Group Courses  

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.

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

– Positive, Reward based Training in small class sizes (max. 6 dogs)
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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

Puppy Socialising Course
3 weeks £39

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. These sessions consist of a little basic training and the opportunity to socialise. You can ask questions and get plenty of advice on all things puppy such as housetraining, biting, attention seeking and so much more. You can then attend a puppy training course for more practical training sessions. Digital support material included.

Puppy Socialising Course Content:

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Play-Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Housetraining
  • Attention seeking
  • Sit, Down
  • Stay
  • Basic Recall
  • Practical exercises depending on course ability
  • Handling advice
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Level 1 (Puppy 16-24 weeks)
6 weeks £79

30 minutes 

Beginner – Puppies 16-24 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 16-24 weeks at the start of the course and should have been out socialising with others before attending.  Digital Puppy support material included. Please get in touch before booking if your puppy is particularly nervous or has not been socialised much with other dogs. You do not need to have completed the Puppy Socialising course before attending this training course.

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 (Dogs over 6 months)
6 weeks £79

30 minutes 

Beginner – Dogs over 6 months 

Suitable for dogs over 24 weeks old at the start of the course.  As with all courses, dogs must be friendly to others before attending. Limited class sizes.

An intense regular weekly session for older dogs new to training to introduce the basics and to start working around distraction.  This course is not suitable for those who are very nervous or lacking socialising experience around others.

Course Content:

  • Treats & Rewards
  • Jumping up
  • Attention seeking
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
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Level 2 Course
6 weeks £79

After completion of a Level 1 Course

30 minutes 

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

After completion of a Level 2 Course

30 minutes 

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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Private Training Packages

PLEASE SEE PRIVATE TRAINING PAGE

For a variety of reasons it may not be possible to attend a regular group course so you can book a private training plan.

Private Puppy Training:

  • For dogs under 6 months old at the start of the programme
    3 practical appointments and digital support material.  Advice on all puppy issues such as jumping, biting, housetraining and practical exercises Sit/Down/Stay/Leave/Lead walking & Recall*

Personal Training Plan:

  • For dogs over 6 months old at the start of the programme
    6 week training programme including 3 practical appointments and a daily plan to follow.
    Most areas of obedience training covered eg: lead walking, recall, improving focus around distraction, ignoring you, over excitement, jumping up, general manners, on lead reactivity ie – barking/lunging, barking in the garden and aggression within the home.
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Advanced Training Sessions       £ Variable

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            £ Variable

These sessions are for those who would like to practice their training in an outdoor environment . When you have reached the Advanced Level training you are welcome to attend these monthly sessions for the opportunity to work outside and enjoy other aspects of training.

Examples of Course Content:

  • Working on and off-lead
  • Retrieving
  • Recall
  • Basic Stay
  • Improving focus
  • Working around distractions
  • Leaving and giving up items
  • Stay out of sight
  • Rally obedience
  • Agility exercises
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Level 3 Dog Trainer              Instructor Course

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.

Please enquire for more information.

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

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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