Here at Pupz ’n’ Pawz we believe that training and socialisation are as important into adulthood as they are during puppyhood to further reinforce the bond between you and your dog and to ensure that you have a confident and adaptable family pet.
Following on from our Puppy Club, we offer additional training for you and your dog as they transition from puppyhood through to adulthood.
To do this, we offer three levels of obedience training which allow you take both your training skills and your dog’s skills as far as you want to. Bronze (basic obedience and manners), Silver (advanced obedience including some off lead skills) and Gold (advanced off lead skills and tricks). Full details of the skills covered are available on our downloads page.
Classes are held on weekday evenings from 18:30 and are purposely kept small with a maximum of 6-8 dogs (depending on size) at any time. This ensures that you and your dog get the best training experience possible and are booked in blocks, allowing you to progress as far as you wish with no pressure to even complete a certain level if you feel that you have achieved what you set out to do.
All training is reward based, so we ask that you bring along a small amount of your dog’s favourite food to act as a reward initially. Once the dog has mastered the particular skill, we then phase the food reward out gradually and make the exercises progressively more difficult before a reward is given. The ultimate aim is to have the dog performing the desired behaviour whilst removing the need for a food reward completely.
Of course, not all dogs would be suitable for group Classes or indeed the owner might feel that one to one training would be a preferred option. We are happy to provide one to one training, either at our location or at a location of your choice (Home, local park etc)
One to one training would require an initial assessment for behavioural issues with the aim of putting together a training plan to address the issues concerned.
Please contact us to discuss your requirements.