Puppy Classes are suitable for dogs aged 12 weeks to under 6 months. The Club runs a 6 week programme for puppies, followed by automatic progression to Week 4 of the Adult Dog Beginners Classes.
Puppy Classes offer the opportunity for young dogs to socialise together in a learning environment. It's particularly useful for those who have never owned a dog, or had one a long time ago, but appreciate the importance of starting young to ensure a happy coexistence.
Puppy Classes give owners the confidence, knowledge and skill to handle young dogs. A habit that is "cute" while a puppy may turn into a "troublesome issue" when it is older.
Puppy training has long term benefits as it imprints praise rewards and responses for positive behaviour and corrects undesirable traits from a very young age.
Regular attendance at classes helps continue a positive learning curve for the puppy from its litter-mates to the home environment.
Exercises taught in Puppy Classes include:
- Getting attention: Eye contact on name
- Heeling/walking nicely on lead
- Sit on command
- Introduction to Recall
Note: Puppies must have had at least their 2nd vaccination before enrolling in classes. Some Vets prefer puppies to wait until their 3rd vaccination. The Club recommends you ask and follow the advice of your Vet. A vaccination certificate must be provided when joining the Club.