This class is suitable for young dogs coming out of the puppy class, or if you are a new owner with a rescue dog. We aim to build the skills of those who have come from the puppy class, or help you get started, or unpick behaviour with rescue dogs. Not all rescues come into this class – this will vary depending on their needs – or age.
Covid update: at present tier 4 restrictions prevent us from running our usual face to face classes. These are currently offered online – with a weekly email of activities, along with handouts and video links. Also included is a weekly 15 minute video call for individualised support and advice.
This is currently running on a 6 week rolling programe which can be booked by clicking here
What style of training do we use?
As with all our classes, we teach Clicker Training. This is a modern, reward based, highly effective style of training which encourages your dog to use his brain and be a partner in your training. It’s not just using treats to bribe your dog –its all about working in a style where your dog actually learns and understands what you want.
What does training cover?
We think that teaching you problem solving skills and an understanding of your dog is vital! After all, you need to be able to teach your dog and address problems when you stop coming to us, so this is an integrated part of our classes.
We aim to include the aspects of the APDT Good Companion Awards so that your dog is well prepared for their life in your family (see www.APDT.co.uk).