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 10th May 28th June
Tuesday: 6.00pm – 7.00pm 17th April 5th June
Three-week course - £62.00
This course includes 2 FREE sessions at Puppy Play Group
Puppy Play Group
For ALL puppies 8 weeks of age up to and including 18 weeks of age.
The aim and focus are positive and appropriate socialisation with other puppies in a controlled environment. This session also includes Life Skills - Sensory Garden.
Puppy Play Group Information and Times
Sessions are held on a Saturday daytime
£7.00 per session
Booking essential due to demand
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 12th April 31st May
Tuesday: 6.00pm – 7.00pm 8th May
Four-week course - £85.00
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.
For all SOCIABLE dogs
These sessions 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
- Visiting the Coffee shop & Wine Bar
- At the Park - Coming when called
- At the Park - Walking on a loose lead
- Brain Games for Dogs - Clicker
- Brain Games for Dogs - Nosework
- Brain Games for Dogs - Mind Games
- Children & Dogs - Child Handler
Life Skills Information and Times
This individual sessions focus 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
- Brain Games for Dogs - Mind Games 6th June at 7pm
- Brain Games for Dogs - Clicker 11th April at 7pm 20th June at 7pm
- Visiting the Coffee shop & Wine Bar 25th April at 6pm 4th July at 6pm
- Brain Games for Dogs - Nose Work 9th May at 7pm
- Going to the Park 23rd May at 6pm
*Please note due to these sessions being held at external locations, dates & times vary.
Per session - £12.00
Adolescence and Beyond
For adolescent dogs of 5 months and older
These individual sessions focus 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. Owner's also gain the opportunity to practice more complex skills, as well as learning some new ones.
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 individual sessions allow plenty of opportunity to practice more complex skills, as well as learning some new ones.
Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Course Dates: - 16th May
Per Session - £22.00
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.