This live online dog training course applies every aspect of The Graeme Sims Method ®.
The dog, in fact, does not speak our language but uses a totally different one.
In the Educational Course we will teach you to speak to your dog in a language it recognises as well as an understanding of what your dog is saying to you, so that it will willingly respond when it is close to you or a long, long way away.
This live online dog training course will make your relationship deeply satisfying for both of you.
A 10-minute session each day in a familiar place that your dog feels confident in, a written chapter each month, live online meetings with us every two weeks plus an exchange of "how-to-do it" videos and progress videos from you will keep us always closely in touch.
We will want to know all about you: whether you live in an urban situation or the countryside; the sex and breed and age of your dog; and whether it is neutered or castrated – in fact all we need to know.
Then we will take you on a fascinating journey from "I wish I could" to "I know I can" and an easy confidence that regular practise and increased knowledge produces.
The Educational Course is the complete dog training programme that enables you and your dog to achieve great results in terms of communication, relationship, partnership, understanding and responsiveness by applying every step of our Method.
Thanks to Graeme and Valentina and to this course I was able to create a much deeper bond between me and my dog. The work done in recent months has given its results and they are what I wanted to achieve since the beginning: to create a two-way direct line between me and her.
Obviously the work won't end there, but I have the tools to continue working with her and improve our relationship.
So I can only say THANK YOU ❤️ with all my heart. It was an excellent decision to take their course and a real pleasure to get to know them personally.
I recommend this course to anyone who really wants to build a deep bond with their dog.
Letizia Magni Marcon and Dyki
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1) Where does the Educational Course take place?
The Educational Course is a live online course, which means you can attend it from where you are as long as you have a computer, laptop or smartphone to connect to the Internet.
2) What kind of course is the Educational Course?
The Educational Course is a dog training course that aims to provide you all the essential knowledge and expertise to establish a good and satisfying relationship with your dog. It is The Graeme Sims Method ® practically applied to you and your dog.
It is a course that makes you develop the ability to communicate with your dog in an effective way as well as improve your dog's responsiveness and satisfaction.
3) How does the Educational Course take place?
The Educational Course, like all our courses, takes place in a very innovative way, where everything relies on modern and common technological communication, which is known and used by almost everybody nowadays.
We have a Virtual Classroom where you and us regularly meet in audio-video meetings, that allow to speak and see each other wherever you are.
Let's explain better.
All our courses are based on very important and essential elements:
ONLINE MEETINGS - they are video-audio meetings run through Google Meet, where you and us meet twice a month (or more if needed). They allow a face-to-face course experience, giving the opportunity to enjoy a friendly and human environment.
Why two meetings a month? Because the first one is to present you what we are going to do in the month ahead and the second, instead, is useful to take stock of your situation and see if it's necessary to help you more.
VIDEOS, those we send to you to show "how to do" and those you send to us to show "how you do". The latter ones are paramount, because they allow us to observe your performance in a very objective and constructive way and to help you and your dog in the best possible and tailor made way.
WRITTEN CHAPTERS, a chapter every month to explain in words our Method, our philosophy and what you are going to work on in the month ahead.
CONSTANT COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION between you and us through the messaging app Signal, e-mail, website and social networks.
4) Can I enrol in the Educational Course?
Yes, of course, as long as you have a dog. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
Please Note: according to the information you provide us about you and your dog, we might suggest you to attend a different course from the one you are interested in. This could happen when we could see a better solution for your particular situation.
5) Can I enrol in the Educational Course even though I don't live in the U.K.?
Yes, of course you can! We accept people from anywhere in the world as long as it doesn't become too complicated in terms of time zone.
6) What dogs can be enrolled in the Educational Course?
Any dog in good health, both puppies and adult dogs.
7) Can I enrol and participate with more than one dog?
All our courses are structured and studied by considering and analysing the brace human-dog. We put our effort in studying and helping the brace itself. Each dog requires proper time, study and work both for you and for us.
For this reason, every extra dog more than one counts like a student more for us, which means a course more (and so a cost more) for you. So, it's up to you to consider your availability and decide what is best for you.
8) How much is the Educational Course?
The Educational Course cost is:
£640.00 if you pay the full course upon enrolment;
£84.00/month if you decide to pay in 10 monthly instalments for a total course cost of £840.00.
If you live outside the U.K., you should consider the convenience of paying all at once in order to save the cost of exchange rate between your currency and ours, which is applied on each payment you make.
9) What are the available payment methods?
The available payment methods are PayPal and credit cards.
Apple Pay and Google Pay are also available under the voice "Offline Payment" in the checkout Payment area.
10) When can I start the Educational Course?
You can start the Educational Course when you like. We will decide the date together after you have enrolled.
12) In what language is the Educational Course held?
All our courses are taught either in English or in Italian according to the language you prefer.
14) Do I get a certificate at the end of the Educational Course?
You get a certificate only if you have attended the course until the end and provided enough material (VIDEOS) to prove your real effort.
We want to make you achieve high results and not being simply a name in your educational list.
Only under this circumstance you get a certificate of achievement produced and provided by Graeme Sims School itself. At the moment it is an electronic signed certificate.
15) How long does the Educational Course last?
The Educational Course lasts 10 months, because this is the necessary time to work without rush and assimilate each step.