Puppy Training Classes
Puppy Training Classes
Our puppy training classes are suitable for any dog under the age of 6 months at time of enrolement. Puppy training classes are an essential part of raising a well rounded, confident puppy. In our puppy training classes, we include plenty of life skills training. We know you will have lots and lots of questions about your new puppy, that’s why we include 10 minutes after classes end, to ask us anything! ENROL HERE.
What will we learn?
- Focus games
- Obedience (sit, down, stay)
- Greeting people nicely
- Leave it
- Loose lead walking
Our puppy training class is designed to provide all the life skills that a puppy needs in the first few weeks and months of life.
The six week course provides help and support for new puppy owners. We can support you by troubleshooting topics such as puppy biting, house training, possessiveness, hyperactivity (not being able to settle in the house), and other puppy questions that you might have.
- Build confidence and focus, the fundamental building blocks of great dog training.
- Teach the foundations of recall, get your puppy running back to you from day one.
- Learn how to heel and walk nicely on lead.
- Teach your puppy to greet people in a calm, appropriate manner.
- Train your puppy to walk by people and dogs on the street.
- Teach basic obedience skills like sit, down, and stay.
- Teach your puppy to leave items alone, either in the house or while out walking.
- Prevent behaviour problems from developing.
- Develop play and love for rewards.
- Learn about the best dog training methods.
All of the training in class will be easily transferable to do at home and at the park. You will also receive a free copy of our socialisation programme booklet.
Our puppy training classes are designed to build the foundations of dog obedience. This puppy training class focuses on teaching you how to train your puppy the life skills she needs. Covering general commands that will be used every single day.
About Our Puppy Training Classes.
It has become a trend over the last few years for puppy training classes to be a free for all for puppies, allowing them to run and play with each other without much control or supervision. This method tends to develop two types of dogs, scared dogs, or bullies.
Unleashed Pawtential strongly disagree with this method, as we believe that it leads to an increase in behaviour issues further down the line.
Socialisation is huge for dog owners. The Unleashed Pawtential method focuses on working around other dogs. We pride ourselves on teaching dogs to listen to and focus on their owners. Rather than running away to greet other dogs or people! Preventing behaviour problems before they occur.
This method teaches dogs to stay around owners until allowed to go play. And prevents behaviour problems in future, such as lunging on the leash, lack of recall, jumping up to greet people.
All of our puppy students receive our free socialisation booklet to help you put your best paw forward!
Why do we need puppy socialisation?
Since aggression in dogs is largely fear based, early socialisation is necessary to expose dogs a to variety of different places, people, dogs, and noises.
Dogs are readily accepting of any new thing that they come into contact with in the first 4 months. These new things become normal for them, and nothing to be scared of as long as nothing bad happens while they are present.
Because of this, it is important to introduce as many new things to puppy as possible, so that she become willing to accept anything that might be a bit novel to her later in life.
Our puppy socialisation classes are uniquely designed to be fun, as well as ensure that puppy is meeting as many new things as possible. We do this in a safe environment, where every interaction is positive and puppy is not forced into anything.
We have plenty of things for puppies to see, like horses, cows, sheep, tractors, chickens, and even a windmill.
But what if my puppy is scared?
Don’t worry, it just means that she needs a bit of extra time and patience. A bit like a maths tutor for someone who is not good at maths.
If puppy is scared, it is best to introduce situations slowly, keeping a close eye on her body language to make sure that she is enjoying the experience. Never force a puppy into a situation that she is scared of, this will only lead to future problems.