Beginner Life Skills Group Classes

In-person Group Classes

GROUP CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.

These are Beginner Classes. Price is £120 per dog for a 4 week course in Ewell, Epsom. Puppies will need to be fully vaccinated.

As a student, you will also get access to our Life Skills Training videos & resources with over 30+ games and resources. Click below to see the list of dates, times and to book online.

Social distancing applies. This is a great way to socialise puppies and they learn to focus on you while there are other dogs and people nearby. Please note we don’t have off lead puppy play in classes.

We play fun games to shape good behaviour!

In our classes, we train a little differently, It’s not just about teaching ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘stay’. We teach our dogs to think, to make good choices and encourage them to work with you. This is all done by playing FUN concept games that shape the dog’s brain and their behaviour. Learning through fun is way more powerful, and more importantly it gets REAL LIFE results.

We will teach many life skills through our fun training games including: a reliable recall, super loose lead walking, self-control / impulse and confidence.

Watch this video to see what our students have to say about our awesome classes.

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Beginner Level Classes

A 4 week block is a good starting point to learn some of the basics in a fun games based way. From building confidence, to starting off your recall training and even helping to prevent jumping up. We will give you the games to practice and take home with you so you can help your puppy navigate our world in a kind and fun way.

Puppies, adults, seniors, rescues are all welcome in class. We keep our classes small so your dog gets plenty of space and you get more individual training.

Once you have completed a 4 week block you can join our Puppy Plus classes to take the training to the next level.

 

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Why enroll in a Group Class?

Our group classes provide your dog with a chance to experience new things in a  controlled, constructive environment – which is crucial to their socialisation and development.

Being able to focus while in the company of other dogs will help to instil essential skills like calmness, self-control and confidence.

Invest in your relationship ‘bank account’ – weekly classes are a great way to spend time with your dog while learning and having fun.

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The importance of focus

In the real world, your dog is going to encounter distraction – which often takes the form of other dogs. By putting these encounters in a controlled setting, we can get them to pay attention, even when there’s an interesting dalmatian just a few yards away. This in turn helps to build mental focus that’ll allow them to listen to what you’re asking of them, even in chaotic situations!

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What do we cover in group classes?

Our games-based approach emphasises fun and friendliness. After all, dogs, like people, are not going to be able to take in new information when they’re stressed.

Our 4 week course contains practical training in the group classes along with online training videos and resources to be able to give you as much foundation learning as possible.

What the course covers –

  • Being able to engage and respond to their owners around other dogs and distractions.
  • Polite greetings and prevent jumping up.
  • Starting a sit stay.
  • Respond and love their name.
  • Boundary Games – settle on a bed.
  • Foundations for recall and coming back when called.
  • Foundations for walking nicely on a lead.
  • Impulse Control – learning to wait for release cues. Prevent your dog from stealing.
  • Dispel myths on socialisation and how to do it right.
  • Confidence – teaching our dogs not to be worried by novelty.
  • Friendly dog greetings, understanding body language and knowing when to intervene.
  • Creating an on/off switch and default calmness.

Our group classes are open to dogs of all ages. We’ve all got to start somewhere, and it’s never too late!

Building your dog’s self-confidence

A considerable chunk of canine behavioural problems are rooted in a lack of confidence. That’s where our group classes can prove exceptionally helpful. Each class demonstrates that other dogs aren’t such a big deal. Since we maintain a sensible distance between each dog, the learning environment is comfortable, stress-free and safe.

Our confidence-building games are easy to learn, so you’ll be able to play them at home, too. Over several sessions, your dog’s confidence will gradually build, and, with patience and working on the games, their behavioural problems can be improved. In time, you’ll have a dog who is confident and relaxed, who listens, recalls, and wants to engage!

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we adapt the training to you

If you go on to join our Puppy Plus classes we will build on the skills already learned and introducing new ones. Whatever your dog’s level, we will adapt the training and aim to challenge you to the next level! 🤩 🎉