We offer small group classes, with a maximum of four dogs per class, at our purpose built facility in Whiston, North Staffordshire. These small numbers give a great level of one to one tuition for you dogs. It means the dogs and you don’t have too many distractions and everyone progresses faster than in larger classes. Each family and dog also have more space to use in our indoor and outdoor training areas. These are particularly important for certain exercises such as recall and lead work.
We ask all clients wanting to attend our group classes to first attend our introductory seminar. In which we cover some of the theory essential to our training. This is for pet guardians only, no dogs, allowing you to meet us, see the facilities and understand more about how we run things.
Our group classes work in age and development level starting with Life Skills for either adults or puppies. Life Skills is an approach different to traditional training. Not only in the science behind training (meaning we only use force free, high welfare methods) but in our goals. We aim to produce well behaved dogs rather than “obedient”dogs. We want dogs who have trained with us to be confident, happy dogs. They can make the right decision in each set of circumstances rather than you having to tell your dog what to do constantly. This difference can seem subtle but makes a huge difference to your dog’s quality of life and makes living with a dog much easier too!
APDT Good Companion Awards
As dogs progress in their training we then offer APDT Good Companion Awards. These progressive awards which have a set level at which you and your dog must achieve in which to pass the award at the end of classes. The highest level, Jubilee, demonstrates a truly high level of training but all training is aimed at real life situations. From Foundation, through to Progress and then Jubilee your dog can earn their very own bronze, silver and gold medals as they pass the courses!
Just For Fun Training
We are also looking at running sport specific group classes including gun dog work, agility, treibball and scent work. We currently offer all of these on a one-to-one basis but if you would be particularly interested in classes please contact us.
All group classes include;
- Maximum of four dogs per class, same dogs for each block of classes
- Six 1 hour sessions over consecutive weeks (unless otherwise stated)
- Real life training
- Written notes to accompany each class
- Q&A Sections
- Phone and email support whilst training with us
- Certificate of completion
Classes cost £80 for the full six week course, to book a place on course we ask for £20 non-refundable deposit or you can pay for the full course in advance.
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