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Many training and behavioural problems can be prevented with early training and socialisation. The first 18 weeks in a dog's life are the most important and critical time for socialisation and learning. Puppy classes are an ideal way of allowing your puppy to socialise in a controlled environment, thereby providing your puppy with the best chance of growing into a well-adjusted and outgoing adult dog.
Over the 6 weeks, you will learn how to teach your puppy to:
Dogs Behaving Badly uses Clicker Training in all classes, so as part of the package you will receive a free clicker. You will also be given handouts with tips and advice on common problems
Please ensure you have given your puppy the opportunity to relieve him/herself BEFORE entering classes to avoid accidents. If an accident does happen, then please ensure you clear it up properly. We need to leave the hall in a clean state ready for the next people who use it.
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 6 puppy training classes, each lasting 50 minutes, to cover all the basics that your puppy needs.
There will be a maximum of 8 puppies per course. If the puppy course is full, or if the timings are not right for you, then we can put you into our mixed age group Beginners Course. This course is for young puppies through to adult, but the course content is the same as the puppy course.
Please note that we need a minimum amount of puppies to run the course, and on rare occasions we have had to cancel a course with a full refund. However, if possible it is preferable to merge the puppy and beginners classes. If this happens you will be offered the option of a full refund if the new time is not convenient for you.
There is a maximum age limit of 18 weeks at the start of the puppy course. Puppies can start the course after their second vaccination and proof of vaccinations will be required on the first day.
We use clicker training in our classes. Owners will be supplied with a clicker on the first day of the course.
Classes are held every Wednesday. Please check below for timings and the next course dates.
Venue: Edwin Hall, Chichester Terrace, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1DB. Click for Directions
Only reward-based training methods are used. Treats, toys and praise are used to encourage puppies to be well behaved.
We aim to have 2 instructors per class most of the time, so there will be plenty of individual help for dogs that are struggling with the exercises.
£80 per 6 week course. Cheques made payable to Dogs Behaving Badly.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07747 397661 to reserve a space.
Then download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM and send with your cheque, payable to Dogs Behaving Badly, to:
Dogs Behaving Badly
PO Box 808
Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Places will only be held for a few days, and will only be confirmed on receipt of your Registration form and payment (cheque or online BACS transfer).
If your puppy is over 18 weeks, why not sign up for our Beginners Class, which accepts any age of puppy or adult dog with no previous training. Also suitable for rescue dogs requiring socialisation and basic training.
If you are enjoying training, and would like to improve your skills and learn a little bit more, then why not sign up for our Progression Class. This class will provide some practical exercises such as sending your dog to bed, stop on command, plus some basic obedience work for retrieves and send-aways.
Wednesday 26th September 2018, 5:30pm
Wednesday 7th October 2018, 5:30pm
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.