(10-20 weeks at the start of the class)
Our puppy classes are not your average class. We cover important socialisation experiences for your puppy which include meeting new people, new dogs and puppies their own age (in a controlled manor, not a run around free for all), new surfaces, new sounds, recalls, basic puppy positions, walking on a lead and help and advice on toilet training and nipping and chewing (and probably a lot more!). We also work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Award.
Classes are limited to 6 puppies to ensure you get enough time with an instructor and to ensure that your puppy does not become overwhelmed in a new environment. Its important that puppy socialisation should be a positive experience.
Puppies must have had at least their first vaccination before attending and be under 20 weeks of age at the start of the course. This is a guide and small breed puppies are welcome up to 9 months old.
We offer online tutorials via a closed Facebook group as well as handouts to compliment our in person puppy training as we know how easy it is to forget things when you get home!
(5 Months +)
Puppies over 20 weeks of age who have had no prior training or older dogs who have had a break in training are recommended to attend the Bronze Good Citizen class. This is a Tuesday evening and runs every 8 weeks.
Bronze classes with spaces available are here
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(5 Months -1 year)
For older puppies who have had some previous training and continuation of training for younger puppies we offer a puppy progression course which builds on the skills learned in puppy class but also teaches some new tricks and skills and gives you an opportunity to continue the puppies learning. Some of the things we do over the 6 weeks are:
Recalls with Distractions
Send to a Toy & Target
Body Awareness Exercises
Self Control exercises
Please note dogs must have had some formal training in a group setting before joining this class. It is suitable for Puppies up to 12 months of age. please contact us to discuss if you are unsure.
Getting a Puppy?
Top tip: Get booked onto a puppy course sooner rather than later - dont wait until the puppy is 12 weeks old and has had both its vaccines before starting to look and wanting an immediate start- most good training classes will only take a small number of puppies so you will need to wait until there is room. Early socailisation and training is so important!
Puppy planned Class Dates 2023/2024 (approx):
Week commencing 27th November 2023
Week commencing 22nd January 2024
Week commencing 4th March 2024
We run puppy classes on a Monday evening at 7pm with an additional session added at 8.15pm if we have demand for it.
Courses are 6 weeks long and can be booked here
Puppy Progression classes are on hold until 2024 - Please book a Bronze class if you would like to continue training.