Dog Training Classes
Day and time of training classes
(Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, Oxfordshire)
Puppy class: 9.45 – 10.30 am
Adult dog: basic and intermediate level classes: 11.15 am – 12.15 pm
Adult dog: advanced level classes: 10.00 – 11.00 am
From April 2020
We may be changing the times of our classes slightly. We may run the puppy class fifteen minutes earlier. Adult classes may be half an hour later.
Open for a minimum of 30 weeks during the year. Please see our calendar.
We reserve the right to alter the timings, composition, and training tasks of our classes.
Please contact us if you would like to join Four Paws
What do our classes cover?
The puppy class includes socialisation, basic good behaviour and basic obedience. Read more about puppy classes ...
These classes are for dogs over 8 months of age. You learn how to teach obedience and good behaviour.
You will start at a basic level, covering loose lead walking, recall, Sit, Down and other commands. You will also cover handling your dog and basic good manners. If you choose to stay at Four Paws, you can go on to teach more advanced behaviours and commands, such as stopping your dog where they are, even when they are running (a safety command).
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If we give you a place, you will need to complete a Registration Form, which we will send to you.
Your first class
Dog training venue
How to join
Fun in the class
Sometimes we use exercises that include a high element of fun and games. Here a titbi has been hidden under a one of a group of flower pots. The dog simply needs to find the titbit by using their sense of smell ... and eat it! This activity is sometimes used in class just as fun for all. Sometimes it is used as a reward for another command: for example the dog may be asked to Sit or do Down, or heel through the flowerpots, and then they can do their Find. Dogs love using their noses, and people love watching just how clever they are at scenting something out.
We have some suggestions for what to bring to your first class
Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, near Oxford, Oxfordshire
See our Training Classes Venue for more information on finding us.
Walk the course
Sometimes we set up a course with heel,
turns stays or other commands. In the first
image, the course instruction is a turn towards
the dog during heel work. Then the handler is
shown at another station, walking round her
dog in a Sit-Stay.
Here is another dog on the course. The first station is
Sit-Stay while handler walks round. There is a trainer nearby to help if necessary, but none needed!
The second picture is heel between two stations.
The third station is a Down. This dog is new to our classes, so is being currently being trained with a lure, but you can see how well she is doing.