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Puppy Life Skills


At a Glance...

• Small, intimate classes
• Positive training methods
• Learn basic obedience
• Manage puppy problems
• Safe socialisation
• Relationship building
• Support and advice

6 Weeks Of Support
£90 per puppy

6 Weeks in Total

£90 per puppy

The £90 fee is for the duration of the 6 week course.

Click the orange 'BOOK NOW' button to see class availability.

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2024 Class Start Dates:

8th January

19th February 

1st April (no class on 29th April, resumes 6th May)

20th May 

1st July

12th August

23rd September

4th November

The popular "Winterton puppy classes" are designed to teach basic obedience and life skills to help your puppy adjust to life in our big world. Puppy class is the most popular service, book on ASAP!

The puppy class 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. At class we focus on how your puppy is feeling and understand that every puppy and human progresses at a different rate.  Although basic obedience is important, there is less emphasis on things like teaching 'Sit' as a main focus point; instead puppies are encouraged to learn things like 'How To Settle' alongside useful impulse control exercises i.e. not to leap out of the car without their lead on. 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, WhatsApp/Text/E-Mail support is also available throughout the 6 week duration. Each puppy will be given a FISH 4 DOGS food pack, a certificate on the final training week alongside their own 'Ruff' name tag to wear to show you've graduated class! 

Techniques and advice are given on the following throughout the duration of the course:

  • Basic obedience: sit, down, stand, wait/stay, leave/drop etc.

  • Perfect dog walks: lead work, recall, watch me, loose lead walks.

  • Sensory areas for building your puppies confidence.

  • Toilet training advice.

  • Meeting & greeting (other dogs and people).

  • Handling and grooming (preparing for the vets & groomers).

  • Nipping, mouthing & biting advice.

  • Understanding your puppy's body language.

  • Socialising skills with the other dogs/adults/children in your group.

  • How to greet without jumping.

  • Playing & bonding training tips.

  • Advice & support throughout the course (via WhatsApp or E-Mail)

If you are unsure about starting before your puppy has received all of their vaccinations, I recommend taking a look at this article by the internationally renowned organisation AVSAB (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior). The article explains why starting as young as possible is so important, and addresses the issue of socialisation versus disease preventionClick here to read the article.

Classes are held indoors in the Winterton Church Room, (opposite the Village Hall) currently on Monday evenings at 5pm and/or 6:15pm [1 hour class] Click the orange 'BOOK NOW' button to see class availability.

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