Puppy socialisation and training

You can bring your puppy to watch or join in a class as soon as you are ready.

Younger pups who have yet to complete their jabs can be carried in and out from the car and sit on your lap and watch (or sleep), whilst you learn along with the class.

This class may not be what you initially expect! The content of these classes is informed by what is usually missing when we see dogs with difficult behaviours – often a lack of ability to be calm, to listen, to ask and be connected to the owner. This is not an off-lead play session – this is all about building future proof skills for you and your puppy.  Each session includes time to build socialisation skills week on week.

Each class is 45 minutes long and is a term of 7 lessons which you need to book onto.  Places are limited to 8 dogs.

A term consists of 6 weeks of face to face classes – each has the lesson plan (covering the learning for the week as well as tips and extra information) and supporting handouts emailed to you each week as support whilst you teach your puppy at home during the week.

One week of the term consists of an online lesson and handouts only so that we can then speak to each family on a 1:1 personalised Zoom or phone call.  This allows us to talk through any issues and give you help as well as being sure that we address these through the remainder of the term. These calls are booked through our booking system on Monday or Wednesday evenings at a time to suit you (between 6-830pm)

Skills you will learn:

  • Teaching calm behaviour – skills that are built on over the term
  • Teaching calm meeting skills
  • Survival skills such as biting and mouthing, grabbing clothes and resolving frustration behaviours
  • Problem solving – developing your problem solving skills to support with problems such as jumping up
  • Behaviour issues – such as preventing or resolving signs of separation anxiety
  • Foundation skills and control skills – such as walking on lead, recall and giving up something in their mouth

We teach how to read how your dog may be feeling – but download this great app which shows in pictures what your dog is feeling – some of them are pictures where a dog is mistaken for being happy (and he isn’t). Download and share especially with children. Dog decoder app