Dog Training Classes
Obedience training and socialisation in Oxfordshire

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socialisation exercise (in an advanced class, so off-lead)

Day and time of training classes

Sunday mornings     (Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, Oxfordshire)
Puppy class:  9.45 - 10.30 am
Adult dog obedience class (2 classes):   10.00 - 11.00 am
Adult dog obedience class (2 classes):   11.15 am - 12.15 pm

Open for a minimum of 30 weeks during the year. Please see our calendar.

We reserve the right to alter the timings, composition, and training tasks of our classes.

Please contact us if you would like to join Four Paws

What training is included

Puppy class. The puppies class includes socialisation, basic good behaviour and obedience. Read more about puppy classes ...

Adult dog obedience training: basic. Classes include sit, down, stand, return to owner, walking on lead without pulling, stay for 1 minute on lead, and other basic good behaviours.

Adult dog obedience training: improvers. Classes include obedience and heelwork when off lead, stopping on command when running towards you, obedience near distractions, settling down onto a dog bed, stay for several minutes, and more. Read more about adult classes ...

All classes include training your dog to leave other dogs when required to do so, and other socialisation behaviours. We help your dog develop good behaviour when meeting people, when being groomed, and when going through a gate. We include play with your dog, including fetch and dropping toys on command!

 

access for wheelchairs
good access facilities

Your first class

We have some suggestions for what to bring to your first class

Dog training venue     

Hinksey Heights Golf Club, South Hinskey, near Oxford, Oxfordshire
See our Training Classes Venue for more information on finding us.

access for wheelchairs
it is okay for your dog to wear
a muzzle for any reason

How to join     

Please contact us to ask if we have spaces.

If we have given you a place, please complete a Registration Form. You must complete both pages.
Click for: Puppy Registration or Adult dog Registration.

 

Example of a class exercise

When your dog gets more experienced, we do exercises where other dogs are a distraction. Here is an example of four handlers sending their dogs to a bed, despite the presence of other dogs and beds. (The first handler is out of sight of the camera.)The dog is taught to stay on the bed until released, even if other dogs are moving near by.

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first dog goes to their bed
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second dog
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third dog
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last dog

... And finally the dogs must stay on the bed while all the handlers return, as shown here with a different set of handlers and dogs.

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handlers return to their dogs

 

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