Puppy/Beginners Life Skills Course

Life skills are the foundation to any well-rounded happy family dog.

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Overview – 8 Week Puppy Course

This course builds the foundations for you to have the perfect dog that listens because they want to not because they have too.

Covering many of the basics you look for as well as the skills needed to have a calm controlled focused dog who adores you not the environment around them. A dog who turns to you for support, fun and engagement. Who settles when alone and trusts you as an owner as you trust in them. Teaching your dog lifetime skills through games and engagement!

As part of this course you will also start the Puppy or Foundation level of the APDT Good Companion Awards Scheme (this is non competitive achievement scheme with no test at the end)

Week 1 of this course is a recorded presentation sent out on or before the start date advertised as week 1.


-Setting up your training sessions for success,

-Body language and

-Foundation games to get you started on the right path.

This ensures you have some foundation training ready for us to welcome you in person on Week 2 of the course at the venue. 

Week 2-8 of the course is then in person at the advertised location

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Main points to the course;-
  • 8 Week course

  • Max 6 Dogs per class

  • Start your journey through the APDT Good Companion Awards (Puppy/Foundation level)

  • Learning all the foundations to grow the dog and owner relationship!

  • Games to build skills for life!

  • What you and your dog learns

    • Understanding your dogs body language
    • How to focus around distractions
    • Loose lead walking
    • Orientation/proximity skills so your dog chooses to stick close to you
    • Confidence and optimism skills (so your dog isn’t worried about situations)
    • How to remain calm in all situations
    • How to prevent and retrain problem areas of behaviour
    • How to build independence
    • Basic commands (leave it, sit, down, recall and soooooo much more)
  • Every group is tailored to the dogs on the course so we can change the areas we work on depending on the areas you are struggling with your dog

  • Support group to share successes of your training and to ask for support when needed.

Bringing home your new puppy – Zoom Presentation

£15.00 – 1hour 45min presentation
Are you looking at getting a puppy, or have you just brought your puppy home? 
Maybe your still debating and researching about getting a puppy and wondering what those first few weeks will look like?
Then this one off zoom session is for you!
We are here to talk you through preparing for the arrival of your puppy to those vital first few weeks settling in. 
This is a recorded presentation covering all the foundations to success. We then invite you to call or email us with any questions you have outstanding after watching the information provided. 
Our aim is to make sure you are well prepared and know how to help your puppy settle into their new home.
Covering: –
  • Interacting with your puppy,
  • Building and growing a relationship 
  • Equipment lists – the essentials!
  • Where should my dog sleep?
  • How can I ensure they settle those first few nights
  • The do’s and don’ts to house training success
  • Your house, Your rules
  • The importance of sleep
  • How to best handle that puppy biting
  • Helpful tips to gain a calm dog/puppy
  • Walking your puppy, dog owner etiquette
  • Socialisation – success in gaining your happy confident dog.

(An email is sent containing all the information and presentation within 24hours of booking)

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