Group classes

Every owner wants a happy, sociable and contented dog – so give your pet the best start possible by joining our Puppy & Dog School.

We run a number of courses to set you and your dog up for success, run by certified trainers.

stage1Stage 1: aimed at newly vaccinated puppies – from approximately 10+ weeks of age.


stage2Stage 2: for approx 6+ month olds – when puppies typically enter their ‘teens’.


stage3Stage 3: for dogs with intermediate training & Stage 2 graduates looking to progress their skills.

All our courses are six weeks. Our class sizes are kept to a maximum of 8 dogs per class to ensure you and your dog are given the attention you deserve in an calm, indoor environment. Classes are held every Monday at the Nora Grace Hall in Tring.  See dates for further information.

Not sure which course is right for you or your dog?

Contact us and we’d be delighted to help recommend the right training plan for you.

Our courses are designed to help you; understand your dog from puppyhood and beyond, learn what drives his behaviour, teach you how to promote the wanted behaviour, as well as learning how to deal with the unwanted stuff too – all in a calm and controlled way. Our classes are held both indoors and outdoors (weather dependent).  We focus on positive reinforcement methods, utilising various training methods for speed of acquisition of behaviours, reliability and greater dog-owner focus, these include; lure-reward or lure-click, capturing and targeting.  Numerous studies in recent decades have highlighted the fall-out associated with aversives used in ‘traditional’ training (for example, yanking of the lead, shouting, pushing the dog into position, use of corrector sprays etc), this can include increased risk of owner-directed aggression and anxiety.  Therefore, compulsion methods together with equipment including choke collars, check chains etc, are strictly forbidden.  All dogs must be fully vaccinated.  All dogs must be fully vaccinated. See what our students are saying about our courses.


Our Stage 1 course is aimed at newly vaccinated puppies up to approx 5+ months. The course gives you and your puppy…

  • the opportunity to meet other young dogs in a calm and controlled environment
  • understanding of how dogs think and the importance of not pressuring your pup
  • the skills to avoid unwanted behaviours
  • basic training from recall to walking to heel
  • the tools you need to ensure you have a long and happy relationship with your dog
  • handouts & summary emails each week
  • plus a goodie bag for your pet

Our Stage 2 course is aimed at puppies from 6+ months that have graduated from our Stage 1 course or have had some basic training. This course helps your young dog…

  • get to grips with further training skills
  • understand crisis management
  • introduce distance control
  • learn placement cues
  • and, some fun tricks too

This course is essential as most puppies reach puberty around this time, so it keeps them ‘on track.’ You will also receive handouts & summary email reminders each week.

Our Stage 3 course is aimed at dogs that have graduated from Stage 2, or dogs that have intermediate training. This course gives your dog…

  • learn to control your dog’s energy and enthusiasm
  • capture your dog’s attention
  • increase the reliability of responses
  • distance control including ‘stays’ with heavy distraction
  • maintain those skills already learnt
  • and, for owners to continue their understanding of how dogs think

You will also receive handouts & summary email reminders each week.

Classes are held at: Nora Grace Hall (formerly known as the Red Cross Hall), Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA

Class times: Monday evenings with Stage 1 Puppies starting at 7pm and Stage 2 Teens and Stage 3 Improvers starting at 8.15pm.  Classes run for one hour.

Cost: £75.00 (non-refundable).

To Book: complete our booking form below.

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