Foundation Obedience Clicker Training Course 2019-07-15T11:11:21+01:00

Foundation Obedience Clicker Training Course

We realised there was a gap in our training classes. Our foundation obedience course is specifically for puppies from 6 months of age and dogs of all ages who have not done any training courses with us or you may have attended puppy training elsewhere and your pup is now too old for our puppy training classes.

Clicker training is an operent conditioning method that we use in our obedience courses.  The clicker is used as a marker of the correct behaviour that our dogs have demonstrated.  We free shape the dogs behaviour in a kind and gentle way ensuring all dogs are calm and happy whilst they learn.  Treats are used along with the clicker.  A clicker will be provided for you to keep as part of the registration.

What you will teach your dog:

Training exercises

    1. Focus exercises – eye contact and touch (target training)
    2. Sit
    3. Down
    4. Loose lead walking
    5. Stay at the end of the lead for 30 seconds
    6. Basic recall (run backs)
    7. Recall off lead

Behaviour Training

  1. Close interaction with other puppies (meet and greet)
  2. Basic chin exercise to assist with calm handling
  3. Drop or exchange an item
  4. Leave
  5. Stop jumping up

All dogs must be friendly and able to work in small groups with other dogs.

The cost is £75 for a 6 week course. Classes are for 1 hour.

After booking on our training you will be sent a link to our members only Facebook group where you will receive lots of information to assist you with your puppy’s training.

Places are restricted to 6 per class. (from time to time we may be able to accommodate additional attendees. Please ask on booking)

Pre-booking is essential through our online booking system. Places will not be guaranteed without payment. We now accept all major credit cards for online bookings.

Vaccinations: All puppies and dogs attending classes must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination must be shown at your first class. Should you choose not to vaccinate, a letter stating your dog’s blood titre levels must be presented on headed paper and signed by your veterinary surgeon. If you choose these routes, Paws 4 Training will not be held responsible for any illness your dog may contract whilst training with Paws 4 Training at our training centre. *EXCEPTION – Puppies attending classes will be accepted after having their first vaccination.*

We only use kind and gentle methods in our classes and we do not allow the use of choke (check) chains, half choke collars (including fabric half choke collars), slip leads, slip collars, non-pull harnesses or flexi leads.

The start dates of classes and content may be subject to change

To book a place, please click the button below.