Introductory and Intermediate Obedience Courses for all Dogs
The first few months with a new puppy are crucial in terms of socialisation and getting them out to see the real world as much as possible. Not only do you need to make sure that you have a good rapport with your puppy but it is so important to head off any potential behaviour problems now to ensure you have the best life possible togther.
Our Polite Puppy Course is a 6 week course that builds a solid foundation covering communication, behaviour and core training skills. In addition, since it is a group class, we work on socialisation, handling and recall with all the distractions of a real-world situation.
Polite Puppy Level 2 follows on from our Level 1 course to slow things down and refine the behaviours from Level 1. We work heavily with distractions and distracting environments with the core obedience behaviours and build reliability throughout.
At this stage some puppies will be already starting their teens and in other cases we will be preparing for these changes in behaviour. In this way the course is quite flexible to deal with new issues your puppy is having or things they are finding difficult.
We introduce new training techniques along with new doggy hobbies to help build movitation and focus in your dog. Throughout the key is communication between you.
Whoever said that you can't teach an 'old' dog new tricks really didn't try very hard. Dogs of all shapes, sizes and most importantly ages can learn new things, be it tricks, training, a new skill or even just how to be more chilled.
This six week course focuses on everyday training, that is, training that makes sense in the real day-to-day world that we live in, rather than focusing on things like competition obedience or formal agility. We work on the basics to help build the communication between you and your dog, also deal with any bad habits that have built up over the years. We place a heavy focus on recall and attention that creates a solid foundation for all of the other behaviours.
Our Basic Manners classes are for dogs of all ages from 7 months of age. We cover the following topics: recall; leash manners; focus and attention; calm down; and polite greetings. There is no start date, just sign up for five consecutive weeks whenever suits you and off you go.
All dogs must have all vaccinations up to date, including kennel cough to join the group.