GIVE YOUR PUPPY
A HEAD START
Beginner Puppy Course - 6 weeks Now back with strict social distancing and Covid-19 processes
A 6 week course for puppies and rescue dogs.
In this 6 week course, you and your puppy/rescue dog will learn all you need for them to develop lifelong good manners. We cover topics such as proper puppy play, mouthing, the essential basic commands such as how to focus on you, walk on a loose lead, recall and more. Perhaps most fun of all, we allow your dogs to socialise, play and importantly build confidence.
All training is done outside at Berkshire College of Agriculture, setting your dog up for success in the real world; so please come prepared for the outdoors! Only positive, reward-based methods are used that are proven to be effective.
New procedures in place. As per the government guidelines, these will include each dog being handled by only one adult so unfortunately no other family members to attend. All dogs to remain on leads at all times and no handling of other people’s dogs. Plus social distancing to be adhered to throughout. No course will have more than 5 dogs/5 adults plus myself present. More details will be sent with the confirmed location.
6 x 1 hour sessions weekly: £100
2020 Class dates: Please contact me on for current availability - new dates being looked at due to demand.
Tuesday 9th June - 14th July, 6.00pm - 7.00pm. FULL
Thursday 11th June - 16th July, 6.00pm - 7.00pm. FULL
Tuesday 16th June - 21st July, 9.30am -10.30am. FULL
Wednesday 24th June - 29th July, 9.00am -10.00am FULL
Monday 6th July - 10th August, 7.00pm- 8.00pm FULL
Monday 6th July - 10th August, 5.45pm -6.45pm. FULL
Tuesday 21st July - 11th August, 6.00pm - 7.00pm. 4 week course. £70 - spaces left
Puppy August Holiday Camp!
Tues 4th, Fri 7th, Mon 10th and Fri 14th August, 9.00am - 10.00am. 4 week. £70 - FULL
Optional 2 week booster for those attending the 4 week courses:
Tuesday 1st and 8th September, 6.30pm-7.30pm, £30 - spaces left
6 week courses:
Friday 4th September - 9th October, 9.30am-10.30am
Tuesday 1st September - 6th October, 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Puppy Garden Visit
90 min session
I also offer a private consultation at home in your garden, to discuss any individual questions you may have. This can be especially useful before your puppy is vaccinated or before you bring your him or her home.
This will be bespoke to your puppy and focus on your particular questions. Typical sessions focus on elements such as the important at-home skills such as toilet training, crate training, mouthing, sleeping through the night, proper puppy play, as well as getting a head start with key training.
90 minute session - £90
Online Puppy 1-1
60 min video call
Sometimes having a new puppy can feel quite daunting. This 1 hour video call will support you to help build confidence and gain the skills you need to manage your puppy effectively at home. The session is totally tailored to your needs but topics normally covered include: toilet training, crate training if required, nipping and jumping, building confidence in the puppy to be left alone, appropriate interaction with children and/or other pets.
60 minute session - £60
Online Puppy taster course - 4 weeks
This 4 week course of 40 minute sessions will help you and your puppy to grow in confidence and learn the skills they need for them to develop lifelong good manners.
Key topics will include - understanding your puppy behaviour, strategies to help with play biting and jumping; walking nicely on the lead and how to develop a strong recall. We will also demonstrate how these skills taught online can be transferred to the all important outside world.
Please contact for details on available dates. Sessions to be run through Zoom with up to 4 puppies per session.
4 x 40 min sessions - £50