Puppy training is a crucial part of any dogs training journey.
Our classes will give your puppy a really great start to their training and will help you progress quickly with any further training you choose to attend with us.
This course is suitable for puppies from when they have had their first vaccination and up until 24 weeks of age.
Please contact us if you would like to come and watch one of our puppy classes.
If your puppy has had it’s first vaccination and you are looking for a class to learn about how to desensitise to prevent fear and to introduce them to some new experiences and to make some new friends. Have a look at our unique new Puppy Sensory Class.
What you and your puppy will learn:
- Settle on a mat
- Focus exercises – response to name, eye contact and touch (target training)
- Loose lead walking
- Basic chin exercise to assist with calm handling
- Handling to prevent biting
- Training to prevent biting at clothes
- How to stop jumping up
- Three second meet and greet
- Leaving food
- Drop or exchange an item
Our training methods use clicker training to help you teach your puppy a good foundation level of training which will be progressed to working under distraction.
By using luring and free-shaping this will help you to achieve the above behaviours with your puppy.
Click here to find out more about clicker training
The first week is attended without puppies. We will give you lots of helpful information and explain the format of our classes. This will allow for more training time during the following 6 weeks of the course. It will give you an opportunity to ask plenty of questions which will help with your puppy.
Week 8 – There will be party games where you can show off your new found skills and a graduation ceremony to collect your certificate and rosette.
Course Start Dates
Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus we are unable to advise when our courses will be available.
Please have a look at our new online training courses.
Courses run for 8 weeks. The first week is without puppies
Week 1 is for 1½ hours class timings are below
1830 class will start at 1800
1000 class will start at 0930
1930 class will finish at 2100
*Please be advised class dates and times may be subject to change. Some courses may have a break within the 8 week course. Please check on booking
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Pre-booking is essential through our online booking system.
£95 for 8 weeks
Spaces restricted to 6 puppies.
Additional handlers are welcome. We welcome well behaved children to our classes so they can be involved in your puppy’s training.
Classes are for 45 minutes
We first brought Jefferson to Paws 4 Training when he was just 8 weeks old. He was teeny tiny but it was important for us to take him to puppy school as early as possible. He is a boisterous Hungarian Wirehair Vizsla, who is fast growing into a giant! Naomi’s calm teaching methods using positive commands, lots of treats and the clicker have been revolutionary for us, and people we meet often comment on how well Jefferson responds to us. The bond we have with Jefferson has been strengthened by attending classes together. Naomi has taught us to be better, more patient dog owners too, so puppy school isn’t just for dogs!
We will keep attending Paws 4 Training classes as it is a vital part of Jefferson’s socialisation and education. Having graduated from Puppy to Novice, we’re looking forward to seeing Jefferson develop into a smart and obedient dog under Naomi’s careful guidance.
It is clear how much Naomi loves all the dogs she meets, and we’re able to talk about all aspects of “dog life” including raw feeding, dog health and general dog behaviour.
Jefferson absolutely loves his weekly session and we are thrilled to have found such a great trainer with Naomi – Aimee and Joe with Jefferson