What will my puppy and I learn?
Puppy School is a set of 6 puppy training classes lasting 1 hour each. Each class is small with no more than 7 puppies so that everyone is able to participate and receive individual attention. 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 sport you choose to do later.
Reward-based puppy training
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, aversive techniques or rough handling is tolerated. 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)
- Leave when asked
- Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews
- Stop play biting
- Be sociable with humans and other puppies
- Greet people without jumping up
The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building up your puppy's understanding and reliability each week.
Puppy School Training Courses and Classes
Reward-based puppy training in small classes
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.
Puppies will be allowed to play in carefully controlled small groups to ensure they learn good manners around other dogs, do not become scared, and do not learn to play roughly or aggressively. Puppies will be matched for size, age, and experience and play will be carefully supervised to ensure that all puppies learn to be confident with others.