Friday 8th November 2019
(Week off on 15th November)
Friday 6th December 2019
6 of 8 spaces available
(Week off 27th December)
Friday 3rd January 2020
7 of 8 spaces available
Friday 24th January 2020
8 of 8 spaces available
Course length: 6 Weeks
Cost for course: £75 (+£1 booking fee)
Woolaston Memorial Hall,
Lydney, GL15 6SU
MAXIMUM OF 8 DOGS PER CLASS
Puppy School is a set of six puppy training classes lasting one hour. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy or for any dog training or sport you choose to do later.
The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy's understanding and reliability each week.
Only reward-based puppy training methods are used at Puppy School. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage puppies to be well behaved. No bullying or rough handling is tolerated.
All Puppy School Tutors are trained by Gwen Bailey, internationally renowned animal behaviourist specializing in education of puppies, correct placement and assessment of rescue dogs, and the successful rehabilitation of problem dogs living in families. Gwen has a wealth of practical experience as well as an up-to-date academic knowledge of the science of animal behaviour.
Puppy School tutors are chosen for their people-skills as well as their puppy training abilities. Encouragement and praise are used to help you acquire the skills you need to train your puppy. No humiliation or shaming of owners will occur and all lessons are fun and sociable with a happy, friendly atmosphere.
Den - "We’ve had a fab 6 weeks and I have been trained as much as my pup! Thank you Caroline."
You will learn how to teach your puppy to:
Come when called
Sit, lie down, stand on command
Walk on a loose lead without pulling
Accept handling (including for vets and groomers)
'Gently’ take items
Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews
Stop play biting
Be sociable with humans, children and other puppies
(children - subject to owners bringing their families)
Greet people without jumping up