Group Puppy Classes
NEW EVENING CLASSES
Starts on Monday 11th December 2023 at 6pm
This course will comprise of 2 classes before Christmas and the 3rd and 4th classes in the New Year.
Group classes over 4 consecutive weeks the cost is £125.00 per dog, payable in advance. Classes are 1 hour per week and are held indoors at the Sea Cadet venue. Our classes are small groups usually no more than 6 puppies so everyone gets maximum attention.
There are no classes run on Bank Holidays.
If you are having difficulty filling in the online application form please call us 07836747974
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About our Classes
More Course Information
The numbers on each course are strictly limited to (usually 6 puppy’s) to allow for as much attention and help as possible. We accept puppies for training as soon as they are fully vaccinated – usually from 12 – 14 weeks. We do not hold difficult tests on our courses.
All our training courses are run by very experienced instructors using modern practical methods. All our instructors have trained dogs at high levels of competitive dog sports, agility, working trials, obedience and flyball.
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Details of dates and times are on the online application form which you fill in by clicking the application form link. Up to 3 people per puppy can attend a class.
The aim of the ‘Beginners’ course is to help you get the best possible response from your dog in the basic control exercises, including Recall, Walking without pulling on the lead, Sit, Down, Bed, Grooming, and Handling for Vet examination. Other exercises include Stays, controlling Jumping Up and Play Biting/ Mouthing along with a basic grounding in dog behaviour and responsible dog ownership.
After the ‘Beginners’ course we often run a follow on class where we consolidate and progress what you have learned and exercises aimed at the Kennel Club Good Citizen training takes place. Many of our pupils go on to take part in specialised doggy sports and our classes give an excellent grounding for any of the advanced ‘canine activities’! Should you require any further information or have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and your dog on our next ‘Beginners’ course.
Swapping between Courses
Unfortunately It is not possible to swap between courses. Please choose a particular day and time when you can attend that class for the whole 4 week course.
Are classes consecutive or do new dogs start each week
We think it is very important that all handlers start training on the same day with their dogs or puppies. Many classes around North London offer a system where new dogs start each week. We do NOT use this system as we have found over 35 years that allowing new dogs into a class every week is counter productive to training and disruptive to the dog training class. If you are comparing classes always ask which system that dog or puppy training or socialisation class uses.
What should I bring to classes
You will be reminded about what to bring on your confirmation email. We prefer that your dog is on a flat buckle type collar not a slip or choke chain. Flexible/ retractable leads do not work well for our training classes, so an ordinary 3 or 4 ft lead is ideal. Bring tasty treats for you dog, we have a range of meaty treats if you need some. Dog choc drops are not the best training treat, small pieces of chicken make excellent training rewards. Make sure you have sent us a photo of your dogs vaccination certificate.
Should I feed my dog before classes
We recommend that you do not feed your dog for at least 2 hours before classes, if possible only feed a light meal at lunch time and do not feed any evening meal just before classes. There are many advantages to not feeding before classes but the most important is that your dog will feel comfortable travelling and at classes if has not eaten recently.
Can I buy equipment and reward treats at the class
We do not sell dog training treats or equipment at classes. We promote responsible dog ownership and we can give advice and guide you towards suppliers of other dog training equipment for example: Dog training equipment and cages etc.
My dog barks and gets over excited when it sees other dogs
Most dogs fit in very well to our dog training classes and high spirits are kept under control. But sometimes dog training classes are not always the best place to start training over excitable dogs or older dogs with behaviour problems. To read more about the dog behaviour services we offer look at the behaviour training pages. There are a number of options we can offer so if you are worried about your dog being disruptive at classes give us a call to discuss how we can integrate your dog into our class environment.
My dog is very nervous of dogs or people – will classes help?
We have had great success over the years helping nervous dogs overcome some of their fears. The environment we create is very safe for shy dogs and we will not allow boisterous dogs to frighten the more sensitive characters in our classes. So although the dogs may not appear to be enjoying classes in the early stages it is worthwhile persevering because it is possible to slowly effect change.
Can my child train our dog at classes?
We are a ‘children friendly’ dog training class and many excellent young dog trainers have attended our classes. So the short answer is yes … but there are a few general requirements. Until a puppy or dog is under control and knows what to do, any child will have difficulty controlling it. Usually the 2nd weeks of the classes is a good time to let children become more involved at classes after they have practiced at home. Children aged 8 and over, can help their parents train their dog. Older children can take full control if their dog is suitable for handling by a child, it is very important that the child and the dog succeeds when training and this usually means parents being involved to help and assist. An adult should always start off the training for at least the first 2 classes an adult must always accompany children at classes, we do not accept responsibility for children under 16 at classes so they must come with a responsible adult that stays at the class while the child is in attendance. Children who are not handling the dog are welcome to come watch, listen and learn.
Parents must ensure that children do not RUN past dogs and do not touch or stroke other dogs at classes.
We are a certified Kennel Club dog training center and run the Good Citizens Test at Bronze, Silver and Gold at our Dog Puppy Training Classes. For more information about the Kennel Club click the link below.
The Kennel Club Good Citizens Test