Group Courses

COVID-19 COURSES STARTING IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE FROM 4/12/20. ALL COURSES HAVE COVID-19 MEASURES IN PLACE including a ONE PERSON PER DOG POLICY.

Award winning Puppy Training specialist with over 20 years experience.  Structured, professionally managed courses with varied content and a supportive environment. Click ‘Book Now’ for course dates and availability.

Progress Basic Training Programme 3 levels of courses to complete. Beginner, Level 1 and Level 2

Boys & Girls Memorial Hall (Scout Hall & St Marys Rec) Lesley Close, Bexley, DA5 1LU
Tuesday morning and Thursday evening

The Scout Hall, New Eltham, 98 Sparrows Lane, New Eltham, London, SE9 2BT
Tuesday evening 

– Positive, Reward based Training in small class sizes
– Check the Testimonial page to see 5* Google & Facebook Reviews
– Level 3 & 5 Teaching qualifications.Training for both you and your dog!
– Tiered Basic Training Programme focusing on useful pet dog training exercises
– Training (Level 3) possible for more advanced work after Basic Programme

Puppy Socialising Course
3 weeks £39 / 6 weeks £79

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

30 minutes 

Beginner – Puppies under 16 weeks.

A course for puppies who are just getting out and about socialising with others. Puppies must be under 16 weeks old at the start of the course. The beginnings of some basic training is introduced and you’ll have good opportunity to get advice on all things puppy!  Digital support material included.

Puppy Socialising Course Content:

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Play-Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Housetraining
  • Attention seeking
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down
  • Stay
  • Handling & grooming advice
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Puppy Training Course
4 weeks £59 / 6 weeks £79

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

30 minutes 

Beginner – Puppies under 6 months.

A regular weekly session meeting some new puppy friends and practicing around their distraction! Suitable for all puppies offering a focused, accelerated training session. Suitable for puppies under 6 months at the start of the course. Digital Puppy support material included.

Puppy Course Content:

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Play-Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Housetraining
  • Attention seeking
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
  • Handling & grooming advice
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Private Puppy Course
3 sessions £125

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

3 x 1 hour sessions

Beginner – Puppies under 6 months 

Sometimes it is difficult for owners to attend a regular group course so you can book a private course consisting of 3 sessions. Example sessions:

Session 1:
At Home. Advice on puppy related issues such as jumping, biting, housetraining and other areas of puppy behaviour. Practical teaching Sit/Down/Stay/Leave

Session 2:
At Home. Review Sit/Down/Stay/Leave.
Practice Lead walking outside.

Session 3:
In the Park. Working around dogs, Lead walking and Recall, Structuring the walk and how to keep walks successful.

Puppies should have already been out socialising with you for a few weeks before commencing any outdoor sessions.

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Basic Training Course
4 weeks £59 / 6 weeks £79

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

30 minutes 

Beginner – Dogs over 6 months 

Suitable for dogs over 6 months at the start of the course.  As with all courses, dogs must be friendly to others before attending. Limited class sizes.

A regular weekly session for older dogs new to training to introduce the basics and start working around distraction.

Basic Course Content:

  • Treats & Rewards
  • Jumping up
  • Attention seeking
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
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Level 1 Course
6 weeks – £79

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

After completion of a Puppy/Basic Course

35 minutes 

This course follows on from a puppy/basic course. It will review the training you have already practiced and introduce new areas to help make your dog more reliable and improve their focus, especially working around distraction.

Level 1 Course Content:

  • Greetings and walking past distractions
  • Control/Wait at Door
  • Recall, with Wait and Present
  • Leave item on floor
  • Stay 30 seconds
  • includes review from Beginner course
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Level 2 Course
6 weeks – £79

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

After completion of Level 1 Course

35 minutes 

This course progresses on from all the basics and application techniques learned in the Beginner and Level 1 courses. Once successfully completed, you can move on to more advanced Level 3 courses (when available) if you wish to work with more challenging exercises.

Level 2 Course Content:

  • Working more reliably around distractions
  • Recall with Wait, Present and Finish
  • Stay 2 minutes
  • Stay 30 seconds with distraction/out of sight
  • Working with food distractions
  • Leaving and giving up items
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Level 3 / Advanced Training Sessions
Variable

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

After completion of Basic Training Programme

These sessions are for those who would like to introduce new exercises now the basics are well established. Dogs attending will need to have good lead control and basics in place and be capable of settling around other dogs both on and off lead.  Includes Basic obedience and working on a variety of new exercises.  You can register your interest after successfully completing the Basic Training Programme.

Exercises include:

  • Working ‘off-lead’
  • Retrieving
  • Scent work
  • Send away
  • Working around food distractions
  • Directional cues
  • Stay out of sight
  • Other technical exercises.
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Outdoor Training Courses

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

variable

These sessions are for those who would like to practice their training in an outdoor environment . Courses are for different levels of training, please enquire about suitability and places available.  Dogs must be 6 months + and confident in the outside environment.

Course Content:

  • Working on and off-lead
  • Retrieving
  • Recall
  • Stay
  • Working around distractions
  • Leaving and giving up items
  • Stay out of sight
  • Other technical exercises.
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Level 3 Dog Trainer              Instructor Course – Accredited

If you are looking to change career and work in Dog Training, this weekend is perfect for you, providing all you need to get started!

There is a weekend training, followed by submission of 5 written assignments.

The next course will be held in Spring 2021. It will be in Bexley, Kent.

Course content:

  • Communication with Dogs, including a study of Body Language
  • Dog Breeds and Groups
  • Basic Dog First Aid
  • Dogs and the Law
  • Health and Safety
  • Teaching the Basics
  • Training Techniques
  • One to One Training
  • Planning Puppy Training Courses
  • Troubleshooting Training Courses
  • Case Studies inc, relationship & environmental issues
  • Practical Training Session (hands on experience)
  • Basic Dog Nutrition
  • Setting up your Business / Marketing & Managing your Business
  • Course structures provided and handouts to set up your courses

Come and have a great weekend, learning from a qualified, industry experienced tutor. Get in touch for more info!

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Courses can be booked online and payment will be required when booking your place. Private Training needs to be booked via phone/email and you can pay for your service in advance by bank transfer or in cash on the day.

If you are planning a holiday or suspect your dog will come into season during a course, you are advised to wait for the next course. If your dog is unwell or in season they are unable to attend – once booked a course place is your own so once a course has started, unfortunately we cannot refund for weeks you are unable to attend.

Dogs with behaviour problems such as aggression/ barking at other dogs are not able to attend a training course in the first instance. Adult Dogs new to training courses must be well socialised. An assessment can be arranged if required.

All courses have limited places available and you are not guaranteed a place on any course unless it is booked and paid for.

Our courses are comprehensive which makes them unsuitable for very young children, however older children usually enjoy the opportunity to get involved with training their puppy/dog.

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