Group Dog Training Classes

Contact the team to find out the next available 7-week group training classes.

Puppy training, Beginners good manners and Clicker trick training classes.

These 7-week class sessions are only £115!

These courses offer valuable support and guidance with the opportunity to get practical experience and advice to really help you and your dog become top achievers!

We also offer Puppy Play Dates sessions for 7 weeks.

Only £85 for all 7 play dates!

 

To book your place into any of the 7-week class sessions, simply call the team on 0118 207 7788.

Hurry - places are limited!

 

Puppy training classes

Suitable for:   Pups up to 7 months.

Time:  TBC

Designed to provide you with useful knowledge to supplement your responsible dog ownership and guide you through puppyhood. Help your puppy become a healthy, balanced dog with the foundations of good behaviour and develop your dog training skills.

Week 1: We will discuss:

  • How your puppy learns
  • How to tell if your Puppy is worried/nervous
  • How to check your Puppy’s Health

We will begin to work on:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Recall
  • Handling

Homework: Practice sit, down and handling

Week 2: We will discuss:

  • The importance of socialisation
  • The importance of positive experiences
  • Toilet Training

We will begin to work on

  • Stay
  • Walking on a lead
  • Handling

Homework: Walking on lead

 

Week 3: We will discuss:

  • Noise socialisation
  • Grooming your dog
  • How to deal with mouthing
  • Preventing jumping up

We will work on

  • Grooming
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Walking on a lead

Homework: Practice sit and down

Week 4: We will discuss:

  • Preventing Guarding
  • Preventing Begging
  • Food toxic to dogs

We begin to will work

  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Drop it
  • Bowl / Food Manners

Homework: Practice stay and recall

 

Week 5: We will discuss:

  • The importance of routine
  • How to Motivate your puppy
  • What to do if your puppy steals items
  • How to manage chewing in the home

We will work on

  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Door manners

Homework: Door Manners

Week 6: Practical Practice

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Walking on Lead
  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Leave it
  • Door Manners
  • Drop it

Homework: Practice all we have learnt ready for our last day next week.

 

Week 7

The last session is your chance to show off all you have learnt with our last practical based session.

 

Beginners good manners classes

Suitable for:   Dogs of 9 months and over.

Time:  TBC

Designed to provide you with useful knowledge to supplement your responsible dog ownership and prevent common behaviour problems. Teach your dog good manners and improve your skills in keeping them under control.

Week 1: We will discuss:

  • How your dog learns
  • How to check your dog’s health
  • Responsible dog ownership

We will work on:

  • Health checking your dog
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay

Homework: Practice Stay, sit and down

Week 2: We will discuss:

  • Motivating your dog
  • Socialising your dog to different environments
  • Practising training in different environments

We will work on:

  • Controlled walk amongst distractions
  • Send to bed
  • Door manners
  • Car Manners

Homework: Practice door manners and send to bed

Week 3: We will discuss:

  • Getting your dog use to different noises
  • How to tell if your dog is feeling unsure or worried
  • Practising training in different environments

We will work on:

  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall
  • Door manners
  • Stay
  • Bowl/food manners

Homework: Practice Loose lead walking and recall

Week 4: We will discuss:

  • Signs of ill health in your dog
  • Grooming
  • Preventing guarding

We will work on:

  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall past distractions
  • Door manners
  • Coming away from distractions
  • Send to bed
  • Drop it
  • Leave it

Homework: Practice lead walking and leave it

Week 5: We will discuss:

  • Signs of ill health in your dog
  • Grooming
  • Preventing guarding

We will work on:

  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall with distractions
  • Door manners
  • Coming away from distractions
  • Send to bed
Homework: Practice all your training exercises

Week 6: Practical Practice

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Send to bed
  • Door Manners
  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Controlled walk amongst people and dogs
  • Loose Lead
  • Controlled meet and greet
  • Leave it

 

Week 7

The last session is your chance to show off all you have learnt with our last practical based session

 

Clicker trick training classes

Suitable for:   Dogs of 7 months and over.

Time:  TBC

Learn about clicker training and how it can be used to teach your dog tricks.

A wonderful way of providing your dog with mental stimulation and strengthening the bond between you both.

Week 1: We will discuss:

  • How your dog learns
  • How to tell if your dog is worried
  • What clicker training is
  • How to use your clicker

We will Work on:

  • Ensuring you and your dog understand the clicker.
  • Practising your timing skills.
  • Testing your dogs understanding of the clicker.

Homework: Practice your clicker training by teaching your dog to target a random object. Remember to bring the object with you next week

Week 2: Show me Tell me:

We will begin by demonstrating last weeks homework and discussing any problems we had.

We will begin to work on a variety of tricks, including:

  • Turning on a light
  • Ringing a Bell
  • Using a skateboard
  • Sit Pretty
  • Crawl
  • Roll Over
  • Spin

Homework: Practice Spin

 

Week 3: Show me Tell me:

The progress you have made on spin.

We will continue to work on our tricks.

Homework: Practice roll over.

Week 4: Show me Tell me:

The progress you have made on roll-over.

We will continue to work on our tricks.

Homework: Crawl.

Week 5: Show me Tell me:

The progress you have made on crawl.

Today you will decide on your own trick. Think outside the box!

Practice your own trick with guidance from us.

Homework: Practice your chosen trick.

Week 6: Show me Tell me

Show me tell me: Your own trick.

Today we will continue to work through training our variety of tricks.

Homework:

Practice your variety of tricks in preparation for next week.

Week 7

It's showtime! Today we will have some fun showing off the tricks we have taught over the course.

 

Puppy Play Dates

These small group classes allow you and your puppy to socialise and provides tips on:

  • How to ensure your puppy has positive social interactions
  • Play behaviour
  • How to socialise timid individuals
  • Safety for puppy health

Price for all 7 play dates is only £85.

 

Copyright © 2018 Rags and Bert's Ltd  |  All Rights Reserved
Rags and Bert's Ltd
23 & 25 Loverock Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 1DZ

enquiries@ragsandberts.co.uk