Vital socialisation and ‘life skills’ training course for puppies from age 10 to 20 weeks of age. (up to 20 weeks for small or timid puppies).

 This is a 7 week course including the Induction Theory class and is designed for all puppies from around 10 weeks of age (after the 1st vaccination) and under the age of 20 weeks at the start of the course. We cover all aspects of puppy development and social behaviour, and teach your puppy vital Life Skills as well as the basic training exercises, including:

  • Socialisation – what it is and how best to teach your puppy to be a sociable, confident and calm dog. Including careful positive introductions to adult dogs, children, strange noises, unfamiliar objects and floor surfaces and strangers.
  • House training
  • Puppy Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Walking on the lead
  • Coming when called
  • Sit, Lie Down and Stand for grooming and vet care
  • Food manners
  • Meeting and Greeting people and other dogs
  • Grooming, handling, diet and health care
  • Controlled and supervised interactions and play with other puppies
  • Problem solving

 

Cost: 7 week course £70 Includes the Theory Induction lesson and a Training and Behaviour manual.  8 puppies per class. Bookings taken on the Book a course page. 

Are you a new puppy owner?   Are you overwhelmed?!

 Does your puppy bite, pee, chew things, jump up and cry at night?   Do you have young children who need guidance on how to be safe and sensible around the new puppy?   We can help you!  

Our at home sympathetic and supportive advice service is tailor made for the new puppy owner, and will help with common subjects such as house training, crate training, biting, temper tantrums, being home alone, diet, and early learning. 

 

£50 per visit (1.5 hours) within a 10 mile radius of Sheffield S8 (Please contact us to inquire)

  A 7 week course designed for adolescent puppies from age 5  to 12 months of age.

This is a 7 week course including the Induction Theory class and is designed for all puppies from around 5 months to 12 months of age.  Adolescence is a tricky time for puppy and owner, with lots of challenging behaviours to deal with, increasing independence, hormones, chewing, physical and emotional development and selective deafness!   If your puppy has not attended the Puppy life Skills and you've only just started training it, this is the course for you.  We help you to understand your puppy, teach it new skills, control its impulsive behaviour and work on good manners as well as basic obedience.  We aim to cover the following subjects;

  • Puppy Biting and mouthing for attention
  • Jumping up and greeting people
  • meeting and greeting other dogs nicely.
  • Boisterous behaviour
  • Walking on the lead
  • Coming when called
  • Sit, Lie Down and Stand for grooming and vet care
  • Food manners
  • impulse control
  • focus and self control.

 The course starts with an  Induction Theory class and cost £70 including the Training and Behaviour Manual and homework sheets.   We take 6-8 dogs per class.  Full Details on the Book a course page.

A basic beginner course for adult dogs over 12 months of age.  

This 7 week course is designed for all SOCIABLE adult dogs and rescue dogs that have had little or no training. We start with an Induction Theory class followed by 6 practical lessons with your dog.

 

 We work on your understanding of your dog and your relationship and aim to provide positive and fun education for both dog and owner.  As well as teaching basic ‘Good Manners’ skills, your dog will also develop confidence and become a well behaved companion that you can be proud of. We take 6-8 dogs per group and only use positive, simple, practical, effective and the most up to date behavioural training methods. As well as our qualified and experienced Head Instructor, Victoria, each class has 2 assistant trainers to give you lots of 1-1 help and support. Lessons are also backed up with a training and behaviour manual as well as weekly homework sheets to give you added support at home. 

We cover all aspects of Good Manners training and behaviour including:

  • How Dog’s learn
  • How to motivate your dog to get the best results
  • Behaving nicely on the lead around other dogs and people
  • Hello - No Jumping up
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Coming when called
  • Leave it
  • Waiting at doors, or until called and Stay
  • Go to bed
  • Grooming, handling, diet and health care
  • Problem solving

 

Please note: This course is for SOCIABLE dogs only.  If your dog have any fears or issues with other dogs or strangers or is reactive, please contact Victoria to discuss our specialist 1-1 lessons to see details on our Training Services page.

 

 Cost: 7 week course £70.  Includes the Theory Induction lesson and Training and Behaviour Manual.  6-8 dogs per course.

 These are the stage 2 'Follow on' courses of further learning for all puppies and juniors who have attended our stage 1 courses or a basic course with another training provider

 

Aiming to improve and perfect on the Life Skills stage 1 that you have completed.  We also introduce Clickers as an aid to training at this level.

 

 Cost: £70 for the 6 week course. 8-10 dogs per course. Includes hand outs. 

Our Graduates Advanced Courses are designed for those owners wanting to learn more and get more out of their relationship with their dogs.  

 

Advanced training courses include Fun and Functional learning games, Focus and Impulse Control, Tricks, Body Language Skills,  On and Off lead exercises and advanced training.

 

The Silver and Gold Good Citizen Scheme is optional at this level.

 

Cost: £70 for the 6 week course. 8 dogs per group.

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the UK’s largest dog training program. The scheme promotes responsible ownership by teaching owners how to train their dogs for everyday life situations. Each course progressively develops an owners and dogs understanding of each other and builds a dog’s confidence and level of companion obedience. Any dog can take part as long as it is SOCIABLE with other dogs and strangers.  

