Puppy Training Classes
Training classes for young puppies held at:
All Saints Hall, Kenwood Avenue, Leigh, WN7 2LN
I am delighted to offer small training classes for young puppies under the age of 20 weeks at commencement of the six week course. Classes will provide a mix of socialisation and early learning where we will be concentrating on establishing good manners and polite social skills from the start, improving confidence and self control and helping you connect with your dog in positive ways. Join me in a friendly and relaxed environment as we teach our puppies and gently guide them through this exciting and formative stage of their lives. The key to successful learning is to make it fun and enjoyable and this is always my approach, using modern, reward-based and force-free methods throughout.
Puppies aged under 20 weeks (at commencement of the course), Thursday and Friday evenings 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Puppy Starters is perfect if you are just starting out on the exciting journey with your new puppy. It will give you the skills you need to teach them, you will gain a better understanding of dog body language and how to motivate your puppy to learn. Puppy Starters is an ideal introduction to all the basics plus much more. Classes will include the following activities and topics:
- safe and supervised socialisation
- day to day handling and care
- basic obedience exercises
- walking on a loose lead
- recall skills
- building confidence
- how dogs learn
- making learning fun
- rewarding the behaviours we like
- what to do about those 'problem' puppy behaviours!
- focus and self control
- improving our handling skills and timing
The cost for a six week course is £75. A non-refundable deposit of £30 is required to reserve a place with the remainder payable on week one. A certificate of attendance and rosette will be awarded on completion of the course.
Please get in touch to book your place, classes are small and numbers are limited.
*For the benefit of all it is essential that puppies attending are comfortable around other dogs. Some excitement, playfulness, barking, etc, is of course normal but on very rare occasions a puppy finds it impossible to settle for a variety of reasons. Any that have difficulties being in close proximity with other dogs and people in a restricted space may be unsuitable in the puppy class environment and may do better with a 1-1 approach or a different set-up. If you are unsure, please ask.