Group Courses & Workshops

All courses are intensive and focused on improving reliability while working around distraction to help you with your day to day experiences.

– Positive, Reward based Training in small class sizes
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– Level 3 & 5 Teaching qualifications.Training for both you and your dog!
– 3 Tiered Basic Training Programme focusing on useful pet dog training exercises

Group Courses held at:

St John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP
Tuesday evening / Thursday daytime & evening

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Workshop locations:  detailed on Booking page

Level 1 (Puppy up to 24 weeks)
6 weeks £79

30 minutes 

Beginner – Puppies up to 24 weeks.

A regular weekly session, meeting some new puppy friends and practicing your training around their distraction! Suitable for all breeds offering a focused, accelerated training course.  Puppies must be aged under 24 weeks at the start of the course and ideally should have been out socialising for a couple of weeks before attending.  Digital Puppy support material included. Please get in touch before booking if your puppy is particularly nervous and is barking or avoiding interacting with other dogs.

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 advice
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Level 1 ( 24 weeks +)
6 weeks £79

30 minutes 

Beginner – Dogs over 24 weeks.

A regular weekly session, ideal for meeting others and practicing your training around their distraction! Suitable for all breeds offering a focused, accelerated training course.  Dogs must be over 6 months old at the start of the course and should have been out socialising with others before attending.  Digital support material included. Please get in touch before booking if your dog is particularly nervous or has not been socialised around other dogs. This course is not suitable for dogs displaying behavioural issues (please enquire).

Course Content:

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Jumping up
  • Attention seeking
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
  • Handling advice
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Level 2 Course
6 weeks £79

35 minutes

After completion of a Level 1 Course

You’ll need to have completed our Level 1 course before booking this 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 2 Course Content:

  • Greetings and walking past distractions
  • Control/Wait at Door
  • Recall, with Wait and Present
  • Leave item on floor
  • Leave item from mouth
  • Stay 30 seconds
  • includes review from Beginner courses
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Level 3 Course
6 weeks £79

35 minutes

After completion of a Level 2 Course

You’ll need to have completed our Level 2 course before booking this course. You will progress on from all the basics and application techniques learned in the previous courses. Pushing to increase reliability and introducing more useful and challenging exercises to improve focus.

Level 3 Course Content:

  • Working more reliably around distractions
  • Recall with Wait, Present and Finish
  • Stay 2 minutes
  • Stay 30 seconds with distraction
  • Working with food distractions
  • Send Away
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Advanced Training Sessions

After completion of Basic Training Programme

Subject to availability, 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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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Agility Action      £20

1 hour

Fancy doing something a little different with your dog ?

This workshop includes a couple of fun games and the opportunity to have a go with some basic agility including weave poles, jumps and the tunnel.  At the end of the session there will be a fun competition to put into practice everything your dogs have learnt with rosettes all round! Separate sessions for small and large breeds.

Suitable for dogs over 12 months who must be well socialised and friendly to all other dogs.

Activities covered include:

  • Group games
  • Agility fun

Location:

Royal Hounds Dog Park. East Barn Lodge, Sole Street, Meopham, Kent DA13 OXT

Training in a secure area. Just a few minutes from Jeskyns Park and Camer Park (which have refreshment facilities). There are also plenty of public footpaths in the area so why not make a morning of it and give your dog a walk in a new and interesting environment after their training. 

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Puppy Training £45

45 minutes

FULLY BOOKED

If your puppy is under 6 months old you can come along to these workshops for a variety of basic training. The workshops cover different aspects of training and are held fortnightly. There is also opportunity for some advice on puppy behaviours you may be looking for help with. It’s good to know what’s normal and how best to handle any issues you are experiencing at this time. Please note: These are training , not socialising workshops. Therefore, they are not suitable for dogs who bark constantly at other dogs or for those who are very anxious and will require more time to settle into this environment. If in doubt please get in touch before booking. It may be possible to book individual workshops – please enquire.

Puppy Lead Walking:

  • Lead Walking Exercises
  • Basic positions – Sit, Down and Stand

Puppy Work around Distraction:

  • Basic Lead Walking
  • Working around Distraction
  • Recall

Puppy Focus:

  • Basic Lead Walking
  • Stay
  • Leave

Location:

St John Fisher Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley, Kent DA5 1AP

Workshops will run on Thursday evenings

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Lead Walking £20

1 hour

Walks aren’t enjoyable when your dog is pulling on the lead. If your dog is taking you for a walk you’ll find this workshop a useful addition to your training regime.  Successful lead walking is so much more than not pulling on the lead.  When you can master this area of training, you’ll usually see other improvements in your dogs behaviour outside . They can become calmer and more relaxed, especially when dealing with the overwhelming amount of stimulants we see everyday on our walks.  There will be different techniques covered for you to take away and out into practice on your daily walks.

Exercises include:

  • Collar v Harness
  • Training Techniques
  • When and How to Reward
  • Walking past distraction

Dogs must be over 6 months old and well socialised. Not suitable for dogs who bark or show aggression to others. You should get in touch before booking if you are unsure of suitability.

Location:

Royal Hounds Dog Park. East Barn Lodge, Sole Street, Meopham, Kent DA13 OXT

Training in a secure area. Just a few minutes from Jeskyns Park and Camer Park (which have refreshment facilities). There are also plenty of public footpaths in the area so why not make a morning of it and give your dog a walk in a new and interesting environment after their training. 

 

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SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Defeating Distraction £20

1 hour

Let’s face it, most dogs know what ‘come’ means.  The difficulty you have with the recall is that your dog chooses not to do it or cannot do it around distraction. The problem isn’t your recall, it’s your ability to get your dogs attention in an environment where there’s lots of other things going on! What about people? Does your dog think everyone approaching is coming to see them and pulls and jumps up at those passing by?  This workshop will give you techniques to practice on your daily walks to help improve their behaviour.

Exercises include:

  • On lead handling
  • Working around distraction
  • When and How to Reward
  • How to get your dog following you around the park

Sessions available for dogs under/over six months old.  Not suitable for dogs who bark or show aggression to others. You should get in touch before booking if you are unsure of suitability.

Location:

Royal Hounds Dog Park. East Barn Lodge, Sole Street, Meopham, Kent DA13 OXT

Training in a secure area. Just a few minutes from Jeskyns Park and Camer Park (which have refreshment facilities). There are also plenty of public footpaths in the area so why not make a morning of it and give your dog a walk in a new and interesting environment after their training. 

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Group Training courses can be booked online and payment will be required when booking your place.

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. These issues must be covered with a Personal Training Plan. Adult Dogs new to training courses must be well socialised.

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 intensive so unsuitable for young children.  Due to restrictions on space, please keep attendance to a maximum of 2 people.

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