Puppy Classes

Your puppy learns obedience and good manners with people and other dogs

Example of a class exercise: Teaching Down

Here is the first stage of teaching Down: luring into position and then rewarding. This exercise was taught in week two of the course.

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Luring into a down:
the puppy follows the titbit
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Only when the belly is down
does the puppy get their reward

Four other puppies learning Down:

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Luring into down ...
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... reward when fully down
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Luring into a down
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... and a splendid down!

Learning when and how to Reward:

Learning how to reward is important. Only reward when dog in position. Here is another example of good rewarding, this time for a Sit:

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Reward while dog in position

When and where

What classes include

Families

We are happy for families or pairs of handlers to attend. the classes.

Where appropriate, families can help each other. At other times, we ask for one handler only with their dog, while others watch; this minimises confusion for the puppy.

Quiet control

Between exercises, we help you keep your puppy calm. This helps you understand how to teach your puppy to settle. It also keeps the class environment peaceful, so that all can learn.

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Puppy can settle
in a sit ...
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... or lying down ...
 
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... or even stand,
provided they are still

 

How to join      

Please contact us to ask if we have spaces.

If we give you a place, you will need to complete a Registration Form, which we will send to you.

 

Example of a class exercise: Teaching heel

This was started in the second week of the course. This puppy is learning to follow the handler's hand and to stay by the handler's side. At first, the handler is using a titbit, but later we help you fade out the titbit lure.

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The handlers had no problem teaching these smaller dogs to follow a titbit. But if you cannot bend down, we can use other methods to help you teach heel.

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We will help you teach your puppy to heel past other dogs

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Further information

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ALL PHOTOS FROM OUR CURRENT GROUP OF PUPPIES IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF THEIR COURSE

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Watch Fudge in her puppy class:

The video shows three short sections of a puppy at a Four Paws class.

  1. Fudge Finger practices her recall – a trainer releases her as her owner calls her.
  2. The recall is used to practice coming away from a quiet, adult dog.
  3. Fudge learns to walk nicely past another puppy.

Fudge Finger graduated to our adult classes. She has passed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Kennel Club Awards. Well done to Pat.

 


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