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Puppy Classes

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

When and where

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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Puppies settled beside handlers in stand, sit or down between exercises

Examples of class work

An exercise teaching heel. The hand next to the dog is free from the lead to help the puppy focus on that hand. The course is weaving between markers so that the puppy learns to follow the handler's movement, instead of just charging ahead. A trainer is nearby to advise (wearing Four Paws red jacket and top).

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Directing the puppy to follow the handler moving slightly to the side
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Using a titbit for focus
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... and again, using a titbit
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This one makes it look effortless!

An exercise teaching down. We use a lure and reward method. The handler lures the dog into the down position, and rewards from the other hand. This makes fading the lure out much easier.

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Luring into the down ...
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... rewarding from the other hand
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Moving on towards the stay command, with the handler now standing up
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And sometimes puppies are just so cure – spot that paw!

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 minimizes confusion for the puppy.

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.

 

 

Further information

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ALL PHOTOS FROM OUR CURRENT GROUP OF PUPPIES IN WEEK THREE 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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