Our Puppy foundation / basic class is our entry level class for puppies 8 - 16 weeks old at start of class (If your puppy is over 16 weeks old, see our Puppy Intermediate Class). All classes unless otherwise stated, run for 6 sessions with 1 week's break after week 3.NOTE: Classes starting on Friday 28th February will run for 6 consecutive weeks.
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The socialisation period is critcially important for the behavioural health of our dogs and this class is designed to capitilise on what remains of this key develpomental period and provide the foundations of the core training skills. If your dog meets the age criteria for this class, then we highly recommend this as the best class to start your puppy's journey.
Our puppy classes centre around positive training for puppies and young dogs - with training both on and off-lead, which has remarkable results and is endorsed by the creator of puppy training, Dr. Ian Dunbar.
In our Puppy Foundation class your puppy will make new friends and develop self-confidence as puppy builds lifelong social skills. Watch your puppy demonstrate new behaviours and flourish in a stimulating environment while having a whole lot of fun!
Practical Training for Real Life
Because your puppy will spend much of its life on and off lead, we will over the classes teach you how to work with your puppy both ways: with a lead and without one. Our skillful and friendly trainers will show you how to train your puppy using positive training techniques that make learning fast, fun, and motivating… for all of you! Family members of all ages are always welcome in our classes.
Our Puppy Foundation class includes:
Basic Obedience – sit, down, stay, leave, come here.
Play Skills - Understanding and managing puppy play
Social Skills – with other puppies and with humans, build confidence in a variety of settings, with exercises to help prevent aggression
Distraction Skills – Starts the process of learning to focus and work in a group setting
All Things Puppy – nipping, chewing, house training, and how to deal with these issues in a positive way
Recommended by Vets and fully insured Supported by glowing testimonials. Our classes save you time and train your puppy quicker.
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In addition to Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced puppy training classes, we offer a range of support with a 1-to-1 puppy visit if you don't have time for the whole class or you prefer 1-1 training, we also offer a Puppy SOS telephone service for when you just need advice from experts.
If we do not have a Puppy classes in your area, please check out our other services.
If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to contact us on 01296 323000.
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Mid Term Break
The classes held on a Tuesday and Friday evening will have a mid-term break for 1 week, unless otherwise stated below all classes have a 1 week break after week 3, please consider this when booking.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSES STARTING ON FRIDAY 2/2 WILL HAVE A 2-WEEK BREAK ON 23/2 & 2/3.
- Please do not feed your dog before class.
- Please, no slip leads or choke chains to be used in class.
- Please keep all dogs on a lead unless an instructor tells you otherwise.
- Please do not bring your bitch to class if she is in season (you are welcome to attend and watch).
- Please do not bring any dog to class if it is ill. If you are unsure if you should attend class please telephone to discuss.
Note: Except by prior arrangement, your contract with Puppy Stars Ltd is to provide dog training in the form of classes and workshops.
Puppy Stars' Trainers are free to work with you on a 1-1 basis and unless by prior arrangement, do so as independent consultants and not as representatives of Puppy Stars Ltd.
If you work directly with the trainer and not Puppy Stars Ltd, your trainer will be responsible for all correspondence and financial transactions.
Early socialisation is incredibly important for puppies’ to stand the best chance of developing into a well-rounded dog and because this window of opportunity is very small, Puppy Stars are happy to take puppies 1 week after their first injection.
This may be contrary to what you have been told by your Vet. "However Veterinarians specialising in behaviour recommend that owners take advantage of every safe opportunity to expose young puppies to the great variety of stimuli that they will experience in their lives. Enrolling in puppy classes prior to three months of age can be an excellent means of improving training, strengthening the human-animal bond, and socialising puppies in an environment where risk of illness can be minimised." AVSAB
To download the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviour position statement – CLICK HERE. The link will take you to Puppy Stars website where you can download a number of free resources or you may prefer to visit the AVSAB website.
At Puppy Stars we will take all reasonable precautions and disinfect the training area with a Veterinary disinfectant before classes start.
We would encourage you carry puppies form your car to the training venue under your puppy is fully vacinated.
However the final decision must be yours.
Please do not bring a puppy to class that is unwell.