Courses run every six weeks:
Tues 21st and Thurs 23rd Feb – 4th and 6th of April
11th and 13th April – 23rd and 25th May (We cannot use the hall on the 4th of May for an election, so we’ll take that week off)
30th of May and 1st of June – 4 and 6th of July
11th and 13th of July – 15th and 17th of August
(week off 22nd and 24th August)
29 and 31st August – 3rd and 5th October
It’s £60 per dog for the whole course.
We are in Abington Community Centre- Wheatfield Road South, Northampton NN3 2HH (map)
Any dog of any age is welcome, including puppies and older dogs.
It’s a fun 6 weeks, learning tasks that are are practical, useful, fun and cool with down to earth, kind methods. We try hard to make training is enjoyable and in order to ensure that socialisation is appropriate, we have access to another room which we use as a “chill out zone” separating the class by energy levels, size or age if necessary.
Please ring us on 0751 976 2411 for more info or to enroll.
Gaining control while excited and distracted
Impulse control (including the very important leave it & find/ take it)
Walk with me nicely
Recall (or coming back to their owner).
Sit, down, stand
Wait and stay
How (and why ) we use hand signals
Some fun things like paw, turn, back and find.
Socialisation (and advice on what to expect from puppies, teenagers and mature dogs)
And any requests or questions that people may have.
Class size is limited. With two trainers, everyone gets individual attention.
Recent studies have shown that it is safe for puppies to attend class after their first jab- the only difference between class and a puppy party is the training. Parvovirus danger is from other dogs’ toileting and in the odd time that there is an accident, we ask all owners to clean up after their dogs with our antimicrobial solution. There’s more info on the Parvo study here and here..
Puppy socialisation and bronze training includes down to earth hints and tips on how to communicate with your dog and how to help then listen while they’re excited. We have found that puppies can learn incredibly quickly and are easily able to reach bronze (tier 2) standard in the six weeks. In addition, we practise impulse control as we think it very important.
The tasks we teach are sensible, practical and useful for any owner and their dog. When someone passes this course, they are invited to join our advanced classes.
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