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Puppies are not a blank slate but are born with a temperament inherited through their dam and sire and influenced by breed characteristics. However a huge proportion of dog behaviour problems seen at maturity stem from lack of appropriate and extensive socialising and training during the first 20 weeks of their lives. This process needs to continue progressively through to 18-24 months but this one biological window of opportunity sets the scene for future years.

Building positive experiences in all kinds of environments and with all ages and types of people enables dogs to grow up comfortable and confident with everyday life. Equally essential is learning to communicate with other dogs appropriately through scores of chances to interact with a variety of friendly dogs during these early weeks, balanced with hours of just being in social situations and learning that the source of reinforcement is their human.

Our 6 week Puppy School courses cover essential Life, Social and Training Skills and with just 3-5 in the group there is plenty of individual time and coaching.

We create a calm, supportive environment and encourage each puppy to work at their own level and speed.

The syllabus includes an owners’ Foundation presentation which covers canine behaviour, learning and body language together with correct socialization and how to develop a great personal and working relationship for life with our Teamwork 24 programme.   By enhancing your understanding of the furry ones, you can meet their needs, train effectively and create a happy well balanced partnership!

Skills taught in class include :

  • Settling and use of boundary mats
  • Impulse control
  • Interacting with people and dogs appropriately
  • Creating an optimistic and confident puppy
  • Veterinary handling
  • Recall
  • On and off duty lead work
  • Positions such as sit, down etc.
  • Leaving inappropriate stuff alone and giving things back to you

Training is 100% constructive and our Teamwork 24 programme shows you that this doesn’t mean a permissive society as management and ongoing rewarding of “good” behaviour prevents the naughty stuff becoming a problem.

Premium Puppy Programme

Comprehensive support and training package which is ideal for first time owners. Includes a 2 hour home visit as soon as possible after puppy’s arrival to advise on all aspects of early training and home routine, unlimited phone and email support and the 6 week puppy training course. Cost £130.00 as long as you live within 30 mins drive of Normanton on Trent Additional charge to cover travel time etc. elsewhere.

Class Dates and Times

Saturdays            (Classes – Click to Display)

23rd September — 1st week’s Foundation Presentation 10.00am – 12.15 at North Muskham Rural Community Centre. ( No Dogs ).  Following 5 practical sessions 11.00am- 12.00
Date / Time: Foundation 23rd September 10.00am  then with dogs from 30th Sept 11.00am Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy (6 week course including Foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available : Full
4th November — 1st week’s Foundation Presentation 10.00am – 12.15 at North Muskham Rural Community Centre. ( No Dogs ).  Following 5 practical sessions 11.00am- 12.00
Date / Time: Foundation 4th November 10.00am  then with dogs from 11th November 11.00am Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy (6 week course including Foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available: Full
 13th January 2018 — 1st week’s Foundation Presentation 10.00am – 12.15 at North Muskham Rural Community Centre. ( No Dogs ).  Following 5 practical sessions 11.00am- 12.00
Date / Time: Foundation 13th January 10.00am  then with dogs from 20th January 11.00am Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy (6 week course including Foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available: yes

Overspill class only, as appropriate — Normanton on Trent ( Click to Display)

First lesson is the Foundation Presentation
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Beginner (6 week course including Foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available :

How to Book

Please select a course and complete the online booking form. The cost of the course is £78 which includes written notes for ongoing reference and Wendy will contact you to answer any questions and arrange payment on receipt of the form. You will be welcome to come along and sit in on a class at any time. Agility Classes | Beginner Classes | Puppy Classes | Improver ClassesProgressivePetDog | Clever Canine Classes | DynamicDog | Special Events | Shaping Masterclasses | Reactive Dog Class


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