Intermediate to advanced training classes

Group training classes are a great way for you and your dog to train, have fun, learn new and valuable skills and experience new places and different environments. Not only are you and your dog learning from your trainer but you can also learn from others within the class. All training uses positive reinforcement (generally based on food and/or play) and no force or punishment is used. The objective of our classes;
Great learning
Great behaviour and
(most importantly!) GREAT FUN!

Classes all take place in our fully fenced, secure paddock. We run our group classes as an 8 week course. If you miss the beginning of a course there is the option to ‘catch up’ as we offer a rolling program of entry if possible. Our classes can get very busy and we try to keep numbers low so each puppy/dog gets more individual attention – so please book ahead if possible.

Classes are held weekly for 1 hour and we vary what we are learning to keep it interesting and fulfilling both for owner/handler and puppy/dog. All classes will be most successful if you can follow up the training in the week (homework will be given!!!) even if it is just for a few minutes each day.

We recommend classes for at least the first year of a puppy’s life or for the first year of ownership of an adult dog/rescue to ensure a well-balanced, happy member of the household. Older dogs still benefit greatly from ongoing training and it has been proven to enhance the relationship between the dog and owner for life.

Intermediate classes

These classes are ideal for all dogs and owners that have been through puppy school or training elsewhere and are still keen to continue their learning. We try to ensure that similar dogs and owners are placed in classes, so it feels more like a training club than lessons.

We cover all the learning in puppy school but increase the 3Ds to make the classes more of a challenge. We introduce new skills such as:
  • Total recall that is secure in every situation
  • Nose target – checking in on walks
  • Loose lead walking – pull proofing to ensure your dog NEVER pulls
  • Sit and down – with distractions/ extending the time (stay or wait)/ away from the owner
  • Automatic sit or puppy please
  • Playing with your dog/puppy – training games
  • Distance control – emergency stop, sit, down and stand at a distance
  • Retrieve an item
  • Send away to an item
  • Go around
We add in other skills and games to enhance the training both for you and your dog and keep changing these classes so that they are not repetitive but still go back to the basics each time but keeping it fresh and fun.
We work towards our IMDT silver award in these classes.
Monday 11.30am and Saturday 9am

Advanced classes
This is for dogs already trained to an intermediate standard where we can add new skills and challenges and perfect some of the skills we have already learnt. We will continue to challenge using the 3Ds to ensure the dogs are making progress at all times. We will also work on perfecting the skills for example
  • Off lead walking (heelwork off the lead)
  • Recall with emergency stop
  • Send away
  • Stay out of sight
  • Settle out of sight
  • Retrieve an item
  • Paws up and other life skills
  • agility foundation skills
We will introduce new skills and fun activities to really challenge your training and enhance your relationship with your dog.
We work towards the IMDT gold award in these classes.
Monday and Saturday afternoons
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