What’s the low down?

The basics are as follows:

  • Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Groups of 4-6 dogs
  • 45 minute classes
  • 5 week course

You’ll need to meet the following criteria:

  • In good health generally
  • Up to date vaccinations
  • Flea & worm treated
  • No severe behavioral problems

Is my dog suitable for puppy class?

What will I need to bring?

  • Your dog!
  • A lead and flat collar
  • Small, high value treats
  • A mat or towel

If you don’t have these, we can help with everything except the dog.

Now for the details!

At The Pawfectionist our puppy classes are split into two levels. The courses are intended to be taken in succession, but it is not imperative that you have done level 1 if your puppy has grown up too quickly and you missed out, or you completed the basics elsewhere.

Critical Period

Its important to get off to the right start in life.

For pups aged up to 16 weeks.

The critical period puppy class covers a variety of training topics with a focus on the needs of young puppies still in their critical period of development.

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Week 1
  • Teaching marker & release command
  • Discussion: how to make training fun
  • Teaching sit
  • Handling Socialisation
Week 2
  • Nutrition and Dental
  • Mouthing / biting & jumping up discussion
  • Training equipment discussion
  • Teaching Drop
  • Loose lead walking
Week 3
  • Surface socialisation
  • Teaching recall
  • Meeting dogs and people on lead
  • Discussion: Flea & Worming
Week 4
  • Sound socialisation
  • On lead interactions
  • Grooming socialsation
  • Toilet training discussion
Week 5
  • General Q& A discussion
  • Class Topic of choice
  • Off lead interactions
  • Graduation

Puppy Primary

Bigger dogs (atleast on the inside) ready to tackle bigger things.

For pups 16 weeks to 12 months.

Puppy primary covers more advanced skills than critical period, and a bit of out in the world training.

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Week 1
  • Teaching marker & release command
  • Discussion: how to make training fun
  • Engagement games
  • Calming techniques
  • Impulse control exercise
Week 2
  • Place command
  • Engagement game – touch exercise
  • Meeting on lead
  • Crossing the road
Week 3
  • Improving recall
  • Muzzle training
  • Nail clipping
  • “Give” command
Week 4
  • Teaching drop
  • Free-shaping exercise
  • On lead interactions
  • “Leave it” command
Week 5
  • General Q& A discussion
  • Class Topic of choice
  • Off lead interactions
  • Graduation