

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Paul Verwiel and Jean Peau Grooming

with Paul Verwiel

Who for: Dogs of all ages Date: 08.06.24 - 09.06.24, various sessions (see below) Location: Martha & Friends

We are pleased to announce a new series of workshops this June 8th & 9th, held by the Founder and CEO of Jean Peau, Paul Verwiel, each specialising in a different specific coat type & colour so that owners can get a small demonstration on how to use the products and brush the coats properly for daily coat care between grooming sessions. On June 9th, in the morning, we have two unique sessions with Paul, the first is for children and teenagers aged 8-15, learning how to care and maintain the family dog’s coat. The second session is for our Junior Handling Team, preparing their dogs for the show ring.

Grooming Workshops Schedule:

Poodles & Doodles: Saturday, 08.06.24 from 10:00 - 11:30
Double-coated and Wirehairs: Saturday, 08.06.24 from 14:00 - 16:00
Kids & Family Dogs: Sunday, 09.06.24 from 10:00 - 12:00
Junior Handlers "Preparing your Dog for the Show Ring": Sunday, 09.06.24, from 13:00 - 15:00

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Show Ring Training

with Isabel Weber

Who for: Date: Upcoming Sessions: 02.06.24 and 21.07.24, from 16:00 - 18:00 Location: Martha & Friends

The Ring Training workshops, led by Isabel Weber, a well-known dog trainer and professional show ring handler, focus on both theory and practice of the craft for becoming a star in the show ring! The training includes breed standard requirements and handling practices for each participant, with tips on how to help make your partnership with your dog stand out from the crowd. The classes include practice on movement, stacking and practice of having your dog "judged" touched as appropriate. Above all, there is a strong emphasis on having fun with your dog in the ring, which is the basis for true showmanship!

Isabel worked for several highly respected breeders and trainers in Scandinavia in the early years of her career, and completed her studies as certified dog trainer in Germany in 2017. She graduated as professional dog trainer and behaviourist in 2020. She has handled many dogs (including her own home-bred Greyhounds and Shar-Pei) to best of Breed, Best in Show and Group placements around Europe.

Anyone interested in showing their dog is welcome to join our workshops.

The price per session is 150€. If you want to bring an additional dog the costs are 75€ for the second dog per session.

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Show Ring Training - Final Touches before the Luxembourg International Dog Show

with Isabel Weber

Who for: Date: Sunday, 25 August 2024, from 16:00 - 18:00 Location: Martha & Friends

Are you planning on going to the autumn Luxembourg International Dog Show 31.8.-1.9.?

Join us for one final tune-up before the big day to bring out the best in you and your dog in the show ring! The class will be held by Isabel Weber, a well-know dog trainer and professional show handler!

The price per session is 100€.

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Hiking, Jogging & Introduction to Canicross

with Isabel Weber

Who for: Date: Future dates to be announced Location: Martha & Friends

Hiking or running with your dog can be a more complex subject than you think! Your dog's breed, size and your own size and fitness level can impact the outcome of your trail running attempts. You also need to take into account special leads and harnesses that are designed to keep you and your dog comfortable and safe. Join our educational lecture and demonstration to learn all about safe and successful hiking, running and canicross for you and your dog. If you are interested in joining us regularly, please do let us know, but start with this useful and informative seminar.

The training sessions take place on the following days:
20.01.2024 - 17:00-19:00
24.02.2024 - 17:00-19:00
16.03.2024 - 17:00-19:00

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Separation Anxiety Workshop

with Tanja Karpela / Tiia Karpela

Who for: Dog of all Ages Date: Future dates to be announced Location: Martha & Friends

If your dog has had negative experiences with separation in their past or it has inherited its fearful nature, there is a specific technique to use when addressing this emotional issue. We start training with counter conditioning and desensitisation. Join our trainer for first hand help in getting your dog to be more comfortable when left alone.

NOTE: The first session is a lecture, it is not necessary to bring your dog for the first meeting.

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Canine First Aid

with Valentina Ossola

Who for: Date: Sunday, 24 March 2024, from 10:00 - 16:00 Location: Martha & Friends

Valentina Ossola (veterinarian) is our guest trainer for our canine First Aid workshops. In our First Aid course dog owners will learn the basic dog vitals and statistics and how to measure those, how to treat shock and seizures, how to treat and dress wounds, burns, and fractures, how to clear the airway and revive the breathing function (CPR), and what to do during a road traffic accident or toxic ingestion, plus more. The price is 250€ per person coming with their dog and 200€ per person coming without a dog.

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Muzzle Training

Verena Helfrich

Who for: Dogs from 6 months and older Date: Sunday, 14 April 2024, from 14:00 - 17:00 Location: Martha & Friends

Training dogs to wear a muzzle calmly and not to perceive it is a surprise or even a punishment is a very important life skill for dogs to learn. Certain EU countries require dogs to wear muzzles in public places and/or on public transport, and your veterinarian may want to have your dog muzzled for protection against a potential reaction to an uncomfortable procedure or pain following injury. And even if you have the best and most trusting relationship with your dog, he may lash out if injured, and you may need to know how to muzzle your dog.

However, muzzling a dog only in an emergency will add to the stress it is already undergoing from the injury or medical procedure it has to endure… Therefore, it is important that the dog be introduced to the muzzle gradually and creating positive associations through treats and praise.

In this workshop you will learn about different types of muzzles and which muzzle type would work best for your dog and the situations your dog encounters. We will show you how to train your dog to feel comfortable in a muzzle and to understand that a muzzle is simply a part of everyday life.

This workshop will be held by Verena Helfrich, our former Head Trainer at Martha & Friends, who together with her husband Andreas, own the online dog store Chic & Scharf in Trier, and are known to be the foremost experts in the EU of muzzles and how to fit these on all types of dogs.

Verena will help you to fit your dog with the most appropriate type and size of muzzle, which can be bought or ordered here through Martha & Friends.

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