All Owners Must Have:

- A collar on the dog with the legal tags (NO check/choke, prong or electric collars)

- A strong, flat lead (NO slip leads or extendable leads)

Treats (preferably your dogs favourites - and lots of them!) or puppies dry biscuits for dinner

- A toy (a variety is always a good idea, such as a tennis ball, rope toy and stuffed toy.)

Poo bags (more than you think you'll need)

- A bed or mat (e.g. bath mat or vetbed) for the dog to lie on

Optional:

- Harness (recommended) 

- Chews (such as a stuffed Kong or dehydrated food) 

Before you attend your first class you will be sent an email containing more information on the set up of classes and a video presentation containing need to know puppy information.

 
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Class Plan:

Each class will be personalised, depending on the group of puppies and what their owners want to learn!

During class you will begin to teach your dog the foundations of:

- Positions (sit, down, stand)

- Remaining on a boundary

- Food manners

- Eye contact

- Lead walking

- Stay

- Targeting

- Recall

 

At the end of the session:

Before owners and their puppies leave we will spend some time helping your puppies relax and get used to their entire bodies being touched. This reduces the likelihood of body sensitivity and fears of the vet. You can also work on current sensitivities such as nail trimming, brushing or teeth checking.

 

Games

Training will involve a lot of games, this is because they ensure you and your puppy are having fun! The more your puppy enjoys something, the more likely they are to repeat the behaviour.

It also increases your puppies confidence greatly!

These games will be aimed towards training a particular behaviour. For example, the game 'Magic Hand' teaches your puppy focus. They will vary week by week. If you have something in particular you want your pup to learn, just ask and we can create game to teach it!

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Some of the things you will learn:

★ The importance of reward and positive experiences
★ How dogs learn
★ How to read dog behaviour
★ Common puppy problems and how to deal with them (e.g. distractions)
★ How to properly socialise your puppy
★ How to set up the right environment for your puppy
★ How to teach your puppy to give ‘consent’
★ Why puppies like to ‘steal’ things
★ Why it's important to work on distractions
★ The importance of puppies comfort at the vets
★ Where and when is best to practice certain behaviours
★ The importance of having patience and understanding your puppy
★ How to set your puppy up to succeed
★ How to reduce the number of treats you give your puppy
★ What your puppy will go through as he matures to adulthood

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Some of the things your puppy will learn:

➔ How to settle on a mat or bed
➔ The enjoyment of recall
➔ Sit and lie down (with verbal and visual cues)
➔ How to greet new people
➔ How to greet new dogs
➔ How to relax around food
➔ How to socialise with other puppies
➔ How to recall from a distance
➔ How to walk nicely on a lead
➔ How to walk nicely on a lead, with distractions
➔ How they can give ‘consent’
➔ Head placement for veterinary examinations
➔ How to trade a nice item for something even nicer
➔ How to recall, with toy distractions
➔ To accept strangers examining them like the vet
➔ How to relax whilst distractions are going on
➔ How to walk through a door with their owner
➔ Self control around food

 

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