Group Dog Training Classes

Group training classes

The 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! Course information is listed below.

To book your place into the upcoming sessions simply call the team on 0118 207 7788.

 

Puppy training classes

Suitable for:   Pups up to 7 months.

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: Last session: Assessment day:

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

 

 

 

 

Fun trick training classes

Suitable for:   Dogs of 7 months and over.

This course is designed to teach you about clicker training and how it can be used to teach your dog a variety of tricks.  

This is a wonderful way of providing your dog with mental stimulation and strengthening the bond between you and your dog.

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.

Last session: Assessment day.

 

 

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23 & 25 Loverock Road
Reading
Berkshire
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