Puppy Training Classes
Puppy Classes: 2-6 months of age
At Paws and Praise we only use reward based methods which set owner and dog up for success. We run our classes in a relaxed and fun environment as a happy and relaxed owner = a happy and relaxed dog, I believe this helps improve the bond with your dog.
Classes are 1 hour per week for 6 weeks at £60 for the course. While not only socialising your puppy/dog with other dogs and people there is also livestock in the adjacent fields that your dog can see and make friends with.
I am a fully qualified dog trainer (Diploma) with The International School For Canine Practitioner and furthering my education, with Bishop Burton collage FdSC Canine Behaviour and Training. Classes currently being held at the Greyhound Inn Burston, nr Stone, Staffordshire.
Puppy Obedience Classes – Watch me, Sit, down, stay, recall, loose lead walking and impulse control are just a few of the things covered during the 6 weeks. Small classes of between 4-7 puppies/dogs which makes it easier for dog and owner to concentrate with more individual time for help.
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Dates for 2017
06th Jan-10th Feb
10th March-14th April
30th March- 4th May
28th April- 2nd June
18th May- 22nd June
|06th Jan-10th Feb||10-11AM||Fully Booked|
|10th March-14th April||10-11AM||Fully Booked|
|30th March- 4th May||5.30- 6.30PM||2 Spaces|
|28th April- 2nd June||10.00-11.00AM||3 Spaces|
|18th May- 22nd June||17.30-18.30PM||6 Spaces|
A new puppy in the home excites everyone especially children but make sure you got the puppy for a good reason and not just on a spur of the moment feeling. Like they say dogs are for life not just for Christmas. A puppy can bring lots of happy memories and times but they have a lot of training and work involved to, they are not all fun and no work!
A puppy’s temperament depends on where the puppy has been brought up and what type of breed he is. German shepherds, Rottweilers, bull dogs and boxers are all guard type dogs so tend to be very loving and protective. Border and bearded collies tend to be herding dogs and reared on farms and tend to be quite enthusiastic and never sit still (be aware because they are reared on a farm they may be a little bit nervous around modern day technologies, such as bridges, loud noises etc). Labradors, gun dogs and pointer are all hunting dogs so expect them to be full of energy and laughable moments. Of course these are just general expectations every dog has its day…and its personality!
Puppy dog training is something that can be achieved in a matter of weeks depending how much time and attention you spend on it. The first thing you need to train your new puppy in is obedience, commands like sit, come, heel, stay and fetch are basic enough for them to learn. As they get older you can incorporate commands like paw, roll over and play dead! The way and things that they are taught will stick to them and will influence them later on in life, although training isn’t forever so you need spend a few minutes every day just to keep reminding them what to do.
There are not so nice consequences involved when puppies aren’t trained, for a start your house will constantly be a toilet ground for them and your furniture will have massive holes in it. Puppies are like babies and need to be taught the difference between right and wrong, to do this you need some puppy dog training!
A puppy may take several months to training but when it is complete the rewards will be well worth it, but don’t forget to top up on your training for several minutes each day or your dog will slowly forget and you’ll have to start all over again, with an even bigger task, training an older dog!
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