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Waggy Tails encourages puppy owners to take part in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Scheme.

Puppy Training Courses

Next available courses:

Saturday 23rd September @ 10.00am 2023

Each training session lasts approximately 45 -60  minutes; we have a maximum of 6 dogs in each class; you may bring a family member with you. 

We also set up a class group on messenger or WhatsApp so you can ask questions, plus after class each week your homework sheet and files are delivered on the group (or they can be delivered individually by email if you would prefer).

Our 8 week course is quite extensive and if homework and all games and exercises are played and pracisted, great results can be achieved. We use reward based methods teaching with titbits and toys.

 

The cost of the course is £120 for the 8 weeks. If you would like to reserve a space on our course please pay a £20.00  non refundable deposit, the remainder is due 2 weeks before your course starts. 

Puppy/Beginners learning life skills course

Thank you for your enquiry, our next puppy/beginners course will be starting on Saturday 6th May 2023  @ 12.00pm. The cost of the 8 week course is £120.00.

Please note we will be closing for two weeks from 22nd May to 5th June so no classes on the 28th May or 4th June ( you will by this time have many games to play and exercises to practice J )

Each training session lasts approximately 45 minutes- 1 hour; we have a maximum of 6 dogs on the course.

 

We also set up a class group on Messenger or WhatsApp, (usually WhatsApp) so you can ask questions, plus after class each week your homework sheet and files explaining exercises are delivered on the group. You have continued access to the files for as long as you need after the course is completed. We also offer continued training for your dog and recommend you continue with your training to proof and generalise your dog’s behaviours.

 

Our 8 week course is quite extensive and if all homework and all games and exercises are played and pracisted, great results can be achieved. We use only reward based methods teaching with food rewards and toys, building a strong bond with your puppy/dog.

 

  • Name game 

  • Shadow 

  • Clamshell

  • Boomerang

  • Leave adding cue 

  • Middle 

  • Find it 

  • In out focus

  • Rummage box 

  • Tag me

  • Break away 

  • Swap it (fetch)

  • Boomerang

  • Yoyo food bowl/gate/doors

  • Come close 

  • Find it

  • Heeling 

  • Statues (sit- down-stand) 

  • Under pressure 

  • Break away 

  • Sticky mat

  • Red light – Green Light 

  • Instants

  • Spick and spangled

  • Push ups 1

  • Push ups 2 

  • Spick and spangled.

How to deal with unwanted behaviours without affecting your relationship with your dog.

The course teaches you a lot of games to play with your puppy/dog that enhances your relationship and your dog’s listening skills.

 

If you would like to reserve a space on our course, we require a non-refundable £20.00 deposit. if no response is received within 48 hours we will offer your space to the next person on the waiting list, so do let us know if you would like a space. The remainder of your course fee will be due 2 weeks before your course starts. Please contact us to see if we have any spaces. 

Please add your DOG’S name and YOUR name as a reference on the payment and contact us to say your deposit has been paid. Please contact us with your dogs breed, age and anything else you would like us to know about you and your dog.

 

If this time and day is not suitable for you, please let us know and we can advise on future courses. If you do not wish to take up the space please let us know so we can offer your space to someone else.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask

 

In normal circumstances, all puppies that have completed their vaccination course are welcome to join our classes.

The classes cover:

  • How to examine and groom your puppy to build confidence.

  • How to walk nicely on a lead, and want to be beside you by playing games.

  • How teach your puppy to respond instantly by play.

  • How to teach your puppy to come when called responding quickly to their name by playing games. 

  • To sit down stand and from a distance. 

  • To relax and settle down and not be a nuisance by playing sticky mat. 

  • How to stop your puppy mouthing your hands and clothes, by redirection and games.

  • How to teach your puppy to play and retrieve not steal and chase, understanding why they do and how to turn it to your advantage.  


These are just some of the exercises covered on the course. We achieve this through games and play, using marker training, titbits and toys. 

Please check availability on our website, and then call or email to check we have a space for your puppy. You will be asked to pay a deposit to secure your place.

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