Advanced Training

Silver and Gold standard advanced training

Classes are on Thursdays and are 8- 9pm. We start every 6 weeks

Please note because of the snow, the new class that was due to start on the 15th of March has been pushed back a week and will now begin on the 22nd at 8pm … many apologies- I have been trying to organise it so no-one was put out but it’s just not possible 

Thursday 22nd March to the 26th of April

Thursday 3rd May to the 14th of June

Fun and supportive advanced training- the highest quality training at the fairest prices

For those who have done some training and would like to continue

Thursday evenings at 8pm in Abington Community Centre  Wheatfield Road South, Northampton NN3 2HH

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Learning tasks that are are practical, useful, enjoyable and cool with tried and tested down to earth, kind methods.

Please contact or ring us on 0751 976 2411 for more info or to enrol.


We encourage people to ring or text us if they ever need to pick a brain or have a question.

Once signed up for classes, you are under our wing forever- we’re happy to chat, regardless of how long ago you graduated. Please don’t hesitate to contact us- whenever your need.  We are here to help.

If we mention a website in class, we’ll put a link to it here

Practical training following the Silver and Gold curriculum, includes:

Silver concentrates on impulse control and making sure the dog can think and make good decisions (for example knowing to how to leave when faced with something like a half eaten takeaway out and about and improving the listen while excited task so that they will be more able to overcome selective deafness and recall away from exciting things in the park).

Anyone who has graduated from silver will be invited to attend the gold class,

Gold is the practical application of previous courses- how to translate everything we’ve learned into the outside world (and not be phased by distractions). Including my favourite part of all the tests: going to the cafe and ensuring the dog is well mannered while we eat.

Tasks include

Listening whilst distracted or excited

Walk past food and not be tempted

Walking nicely

Come away from that distraction/ recall (or coming back to their owner).

Emergency stop

Answering the door nicely

Walking (On and off the lead).

Wait and stay.

Doing things at a distance (which is harder than it sounds)

Go to bed! (go over there & lie down)

Vehicle Control & road sense

Sensible play that’s fun.


Retrieve/ fetch

Food manners

And any requests or questions you may have.


All our classes are in courses of 6 weeks which are £60 in advance, paid on the first day.

Class size is limited. With two trainers, everyone gets individual attention.

Please contact or ring us on 0751 976 2411 for more info or to enroll.

Silver exam:

16.6% for completion in each of the following 6 categories:

Answering the door nicely

Emergency stop.. at a 10 pace distance, call the dog and shout “stop!” The dog has to come to a prompt halt.

Walk to heel for 25 paces, changing speed and direction (at least once each)

Walk past some food on the floor (off lead)

Wait for 30 seconds at 10 paces

Demonstration of leave an object in the context of the “listen while excited” game. This can either be a tug leave or a fetch.

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