Brace yourself for a lot of info! Our classes have been fine tuned over eight years- leading to continuously sold-out courses from word of mouth alone. Describing what we do is difficult to manage in a single paragraph- we put so much into these classes to help you raise the perfect puppy. In a nutshell…….it’s a 6 week course with a goody bag, extensive training videos and online support group run by 3 university qualified trainers – for £90.00.

Read below for more info and book in with us at the bottom!

Why choose us?

  • We limit classroom numbers to four puppies, so you all get loads of coaching!
  • One of the most qualified training teams in Bristol. Overseen by Roz, a clinical animal behaviourist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour, 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 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 and a 40 page training manual with video tutorials and written instructions- so you don’t have to memorise everything!
  • 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. This class is perfect for those who have not yet got their pup, or who have got their pup and are feeling overwhelmed. You don’t need your pup to be involved for this class- although you’re welcome to flaunt them at the camera for us to ‘naaaaarrrrr’ at!
  • The minimum age is 8.5 weeks old at the start of the first online class giving pups time to settle into new homes. Owners are welcome to join the course earlier and have their pups sit out (unless they are ready for action) if they are worried about waiting until the next course. Max age at start of classroom sessions 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 12-14 weeks of age puts them at risk of fearful behaviour in later life. Please contact us with any concerns or questions on this topic.
  • On our course you will learn: ‘settle’, loose leash walking, handling/husbandry, recall, 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).
  • All attendees get a goodie bag with a lead, treats, puppy safe chews and lickimat.
  • £15.00 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, recording available).
Class 2:
Online (zoom) practical class (recording available)
Class 3:
Online (zoom) practical class (recording available)
Class 4:
Classroom practical
Class 5: Classroom practical
Class 6: Classroom practical
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 surprisingly 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 £90.00 inc VAT.
Format 2: Private 1 hour lesson (no online classes), Classes 1 (online, owner intro) & 4, 5 & 6 Classroom sessions, £115.00 inc VAT.
Format 3: Classes 1-6, PLUS a 45 minute private phone/zoom consult £105.00 inc VAT.
Bonus Class: £12.00 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.
Refunds: If you cancel your class before it starts then a £15.00 booking fee is deducted from the refunded amount. If you cancel part-way through the course, before the classroom sessions start, we will refund you £45.00 if we can fill your place.

October: FULLY BOOKED! Please book here and carefully note the dates of each group listed (below the alternative class details). We appreciate all these options can be a bit confusing, just ask if you’re totally lost on what’s what.

However!! We have a fast-track course arranged for end November-December. This is a 6 week course crammed into 4 weeks- so you’ll need to available twice a week for two of the weeks. Email in for more details: themuttyprofessor@gmail.com

JANUARY CLASSES: They are coming! Please bear with us for dates, but email in to get your name on the waiting list.

FULLY BOOKED SORRY! Please click here to book October Puppy Training Course (Classes)

October groups:

GROUP 1:
Class 1, Owner intro: Monday 11th October 6-7.45pm (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Classes 2 & 3 (online), Tuesdays 19th & 26th October. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Tuesdays 2nd, 9th & 16th November 6pm start
SELECT TUESDAY 2nd November 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 11th October 6-7.45pm (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online), Tuesdays 19th & 26th October. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Tuesdays 2nd, 9th & 16th November 7.15pm start
SELECT TUESDAY 2nd November 19.15pm on Acuity Menu this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 3:
Owner intro: Monday 11th October 6-7.45pm (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online), Thursdays 21st & 28th October. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Thursdays 4th, 11th & 18th November 6pm
SELECT THURSDAY 4th November 6PM on Acuity Menu this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

GROUP 4:
Owner intro:
Monday 11th October 6-7.45pm (on zoom, slides and recording available)
Class 2 & 3 (online), Thursdays 21st & 28th October. 6.30pm start
Classes 4-6 (classroom) Thursdays 4th, 11th & 18th November 7.15pm start
SELECT THURSDAY 4th November 7.15PM on Acuity Menu
this is your first classroom session, but note your two online classes before this date.

Bonus class:  Tbc weather permitting! Feel free to put your name down to provisionally reserve a place.

Book a whole Puppy course (October) 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