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Classes For Older Dogs.
The Clicker Foundation Course.

For adult dogs of all breeds and all ages.

The pre-course selection process begins with an invitation to observe a class (without your dog) to ensure that you are completely happy with the service which we provide.

A preliminary Training session with just one or two other dogs will then be arranged prior to joining a course with a maximum of 6 dogs in each class.

The course provides strategies to help you resolve the following;

  • Jumping Up

  • Pulling on the lead

  • Excitable or boisterous behaviour

  • Lack of recall response, otherwise known as 'selective deafness!'

  • Impulse Control with food and toys

  • Chasing

The course is structured, so regular weekly attendance is important, and you will be required to train your dog at home between classes.

Please Note.
If your dog has anti-social or aggressive tendencies towards either dogs or people, a training class will NOT be suitable. Please see our specialist services page for other options.

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Good Companion Award.

Exclusive to classes run by Members of the A.P.D.T. UK, this eight-week course offers a prestigious diploma to successful candidates

Exercises covered include:

  • Controlled retrieve and play

  • Impulse control with food

  • Recall with distractions

  • Stay & Wait

  • Control at doorways and in the car

  • Impulse control when meeting people and other dogs.

Advanced Clicker Training Classes

This course is a good grounding for owners wanting to take part in 'dog sports' such as agility, or for those wishing to harness their dog's natural instinctive behaviours, and just have fun with their dogs.

  • Control at a distance including canine emergency stop

  • Scent training

  • Retrieve

  • Advanced Recall Training

  • Walking at heel off lead.

  • Send away & drop.

We also offer all levels of The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme from Puppy Foundation to Gold level.

Agility Classes

For all breeds great and small, our non-competitive agility training is great fun for dog and owner and a great way of keeping fit! It also requires a great deal of control.

Your dog will need to attain a high level of obedience on and off lead before joining an agility class.

It is impossible to define exactly how many weeks obedience training will be required before your dog will be allowed to join a class, because all dogs (and owners!) progress at different rates, but it would be expected that a minimum of 16 weeks obedience training would be required.

Acceptance in agility classes is discretionary, and dogs may be required to take part in 'refresher' obedience classes from time to time to maintain the level of control needed.

Dogs must be over 12 months of age (18 months for larger breeds) and in good health.