Group Courses and Workshops

Award winning Puppy Training specialist with over 20 years experience.  Structured, professionally managed courses with varied content and a supportive environment. You can check course dates by clicking on the Book Now links.

St Johns, Church Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6BX
Tuesday morning & evening
Wednesday evening 

Boys & Girls Memorial Hall, Lesley Close, Bexley DA5 1LU
Saturday (Scout hall & St Marys rec)

– Positive, Reward based Training in small class sizes, currently a maximum of 6
– Check the Testimonial page to see 5* Google & Facebook Reviews
– Level 3 & 5 Teaching qualifications.Training both YOU and your dog!

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Puppy Course
6 weeks – £79

Beginner – Dogs under 6 months.

30 minutes

A shorter weekly session but just as useful and enjoyable practicing around distractions and meeting some new puppy friends! Suitable for all puppies and ideal for the younger ones. Puppy support material included. Puppies attend all weeks of this course.

Puppy Course Content:

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Play-Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Housetraining
  • Attention seeking
  • Communication
  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
  • Handling & grooming advice
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Puppy Course
6 weeks – £99

Beginner – Dogs under 6 months

45 minutes

A more comprehensive and very popular puppy course combining training, behaviour advice and the opportunity to meet some new puppy friends! Puppy support material included.

Puppy Course Content:

Week 1: No Puppies attend this week

  • Getting the most out of training
  • Treats & Rewards
  • Play-Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Housetraining
  • Attention seeking
  • Communication

Week 2 – 6 : Practical Sessions

  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave
  • Stay
  • Handling & grooming advice
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Private Puppy Course
3 sessions – £125

3 x 1 hour sessions. For puppies under 6 months at the start of the course.

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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Level 1 Course
6 weeks – £79

After completion of a Puppy Course
45 minutes

Dogs over 6 months new to training can also attend this course after completion of a one to one session.

This course follows on from a beginner 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

Level 1 Course Content:

  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall
  • Leave and distraction practice
  • Stay
  • Jumping Up / Manners at home
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Level 2 Course
6 weeks – £79

After completion of Level 1 Course

45 minutes

This course progresses on from all the basics and application techniques learned in the first two courses. It is also a useful refresher course, should you return to training a while after completing your beginner courses.

Level 2 Course Content:

  • Lead–walking
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Recall, Leave, Stay
  • Working more reliably around distractions
  • Greetings to people and dogs
  • Leaving and giving up items
  • Introducing off lead work and recall exercises.
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Level 3 Course
6 weeks – £79

After completion of Level 2 Course

45 minutes

This course progresses on from all the basics and application techniques learned in the earlier courses. 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.

Level 3 Course Content:

  • 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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 Level 3 Dog Trainer               Instructor Course

If you are looking to change career and work in Dog Training, this weekend is perfect for you.

Focusing on launching your business with puppy training, this course will provide all you need to get started!

There is a weekend training, followed by submission of 5 written assignments. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Level 3 Dog Trainer Instructor certificate.

The next course is scheduled to be held on 21/22 November 2020. It will be in Bexley, Kent.

Each course has a maximum of 6 students, allowing for a great atmosphere and plenty of time for individual support. The course is managed to regulated standards.

If you would like a brochure with full course details then get in touch and it will be emailed to you.

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 (incl. staffing)
  • Course structures provided and handouts to set up your courses

Come and have a great weekend, learning from a qualified, industry experienced tutor.

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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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