Puppy Pre-school

 


CLASSES

 

Puppy Class - Getting a head start

Class is every Wednesday from 7.00pm and is approximately 1 hour long; join as soon as you get your pup (or beforehand if you wish); £55 per six lessons for as long as you need it; some of this class may integrate with the next level Puppy & Junior Class depending on age and confidence of puppy. This enables your puup to gain the skills required for listening to you even while you learn about how to help the pup integrate happily into your home and life.

Puppy & Junior Class - Learning Great Skills

Classes are every Wednesday in New Malden from 7.00pm & on Sundays from 10.00am in West Molesey; each lesson continues for approximately 1 hour.  You are able to begin any week and although you will get more benefit from continual attendance the flexibility provided means that you can miss a week or two and join back in when life's other commitments allow you to. You need only pay for six weeks at a time (£55). With prior notification you may also swap between the Wednesday evening and Sunday morning classes.

 

Good Manners & Focus Class

The following exercises are taught in the Puppy & Junior class - adult dogs are welcome to attend these classes after an initial assessment - please ring to discuss.

Do you want your dog to have the skills to live a great life with you?  Does your dog seem to ignore you or get easily distracted? Or perhaps your dog doesn't have all the skills of good canine communication? I will teach you how to teach your dog those behaviours that will ensure that you can both enjoy that special relationship that only you have.

The Good Manners and Focus Class teaches dogs how to focus and have good manners around distractions including other dogs, and how to teach both owners and dogs how to relax and work together in the face of life's challenges.  The class activities incorporate sits, downs, stays, recall and more in the midst of activity to encourage your dog to obey whilst surrounded by distractions.  At Paws we use positive reinforcement techniques in training when helping change behaviour, so your dog will want to continue trying new things.

The lesson basis works on the teaching the following but sometimes we do add some other items if time allows or needs require it:

Focus training
Relaxation training
Greeting other dogs
Learning with Games
Human greetings
Ignoring the public
Ignore/Leave it
Distraction Training
Politeness

We run the Good Manners and Focus Class on Wednedsay evenings from 8.30pm over 6 weeks, and runs for approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.  Across 6 weeks you will build up your confidence and increase the difficulty of training for your dog, and learn how important it is to constantly challenge your dog.  There is no age limit and we welcome all breeds and all behaviours. Cost is £55 for the 6 week course (if you need to miss a week you may join in the next course for the weeks that you missed).

 

 

TIPS for all CLASSES

You will need to bring something that motivates your dog, usually treats of some kind works wonders and even if your dog is not really food motivated - it's amazing what a bit of competition can do!  However if your dog doesn't seem very motivated we will help you find what helps. We generally use something like luncheon or frankfurter as they can be cut up really small and are moist enough for the dog to digest easily.  If your dog has a favourite toy bring that along too.

Please turn up on time or let me know (via text on 0784 222 4513) if you are not going to make class or are running late.

All dogs need to be fully vaccinated (apart from the First Weeks class).

 

If you are interested in attending any of the classes, please call on 0784 222 4513, or email by clicking here.

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