2 Day Cognitive Skills Workshop with Kay Atwood

2 Day Cognitive Skills Workshop with Kay Atwood

Cognitive development is the ability to think and understand. It is the part of the brain responsible for problem solving, processing information, conceptual learning, perceptual skills, memory, creativity and brain development using cognitive psychology.

This isn’t just any old ‘Match and Sample’ workshop. We’ll be concentrating on Visual, Audio, Scent and Sensual skills to really stretch you and your dog’s ability to work as a team and problem solve. There are many games that can be played using cognitive skills: using memory skills and much more!

This workshop is for dogs over 8 months of age (due to brain development). Some targeting skills would be useful but not essential and each handler must be familiar with marking behaviour whether by clicker or verbally.

We will be working with targeting via feet or nose, indication signals for when the dog has found what we’re looking for and indicates it to the handler; and discrimination skills (visual, sensual, scent and audio) as in ‘it’s not that one, or that one but THIS one’!

These are very impressive skills for your dog to have and can help in many ways: with behavioural problems and for general well being.

  • Unique match and sample using the part of the brain responsible for problem solving
  • Learn new skills that help your dog in all manner of ways, whether behaviourally or for general peace of mind
  • Improve your dog’s cognitive abilities and stave off dementia!
  • Lots of fun for you and your dog

The presenter Kay Attwood has been teaching cognitive skills for a number of years and runs a very successful training school in Surrey. She presents this workshop ‘on the road’ as per her very successful Platform Training workshops, which are hosted throughout the UK.


This 2-Day Workshop will run 10am – 4pm on Saturday 13th May and Sunday 14th May.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.
Your dog needs to be comfortable working in a room with other dogs. If they would be stressed in this environment, you are welcome to book a Spectator place.

  • May 13, 2017 - May 14, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Meadgate, Camerton, Bath, BA2 0NL, United Kingdom