Why train with us?
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
- ‘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.
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 practice 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.
Ysgol Ci Foundation Course
The Ysgol Ci Foundation Course is a six week course for dogs over 20 weeks. It is a perfect start to your dogs education and is designed to give you the foundation skills to help your do develop into a happy and well mannered member of the family.
This course has been specially designed for dogs who are just starting their education and for puppies who have completed their Puppy School Course. During the course you will learn how to:
· Teach a reliable recall in various situations
· Teach your dog to walk with you on the lead
· Teach your dog to go to their beds when asked to do so
How to greet people and other dogs in a calm and polite manner
· And much more
Class spaces are limited to 6 dogs which gives everyone the space they need to learn and the opportunity to have one to one coaching from your trainer and ask any questions that you need to.
All our Ysgol Ci clients will receive a manual as an accompaniment to our classes read back through class sessions when you are practicing training at home. All clients will receive access to our free member group on Facebook and online support during the course.
Coleg Ci Advanced Course
This course is designed for people who have completed our Ysgol Ci Foundation Course at Merit Level (or our previous Stage 2 APDT Awards).
This course develops on the behaviours you learnt in the Foundation Course such as walking and recalls whilst introducing more complex behaviours such as emergency stops, retrieving and off lead greetings. We have also added the fun element to this course and you will be introduced to scent work and trick training.