Puppy Classes

Puppy Socialisation Bingo – During COVID-19

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Every owner wants a happy, sociable and contented dog.  To help your puppy gain confidence around new environments, sounds, people, animals and objects, we need to make these experiences as positive as can be.  By using fun and food, you can help introduce new experiences and repeated experiences to your puppy during COVID-19 using this […]

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Enrichment tip: toilet roll treats

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This is a simple hack that you can get the kids involved in. What you will need:  Toilet roll tube[s]  Some of your dog’s kibble or treats How to make your toilet roll treat: Grab yourself a toilet roll tube and have to hand some of your dog’s daily kibble or treat allowance (dried food […]

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How to tackle jumping up

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One of the most common problems dog owners ask me about at Puppy & Dog School is “How do I stop my dog from jumping up?”  Firstly, jumping forms part of ‘normal’ dog behaviour, typically, produced as part of dog’s greeting ritual.  To understand how to tackle jumping, you need to be aware of the […]

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Factors to consider when choosing a dog

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Many people choose a dog based on experiences from their past.  They may have fond memories of a dog once owned by their family when they were children.  Others may surf the internet and fall in love with one online.  However, the surest way to select the right family dog for you is to consider […]

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10 behaviours all good puppies should know

It only takes a matter of seconds to search sites like Amazon to see the plethora of books and DVDs available to help owners have that ‘perfect puppy’.  In a world where some owners may not have the luxury of time to read weighty books on canine behaviour and training, one of the most common […]

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Now booking for June: puppy & adult dog training classes

Our Walk the Dog Puppy Courses are all booked up for May, however we have two new Stage 1 courses planned:

* Starting Tuesday 1st June 7.33pm to 8.35pm running for five weeks
* Starting Tuesday 22nd June 6.30pm to 7.30pm running for five weeks

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Puppy classes Berkhamsted & Tring

So, you’ve got a new puppy and you are planning to start puppy classes because you know good puppy classes are an integral part of helping you and your dog invest in a long and harmonious future. We offer a range of courses for puppies to teenage dogs to help set you up for success. […]

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Dealing with separation anxiety

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Puppies need to learn to be alone and to do this you must expose your dog to shorts bursts of alone time, this is called ‘Gesture Leaving’.

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Picking the right puppy for you

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So, you have decided you are getting a dog; you have done your homework, picked a breeder – now it is time to visit the litter. While it is hard to resist the first puppy that bounces over to you, choosing the right personality to suit you and your household is vital. I often hear […]

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Top Tips to Successful Puppy Training

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If you are getting a new puppy or know someone who is, here are our top tips to successful puppy training. Lower your expectations.  Remember your puppy is just a baby: he doesn’t know he should toilet outside or know even his name.  A human baby takes many months to learn to walk, talk and […]

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