Puppy School is a UK network of training classes, with each course consisting of six one hour classes. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy.
The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy's understanding and reliability each week. Puppy School only uses positive, reward based training to help puppies learn and grow in confidence.
Puppy School is suitable for vaccinated puppies up to 20 weeks of age at the start of a course. As all Puppy School classes are indoors, you can begin training just one week after your puppy's first vaccination. Please speak with your vet if you are unsure when your puppy can begin classes.
Puppy older than 20 weeks? No problem! Take a look at our training classes page.
We also offer 121 puppy training as an alternative or accompaniment to group classes.
The course covers:
Come when called.
Sit, lie down and stand on cue.
Walk on a loose lead without pulling.
Get used to being handled and examined for vets and groomers.
'Stay', 'Settle' and 'Gentle’ (taking food from hands gently).
Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews.
How to stop play biting.
How to socialise with adults, children, and other dogs.
Greet people appropriately without jumping up.
The course will also allow puppies to socialise with each other in a carefully controlled way. It is important that puppies learn to feel confident around other dogs as well as how to behave appropriately and politely. You will learn how best to facilitate positive interactions with other dogs, helping your puppy to become a social adult dog. (If puppy play is not suitable for a particular group, this will be substituted for toy play).
We run Puppy School classes at the following venues...
Aylesbury Puppy School - Hawkslade Community Centre
Next start dates:
9th December @ 6:30pm
3rd February @ 6:30pm
Haddenham Puppy School - Haddenham Methodist Church
Next start dates:
3rd December @ 7:45pm
7th January @ 1:45pm
7th January @ 6:30pm
28th January @ 3pm
4th February @ 7:45pm
The 6 week course costs £120 (+ £2 booking fee)
Joiners also receive the Puppy School training manual and vouchers from our sponsor Natures Menu.
Whilst the government in England has lifted all legal restrictions, it is clear that there is continuing circulation of the coronavirus and it is likely that this will continue. The Health and Safety at Work legislation requires businesses to provide protection for staff and customers and consequently it is reasonable to take precautions against the transmission of infection.
The following will apply to all Puppy School classes:
Classes will be run following social distancing rules.
A maximum of 2 people will be able to accompany a puppy per class.
All attendees will be required to wear a mask (puppies exempt!)
All courses will transfer to online should restrictions mean that in person classes cannot continue.