Puppy Training Classes
We believe that it is so important for puppies to be given the best start in life. Positive experiences, the right training and suitable skills which will enable them to fit into the human world are key, so your pup can grow into a happy and contented adult.
At Talk to the Hound we provided a super 6 week group puppy class which is suitable for the whole family to come and join in with. If however you feel that you would prefer some more individual attention then we can provide a 1:2:1 home based puppy course as an alternative.
So whether it is in our group session or on a 1:2:1 basis you and your pup will enjoy relaxed, fun training sessions which will deliver positive results.
Group Puppy Training – 6 Week course
Our 6-week group puppy training course is designed to give you the tools to teach your puppy to grown into a well-mannered integrated part of the family.
It is suited for puppies between 9 and 20 weeks. (aged at the start of the course). Pups need to have received at least one vaccination before they begin, and vaccination cards will be need to be seen before lessons begin. If your pup is older than this then please give me call and we can see how else we can help.
Your pup will be introduced to walking nicely on a lead, gain an introduction to recall, learn some impulse control and learn basic manners such as sit, stay, leave it. In addition, you will learn methods for toilet training, puppy biting, not jumping up and much more.
Your pups will be on lead for the session unless advised otherwise by a trainer. We do not tend to provide free play with the pups during lessons as have not found this to always to be successful. It all depends on the sizes and temperaments of the pups in each group and can do more harm to pups if they are of a timid nature. We will assess each class and if appropriate decide on the night.
We only use force free positive reward-based training as we believe training should be fun for all involved. This means you will need plenty of small tasty treats to help along the way, a few favourite toys and plenty of praise.
The group courses are approximately 1-hour long. Sessions will include many practical exercises, however there will be some discussions involved for you gain that extra knowledge to help you along the way.
Children are welcome to attend the courses as we love for the whole family to be involved, however for safety we ask that there is no running and parents are responsible for supervision at all times.
You will receive a welcome pack on arrival and we provide phone and email assistance for the duration of the course.
The one important note is that you will need to practice regularly with the methods taught in class. We can give you the tools to take away, however to achieve the best results your pup will require consistent and regular training sessions.
6-week courses costs £90. (6 x 1 hr sessions)
For more information on times and when the next session starts please call or email: