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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 well run puppy classes create an ideal opportunity to meet other pups and develop teamwork between puppy and family as you learn together. To ensure these early experiences are positive we keep classes small, create a calm supportive environment and advise if there are signs of problems such as nervousness. The emphasis is on real life and social skills, not just learning basic obedience, and each pup is allowed to learn at their own speed.

The 6 week puppy courses start with a Foundation talk covering canine communication, learning and body language together with the important of diet, exercise, mental stimulation and creating the right relationship with your puppy from day one. A practical demonstration introduces the methods which will be used in training. All basic training such as recall and walking nicely on a lead are covered together with essential real life  and social skills such as impulse control, frustration tolerance, how to settle when needed and learning how to interact politely with people and other dogs.

Training is 100% constructive and reward based but we show you how that doesn’t mean permissive society by setting clear guidelines for appropriate behaviour at home. Absolutely no abusive handling or equipment such as choke chains or throw bottles are used at any time.

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 £120.00 as long as you live within 30 mins drive of Normanton on Trent. Small additional charge to cover travel time etc. elsewhere.

Class Dates and Times

 

Saturdays – Autumn / Winter schedule  (Classes – Click to Display)

 First lesson is the Foundation Talk  on 16th January from 10.00am – 12.15pm (No Dogs) , and will be held in Normanton on Trent Village Hall
Date / Time: Sat 16th January 2016 Foundation 10.00am -12.15pm Then following weeks practical sessions 11.20am – 12.20pm Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:  Full ( – see Wednesday overspill below)
First lesson is the Foundation Talk  on 5th March from 10.00am -12.15pm. (No Dogs) ,and will be held in Normanton on Trent Village Hall
Date / Time: Sat  5th March 2016 — Foundation 10.00am -12.15pm. Then following weeks practical sessions 11.20am – 12.20pm – Note no class Easter Saturday Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:   Yes
All spring and summer classes are on Wednesday evenings – see below.  Weekend courses resume in September.
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:

Wednesdays – Spring / Summer schedule   (Classes – Click to Display)

 First lesson is the Foundation Talk on 13th April from 6.45pm – 9.00 pm. (No Dogs) , and will be held at our training centre
Date / Time: Wednesday 13th April 2016 – Foundation 6.45pm – 9.00pm. Then following weeks practical sessions 6.20pm -7.20pm Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:  yes
First lesson is the Foundation Talk   (No Dogs) , and will be held at our training centre
Date / Time: Wednesday 13th April  – Foundation 6.45pm – 9.00pm. Then following weeks practical sessions 6.20pm -7.20pm Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:  yes
First lesson is the Foundation Talk   (No Dogs) ,and will be held at our training centre
Date / Time: Wednesday 25th May - Foundation 6.45pm – 9.00pm. Then following weeks practical sessions 6.20pm -7.20pm  Please note the 3rd class will b eon Monday 6th, not Wed 8th. Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available: Yes

 

WEDNESDAY  JAN/FEB Overspill class only, – Normanton on Trent ( 1 Overspill Class – Click to Display)

 First lesson is the Foundation Talk  on  SATURDAY 16th January from 10.00am – 12.15pm (No Dogs) , and will be held in Normanton on Trent Village Hall – classes will be on WEDNESDAY evenings
Date / Time: Sat 16th January 2016 Foundation 10.00am -12.15pm Then following that practical sessions 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm on Wednesdays 27 Jan and 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Feb. Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Normanton on Trent
Fees: £78 Places Available:   possibly 1

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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