You’ve welcomed a new puppy into your heart and home.. congratulations! There’s lots of things your puppy will need to learn to be well behaved in the world, at home and emotionally resilient too. Let us guide you on how to teach life skills to them.
Our puppy classes in St Albans are fun, informative, and a fantastic investment for your new life with your dog. You can connect and join with other new puppy guardians at the class and join a private facebook group to discuss how your puppy is progressing with their training week on week.
You and your puppy will learn all about:
Puppy Socialisation and habituation
We will cover dog body language – our favourite subject! We will teach you to know whether your dog (or other dogs) are comfortable in a situation or not – this is important to notice so your puppy doesn’t become scared of a situation and can prevent potential emotional and behavioural problems later on. We can teach you subtle dog body language signals to look for in other dogs so you can avoid any problems in the park.
We will teach you how to handle your puppy appropriately to habituate them to situations where it’s imperative they are handled for their wellbeing – such as at the veterinarians.
We will teach you how to set up environments so that your puppy experiences sights, sounds and surfaces during the critical socialisation period – it’s imperative they experience different environments during the window 3 – 12 weeks or they may become fearful of these situations later on which can be difficult to treat and costly. Prevention is always better than cure.
We were delighted to win an award for our puppy classes. We received an excellence award for innovative puppy training sessions in Hertfordshire in LUX Life Magazine’s Pet Product & Services Awards.
We will teach basic manners such as: sit, say, lie down, hand targetting, eye contact (these can all be very useful in day to day situations when you would like your dog to relax, be patient or focus on you).
Life – saving skills
We will teach how to leave items on the floor (people leave so much rubbish on the floor which is dangerous for your puppy and can lead to expensive vet bills.) We will teach drop so you can have your comfy slipper back!
For times you’re out in the park, we can also teach your puppy to come back when called when they’re off lead – saving stress, worry and embarrassment.
Settling down and being calm
We have guidance on teaching your puppy to settle down quietly while you’re busy working or helping your children with their homework. We also can suggest fun activities to keep them occupied.
Some more manners
We have some loose leash walking solutions so your puppy learns to walk nicely on the lead down the street without pulling. We can teach them how to not jump up on you, others, the kitchen counter in search of food ( this one may be relevant once their little legs get bigger!).
Toilet training and nipping
It’s annoying when your socks get wet so we will help train your puppy to go to the bathroom outdoors. Puppies have sharp, needle like teeth that can be very painful when they’re on skin and can they can rip clothes, we will provide guidance on stopping mouthing behaviours on your skin.
- 1 hour workshops for 5 weeks for puppies under 20 weeks old
- Worksheets and helpful handout’s
- Videos so you can practice
- Step by step guided coaching
- Here for you in between sessions
- No jargon and fun positive methods
- 5 x 1 hour sessions guiding you on how to implement each training session with your puppy for puppies under 20 weeks old. If you have an older puppy you may be interested in our adolescent dog classes.
Why choose us?
- Qualified and accredited
- Advice on stopping unwanted behaviours
- Positive reward based methods rooted in science
- Continued professional development
- Lots of information to help you understand your dog does what they do and how to train them
- Access to videos
- Supportive coaching
- Trained in pet first aid
- Small group sessions – only 5 puppies per class
Please contact Lisa to register your interest email@example.com.
They are held in a community centre.
We also have live virtual online training options available if you prefer – training from the comfort of your own home. We send you the links, handouts and video’s after each session. No-technical jargon is involved!
How do I book?
Please email Lisa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy trying and finding out more before you commit?
Why not book in for a 30 minute online session with us? Contact Lisa to arrange it email@example.com.
We’d be delighted to meet you and your puppy!
I cannot recommend Lisa enough. I have a new puppy and I’m a first time dog owner and she has given me so much confidence to look after him and train him. Lisa is so knowledgeable and explains everything to do with his behaviour with science and psychology.