Puppy Life Skills classes are a maximum of 4-5 puppies and are designed to teach basic obedience and life skills to help him/her live in our big wide world.
Training and advice is given in the form of positive reinforcement. No aversive methods or punishment is deemed acceptable. The training keeps in mind to build confidence and learn about your dog's behaviour therefore each group is flexible and tailored to you and your puppy's individual learning needs.
What to expect at a Puppy Life Skills class...
A fun and friendly atmosphere! Puppy Life Skills classes are not your traditional type of training class. In the hall we focus on how your puppy is feeling and understand that every puppy and human progresses at a different rate. The class encourages you to bring your unanswered puppy questions each week in the hope to help you transfer your newly learnt training skills at home! Each puppy will be given a certificate on the final training week.
Techniques and advice are given on the following throughout the duration of the course:
Basic obedience: sit, down, stand, lead work, wait/stay, recall, hand target, leave it, watch me.
Sensory areas for confidence building in young puppies.
Toilet training advice.
Meeting & greeting (other dogs and people).
Handling and grooming, preparing for the vets & groomers.
Understanding your dog's body language.
Socialising skills with the other dogs/adults/children in your group.
Learning to settle.
Recall foundations, come when called.
Walk nicely on a loose lead.
How to greet without jumping up.
Playing & bonding style training.
Advice & support throughout the course.
I'm interested! Tell me more...
Classes are held indoors at Winterton Village Hall on Tuesday evenings.
The course starts with an induction (you will be asked to leave your dog
at home for this) in order to pay and discuss the course/meet the other
owners. The 6 week training then begins the following week.
This means there are 7 evenings in total, including the induction
Please enquire for class availability and prices.
(Due to popularity, a deposit of half the course fee will be required to
secure your pup's place)
Next intake: (SPACES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE)