Our puppy clicker training classes have been developed with an emphasis on preventing common behaviour problems and helping your puppy to take responsibility for being well behaved. Ideally these skills are incorporated into daily life so time spent training your dog is reduced. This will of course take consistency and commitment from you as an owner, but once the habits of interacting are established it will become a natural way of living with your dog.
We teach you and your puppy how to cope with everyday problems and distractions and how to have fun and learn together
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 the puppy has demonstrated. We shape the puppy’s 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 your puppy will learn:
- Focus exercises – including name and touch (target training)
- Settle on a mat
- Sit and down
- Stay at the end of the lead for 10 seconds
- Loose lead walking
- Legs or middle
- Basic puppy recall (run backs)
- Recall off lead
- Close interaction with other puppies (meet and greet)
- Calm handling (up to 5 second touch)
- Give, exchange, swap an item; play with special toy, release word – (10 seconds)
- Stop jumping up
The puppy course consists of 6 classes and each class is for just under one hour. Our classes will give your puppy a really great foundation level of training and will help you progress quickly with any further training you choose to attend with us.
Failure to advise us you are unable to attend on a specific date results in you losing that class.
Pre-booking and payment in advance is essential to guarantee your place. (please be advised we do not accept cheques)
This course is suitable for puppies from 13 weeks to 22 weeks of age.
The cost is £75 for 6 classes.
If any classes are small we will look at adding in additional start dates so we can get puppies onto the training as soon as possible.
Our aim is to create an outstanding class to offer our clients with behaviour in mind right from the start.
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 socialisation course will be accepted after their first vaccination)
We only use kind and gentle methods in our training classes and 1-2-1’s and do not allow the use of choke (check) chains, slip leads or slip collars, half choke (check) collars, non-pull harnesses or flexi leads.
To book a place on the course, please click the button below.
|Date of session||Time of session|
|Monday 19th November 2018||2000 - 2045|
|Thursday 6th December 2018||1830 - 1915|
|Saturday 5th January 2019||0900 - 0945|
|Monday 7th January 2019||1930 - 2015|
|Thursday 17th January 2019||1830 - 1915|
|Saturday 16th February 2019||0900 - 0945|
|Monday 18th February 2019||1930 - 2015|
|Thursday 28th February 2019||1830 - 1915|
|Saturday 30th March 2019||0900 - 0945|
|Monday 1st April 2019||1930 - 2015|
|Thursday 11th April 2019||1830 - 1915|
|Saturday 11th May 2019||0900 - 0945|
|Monday 13th May 2019||1930 - 2015|
|Thursday 23rd May 2019||1830 - 1915|