Puppy Pre School

For puppies 8-18 weeks

A specially designed course for puppies during their rapid learning stage of three to sixteen weeks of age, puppies can attend once they have received their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age, but must be no older than 16 weeks of age.

Our puppy pre-school course has been developed with an emphasis on preventing common behaviour problems, such as mouthing or play biting and toilet training.

The 3-week course will help you to understand your puppy’s acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, learn how to manage their behaviour to ensure your puppy integrates smoothly into your family and lifestyle.

Teaching Skills have been phrased from the perspective of the dog to emphasise at all times that this is what the puppy is learning to put into practice, not what we are training them to do

Any puppy who has not attended our Puppy Pre-School must undertake a one to one session prior to joining our Puppy School course. This ensures all puppies commence at a similar level and suitability for the course.


Puppy Pre School Course Information and Times

We strongly believe in the benefits of early socialisation, so are happy for puppies to join only having had their first vaccination.

 Course Dates: -   

Thursday:     6.00pm – 7.00pm             4th January             1st March

Tuesday:      6.00pm – 7.00pm             23rd January            13th March

Wednesday:  6.00pm – 7.00pm             14th February          4th April

Three-week course - £60.00

Special Offer

To get £45.00 worth of FREE day care for your puppy, book Puppy Pre-School and Puppy School together and receive one FREE half day, during Puppy Pre-School and two FREE half days during Puppy School.

Puppy School

For puppies 16 weeks – 9 months

This course has been especially designed for older puppies & junior dogs focusing on the training challenges presented as our puppies reach and go through adolescence.

  • Effective rewards & how dogs learn
  • Starting on the right paw - loose lead walking
  • Introduction to coming when called
  • Greeting known people without jumping up
  • Sit, Down & Stand Stay – an introduction
  • Canine Manners – getting it right


Puppy School Information and Times

Thursday:     6.00pm – 7.00pm             25th January            22nd March

Tuesday:      6.00pm – 7.00pm             13th February          3rd April

Wednesday:  6.00pm – 7. 00pm            7th March                25th April

Four-week course - £80.00

Any puppy who has not attended our puppy pre-school must undertake a one to one session (£60.00) prior to joining our Puppy School course. This ensures all dogs commence at a similar level and suitability for this course.

Life Skills

For all SOCIABLE dogs

This 7-week course concentrates on teaching the important Life Skills of Self Control, Having Good Manners and Being Calm in a range of environments, such as;

  • Enjoying the Vets
  • Dog Engagement & Play Part 1
  • Going to the Café
  • Visiting the Dog Spa
  • Going to the Park
  • Dog Engagement & Play Part 2
  • Brain Games for Dogs

Junior Dog School Information and Times

This 7-week course focuses on teaching important life skills – such as self-control, being calm, and having good manners – this course is to complement our Puppy Pre-& Puppy School courses.

  • Enjoying the Vets*
  • Going to the Café*
  • Going to the Park*
  • Dog Engagement & Play Part 1
  • Visiting the Dog Spa
  • Dog Engagement & Play Part 2*
  • Brain Games for dogs

*Please note due to these sessions being held at external locations, dates & times vary.

You can either book individual sessions or all 7 and get a discount:
Individual session - £25.00
Block booking of 7 sessions - £140.00

Adolescence and Beyond

For adolescent dogs of 5 months and older

This course focuses on developing the disciplines of walking on a loose lead, off lead walking, coming when called with distractions and greeting people. It is ideal for owners who want to progress teaching and training their dog to a higher standard. This course offers opportunity to practice more complex skills, as well as learning some new ones, including clicker training

Adolesence and Beyond Information and Times

For owners who want to progress to the next level of training with their dog having successfully completed our Puppy Pre-School & Puppy School. These one and a half-hour sessions are held twice a month, allowing plenty of opportunity to practice more complex skills, as well as learning some new ones.

Sunday morning              9.00am – 10.30am

Course Dates: -   Spring 2018

2, Hour & a half sessions - £50.00


We are sorry that we cannot accept course bookings without advance payment.

To secure a place on any of the courses please:

  • Make payment (Please note online payments incur a small fee)

Payment can be made via our web site

Confirmation of bookings will be sent on receipt of payment.

If you have not received a confirmation e mail within 3 days, please contact the office as soon as possible.


All cancellations must be notified in writing to, and acknowledged by, the Office to receive a refund.

Refund structure:

Two months or more from Event / Course / Appointment = full refund

Less than two months but more than four weeks from Event = 75% refund, e.g. paid £100.00, refund = £75.00

Four weeks or less from Event = no refund, this is due to the lost income associated with the unlikelihood of being able to fill the place / appointment in your time slot and administration costs.

Course fees are not transferable

One to One Sessions

Ideal for owners who are unable to make any of the scheduled class times, who have a specific training problem which needs intensive help or who would prefer to learn on an individual basis, sessions are tailored to suit the individual needs of dog and owner.

Held at our purpose designed facility, within close proximity to a wide variety of environments for outdoor training, individual or block bookings available.

Training problems include:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Not coming when called
  • General excitability
  • Jumping up to greet people

A suitable training programme is advised in which owners are set realistic goals to achieve and where necessary further sessions can be arranged.

One to One Information and Times

An individual session which covers common problems such as walking on a loose lead, coming when called and greeting people without jumping up.

60-minute fact finding & practical session

To book a one to one session please contact the main office on 01642 670404

To ensure the safety of dogs in class and that behaviour problems are not increased, dogs that are not confident and friendly with people or other dogs are not allowed to come to a class. It is very important that dogs who are afraid or who react to other dogs or people do not attend classes. If in doubt whether or not your dog should come to class, please ask.