Training Classes

Puppy Courses
Good Compainion Awards for Adult Dogs
General Training and Behavioural Sessions

Why train with us?

  • Highly qualified trainers
  • Low dog to tutor ratio in classes
  • Fully insured
  • Over 10 years experience

Puppy School Courses

Puppy School is a set of six puppy training classes lasting one hour. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy or for any dog training sport you choose to do later. Puppies need to begin classes between 12 – 20 weeks old so that they are all at a similar stage of development.

The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy’s understanding and reliability each week.

You will learn how to teach your puppy to:

  • Come when called
  • Sit, lie down, stand on command
  • Walk on a loose lead without pulling
  • Get used to being handled and examined for vets and groomers
  • ‘Stay’
  • ‘Settle’
  • ‘Gentle’ (taking food from hands gently)
  • Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chew
  • Stop play biting
  • Socialise with an adults, children, and other puppies attending class
  • Greet people appropriately without jumping up

Only reward-based puppy training methods are used at Puppy School. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage puppies to be well behaved. No bullying or rough handling is tolerated.

Given the recent government guidelines on social distancing, we are sadly no longer in a position to run normal puppy training classes for the foreseeable future. However, we are very aware that puppies still need to be trained and owners still need help, and so we are taking it upon ourselves to adapt and change to the current climate.

 

With regards to the services we offer we’ve decided it’s time for a change, for this period, from the offline model to a online model. This model allows your you and your dog to continue learning with us without interruption but for physical contact with an instructor to be swapped out for virtual contact. Just like you, your dog is likely to be feeling a little stir crazy from reduced exercise and stimulation so these sessions are designed with that in mind.

All our Puppy School clients will receive a free Puppy School manual (sponsored by www.naturesmenu.co.uk) as an accompaniment to our classes.

Our Puppy School Manual will allow you to read back through class sessions and to practice training at home.

Although all the information you will need to train your puppy will be given to you in class, you will need to set aside time every day to practise the exercises at home to make the most of the ideas you have been given. Training at home will allow you to progress further in class and will result in a better trained puppy at the end of the six weeks.

To help with this, our Puppy School Manual includes detailed and helpful information on what your tutor taught during each week of the course. Instructions are broken down in nice, easy, readable little exercises allowing all the family to get involved with the weekly training.

Our Puppy School Manual also includes informative information about what to expect at classes, what to bring with you each week, how to help your puppy to prepare for the car journey, details on the importance of playing and bonding with your puppy as well as information about Natures Menu, who have been creating 100% real, natural, wholesome food for pets for over thirty-five years.

For the dates of our next courses please contact us.

Stage One Beginners Course in preparation for the APDT Stage One Beginners Assessment

This course is specifically designed for dogs over the age of 20 weeks and we cover basic training exercises whist preparing you for the APDT Stage One Beginners Assessment which you can choose to take once we return to face to face classes

This course will be run as a four-week online course where we work on a curriculum of  basic exercises such as:

  • positions, 
  • stay,
  • loose lead walking, 
  • recall,
  •  control amongst other dogs,
  • leave
  • door manners
Only reward-based training methods are used at Sam’s k9 Academy. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage dogs to be well behaved.
 
As a part of the course you will receive a training manual which you will work through during the course. If you choose to take the APDT Stage 1 Beginners Awars assessment you will receive a certificate, rosette and goody bag filled with all things dogs like.
 

After the stage one course is completed you are welcome to continue training with us in one of our rolling start classes. You can work your way up to APDT Stage 4 Jubilee Exercises where we work on more difficult behaviours such as off lead walking, sending the dog to targets such as their beds, emergency stops and recalls from distractions. Each level aims to offer a natural progression to maintain interest and enthusiasm for both dog and handler.

For the dates of our next courses please contact us.

One to One Training and Behavioural Sessions

General One to One Training

General training one to one lessons can be arranged on our online platform and are great if you are unable to attend the class times or want more one on one time to focus on a particular issue. During these sessions we can cover exercises such as:

  • lead walking
  • recall
  • focus
  • teaching general good manners
  • toilet training
  • mouthing

We understand that every dog is different and that people experience different problems so during your lesson you can ask Sam anything about dog ownership.

Lessons are an hour long, contact us for our availability.

Behavioural Session

Behavioural sessions are for specific behaviour problems e.g. separation anxiety, excessive barking, reactivity, or aggression.

During your session we will devise a specific behaviour modification programme for you and your dog and if needed we will work with your veterinary practice to help your dog overcome their problems. We will also devise a personalised training plan to help you while you are training.

We understand that every dog is different and that people experience different problems so during your lesson you can ask Sam anything about dog ownership.

The initial session will last for up to two hours and can be held in your home, at our Mold venue.

Contact us for our availability.

Our Venues

Sam's K9 Academy Mold

Sam’s K9 Academy Mold
Park Avenue
Mold
CH7 1RY

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Sam's K9 Academy Wrexham

Sam’s K9 Academy Wrexham
Wrexham District Scouts
Station Approach, Wrexham
LL11 2AA

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