Dog Training Classes
Day and time of training classes
(Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, Oxfordshire)
Class Times - Puppy Class 1:
09:45am to 10:30am
Class Times - Puppy Class 2:
11:15am to 12:00am
12th September, 19th September, 26th September, 3rd October, 10th October, 17th October,
(24th October - Closed), 31st October and 7th November 2021
Class 1 Times:
10:00am to 11:00am
12th September, 26th September, 10th October, (24th October - Closed), 31st October,
(13th November - Assessments), 14th November and 28th November 2021
Classes 2 and 3
Class 2 Times:
10:00am to 11:00am
Class 4 Times:
11:15am to 12:15pm
19th September, 3rd October, 17th October, (24th November - Closed), 7th November, (13th November - Assessments), 21st November and 5th December 2021.
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
* NOTE: All dates and times are subject to change.
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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Your first class
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.
Please contact us to ask if we have spaces.
If we give you a place, you will need to complete a Registration Form, which we will send to you.
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.
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.