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Our puppy training classes and dog training classes are in Lilliput Poole, Ferndown (near Bournemouth) and St Leonards and St Ives (near Ringwood). We are family friendly and welcome young handlers too.

Our classes are easily reached from Bournemouth, Poole, Branksome, Creekmore, Broadstone, Oakdale, Christchurch, Wimborne, Verwood, Three Legged Cross, West Moors, Ringwood, Blandford, Alderholt, Fordingbridge, Winton, Kinson, Blandford. Many of our clients come from the Dorchester area. 

About our Puppy Classes and Dog Training Classes

All our puppy and dog training classes are run using kind and effective techniques and we offer you progression right through from 8 weeks until advanced and you can keep on coming until you want to finish. We provide training on teaching your beloved pup life skills as well as how to effectively deter your dog's unwanted behaviour without causing pain or fear, and how to positively reinforce the behaviours you do want to see.  We also show you how to fade the use of treats to improve the training results. We help you to socialise your puppy safely and carefully whilst showing you what socialisation actually is. We help you to prepare your puppy for their life ahead including handling them for veterinary visits etc. Puppy socialisation in our classes is mainly done on lead so that timid puppies don't learn to become fearful and over boisterous puppies don't learn to become bullies! We teach them how to pay you attention (even in distraction) and how they should interact with other puppies to avoid problems later. We are known for running calm classes in which dogs and people find it easier to learn. 

The puppy course is really good fun and covers the following over a 6 week period.


About Continuation Classes -  

 Novice, intermediate, advanced classes.

We run regular Kennel Club test sessions for those who wish to participate. These are held on Saturday afternoons at our Ferndown venue. You do not have to do the test, it is only for those who wish to.


Outdoor Classes

Indoor classes are not necessarily suitable for all dogs, nor do they help with all training requirements as dogs learn in a context specific way. So to accommodate these requirements we also offer:

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All six week courses are £60.00 for six weeks (except Ferndown which is £63.00 due to higher hall hire costs)

Puppy Parties are £8.00 per session and can be booked as single sessions. 

PLEASE NOTE. WHEN BOOKING THERE ARE TWO PAYMENT OPTIONS; CHEQUE OR PAYPAL/DEBIT/CREDIT CARD. IF YOU SELECT CHEQUE YOU HAVE THREE DAYS TO SEND PAYMENT BUT YOUR SPACE WILL BE HELD.

IF YOU SELECT PAYPAL/DEBIT/CREDIT CARD BUT DO NOT PROCEED TO MAKE PAYMENT, YOUR CLASS WILL NOT BE BOOKED. THE SYSTEM WILL ONLY BOOK YOUR SPACE WHEN PAYMENT IS MADE LINKED TO THE BOOKING. TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT YOU SHOULD MAKE PAYMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. 

To book a class please click on the CLASSES button (look  for this on the pink banner at the top of the page). 

 

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