Puppy School is a nationwide company of highly trained carefully selected tutors. All tutors are trained personally by Gwen Bailey and tutors regularly attend courses, conferences and workshops to keep upto date with modern training techniques. Puppy School is a set of six puppy training classes lasting one hour. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy or for any dog training sport you choose to do later.
The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy’s understanding and reliability each week.
You will learn how to teach your puppy to:
- Come when called
- Sit, lie down, stand on command
- Walk on a loose lead without pulling
- Accept handling (including for vets and groomers)
- ‘Leave’ when asked
- Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chew
- Stop play biting
- Be sociable with humans, children, and other puppies
- Greet people without jumping up
Please note we cannot guarantee the attendance of children to help socialise your puppy, but we do encourage families with children to bring them to class to learn how to train their puppy and to interact positively with other puppies in the class.
Puppies will be allowed to play in carefully controlled small groups to ensure they learn good manners around other puppies, do not get scared, and do not learn to play roughly or aggressively. Puppies will be matched for size, age, and experience, and play will be carefully supervised to ensure that all puppies learn to be confident with others.
Please note that, in some classes, the mix of puppies may make it impossible to conduct puppy play sessions safely. Puppy play sessions will only be offered if they can be run without causing harm.