Puppy Class starting on 30th July

Have you just collected your new family addition – or are you just about to pick up your new puppy? Congratulations!

We are starting out another 5-week block or our popular ‘First Steps’ on Tuesday, 30th July at the Community Hall in Whiterashes. An additional block of 5 weeks is offered after this to ensure that you can start your puppy’s adolescent phase with great skills (only if enough interest).

‘First Steps’ is specifically aimed for puppies to join between 9 and 12 weeks of age which is a time of vital early development.  Please note that I can only accommodate puppies within the same age range to ensure an adequate and safe socialisation under supervision and in a protected environment.  

First Steps’ is NOT about uncontrolled play. It’s all about learning vital life skills and prevention of potential behavioural issues of your companion. You will learn how to take proactive steps which will facilitate building a trusting relationship with your puppy.

What topics are covered

Next to basic training exercises (sit, down, look, recall, connected walking) we will be covering the following topics:

– Importance of Socialisation/Habituation/Prevention and Management

– Handling (grooming and veterinary visits)

– Separation issues/Barrier frustration

– Toilet training

– Play biting and chewing

– Jumping up

– Food bowl and other potential resource guarding issues


I use only the most up to date, fair, kind and effective training-methods and aim to create a learning environment that both you and your pet will find highly reinforcing. Class size is max 4 puppies. All exercises and information topics are followed up with handouts and/or videos.

Do you have any further questions or interested in booking? Please don’t hesitate to contact me

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