Group classes

Every owner wants a happy, sociable and contented dog.  Give your pet the best start 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.

 

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.

As a result of the current COVID-19 crisis, when permissible we run in-person group classes with restricted numbers, and during periods of lockdown we have our popular Live & Online classes.  With extended periods at home, this has presents a fantastic opportunity to introduce key behaviours to your pets set them up for success.

Our courses are designed to help you understand your dog from puppyhood and beyond.  We help you understand what drives your dog’s behaviour, teach you how to promote the wanted behaviour, as tackle the unwanted stuff too, all in a calm and controlled way. 

We focus on positive reinforcement methods, utilising various training methods for speed of acquisition of behaviours, reliability and greater dog-owner focus.  Numerous studies highlight the fall-out associated with aversives used in ‘traditional’ training (e.g. yanking the lead, shouting, pushing the dog into position etc), this can include: increased risk of owner-directed aggression and anxiety.  Compulsion methods together with equipment including choke collars, check chains etc, are strictly forbidden at Puppy & Dog School.  We ask that all dogs are fully vaccinated and wormed. 

  • Our group classes at Nora Grace Hall and Hastoe Village Hall are six weeks, as well as our live & online classes 
  • Our class sizes are kept small to ensure you and your dog are given the attention you deserve in an calm environment.  
  • Group classes are held Mondays evenings at the Nora Grace Hall in Tring HP23 5BA and Fridays at Hastoe Village Hall in Hastoe HP23 6LU. 
  • During Lockdowns, our online classes are held Monday evenings via our private video link which you receive access to upon sign up.  See dates below for further information.
  • Pre-recorded classes.  If you want to train with Hanne and want to get started on your training asap, then this is a great option.  Work self-paced.  Find out more below.

Click onto the video to hear what our students say 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…

  • our group classes give your pup the opportunity to meet others in a calm & controlled environment
  • our online classes help advise on socialising your puppy during COVID-19 and avoid unwanted behaviours post-lockdown
  • 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

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.

Group classes are held on Mondays and Fridays:

1. MondaysNora Grace Hall (formerly known as the Red Cross Hall), Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA.  With Stage 1 Puppies starting at 7pm and Stage 2 Teens and Stage 3 Improvers starting at 8.15pm. 

2. Mondays – Online during lockdowns.  Stage 1 Puppies starting at 7pm and Stage 2 Teens at 8.15pm.

3. FridaysHastoe Village Hall, Church Lane, Hastoe HP23 6LU.  Stage 1 Puppies starting at 9.45am and Stage 2 Teens at 11am.

4. Pre-recorded Stage 1 Puppies and Stage 2 Teens.  Get started on your training immediately with my support.  Each week receive your class, summary email and handouts – work away from distractions to get the behaviour, understand more about your dog all from the comfort of your own home.  Message us to sign up.

All classes run for one hour. 

  • In-person group classes (six weeks x 1 hr) are priced at £130.00 (non-refundable) 
  • Live & Online group classes (six weeks x 1hr) are priced at £85 (non-refundable)
  • Pre-recorded classes (six weeks x 1hr) are priced at £50 (non-refundable)

To Book: complete our booking form below.

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