Regrettably this event is now cancelled due to the Corona Virus Social Distancing

The Recall Seminar and Practical one2one session

20th & 21st March 2020

Come join us for an informative evening with Max Muir from Action 4 Dogs for an insight to dog “recall”


Hunters, Scallywags and Absconders – The Ultimate Challenge of Training your Dog’s Recall and Everything you Need to Know!

‘There's a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash.’

It is the most important and vital exercise and means of communication you will ever teach your dog. Recalls should never be taken for granted.

They need to be trained, are for the most part in the early years a work in progress, and equal commitment ensures that they are maintained throughout your dog’s developing years.

A dog with a recall is a blessing and a joy to own, a dog without a recall can make walking your dog a nightmare.


Max is a fully Certified Professional Dog Trainer who has spent the last 20 years working in dog training and behaviour consults. He has enjoyed a close working relationship in that time and is a proud sponsor of Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland Scio travelling all over the country working closely with owners to understand their dogs better and forge a good solid training relationship.

Max was raised with sporting dogs including lurchers and terriers and in recent times he has enjoyed working with gun dog breeds with his private clients and teaching his passion of recall training. His deep understanding of canine instincts with strong working and prey drives has helped owners get the very best they can from their dogs. In this evening talk he will delve deep into everything you need to know in training your dog to recall.

An evening with Maxwell Muir - Action4dogs

The talk will cover:

  • Assessment of your dog’s current Recall level
  • Equipment
  • Choosing your ground / establishing effective rewards
  • Learning essential hand signals / body & communication tools
  • Teach your dog to focus/alert to you
  • Effective obedience Stay, Wait, Release, Steadiness
  • Finding your dog’s natural talent and implementing it to advantage Recall
  • Do some breeds recall better than others?
  • Troubleshooting – renegades and absconders, what are the next steps?

Date: 20 March 2020 6pm-9pm
Venue: Pencaitland and Winton Bowling Club, Pencaitland, Tranent,  EH34 5DN
Cost: £15 (plus booking fee)
Payment in Advance
Booking: Book now on Eventbrite

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One to One Recall Training:

These 121 private training sessions lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes are by pre-booked appointment only.

Each session includes a practical assessment of you and your dog’s recall relationship. Training advice will be given in using the skills you learn for ongoing improvement. 

Keep in mind that any recall training programme involves commitment to a longer term process and this session is aimed at providing you with the tools and information to move forward in the right direction with your training. It is highly recommended that you attend the talk the evening before for a more in-depth look at what your training and your training relationship will involve. 

Date: 21st March 2020
Venue: Boggs Dogs 32 Boggs holdings, EH34
Cost of session: £75.00 to be paid in advance (6 available places)
Please contact Max Muir via the email below to register your interest


Boggsdogs was our first experience leaving our dog Breagha so it was a big deal for us  Mel and her excellent team were so friendly and welcoming it made it so much easier knowing our dog would be surrounded by such warmth. The dogs have a lovely environment to eat, sleep and play in - it looked so much fun! Our dog came home tired and happy and settled back in without any problems at all. Mel's updates were really considerate and much appreciated. I cannot thank the team enough and will definitely be using Boggsdogs again soon.

- Adaoma Wosu

Boggs Dogs has been amazing for our Springer, Lola. When she was a puppy she was nervous around other dogs but the team at Boggs are great. They were supportive and consistent with her and in less than a month of being there her behaviour around other dogs transformed. She loves Boggs and all the exercise she gets there. I love all the space and the family feel. A real find.

- Alexandra Borthwick

Couldn't recommend this place enough, great workers very friendly and my dog always comes back knackered. They even brush him so he looks so good when he gets dropped off

- Danni Anderson

We were delighted to find Mel and Boggs Dogs. The space available for walks and play is huge so Orla, our young Vizsla was very well exercised. It is the perfect place for an energetic dog. We’ve enjoyed the photo and video updates. I can't recommend Mel highly enough.

- Graham McCormack

Both my Newfie’s love it at Boggs Dogs, they’re so well cared for and come home worn out after a lovely day of walking and playing. The communication is great and any questions I have are quickly answered. It’s an amazing place and I’d recommend to anyone.

- Lisa Macdonald

Our wirehaired Hungarian vizsla goes on his holidays to Boggs Dogs and I know that he has an awesome time and is in amazingly good hands. I can't decide if he's just exhausted when we pick him up from all the playing or if he's actually a bit sad to be back at home, he loves it that much! Couldn't recommend Mel and her team more highly.

- Lorna Dale

Our dog Spot has been coming here since Boggs Dogs was born and he absolutely loves it! Mel and the team are great - and their facilities are getting swankier year on year.

- Peter Jinks

Amos our whippet is quite sensitive but has settled in so well with Boggs. He really enjoys his days there and the ladies are all fantastic. We know he's in good hands when we can't be with him. We loved that there was a mix of walks, playing outside and some room indoors when needed. Amos loves his cuddles and gets plenty! Only thing I would love even more would be some more pictures and videos

- Magali Anne

Winnie attends Boggs Dogs 5 days a week while we work and she absolutely loves it! The safe space they have to run and play is fantastic. Mel & all the staff are lovely and clearly genuinely love dogs. I have often said to friends that if I was to return in another life - I would want to be a Boggs Dog! Thank you for caring for Winnie so well.

- Ruth Chandler

Very warm and welcoming environment for all breeds of pooch. I visited today with all the snow and it was just beautiful. Acres of space with woodlands make this a doggy paradise.
Alistair (Pencaitland)

- Shelia Mackay