Please note our classes are booking up incredibly quickly right now and we have very limited spaces. Please get in touch as early as possible to give the best chance of a space being available whilst your pup is the right age for classes.
Lockdown Edition (all online during lockdown)
A complete introduction to training your pup!
Five full weeks of puppy training support (for pups 10-24 weeks)
Ten sessions - 5 live on zoom - 5 pre-recorded to watch at your leisure (With optional live zoom Q&A to follow)
Through a combination of live small group online training (via zoom) plus weekly prerecorded online sessions and live Q&As we cover*:
Online Live Training Sessions
Your five live sessions will run on the same day and time each week via the online platform ‘Zoom’. We have only 6 pups per group (who will remain together for all five sessions) with three trainers so plenty of help with the training. We’ll start with a group intro to see how you’re all getting on and explain the exercises for that week. We’ll then break out in to smaller groups of two-three to work on the exercises whilst your appointed trainer observes and helps by watching you and your pup work together via the camera and gives feedback and tips.
During the session we will also explain in detail how you can work on your pup’s socialisation with other dogs during the week. You will then be invited to join a private Facebook group with all the other pups who are currently in classes. This group will allow you to chat with the other members of your class (plus others also in classes) and you can use this to arrange to join another puppy owner for your daily exercise (in accordance with covid guidelines). Giving you an opportunity to practice the socialisation tips from class that week with another pup who’s owner is on the same page as you if you’d like to.
These sessions will last around 45 minutes. We will email you in the week before the session with full explanations and video demos of the training exercises for that week - we advise you start them as soon as you can, ready to practice and get help during the live session.
(n.b in the event that government restrictions are lifted during your course, we will endeavour to move live sessions to in person sessions at our Didsbury location as soon as is safe to do so)
Pre-Recorded Online Sessions
Your pre-recorded weekly online session will be emailed over mid week and will talk you through various aspects of puppy raising, addressing all the common puppy issues. These will be followed at the weekend by an optional live Q&A on that week’s topic run by the amazing Sarah Davie (Degree in Canine Studies and ‘Pro Dog Trainer’) so that you can ask any questions on that week’s topic. If you cannot make the Q&A you are more than welcome to email questions on the topics over to our fully qualified trainers for extra help during the week instead.
|Date of first live zoom training session||(runs at same time and day each week for||five weeks)|
|Saturday 20th February 12pm||Zoom||FULL|
|Saturday 20th February 1pm||Zoom||FULL|
|Tuesday 23rd February 7pm||Zoom||FULL|
Please note our classes are booking up incredibly quickly right now and we have very limited spaces. We will do our best to suggest other trainers if we do not have space available.
A shorter introductory course for older pups and adult dogs
This course in NOT SUITABLE for dogs that are reactive towards other dogs
Three weeks of training!
8 sessions - 4 in person - 4 online (recorded with optional live Q&A)
Through a combination of face to face small group training plus weekly online sessions we cover: Training Basics (including how to train around distractions), Relaxing and focussing around other dogs, Sit, Lie Down & Stand,Recall Basics, Lead Walking Basics, Stay, Come Away, Jumping Up, Visitor Greetings, Table Manners, How to progress basics and Tricks
Your Four in person sessions will run in person on the same day and time each weekend at our East Didsbury location - a chance to learn how to teach your dog to relax and focus on you around other dogs, new people and distracting environments whilst getting help with various useful training exercises with our expert trainers to guide you. We have only 6 dogs per group (who will remain together for all three sessions) with three trainers so plenty of one to one help with the training. Social distancing measures will apply and all classes will be fully outdoors when in tier 3. These sessions will last around 30 minutes - the perfect length to get the most out of the session, without overwhelming the dogs. We will email you in the week before the session with full explanations and video demos of the training exercises for that week - it can be useful start them at home (without the distractions of class), ready to practice and get help during the in person session.
Your four pre-recorded weekly online session will be emailed over mid week and will talk you through various aspects of training and how to understand your dog’s behaviours. These will be followed at the weekend by an optional live Q&A on that week’s topic run by the amazing Sarah Davie (Degree in Canine Studies and ‘Pro Dog Trainer’) so that you can ask any questions on the session. If you cannot make the Q&A you are more than welcome to email questions on the topics over to our fully qualified trainers for extra help during the week instead.
|Sundays at 3pm from 20th December||East Didsbury||FULL|
|Saturdays at 2.55pm from 16th January||East Didsbury||FULL|
|Sundays at 1.05pm from 17th January||East Didsbury||FULL|
Four weeks of training
This course consists of four in person group sessions, Plus weekly ‘Basics Reminder’ videos via email
We'll be working towards the following skills:
One new trick - Stick ‘em up - Bang!
Two irresistible items - resisted - Wait for food and toys
Three behaviours successful around distractions - Sit, Stay & Close
Four fun games to build recall - Find it, This Way, Where are you and Here!
You must complete one of our Foundations courses before joining Progressions.
|Saturday 20th February 2.25pm||Online-Zoom||FULL|
|Saturday 20th February 3.30pm||Online-Zoom||FULL|
|Suspended due to COVID-19 Advice||Future Dates||TBC|
Four fun filled weeks of working out the intricacies of trick training and how to use it to build the relationship between you and your dog and get your dog loving to listen.
Tricks vary with each course and i’m always open to suggestion.
We usually use clicker training on this course and introduce the concept to you and your dog.
This is my favourite course to teach and we have so much fun on them.
You must complete a Foundations Course with us to take part in the tricks course.
|Tuesdays at 8.30pm starts once in tier 2||Didsbury||1|