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Many training and behavioural problems can be prevented with early training. The first 18 weeks in a dog's life are the most important and critical time for learning the life skills required to be able to cope in this sometimes busy and stressful world of ours. You will be given exercises in the class to practice at home in order to provide your puppy with the best chance of growing into a polite and well-adjusted adult dog.
NOTE: Classes are held outdoors in various locations in the Broadbridge Heath and Horsham area. This is a 5 week course
Over the 5 weeks, you will learn how to teach your puppy to:
Dogs Behaving Badly uses Clicker Training in our classes, so as part of the package you will receive a free clicker. However, we appreciate that while being an amazing training tool, not everybody gets the hang of the clicker, so use isn't mandatory and we will advise alternatives. You will also be given handouts with tips and advice.
If your puppy defacates outside the grounds of the hall, please ensure you pick it up and take it home with you.
Although exercises and information will be given in class, you will need to ensure you practice the exercises at home during the week. The more you practice the exercises, the quicker your dog will learn. Remember to have a well trained dog, YOU must put in the effort.
Cheryl Harwood is a qualfied animal behaviourist, and will be able to help and advise on problems. If necessary one-to-one appointments can be arranged to advise on specific issues.
The course is a set of 5 puppy training classes, each lasting 1 hour, to cover the basics that your puppy needs. The classes are held outdoors so you are training your puppies in real live environments. However, if the weather is really bad (including too hot), a session may need to be postponed and added to the end of the course. In addition, if we get more covid restrictions, we will pick up any remaining sessions once the restrictions are lifted.
There will be a maximum of 5 puppies per course. Please note that due to changing covid restrictions, there may be changes to how many handlers per puppy that I can have in a class.
Please note that we need a minimum amount of dogs to run the course, and on rare occasions we have had to cancel a course with a full refund. If this is the case, the course start date may be put back a week or two. If this happens you will be offered the option of a refund if the new arrangement is not convenient for you.
Puppies can start the course after their second vaccination. If in doubt, please seek advice from your vet.
We teach you clicker training in our classes. Owners will be supplied with a clicker on the first day of the course.
Classes are held on various dates and at various times. Please check below for timings and the next course dates.
Venue: Various locations in the Broadbridge Heath and Horsham areas.
Only reward-based training methods are used. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage puppies to learn in a positive way.
£60 for the 5 week course. Payment to a/c 13388662, sort code 20-42-58, Dogs Behaving Badly.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space.
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Places are only confirmed on receipt of payment.
Tuesday 6th July, 6:30pm (no class on 27th July so final class is 10th August)
Tuesday 6th July, 7:30pm (no class on 27th July so final class is 10th August)
It is so important to start training and socialising your new puppy as early as possible. The critical learning period isn't long at all so it is wise not to put off training until you have problems. If the next available course is a few weeks away, why not book a 121 in the interim? I can run through the training basics and provide helpful advice, which will help get your puppy off to a great start in life.