Puppy training classes

 

If you are looking for a training class for your puppy then look no further. We offer a foundation class which looks at basic puppy training whilst teaching your puppy to focus on you with other people and dogs around. It is a safe environment where your puppies can build their bond with you and where you can develop your skills to teach your puppy how to be a well balanced and well behaved member of your family. All our training is using positive reinforcement and reward based training which is the most up to date way to work with dogs.

 

All classes are limited to 6 dogs to ensure I can help you during the class if needed. Please go to our booking page to book a place or read on to see more details about the classes we offer.

 

Puppy Foundation - up to 20 weeks old

 

Level 2 - any age over 5 months old if you have completed our puppy foundation or a basic puppy course elsewhere

 

If a class you want isn't available to book then please send us a message via our contact form, by text, email or on facebook and I will put you on the waiting list. When I have enough people I will then run an additional class. Thanks.

 

Puppy Foundation - 6 week course - 45 minute weekly sessions

These classes are designed to kick start training with your puppy once they have had their first vaccinations and are suitable for puppies up to 5 months old at the start of the course. We will work with you on starting to teach your dog the basics such as sit, not jumping up, wait and recall but also teaching you how to get the best from your training sessions.

We will also look at how to care for your puppy, for example introducing the harness/collar, grooming, teaching a leave, how to encourage calm behaviour and most importantly, how to teach your pup to play. We will also discuss the importance of canine enrichment for dogs.

Some initial controlled socialisation will be included to help get the puppies ready for the big world. There will be loads of fun too to help you develop your bond with your puppy which will be invaluable when it comes to recall. We will also cover some basic handling and husbandry skills to get the puppies comfortable with being handled which comes in really handy for things like trips to the vets.

 

Level 2 - 6 week course - 45 minute weekly sessions

 

As a progression from the foundation or level 1 this class is open to any dogs over 5 months old. We will work on developing the skills learnt already as well as introducing new behaviours. So we would look at asking the dogs to sit at a distance or settle on a bed while their are distractions around. We will teach the dogs how to greet politely, both dogs and people. New behaviours such as hand targets and clicker training will open up new training possibilities for you and your dog and we can use these skills when we start to look at more precision training such as distance control and platform work. We will also keep developing recall and loose lead walking and much more.

In order to get the most from the class you must be able to get your dog to offer basic behaviours such as sit, down and wait with other dogs and people present in a class environment in order to be able to progress onto the Level 2. If you aren't quite at that level yet, don't worry, just keep practicing and join a class when you are ready.