Brace yourself for a lot of info! This course has been fine tuned over seven years- leading to continuously sold-out courses from word of mouth alone. Describing what we do is not straight forward, we put so much into these classes to help you raise the perfect puppy. It’s a lot of info and it may feel like you need a PhD to figure it out- but just drop us an email and ask for more info if you are still confused once you’ve read it all!

Why choose us?

  • The only class in Bristol to limit their numbers to four puppies with two trainers present, with this ratio attendees get plenty of one on one coaching.
  • Run by Roz, a Behaviourist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour. She is supported by Claire (Foundation Degree in Behaviour & Welfare) and Emily (Bachelor’s Degree in Behavour and Welfare). Each head coach is assisted by Mutty team members.
  • We have our own training center in Bedminster (BS3). Kitted out with pups in mind; no slippery floors, lots of enrichment and your pup’s own safe training space.
  • Support provided before, during and after the course. You get exclusive access to our private puppy support on facebook.
  • The minimum age is 8.5 weeks old at the start of the first practical class  giving pups time to settle into new homes. Max age at start of class is 18 weeks.
  • We accept pups into our classroom a week after their first course of vaccinations. You do not need to wait for their second course of vaccinations. The environment is safe.  The ‘sensitive socialisation’ period is 5-16 weeks of age, but the window starts to close quickly at 12-14 weeks. Keeping puppies indoors/at home until they are 14 weeks of age puts them at risk of fearful behaviour in later life. Please contact us with any concerns or questions on this topic.
  • In class you will both learn: ‘settle’, loose leash walking, handling/husbandry, recall, on/off your bed, waiting for doors (house and car),  drop/give, food manners, hand target/’touch’, ‘stay’, how to put equipment (lead and harness/collar) on without mouthing, standing settle (don’t pull me around when I chat to someone) and how to interact calmly and politely with dogs and people (including not jumping up).
  • We kick off each course with an owner intro/puppy seminar where we discuss common behaviour problems, prepare you for class and answer any questions
  • Video tutorials and written notes presented in a 40 page training manual so you don’t have to memorise everything!
  • All attendees get a goodie bag with a lead, treats and liki mat.
  • 20% off 1-2-1 training sessions if you’d like a session while you wait for your course to start or top up once the course finishes.

During lockdown we noticed our online classes produced a superior standard of training than when our classes were exlusively classroom based. This should be of no suprise, training should always start in a low distraction environment! So, we have modified our course to create what we believe to be the perfect format. The online start gives you a chance to practise in a low-pressure environment (your home) and gives young pups the time to settle  and bond with you– without being overwhelmed by somewhere new. By the time you bring them into the classroom, all pups will have a foundation of learning in place that will set them up to succeed. Don’t worry about your pup missing out on socialisation. Rushing this in a new environment can overwhelm young pups, and we feel delaying classroom sessions sets the younger, smaller or more shy pups to cope better by the time we reach the classroom. Highly social and confident puppies will have had two weeks of training in a low-distraction environment, helping them focus on their owners once in the classroom with other pups. It’s a win-win for all.
Feedback is provided on any socialisation videos you provide of your pup- so you can get tips pre-classroom.

Class 1: Owner intro class / puppy seminar (online format until social distancing is no longer in place).
Class 2:
Online (zoom) practical class
Class 3:
Online (zoom) practical class
Class 4:
Classroom practical (one person per puppy whilst social distancing measures in place)
Class 5: Classroom practical (one person per puppy whilst social distancing measures in place)
Class 6: Classroom practical (one person per puppy whilst social distancing measures in place)
Bonus class: Outdoor puppy class (weather dependant) where we practise everything ‘in the wild’. **Extra charge**
Note- In the event of lockdown or increased social distancing measures we will switch to an exclusively online format. In the event of this, partial refunds can be processed (deducting value of course used).

