Puppy Foundation Course
For puppies aged up to 20 weeks. This is a 6-week course, each session lasting approximately one hour.
What will you learn during this course?
You will teach your puppy all of the essential life skills that are the building blocks you need in order to advance your training, covering topics such as:
- How dogs learn; the learning stages
- Showing your dog right from wrong in a positive way with rewards
- Building focus and connection with your dog
- How to work with what motivates your dog
- Clicker training; what is it and how do we use it to train a dog?
- Early socialisation and habitation; the do’s and don’ts
- Appropriate greetings
- How to manage mouthing/biting and chewing
- Different training techniques and when it is appropriate to use them
- Food manners; stopping your dog snatching food from your hand
- How to stop your dog from jumping up
- Teaching your dog to pay attention to you
- Teaching your dog to sit, stand and lie down on command
- How to train a successful recall; techniques, do's and don'ts
- Teaching your dog to settle and be calm
- Handling and health checks
- Looking at how your body language affects your dog
- Appropriate exercise for your puppy and mental stimulation activities
- How to be a responsible dog owner; dog law and dog owner etiquette
- Introduction to puppy parkour
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Please note:- The first session is owners only; no dogs. This allows us to discuss how best to ensure your dog will be comfortable when you bring them along to their first session on week two. During the first session, we will discuss what you need to bring to the training sessions, how the sessions will be structured, training methods we will be using, how to deal with your dog being excited during class and much more. This helps you feel more prepared for when you bring your dog along for the first time, and we find that the dogs are much calmer and more comfortable when we get organised in advance. Plus, it means owners can listen to all of the discussion topics without the distraction of over-excited dogs!
UPCOMING COURSE START DATES:
- Monday 15th October 7:30pm (St Ambrose Hall, Leyland) *FULLY BOOKED*
- Wednesday 7th November 6:00pm (Moss Side Community Centre, Dunkirk Lane, Leyland, PR26 7SN) *FULLY BOOKED*
- Monday 26th November 7:30pm (St Ambrose Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland, PR25 4XA)