Training plus Dog Training
Emphasis is placed on the handler's ability to handle, control and generally care for their dog in a domestic environment. Some exercises will be extensions of the Puppy Foundation Award.
Classes are held on Mondays and last for one hour. The only times they are not held is on Bank Holidays and a three week break over the Christmas and New Year holiday.
The majority of dog owners come along to weekly classes. It is not a course so you are able to start coming whenever you want. Puppies can start after their first vaccination, we are able to offer this as the venue is private and the only dogs that use it have all been vaccinated.
Socialisation within the first twelve weeks is advisable so being able to start early is beneficial for your puppy. Very young puppies (under 12 weeks) are not forced into doing anything they are not sure of and I take care to ensure that they have only good experiences with other puppies and older dogs.
Classes are based on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme but we have fun with extra disciplines such as tricks and basic agility. (Puppies under a year old should not be jumping excessively).
The aim is to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty.
Your first stop for dog training
People have a private or a one to one lesson for various reasons.
You may find it difficult to get to classes due to work or family commitments, I can come to you at a time convenient to you, evenings and weekends included.
You may want to concentrate on specialist training such as Ringcraft, Working trials or Gundog training for example.
By far the most common reason for having a private consultation is that your dog has some sort of behavioural problem, some of the things I can help with include:
These are only a selection of problems that can be displayed by dogs. If your dog is doing something you do not like it is a problem and it is usually possible to help with the situation.
Please feel free to phone or email me to talk about any help you may need, there is no such thing as a silly problem.
This is the highest level of achievement in the scheme and develops more advanced training skills of the dog and handler.
Aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training.