Group Class Training

Classes are planned with your dog’s age and experience in mind, making it easier for you and your dog to learn at a steady progressive pace.  Classes are likely to include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Socialisation, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Settle Calmly, Manners, Focus, Loose Leading Walking, Self-control, Recall, Play, Emergency Stops.

You will develop an understanding of how dogs learn, and also how to resolve and prevent common problems. 

Difficulty; as you and your dog progress through the classes, the level of difficultly will be carefully increased.  But don’t worry, if there’s anything you or your dog finds too hard then we will adapt training accordingly. 

Enjoyment; this is your 45-60 mins of fun learning time with your dog.  Classes have emphasis on building a strong bond with your dog and we want you to enjoy classes and look forward to coming every week.

How many courses should you book?
This is really up to you, some people choose to repeat courses depending on their dogs age and progress. You are encouraged to progress through the different levels of training for at least the first year of your dogs life.  This gives your dog the very best possible chance of transitioning into adulthood as a happy and well-mannered member of the family.

Flexibility?
Once you have progressed to ‘Continued Training Classes’ you can select which dates you wish to attend.  Therefore, you can plan around busy periods or holidays.

IMPORTANT
All classes are unsuitable for aggressive or reactive dogs without prior assessment via a qualified behaviourist.

Classes will be limited to 5 dogs and 5 handlers per class.

Covid-19 safety measures in place – book with confidence

 

Next start dates:

April 2021

Age Guide:  12-18 (flexible)

Location: Drove Orchards, Thornham

These classes help your puppy develop a great foundation in life skills and socialisation. There will be the opportunity to discuss and share struggles before or after classes.

8 week course

Next start dates:

April 2021

Age Guide:  18-24 weeks (flexible)

Location: Drove Orchards, Thornham

In these classes we gradually increase the level of difficulty and work towards strengthening existing skills and behaviours. This class follows on from the foundation puppy class.  There will be the opportunity to discuss and share struggles before or after classes.

If you haven’t attended the Foundation Puppy Class you are advised to book in for at least one Private 121 Training session in prior to class starting.

8 week course

Next start dates:

April 2021
Age Guide:  6-12 months (flexible)

Location: Drove Orchards, Thornham

This class is suitable for dogs who have already completed advanced puppy class or for those who have already received a similar level of basic training.  There will be emphasis on proofing already established skills and behaviours. There will be the opportunity to discuss and share struggles before or after classes.

If you haven’t attended a Foundation or Advanced Puppy Class you are advised to book in for at least one Private 121 Training session in prior to class starting.

8 week course

Next start dates:

April 2021 

Age Guide:  18+ months (flexible)

Location: Drove Orchards, Thornham

These classes are suitable for complete novices to dog training. They would suit rescue dogs who have had little or no formal training, or those who missed out on puppy/adolescent classes. There will be the opportunity to discuss and share struggles.

8 week course

Next start dates:

April 2021

Age Guide:  8+ months (flexible)

Location: Drove Orchards, Thornham

In these class we will tackle any struggles or problems which may have occurred as your dog transitions into adulthood. These classes will go beyond basic training, and we continue to work on proofing existing skills and behaviours. This class also follows on from adolescent/adult beginners classes.  There will be the opportunity to discuss and share struggles before or after classes. 

Continued Training Classes allow you to select which dates you wish to attend.  Therefore, you can plan around busy periods or holidays.

If you haven’t attended classes before, you are advised to book in for at least one Private 121 Training session in prior to joining a class.

6 Classes to be purchased and used over a 3 month period