Our classes are designed to be fun, relaxed and friendly, whilst still teaching your and your dog valuable life skills and techniques to develop your beloved pet into a happy, balanced dog.
Sessions mostly take place outdoors so that you and your dog can learn in a realistic environment. However, in winter, we do use indoor venues, because no one learns when they are cold and wet!
You can start your puppy's training at 8 weeks, before they are fully vaccinated with our Pre-Puppy School Classes which are run at our indoor venue at Leckhamstead.
Once your puppy is fully vaccinated and ready to socialise you can join our Puppy Life Skills Classes which are the foundation for all future training courses and workshops with Kimberly ,and will give your puppy a great start.
You can continue obedience training with Intermediate and Advanced Obedience Classes or choose to start you dog on Fun Gun Dog Classes. We also offer Recall, Walking to Heel, In-Town Obedience Classes and Social Training Walks all designed to ensure you have a happy, balanced family pet.
8 weeks to 6 months
We believe that it's never too early to start your puppy's education. In fact, the earlier you start the better socialised and balanced your puppy tends to be.
That's why our classes start from your puppy's first vaccination with Puppy Pre-School.
This course is aimed at puppies between 8-12 weeks, a crucial time for learning to take place, to get your puppy off to a fantastic start in its emotional development. Learning crucial life skills which many pet owners need help with early on, such as: biting, appropriate toys, other pet interactions, children interactions, home boundaries and preventing problems before they start, including guarding.
When: Tuesday evenings
Location: The Barn, Leckhamstead
You can attend until your puppy is fully vaccinated/going out and about in public.
If your puppy is already vaccinated, or as a follow-on class to Puppy Pre-School, choose our Puppy Life Skills Classes.
Crucial for increased exposure to the outside world and working on emotional development and self control, Puppy Life Skills covers all the basics, such as sit, wait, leave, down, as well as recall, walking to heel, and lots more.
Puppy Life Skills Classes can be booked directly from our What's On page and are suitable for puppies up to 6 months old.
Our obedience or Life Skills classes are perfect for taking your puppy on its journey from learning its first skills, such as sit, wait and leave to reliable recall, appropriate play and a distance stop.
Start with Puppy Life Skills, from as soon as your puppy is fully vaccinated and ready to socialise.
You can then move into Junior Life Skills, this can take place immediately after Puppy Life Skills or a few months later, but we recommend that both are completed in your puppy's first year.
From here you can choose Adult Life Skills at any point in your dog's life. Customers often choose the course just to polish their dog's obedience skills and learn even more advanced training techniques.
Classes are designed to be friendly, fun and realistic, as well as offering comprehensive, relevant content.
Fun Gun Dog
Our Fun Gun Dog classes are great for high-energy, active/working breeds, who enjoy playing with toys or have a natural retrieving/searching instinct.
Gun dog training is a perfect for building a strong, positive relationship with your dog in a fun, supportive and safe environment, learning: Whistle control, chase control, off-lead control (recall), retrieving skills, search & find, and distance control.
You can start with Beginner Gun Dog classes or an Intro to Gun Dog Workshop, then move onto Intermediate Gun Dog and finish with Advanced Gun Dog, which can be repeated as many time as you like to continue to develop your dog's gun dog skills.