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.


Separation Anxiety Workshop

with Tanja Karpela / Tiia Karpela

Who for: Dog of all Ages Date: Saturday, 9 March 2024 from 12:30 - 15:00 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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Hiking, Jogging & Introduction to Canicross

with Isabel Weber

Who for: Date: see Description below 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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Body Language for Dogs with "Issues"

with Isabel Weber

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

This three-part course will teach you to use your body language to set limitations and boundaries for your dog. This is especially useful for dogs with problem on the leash, dogs who suffer from separation anxiety or dogs who are reactive or have problems with impulse control. Isabel will also demonstrate a calming massage to use on your dogs at home.

The Workshop takes place on the following dates:
20.01.2024 - 15:00-17:00
24.02.2024 - 15:00-17:00
16.03.2024 - 15:00-17:00

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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: 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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