Monday Evenings at Margaretting Village Hall near Chelmsford
Puppy School 5.30-6.15 Learning Puppy Foundation Award
Puppy Plus/Beginners 6.15-7.00 Learning Bronze Award & More
Bronze 7.00-7.45 Learning Silver Award & More
Silver 7.45-8.30 Learning Gold Award & More
Gold 8.30-9.15 Advanced
Display Team 9.15-10.00
Our puppy courses last for eight weeks and are tailored to the age and breed of your dog. Our classes are small to ensure individual tuition along with group activities. They are stimulating for both owners and pups using effective and proven techniques that reward good behaviour.
This course includes different exercises that will cover a wide variety of puppy obedience from basic commands, socialisation, manners, responsibility and care.
You will learn basic positions; sit, down and stand. How to do a perfect puppy recall and have your puppy return to you every time you call his/her name. Your puppy will learn how to walk nicely by your side on lead, ensuring it is you taking your dog for a walk and not the other way round! You will also learn how to teach your puppy to stay in a position for a short period of time. Whilst playing with your puppy you will learn how to take different articles away so that they learn to give up toys and other items nicely when asked.
Your puppy will be gradually introduced to lots of new things; unfamiliar people, other dogs, strange noises. We will teach your puppy how to gently make friends with other dogs and people to ensure a well mannered and sociably friendly dog as it grows into adulthood and to avoid any undesirable behaviour such as over boisterousness when meeting new dogs/people or even nervousness as your puppy gets older. All of which are too commonly seen today and the main reason that dogs end up in rehoming centres.
Emphasis is on the puppy learning through play and this course is designed to be fun!
Successful completion of this course will set the foundations for a well mannered and socialised companion and will enable progression up to the next level and also onto the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme which is taught at all levels.
On successful completion of each of our courses your dog will receive a Kennel Club certificated rosette and certificate.
If you would like more detailed information on our various classes please either give us a call on 07376 949987 or use the contact form.
If you are interested in attending our puppy school please again, call us on 07376 949987 or use the contact form to secure a place on this or the other classes.
A fee of £45 is payable for our 8 week puppy course, which includes your first year's membership and can be brought along to your first session.
Dogs with behavioural issues are not allowed in our pet dog training classes as it is not the correct place to help them and would also expose other dogs, that do not have problems, to unnecessary stress and risks. We do however, offer one to one training so that they can be integrated into main stream classes when they are ready. If you are interested please contact us.
Please ensure you bring your vaccination records to the first class so these can be verified.
Flexi/extendable leads are not appropriate for class conditions as they easily tangle around legs, human or canine and they may encourage your dog to pull. Please ensure your dog is wearing an ordinary collar and lead. Choke and slip collars of any kind are not permitted in classes.
Please do not feed your dog immediately before coming to class but do bring some food treats that your dog particularly likes; tiny pieces of cheese or liver cake are usually popular. All treats should be small – no larger than a garden pea.
Margaretting Village Hall, near Chelmsford complies with the access requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and there is access for wheelchairs and suitable toilet facilities.
There is ample parking in front of the hall. For directions please click the link to Margaretting Village Hall’s website.