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A well-trained dog is a happy dog! He knows his place, which makes him feel secure and therefore he can be allowed a lot more freedom.

· He can be allowed to run free because you know he is going to come back first time when called.

· He can interact with all people because he has been taught to be friendly and not to jump up.

· He can meet his canine friends because he has been well socialized with lots of different breeds from an early age.

· He can accompany you to restaurants, friends’ houses, children’s’ playground, because you have taught him to sit quietly by your side.

· He can be left at home because he does not bark and does not chew your possessions.

· He can join in a charity fun run because he does not chase joggers or bicycles.

· He can come with you on holiday to the country because he has respect for horses, cows, sheep and other livestock.

If you are able to do all the above things with your dog, then he is a joy to own and to meet and you will have a great relationship with him.

  Puppy Socialisation                                                                                     Back to top  

To achieve this you need to put in some work with your dog from an early age. A lot of people wait until their dog develops a problem before they attend training classes. It is also important that you understand your puppy. Find out your dogs breed characteristics, what your dog was bred for and how this affects your puppy and any training with him.

For instance terriers may dig; working breeds may guard and herd etc.

At seven weeks of age the puppy has the brain waves of an adult dog but his capacity for concentration is not yet very long. Short training periods can be introduced from that age. These should be fun, rewarding and encouraging. The puppy should be socialized with as many different people, adults and children, dogs and other animals as possible.
They should also be given the experience of at least one new situation each day.

In our puppy socialization classes we aim to help you train your puppy at club and will give you advice on what to do at home.

Puppies are accepted for training from 12 weeks or earlier by arrangement.

Your puppy will meet other dogs, people, and other animals and get acquainted to different situations.

We will help you teach your puppy to:

Play - Sit – Lie down –Wait – Come to you when called – Leave things when asked –Walk on the lead without pulling on either side of you.

We will teach you:

How and when to praise and reward your puppy – what is acceptable behaviour - and most importantly how to develop the will to please in your puppy, so you can go away with a confident, socialized dog ready for more training!

  Obedience Training  


Once you have completed your puppy socialization course or if you own an older dog and you are interested in teaching your dog more advanced obedience exercises you can join one of our obedience classes. They are very motivational, and great fun, using reward based methods including clicker training. You can work with your dog just for fun or start doing exercises which prepare him for competitions.

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