Our eight week long beginners’ course (Foundation) is held at our training premises at Elmtree Canine Training and Education Centre.
The course costs £144.00 inc vat which is payable in advance when you book your place. The course aims to show you how to have a great relationship with your new four legged friend. We teach you basic pet obedience, responsible dog ownership, relationship building exercise and give you information on health, nutrition, grooming, canine communication, and dog laws. You will also be assessed for The Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Award throughout your course and if you complete all the areas required you will receive a Certificate and Rosette on your final week. The last week we will also discuss further training options with you as this is only the beginning of a very exciting journey for you and your puppy.
If you would like to come along to meet us, observe our classes and speak to one of our trainers to ensure that our Training School is the right one for you and your dog, we would then be very pleased to reserve you a place on one of our courses. If you cannot visit us you can reserve your space by making a Bank Transfer payment please phone for details.
Our puppy class runs on a Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:45am and a Wednesday evening at 6:30. To find out when the next course start date is please either call or email us.
We also run puppy pre-school sessions for puppy’s who are waiting for their course to start on Sundays at 11.15am, a chance for your puppy to socialise, get used to our premises and learn some basic manners and for you to meet other dog owners and ask individual questions to our trainers, these are drop in sessions last for about 1 hour and payable weekly (£12).
Good Citizen 4 Life
Continue with your kennel club good citizen awards and achieve your Bronze, Silver & Gold awards building on life skills and pet obedience exercises. During our courses we aim to provide you with the tools to train your dog to become a happy, well behaved, socially acceptable member of society, together you will share many years of fun, but it is important for you to understand your dog’s needs and for you to learn how to fulfil those needs, which will be incorporated into everyday life situations. We will make your lessons fun and educational making sure you and your dog look forward to coming each week. Course content is listed below;
– Revisit previous obedience exercises extending where appropriate
– Introduction to play retrieve and extending to formal retrieves
– Steady dogs to distractions in all control positions and walking
– Heel work with directional changes
– Dog manners, life skills
– Stays, recall to present and finish
– Send away
– Introduction to scent work
– Temperament test and dog examination
– Leave away from handler
– Emergency stops
Fun with Focus
Is your dog really good as long as there are no distractions around? Then this is the class for you lots of fun exercises and control building from low to high distractions. Learn how to become a Very Important Person to your dog, throughout the course we will teach you how and when to use different rewards to really bond with your dog and much more.