 

The course curriculum is set by the Kennel Club and standards are independently assessed at the end of the course by a Kennel Club assessor. If your dog attains this standard, it is awarded a certificate from the Kennel Club at that level. We offer the KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme at all 4 levels, from Puppy Foundation through Bronze and onto the advanced levels at Silver and Gold. Our Perfect Pooches course is the Bronze Level of the Good Citizen Scheme.

 

Cost: £70 for the 6 week course. 8 dogs per group.

 Specialist tailor made rehabilitation lessons for dogs with reactive behaviour towards other dogs, traffic, strangers, and other animals or for rescue dogs with a troubled history.

 

This is a specialist field of behavioural training known as BAT ( Behaviour Adjustment Training) as well as other training programs.    The dog and owner is supported as an individual in order to achieve the most effective results.  Reactivity towards other dogs and unfamiliar situations is usually fear based.   We use EFFECTIVE, POSITIVE and FORCE FREE training techniques to teach the 'troubled' dog a set of skills which is designed to reduce fear, anxiety, frustration and therefore, reactivity.  

 

This process takes time and 100% consistent commitment to the training program from the owner in order to achieve the results they want from their dog.  We do not have a magic wand and there are no quick fixes when working with troubled dogs but we will do our very best to guide and support you.    

 

Assessment lesson: £50 (.15 hours)  followed by a series of 5 lessons at a time £150.  Some dogs might need more than a course of 5 lessons. 

 

Group training courses are not for everyone or every dog.  So we recommend 1-1 tailor made lessons with a People and Dogs accredited Trainer.  

 

1-1 dog training is ideal for:

  • Dogs that are easily distracted, unruly in group courses or out of control in public areas
  • Dogs that would benefit from confidence building exercises and do better with a 1-1 approach. 
  • Dogs on the waiting list for group courses
  • Owners who work shifts or who are unable to attend set courses.  
  • Owners who need that little bit of extra help.
  • Owners who are apprehensive about group courses. 
  • Specialist lessons such as Gun Dog Training, Assistance Dog or Agility. 

In 1-1 training you benefit from individual specific help and your dog is systematically trained in environments with natural distractions such as parks, towns and countryside.  

 

Lessons start with an assessment visit either at your home or around other dogs, to observe and assess your dog and discuss the problem with you.  Fee £50 (1.5 hours) within 10 miles of Sheffield S8.  This assessment is then followed by practical lessons in the environment in which you need it. Be that the local park or at home.  (£130 for 5 lessons or £40 per hour is booking individually) 

 

 

 We can also offer 1-1 SKYPE lessons for owners who live too far away for us to travel to.  Skype calls can cover a variety of topics, from puppy behaviour to some problems solving. . Please call or email us if you'd like to set up a Skype appointment.  £20 for half an hour. 

 Let Us Train Your Dog for You!

For the majority of the time training your dog is a fun and rewarding process, which enhances your bond with your dog, however for some owners, there are times when it can be overwhelming, or you might not have the physical ability or you simply don't have the time to put into the training that is required for your dog to learn to be obedient and under your control.

 

If you are one of these dog owners that finds themselves in this situation, why not consider letting us train your dog for you?

 

We can offer a bespoke course of learning for you and your dog to cover the basic training or more advanced training if required. After each course, we will then teach you how to maintain the skills your dog has learned with us, so as to ensure that bad habits and mistakes are not made.

This part of the package is very important, as without consistency and practice, your dog will lose its newly formed good habits.

After all, dogs are not robots and we can't program them to behave all the time and in all situations!  

We can however make life a lot easier for you by training your new best friend to the best of our abilities, and then passing on those skills to you to maintain.

 

Bespoke Training Package includes:

This 10 day course for your dog, starts with an at home assessment to discuss your training goals and any problem behaviour. This is followed by 7 practical sessions where we come to get your dog on a daily basis and take it out for training sessions of around 1 hour, once per day over 7 days. Also there are 2 coaching sessions with you, mid-way on the course and at the end of the course to teach you how to maintain the training.

We will also provide a written training plan and video evidence of training (if required). Training equipment is extra to the course fee. After care and extra lessons can also be arranged after the basic course as required.  £300 

This class is for all students who have completed 2 courses of learning and would like to join in our Park Life Skill class.   Park Life Skills takes place every Friday morning (weather permitting), in various parks in Sheffield and  North Derbyshire and are a lot of fun.  Training exercises include group lead walking, recall and understanding your dog’s body language and social skills.  

In order to join this group, you must have completed minimum of 2 People and Dogs courses, or a course with another reputable training provider, or have had 1-1 lessons.   Please use the contact page to request more information.

Fun Agility courses to teach your dog body confidence, focus, impulse control and lots of fun exercise with your dog.  These are non competitive courses ideal for the pet dog.   Courses take place at Snowden Riding School, Marsh Lane. 

  To book a place on these courses your dog should be over 10 months of age (small breeds) or 12 months of age (large breeds) and MUST be sociable with other dogs both on and off lead and come when called.   They should be trained up to an intermediate level with People and Dogs or with another reputable training provider 

Please enquire for details or check the Group Course Calendar for courses.