Tara during her 'Yellow Ribbon' routine (photo - copyright rivergate photography - see link
These classes are run as a 4 week course which puppies can start as soon as they are allowed out after vaccination and usually consist of no more than 8 dogs. Classes are normally held indoors - outdoors in the summer if the weather is fine. A clicker and handouts are available for each new starter. Numbers permitting, puppies who are not yet 6 months old can continue in this class beyond their initial 4 weeks prior to moving into the next class. Puppies are enrolled for the set of classes which consist of:
This class continues the work done in Puppy Class and prepares dogs for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award at Bronze level.
This course commences approximately every 6 to 8 weeks (so does not run continuously) and is suitable for dogs that have not attended class before, or for those that have minor behavioural problems. It introduces the handlers to the basics of training prior to them moving into the Bronze class when ready.
This class prepares dogs for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award at Silver level and also incorporates KC Rally Obedience..
This class prepares dogs for the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award at Gold level and also incorporates KC Rally Obedience.
These classes are for dogs and their owners who want to continue training and do something a little different and 'fun'. Since the dogs in these classes work mainly off lead they must be reliable and sociable with other dogs and people.
These classes are held by arrangement therefore participants must phone before visiting. Dogs need to have a basic grounding in 'being obedient' before they start and have done some initial clicker training. They also need to be at least 6 months old to start learning the equipment and 12 months before doing any serious jumping. The larger breeds may need to wait until they are even older in order to prevent joint problems later in life. Most participants will commence this once they have at least passed their Bronze award.
Half / Full day training sessions are run on an occasional basis sometimes with visiting trainers from a variety of disciplines.
These are available by arrangement for owners: