Puppy course overview
When and where
What the course includes
We show you how to teach Sit in front of you – useful for attention and control.
We also show you how to teach Sit beside you – useful before heelwork.
Sit in front of handler.
Sit beside handler.
Sat in front of handler
Sat beside handler
We will teach you how to reward effectively. Rewards can be titbits, play, touch or verbal praise. Good rewarding includes good timing, calmness, and consistency. And we will teach you to fade out luring, so that your dog is not dependant on titbits before they will obey a command.
Sit: a reward only comes when the dog stays
in position and titbits are
Your puppy learns obedience and good manners with people and other dogs.
Other dogs. We help you teach your puppy both to interact with other dogs and leave them
when required. Your dog develops confidence and learns canine social etiquette.
Other people. Our classes are family orientated. Your puppy will have the opportunity to
learn how to interact with all sorts of people: men, women and – importantly – children.
Play sessions. Playing helps build your bond with your puppy, teaches them to interact nicely
with people, and it is fun.
Obedience commands. Among others, we teach sit, down, stand, recall, giving up a toy,
Walking on lead. We will show you how to stop your puppy pulling, and we will teach heelwork
on or off lead.
Good manners. We will show you how to stop your puppy nipping and jumping up. We aim for
dogs to be safe and gentle with people.
Between exercises, we help you keep your puppy calm. This helps you understand how to teach
your puppy to settle. It also keeps the class environment peaceful, so that all can learn. We will
ask you to bring something for your puppy to settle on, like a bed, mat or towel.
We are happy for families or pairs of handlers to attend the classes.
Where appropriate, families can help each other. At other times, we ask for one handler only
with their dog, while others watch; this minimizes confusion for the puppy.
How to join
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.
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We will help you teach your puppy to pay attention to their name. If appropriate, you can teach Watch-Me, where the dog pays undivided attention over several seconds or minutes (as required).