|PUPPY FOUNDATION CLASSES for puppies that have received their first inoculation and are younger than eighteen weeks old. Older pups are welcome in the Life Skills courses.
These drop-in classes are an opportunity for socialising and interacting in a safe environment with good-tempered canines. Pups need to read and understand canine behaviour, which will help them to become well-adjusted dogs themselves, able to mix and behave well in company. We focus on positive, force-free methods of learning, using the 'click and treat' concept for basic positions (sit, down,stand), non-aversive walking to heel and immediate recall training, adding in distractions = the most difficult for the new trainer to master.
In addition, acceptance of examination, teeth check, foot inspection, grooming and general care are covered to help you through the challenging early stages of dog ownership in the family home.
Classes now at All Saints Village Hall at 9.15am on Fri mornings. Drop-in classes between 11 and 16 weeks of age. £10. Spaces are limited. Please enquire. Classes currently running. See calendar.
PLEASE BOOK TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT - NUMBERS ARE LIMITED TO FOUR PER CLASS.
PAY £10 ON ARRIVAL AT EACH SESSION
I can also offer a SETTLING IN evaluation for your new puppy or rescue dog in your own home. £35 per visit for a private appointment to discuss areas that may be of concern to you in the home, garden and car. Being prepared for your new arrival can ease the stress for you and your pet.
You may be invited to start your training in the Puppy Foundation group and move into the Life Skills class partway through the course, subject to availability and depending on your pup's age and developmental rate.