** If you are unsure of using zoom we can provide help (it’s suprisingly straight forward!). If you do not have the means to do online classes we can do a 1-2-1 session at your home at a discounted rate to cover the content in person (social distancing will require consideration). Please see options below**
All options include: goody bag, digital book with training videos and access to our private puppy group online.

Format 1: Classes 1-6 £85.00 inc VAT.
Format 2: Private 1 hour lesson (no online classes), Classes 1 (online, owner intro) & 4, 5 & 6 in Classroom with other pups,  £110.00 inc VAT.
Format 3: Classes 1-6,  PLUS a 45 minute private phone/zoom consult  £100.00 inc VAT.
Bonus Class: £10.00 per puppy. Please note in winter months classes may be rescheduled or cancelled due to bad weather. Refunds will be processed in the event of cancellation.
To book: Please book via acuity below. To upgrade to Format 2 or Format 3, or add the bonus class- drop us an email and we’ll charge you for this seperately.


October Classes- Fully Booked
November/December: p
lease book below (the booking box at the very bottom). Carefully note the dates of each group listed. We appreciate  all these options can be a bit confusing, just ask if you’re totally lost on what’s what!

January dates (here’s hoping more a less weird 2021!)- scheduled for release end November!
Feel free to ask to be put on the waiting list.

November groups:

GROUP 1:
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Classes 2 & 3 (online),  Tuesdays 10th & 17th November. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Tuesdays 24th Nov & 1st, 8th Dec. 6pm start
SELECT TUESDAY NOV 24TH 18.00pm on Acuity Menuthis is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 2:
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Classes 2 & 3 (online),  Tuesdays 10th & 17th November. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Tuesdays 24th Nov & 1st, 8th Dec. 7.15pm start
SELECT TUESDAY NOV 24TH 19.15pm on Acuity Menu this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 3:
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online),  Wednesdays 11th & 18th November. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Wednesdays 25th Nov & 2nd, 9th Dec 6.30pm start
SELECT WEDNESDAY NOV 25TH 6pm on Acuity Menu this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 4:
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online),  Wednesdays 11th & 18th November. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Wednesdays 25th Nov & 2nd, 9th Dec 7.15pm start
SELECT WEDNESDAY NOV 25TH 7.15pm on Acuity Menu
this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 5:
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online),  Thursdays 12th  & 19th Nov. 6pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Thursdays 26th Nov, 3rd & 10th Dec 6pm 
SELECT THURSDAY NOV 26TH 6PM on Acuity Menu this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP: 6
Class 1, Owner intro:  Monday 2nd Nov 6pm  (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online),  Thursdays 12th  & 19th Nov. 6pm start
Class 2 & 3 (online),  Thursdays 26th Nov, 3rd & 10th Dec 7.15pm start  
SELECT THURSDAY NOV 26TH 7.15PM on Acuity Menu
this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

Bonus class: Sunday Dec 13th- Tbc weather permitting! Feel free to put your name down to provisionally reserve a place.

Book a whole Puppy course (November) here:

If the menu below doesn’t let you select a date/time then it means it’s fully booked, sorry!

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    I can’t recommend Roz’s puppy training enough. She has very small groups so can match her advice to each breed and puppy personality … and owners expertise! No question is too small and her relaxed approach and sense of humour make the classes fun but very informative.

    The individual support is fabulous – her advice on how to acclimatise a young puppy to become a school dog was very useful and I now have a lovely, well trained and relaxed dog working beautifully in a special school.

    The online support from the puppy booklet at our initial enquiry and Roz’s Facebook page with ongoing support with issues at any age shows the level of commitment she shows to the puppies and owners she works with.
    Claire Spencer,
    Owner of Penka, School Dog at a Bristol Special School

  • ☆☆☆☆☆
    Roz has unlocked the language of dog for us. As first time dog owners we are starting to feel confident with all aspects of dog training for our cocker spaniel. We would definitely recommend.
    Estelle & Rich with Toby the Working Cocker Spaniel