Classes

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 5-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

Tuesday evening               6.15pm – 6.45pm
Thursday evening              6.15pm – 6.45pm

We strongly believe in the benefits of early socialisation, so are happy for puppies to join only having had their first vaccination.This course includes a voucher for 3 half day sessions in Carrie’s Dog Day Care. (Free day care must be taken between week 1 and 5 of the course)

Course Dates:
Tuesday:  24th October
Due to demand, we are running an additional course:
Tuesday 19th September 7.00pm – 7.30pm

Thursday: 12th October  / 16th November

Five-week course - £50.00

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.

Teaching priorities are:

  • Understanding your dog
  • How dogs learn
  • Effective Rewards
  • Gaining your dog’s attention
  • Coming when called
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Greeting people without jumping up
  • Response to commands
  • Taking food and toys politely
  • Responsible dog ownership

To ensure that the correct early foundations have been achieved when training your dog, we prefer all dogs commence their training on our Puppy School course.

Puppy School Information and Times

Tuesday evening               7.00pm – 8.00pm
Due to demand, we are running an additional course:
Wednesday 18th October 6.15pm – 7.15pm

Thursday evening              7.00pm – 8.00pm

For older puppies of four to nine months of age.

Course Dates:
Tuesday:  24th October
Thursday:  16th November

Five-week course - £80.00

Any puppy who has not attended our puppy pre-school must undertake a one to one session (£50.00) prior to joining our Puppy School course. This ensures all dogs commence at a similar level and suitability for this course.

To receive a copy of Carrie’s, book the, Well Mannered Dog worth £14.95, FREE simply pay for our Puppy Pre-School, Puppy School and Junior Dog School as a block booking.

Junior Dog School

For adolescent dogs of 5 – 9 months

This course aims to develop the disciplines of walking on a lead, coming when called and greeting people & dogs. Learn how to teach your dog to walk behind you as well as at your side. Amaze other dog owners by instantly stopping your dog and calling it back to you. Be proud of your dog, being able to take them anywhere.

Junior Dog School 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 hour sessions are held once a month, for 3 consecutive months, allowing plenty of opportunity to practice more complex skills.

Sunday morning   9.30am – 10.30am

Course Dates: -   3rd September 1st October & 5th November

Three, 1 hour sessions - £35.00

Adolescence and Beyond

For adolescent and adult dogs of 9 months and older

A specially designed course introducing new skills and disciplines to include;

  • Clicker Training
  • Nose & Scent Work
  • Training Games
  • Mind Games

Adolesence and Beyond Information and Times

These one hour sessions are held once a month, for 3 consecutive months. Each session focuses on a different discipline and includes clicker training, mind games, and training games

Sunday morning  9.30am – 10.30am

Course Dates: -   3rd September 1st October & 5th November

Three, 1 hour sessions - £35.00

Receive a FREE-gift when you pay for 2 or more courses at the same time!

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 - £50.00

60-minute fact-finding & practical session and follow up session - £90.00

Discount only applies when booked with initial session

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