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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 importance of diet, exercise, mental stimulation and creating the right relationship with your puppy from day one- our Teamwork 24 programme. 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.

Latest News   From September we are  introducing our new PUPPY SCHOOL programme within the framework of our successful Life, Social and Training Skills courses.   Smaller groups with even more one to one training in the group environment to meet the needs of each owner and puppy team.  There will be more frequent start dates for courses so we can get pups into training as soon as possible.  Watch this space!!

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 on 24th September is the Foundation Talk 9.30am – 11.45am  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Date / Time: Sat 24th September  Foundation 9.30am -11.45am. Then following 5 weeks practical sessions 11.00am – 12.00pm 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 subject to receipt of payment
First lesson is on 15th October at 12.15 pm at Normanton on Trent. Your Foundation Talk is on 29th October from 2.00pm – 4.15pm  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Date / Time: Sat 15th October   12.15pm – 1.15pm ( weeks 1,2,4,5,6) – week 3 Foundation talk as above 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
First lesson on 29th October is the Foundation Talk 2.00pm – 4.15pm  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Date / Time: Sat 29th October  Foundation 2.00pm – 4.15pm  . Then following 5 weeks practical sessions 11.00am – 12.00pm 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

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

 Autumn and winter schedule starts early September – see Saturdays
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available: 
Autumn and winter schedule starts early September – see Saturdays
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available: 
Autumn and winter schedule starts early September – see Saturdays
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 6 week course including foundation as above) Location: Training centre, Hawthorns, Brotts Road, Normanton on Trent
Fees: £80 Places Available:  

Overspill class only, if appropriate- Normanton on Trent ( 1 Overspill Class – Click to Display)

 First lesson is the Foundation Talk  on  date TBC (No Dogs) ,
Date / Time: Trainer: Wendy
Class: Puppy ( 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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