Hybrid classes are now paused to enable in person classes to recommence.
Please see our Puppy School page for further details.
Hybrid Puppy School - Online & Outdoor Classes
Even if you've had a puppy before, attending a class is hugely rewarding especially considering how fast we are learning new things about dogs and their development.
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. If your puppy is over this age limit, please take a look at our training classes page.
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.
Stop play biting.
Socialise with an adults, children, and other puppies attending class. For the outdoor classes, we must of course follow social distancing rules and we will not be able to allow off lead puppy play.
Greet people appropriately without jumping up.
Benefits of our hybrid training package:
No lower age limit – as soon as your puppy is home and ready to learn, you can sign up to the training course.
No distractions of a training class when online – you get to practise in the comfort of your own home, where your puppy will inevitably be more settled.
Small groups – we take no more than 5 puppies into each online course, allowing lots of time for individual coaching.
No travelling to online classes – it is literally on your doorstep!
Outdoor classes for practise in real life situations.
Children are welcome to take part in the training with you.
Lots of encouragement and support from one another as well as your Puppy School tutor.
Online training classes via a platform called Whereby - no need for any downloads, all you need is a link from us.
If you would like to trial your technology before signing up and to check it is right for you, please let me know and we can arrange a 10 minute online trial session with you and your puppy.
The final 2 classes of the 6 week course will be held at an outdoor location in Henton, near Chinnor.
The 6 week course costs £75 and joiners also receive this fantastic box of goodies from Natures Menu worth over £30!