ACE Workshops

Learn about Animal Centred Education (ACE) and how it can help you and your dog. 

ACE EssentialsACEing ReactivityGeeking ACE

ACE Workshops with Janet Finlay, ACE Instructor

Learn about Animal Centred Education (ACE) and how it can help you and your dog.
ACE Essentials.
ACEing Reactivity.
Geeking ACE.

What is ACE?

ACE is an integrated approach to animal education and well being, developed by Sarah Fisher. It teaches you to see your dog in new ways and gives you tools to help them to relax and calm. It provides the perfect context for genuinely choice-based training and changes your dog's emotional state.

ACE starts from the premise that our dog's physical, emotional and behavioural responses are inextricably linked and takes a holistic approach to helping our dogs

These recorded workshops are taught by ACE Instructor, Janet Finlay, and will teach you how to get started with ACE Free Work and detailed observations, how to integrate engagement, leading and handling within ACE, and how to take ACE techniques out on the road with your sensitive dog. They comprise an introduction to ACE which is open to all, a folllow-on workshop, for those with some familiarity with ACE Free Work, on using ACE to help reactive and sensitive dogs and a  workshop for those with some ACE experience who are interested in exploring some of the science behind ACE. 

What are the  Workshops?

What are the workshops?

 

ACE Essentials

Getting started with ACE

You will learn:

  • How to set up and start using ACE Free Work, the essential components and how to adapt it to the needs of your individual dog.
  • How to become a "dog detective" and spot signs of discomfort, tension or pain in your dog, that may be contributing to problem behaviour.
  • How to engage with your dog in new ways that enable you to listen to each other more effectively.
  • How to introduce equipment appropriately and to lead your dog without tension and conflict.
  • ¬†
  • 2.5 hours¬†

 

ACEing Reactivity

How ACE can help your reactive dog

You will learn:

  • How ACE changes your dog's emotions and provides relief from fear, frustration and stress.
  • How you can begin counter conditioning your dog to triggers within ACE without leaving your home.
  • How to incorporate reactivity training into ACE so that your dog always has meaningful choices.
  • How to take ACE techniques out on the road with you to provide a way to calm and relax your dog on walks.
  • This workshop assumes a basic knowledge of ACE but includes a full bonus course introducing ACE.

  • 8.5 hours (+bonus resources)

Geeking ACE

Exploring the Science behind ACE

You will learn

  • How ACE observations¬†indicate pain, stress and imbalance and why this matters to behaviour
  • Why¬†ACE Freework supports physical wellbeing and emotional wellbeing.
  • How ACE Freework enhances animal agency and why that is important.
  • Why ACE underpins natural behaviours for dogs.

This workshop is based on published research and is fully referenced, with complete papers included where possible.

The recording includes discussion of some of the concepts raised.

4.25 hours.

‚ÄúJanet has incredible skills and readily shares those skills.‚ÄĚ

Sarah Fisher

"Janet's courses and knowledge have really helped me be a better, more confident owner. I have learnt so much. Thoroughly recommended."

Kathryn Carter 

‚ÄúJanet has incredible skills and readily shares those skills.‚ÄĚ

Sarah Fisher

"Janet's courses and knowledge have really helped me be a better, more confident owner. I have learnt so much. Thoroughly recommended."

Kathryn Carter

 

Taught by
Dr Janet Finlay

ACE Instructor 

Janet is an ACE Instructor and has been working with dogs and their people for over 25 years. She is well-known in the dog industry for her work on the human side of reactivity.

Over recent years she has been more and more focused on looking first at the needs of the dog (and the human) before ever considering training or behaviour modification. ACE is a key part of this focus.

She has worked with guardians both online and in person for many years and also supports other professionals to develop a holistic approach to their work. 

As well as being an ACE Instructor, she is a member of the APDT UK (01046), a TTouch Practitioner Level 3 and a Level 7-qualified coach for people.

Taught by
Dr Janet Finlay

ACE Instructor 

Janet has been working with reactivity cases for over 25 years and is well-known in the dog industry for her work on the human side of reactivity.

Over recent years she has been more and more focused on looking first at the needs of the dog (and the human) before ever considering training or behaviour modification.

She has worked with guardians both online and in person for many years and also supports other professionals to develop a holistic approach to their work. 

She is an ACE Instructor, a member of the APDT UK (01046), a TTouch Practitioner Level 3 and a Level 7-qualified coach for people.

Can't decide?

Choose our best value bundle and get all three workshops for just £185.

3 WORKSHOP BUNDLE

£185

  • Immediate access¬†to ACE Essentials
  • Immediate access to ACEing Reactivity.¬†
  • Immediate access to Geeking ACE.
  • Life time access¬†to all resources.
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Or want just one?

ACE Essentials

£35

  • Immediate access to ACE Essentials workshop recordings
  • No knowledge of ACE assumed.
  • Life time access

  

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ACEing Reactivity

£95

  • Immediate access to ACEing Reactivity workshop recordings
  • Bonus Introductory ACE course
  • Life time access.

 

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Geeking ACE

£75

  • Immediate access to Geeking ACE workshop recordings.
  • Research papers where available.
  • Life time access.

 

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Can't decide?

Choose our best value bundle and get all three workshops for just £185!

3-Workshop Bundle

£185

  • Immediate access¬†to ACE Essentials
  • Immediate access to ACEing Reactivity.¬†
  • Immediate access to Geeking ACE.
  • Life time access¬†to all resources.
JOIN NOW
Or want just one?

ACE Essentials

£35

  • Immediate access to ACE Essentials workshop recordings
  • No knowledge of ACE assumed.
  • Life time access
JOIN NOW

ACEing Reactivity

£95

  • Immediate access to ACEing Reactivity workshop recordings
  • Bonus Introductory ACE course
  • Life time access.
JOIN NOW

Geeking ACE

£75

  • Immediate access to Geeking ACE workshop recordings.
  • Research papers where available.
  • Life time access.
JOIN NOW

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions