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Puppy Course – Monday 1st April 2019
April 1 @ 6:30 pm£72.00
NOTE: There will be no training on Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April or 6th May
Lesson Duration: 1 hour each session, 6 week training course
Our 6 week puppy course is full of useful information for both experienced and new puppy owners. Each week we focus on a specific topic relating to puppy training: How Dog’s Learn (inc. Clicker Training), Home Life & Daily Routine, Socialisation, Loose Lead Walking, Recall & Play! Plus we also run the Kennel Club’s Good Citizen scheme, and during the course we run through their Foundation Assessment:
- Responsibility & Care
- Cleanliness & Identification
- Attentive Response to Name
- Play With The Puppy
- Handling & Inspection to Maintain Health
- Puppy Recall
- Basic Puppy Positions – Sit/ Down/ Stand
- Walking in a Controlled Manner
- Stay for Approximately Ten Seconds
- Take Article Away from the Puppy
- Food Manners
Our training team are well-versed in up-to-date and current dog training methods, and will be teaching you the skills to use positive reinforcement in your everyday life with your puppy. Not only are these methods kind and fun for both dog and handler, they are also extremely effective.
When you enrol for the course you will receive a link to downloadable information which explains what you’ll need to bring to your first lesson, along with an Ebook which supports the training information you’ll receive in class.
We look forward to meeting you and your puppy very soon!
- How soon can I book my puppy onto a training course?
We are happy for and recommend that puppies have had at least their first vaccination before joining a group, but do not wish to contradict your veterinary surgeons advice if that is different.Our feeling is that responsible owners bring their dogs to our training classes and therefore they are safer than they would be in an environment involving the wider public. Gemma also regularly deals with older puppies/ adult dogs that have missed training at an early age and finds it is easier to start off on the right foot, than to try and resolve problems later on.
- What do you cover in your training course?
Our six-week course focuses on a different topic each week; How Dogs Learn (Clicker Training), Home Life & Daily Routine, Socialisation, Loose Lead Walking, Recall and Play.In your welcome pack at your first lesson you will receive lots of useful information along with a clicker that we will teach you how to use during your first lesson. Each week you will be taught some new skills to go away and practice for homework, so that your puppy learns to take the training games you learn in class on the road and you can see how they work in real-life situations.As we move through the weeks there is lots of opportunities to ask questions, and if you are experiencing any particular difficulties we can offer extra private 1-2-1 lessons to support your group training. Please ask your instructor for more details at class.
- Can I bring another family member (spouse/ son/ daughter) along to class?
Yes definitely! We find that your puppy will pick up the training you’re doing with them that much quicker if everyone that your puppy is regularly interacting with is doing the same things.It is also helpful for fellow class members’ puppies to socialise around adults and children of different ages, and children are quite often some of the best dog trainers as they pick up the lessons very quickly!The only reservation we have about very young children joining the lessons is that there is another responsible adult with them besides the person doing the puppy training. This ensures everyone is free to concentrate in class and can enjoy their training time with their puppy.
- What do I need to bring to my first lesson?
Your puppy on a flat collar (no slip or choke chains) or harness (preferred – click here for more information on what harnesses we recommend)
Lead – preferably 1 metre or so long, and no extendable leads as they’re difficult to hold whilst you’re training
Some tasty training treats (you’ll receive a guide in your download notes once you’ve booked your course)
Favourite toy – if your puppy has one, though don’t be surprised if at the first class they’re too distracted/ shy to play like they do at home
- I’ve had a dog before – do I need to do the basic puppy course?
We think you’ll soon discover there’s nothing ‘basic’ about our puppy course! Whether you’re an experienced dog owner or just starting out, our lessons will really get you thinking and enjoying dog ownership on a whole new level.Plus even as professional dog trainers ourselves, our puppies still get taken to puppy class, despite the fact that we could teach them the lessons they learn in class at home. It’s important for puppies to be taught in and amongst various distractions, such as other puppies or dogs, so they learn that the cues they are taught are relevant whatever else might be going on.