We are open for Grooming and Doggy Daycare 8am - 6pm.

Puppy & Dog Training Classes and 1-to-1 Training for happy dogs and proud owners

At Rags & Bert’s we are pleased to offer a variety of different training courses. Whether you're bringing a new puppy into your family and need guidance on how to help them to be a happy well-balanced dog, or whether your existing dog needs a helping hand or a refresher to grasp particular training aspects, we offer training to suit your needs.

Delivered by our highly qualified and experienced dog trainers and behaviourists, your best friend is in good hands. 

Puppy & dog training - group classes starting throughout the year

Puppy school gives your young dog the chance to explore their boundaries and learn new skills, all while having fun in a sociable group atmosphere.

Tash Clark from Dogs Be Dogs runs 2 puppy classes and an Improver Class for older dogs. All bookings and payments must be done online through Dogs Be Dogs. The classes are conveniently held at Rags & Bert's premises on Monday evenings.

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Tash is a qualified dog behaviourist with a Level 5 DipHE qualification in Canine Behaviour. She is a full member of APDT, IMDT, PPG, an accredited instructor with the UK College of Scent Dogs, and a certified Fear Free trainer.
Tash only uses force free training methods, helping you to build a positive relationship with your dog. Her passions are early socialisation for puppies (problem prevention), co-operative care and canine enrichment.

Puppy Socialisation Course - starting 16 March 

This is Puppy pre-school. It will focus on building confidence and dealing with common puppy issues such as toilet training, play biting, appropriate play and more.

  • Suitable for puppies after first vaccination and under 16 weeks old
  • Monday evenings for 4 weeks at 17:00
  • Course cost: £70

Puppy Class Level 1 - starting 23 March 

This course will focus on building life skills for puppies from walking on a loose lead to foundations of recall and settling in any situation. It will also continue to build your puppy’s confidence.

  • Suitable for puppies under 6 months of age
  • Monday evenings for 6 weeks at 18:00
  • Course cost: £95

Improver Classes - starting 20 April 

This course is suitable for dogs over 12 months of age with basic training (completed puppy classes or 'self study' at home) who want to take their training further.

  • Monday evenings for 6 weeks at 19:00
  • Course cost: £99

For more info and to book go to https://www.dogsbedogs.co.uk/book-now

Individual confidence-building training sessions

We also offer one-on-one sessions with Rags & Bert's resident animal behaviourist, Tom Ford. Confidence building is helpful for dogs that are nervous of new people, new dogs and new environments. We'll work one-on-one with your dog to build their confidence and trust in strangers and towards other dogs.

A 30 minute session costs £20.

These are perfect for day care dogs and hotel residents. Why not let your four-legged friend make the most of their stay with a bit of refresher behaviour training and to build up their confidence and social skills. 

Tom has a BSc Honours: Applied Animal Behaviour and Training and a National Diploma: Animal Management. He has also qualified in Canine First Aid & CPR and Veterinary Medicine safe use and handling (NPTC).

Contact us for more details and to discuss your training needs.

Enrichment for dogs is fun! Enrichment is the process of providing mental and physical stimulation for your four legged friend

Thanks for those who braved the weather to see us at the Swallowfield show this year!

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23 & 25 Loverock Road
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