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. 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.
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.
How to socialise with adults, children, and other dogs.
Greet people appropriately without jumping up.
Due to social distancing restrictions, we are not permitted to allow off lead puppy play. Puppy play requires owners to help retrieve their puppies as this activity is often very exciting! This would undoubtedly bring people too close together and so break social distancing rules. Your puppy will of course be able to see other puppies throughout the classes and it is important that they learn to be more attentive to you rather than overly focused on other dogs. We will help you learn the best way to socialise your puppy on your walks.
We run Puppy School classes at the following venues...
Aylesbury Puppy School - Hawkslade Community Centre
Next start dates:
15th of July @ 6:30pm
26th August @ 6:30pm
Haddenham Puppy School - Haddenham Methodist Church
Next start dates:
25th of June @ 7:45pm
9th of July @ 6:30pm
13th August @ 7:45pm
27th August @ 6:30pm
Classes will be run following social distancing rules.
Haddenham venue - a maximum of two people will be able to accompany a puppy per class.
Aylesbury venue - a maximum of one person 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.
The 6 week course costs £95 and joiners also receive this fantastic box of goodies from Natures Menu worth over £35!