For puppies under 4 months. Puppy class is all about preventing problems later in life.
Informal, relaxed weekly class where puppies learn how to greet other dogs and people calmly. Any puppy playtime will be carefully monitored between well matched individuals, we don’t allow ‘free for all’ play sessions but aim to build up confidence or teach self control where appropriate and each puppy’s needs will be carefully assessed. Time given to discuss normal puppy issues like Play biting, House training, and Socialisation. Advice on toys and equipment. Handling exercises. Basic training including sit, Down, Come and leave. Confidence building exercises using tunnels and small agility equipment.
Our Puppy class aims to offer a fun, stress free environment for the young puppy. It is an ideal starting point in preparing your puppy for both life in general and any further classes or training you might do. First vaccination must be completed and please follow veterinary advice. Booking essential to prevent overcrowding. We can be very busy so please don’t wait until your Puppy is ready to start before booking in. Contact us as soon as you get your Puppy, if not before, to ensure you can start as soon as vaccinations permit.
Set six week course for puppies under 6 months. This is generally a follow on from our Puppy class with priority given to those who have attended at least a few puppy classes. If space is available though we will take puppies who have not attended puppy class providing they are sociable.
Introduction to Clicker Training, Sit and Down stays, Coming to call, walking on a loose lead, greeting other dogs and people calmly, leaving food and rubbish alone. Advise on coping with your ‘teenage dog’, avoiding separation problems and fun games to play to combat chewing and boredom and build on dog /handler relationship. Course must be booked in advance. Rosette and certificate at end of course.
Set six week course for any dog over 5 months with no previous training or who need a refresher in the basics. Rescue dogs especially welcome. Course covers use of Clickers in training, not pulling on lead, recall problems, food snatching/ stealing, not jumping up, not pushing through doors, attention building exercises. Advise on avoiding separation problems, mentally stimulating games to combat boredom and chewing problems and to improve the relationship between dog and handler. Very small classes with lots of one to one help. Rosettes and Certificates at end of course.
Sorry we are unable to take Aggressive dogs in to a class situation but please contact us if you want to discuss your dogs suitability and we can arrange an assessment session if necessary.
Fun Intermediate and Advanced classes to continue with general training and add fun exercises to mentally stimulate your dog,and improve the relationship between dog and handler. Sendaway, Retrieve, scent work, tricks, fun competitions, basic Rally moves and mini Agility.
Our Top Dog class is for our long term customers that just don’t want to leave us! Social sessions with fun training and exercises to stretch the brains of both dogs and handlers!
TALKING DOGS RALLY OBEDIENCE
Once a month, Sunday morning class. Beginners and Level 1 at 10.00am and Level Pre 2 level 2 and 3 at 12.00pm. We have both indoor and outside facilities available so can set up courses outside for competition practise. We welcome first time ralliers, those already competing and people who just want to have fun with well behaved dogs. Dogs must be sociable and have good basic obedience skills and be used to working in a class environment.
For more information on Talking Dog Rally visit www.talkingdogsrally.co.uk.