Puppy Socialisation and Training Classes

Puppy School classes are for vaccinated puppies under 20 weeks of age at the start of the course. Classes are restricted to no more than 6 puppies in order to ensure lots of 1-1 attention and individual support. It also means that your puppy shouldn’t find the experience too overwhelming. Each week, there are clear handouts to take home to help you with your practice. Covered on the course will be:

  • Come when called
  • Walk on loose lead without pulling
  • Sit Down & Stand
  • Accept handling (including vets and groomers)
  • Wait
  • Settle
  • Accept people near food bowls, chews, toys, etc.
  • Stopping Play Biting
  • How to Stop Jumping Up
  • Puppy Socialisation and Training classes take place every Tuesday night at Jubilee Youth Club, Hethersett.
Puppy University

For young dogs or adolescents who have completed Puppy School or who have undergone a similar basic training course. We can work with you in 1-1 sessions if necessary to ensure you and your dog have grasped the basic training required before starting the Puppy University course.

  • Focus Work – Using focus techniques to build focus, attention and a great working relationship with your dog.
  • Retrieve and Play - We will teach you how to play well with your dog and build a solid retrieve.
  • Verbal Markers – Learn how to train more effectively with good timing and learn how to ‘mark’ wanted behaviours and communicate better with your dog when training.
  • Accept handling (including vets and groomers)
  • Life rewards and door control – Nice manners when moving through doorways
  • Handling reminder/refresher – an opportunity to practise good handling skills
  • Leave - How to leave items on the floor when stationary or on the move
  • Distance cues – Learn how to make your dog sit or lie down from a distance
  • Loose lead walking – We will continue to practise and develop the techniques we learned in Puppy School
  • Tricks – Each week we will teach you a fun and simple trick to practise
Puppy Home Visits and Pre-class Visits

If you are about to bring a new puppy home or have already welcomed your new edition to the family home I can offer practical advice to the whole family including children of all ages on:

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  • How best to set up your home space.
  • Chewing problems
  • Play biting and jumping up including showing children how to play well with pups
  • Toilet Training
  • Crate Training
  • Advice on diet
  • Separation training
Adolescent Puppy Training at Home

For older puppies who may be too old or not coping with the class environment and to help with ongoing or more specific problems including:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Recall problems
  • Mouthing
  • Jumping up
  • Destruction
  • Separation issues
  • Any other training requests
Private Puppy Training

If you are unable to attend a training class for any reason, I can work with you in your home offering a more tailored approach to training that suits you and your puppies needs.