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Dog Training Classes


Day and time of training classes


Sunday mornings    

(Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, Oxfordshire)

Current times


Puppy classes

Class Times:

09:45am  to 10:30am

Class Dates: Spring 2022

9th Januray, 16th Januray, 23rd Januray, 30th January, 6th February, 13th February, 20th February Closed, 27th February, 6th March, 13th March.

Classes 1 & 3

Class 1 & 3 Times:

10:00am to 11:00am

Class Dates: Spring 2022

9th January, 23rd January, 6th February, 20th February Closed, 27th February, 13th March
(27th March - Assessments), 3rd April AGM & Fun Day

Classes 2 and 4

Class 2 Times:

10:00am to 11:00am

Class 4 Times:

11:15am to 12:15pm

Class Dates: Spring 2022

16th Januray, 30th January, 13th February, 20th February Closed, 6th March, 20th March         (27th March - Assessments), 3rd April AGM & Fun Day

General information

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?


Puppy Classes

The puppy class includes socialisation, basic good behaviour and basic obedience. Read more about puppy classes ...

Adult 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).

If you wish to, you can take the Kennel Club Awards.
Read more about classes for adult dogs ...

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Further information


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

Find it

Fun in the class


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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.

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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.