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

 First lesson on 29th October is the Foundation Presentation 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:  Full
First lesson is on 10th December at 12.15 pm at Normanton on Trent. Your Foundation Presentation is on 14th January from 9.30 am – 11.45 am  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre. Note there will be no classes over Xmas and New Year ( Dec 24th and Dec 31st)
Date / Time: Sat 10th December.   12.15pm – 1.15pm ( weeks 1,2,3,5,6) – week 4 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:  Full
First lesson on 14th January is the Foundation Presentation 9.30 am – 11.45 am  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Date / Time: Sat 14th January – Foundation then following 5 weeks at  11.00 am – 12.00 am  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
First lesson is on 11th February at 12.15 pm at Normanton on Trent. Your Foundation Presentation is on 4th March from 9.30 am – 11.45 am  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre.
Date / Time: Sat 11th February 12.15pm – 1.15pm ( weeks 1,2,3,5,6) – week 4 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 4th March  is the Foundation Presentation 9.30 am – 11.45 am  (No Dogs),  and will be held in North Muskham Rural Community Centre
Date / Time: Sat 4th March – Foundation, then following 5 weeks at  11.00 am – 12.00 am 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)

 Puppy classes move to Wednesday evenings starting 5th April
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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