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.
  • The course content is overseen by Roz, a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. Livvy and Rachel are head coaches and you can read more about them under the ‘about us’ section. 
  • We have our own training center in Bedminster (BS3) which is kitted out with pups in mind. No slippery floors, lots of enrichment and your pup’s own safe training space.
  • Attendees receive support before, during and after the course.

Our classes concentrate on the things we consider to be of utmost importance in a dog’s life: developing social and life skills, building confidence, staying safe and maintaining positive well being.

  • The minimum age for attendance is 8.5-9 weeks old. (Max age 18 weeks)
  • We follow the same guide lines as Lincoln University and accept pups on our courses a week after their first course of vaccinations. You do not need to wait for their second course of vaccinations to start. It is important that pups start gradually experiencing the world outside before 12 weeks of age. The ‘sensitive socialisation’ period is 8-16 weeks of age, but the window starts to close quickly at 12-14 weeks.
  • In class you will both learn: ‘settle’, loose leash walking, handling/husbandry, recall, waiting for doors (house and car),  drop/give, food manners, hand target/’touch’ and how to interact calmly and politely with dogs and people (including not jumping).
  • We kick off with an owner intro class 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!
  • Exclusive access to our private puppy support group on facebook.
  • All attendees get a goodie bag with a lead, treats and liki mat.
  • Invitation to join up our advanced puppy class course once you have completed the foundation class.
  • 10% off 1-2-1 training sessions if you’d like to get things going before the course starts or if you require a top up once it finishes.

Course fee: £85.00 (6 classes/lessons, book & goody bag). If the menu below doesn’t let you select a date/time then it means it’s fully booked, sorry!

January classes
Owner Intro for all classes: 6-7.30pm Thursday 2nd January 2020 (no pups attending)

Practical classes:  Mondays
6pm  6th, 13th, 20th, 27th January
Last class
: Sunday 2nd February 11.30am

Practical classes:  Tuesdays
6pm  7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January
7.15pm
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th January
Last class
: Sunday 2nd February 11.30am

Practical classes:  Wednesdays
6pm  8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January
7.15pm
8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January
Last class
: Sunday 2nd February 12.45pm

Practical classes:  Thursdays
6pm  9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January
7.15pm
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January
Last class
: Sunday 2nd February 12.45pm

Practical classes:  Saturdays
10.30am 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January
Last class
: Sunday 2nd February 11.30am

February 2020 classes
Owner Intro for all classes: 6-7.30pm Monday 3rd February 2020 (no pups attending)

Practical classes:  Tuesdays
6pm  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February
7.15pm
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th February
Last class
: Sunday 1st March 11.30-12.30

Practical classes:  Wednesdays
6pm  5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February
7.15pm
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February
Last class
: Sunday 1st March 12.45-1.45

Practical classes:  Thursdays
6pm  6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February
7.15pm
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February
Last class
: Sunday 1st March 12.45-1.45

Practical classes:  Saturdays
10.30am 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January
Last class
: Sunday 1st March 11.30-12.30

To book: Please book via acuity below, just select the WEEKDAY & TIME SLOT you’d like. This will automatically sign you up to the 6 classes (owner intro, 4 classroom practicals, outdoor class)

ADVANCED PUPPY COURSE:

For puppies over 18 weeks of age

  • Must have completed our foundation puppy class course or completed 2 x 1 hour one-one training sessions with Livvy or Roz
  • Progress onto more advanced exercises: Stay, food on the floor ‘leave it’, loose leash walking, higher distraction recall, more advanced husbandry behaviours such as voluntary nail trimming

Course fee: £60.00
Course fee includes: Hand outs, Video tutorials, Exclusive access to online facebook puppy support page
Dates & Times: view and book via Acuity below