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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.

Basic Manners

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!).

And more!

What’s included?

⭐1 hour workshops for 5 weeks for puppies under 20 weeks old.
⭐A Facebook community support group, with video sessions with a trainer.
⭐ Access to our online videos.
⭐  Live lessons and tutorials.
⭐  The chance to meet and chat with other dog owners and build a community.
⭐ Support 5 days a week if you have any questions.
⭐ Training guides, worksheets and links to helpful content.
⭐ A certificate upon completion.
⭐  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 Lisa?

  • Qualified
  • Scientific reward based training
  • Continued professional development with the University of Edinburgh Royal Vet School
  • Lots of information to help you understand your dog does what they do and how to train them
  • Access to videos
  • Course – in your pocket!
  • Worksheets
  • Instant access to a welcome pack filled with hints and tips on common challenges
  • Supportive coaching
  • Small group sessions


These classes are for puppies under 20 weeks old. If your puppy is over 20 weeks please email us: hello@albanypetservices.co.uk

5 week class starting Thursday 8th December 7:15-8:15pm. Book here.

5 week class starting Thursday 12th Jan 6-7pm. Book here.

5 week class starting Thursday 1st December 6pm – 7pm. SOLD OUT

Can’t find a date suitable for you and your puppy to learn life skills? Email Lisa to let her know what date and time you’d like and get added to the waiting list.


Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans on Thursdays.

What is the investment?

£125 for 5 weeks for in person training plus added bonuses including a private Facebook group with weekly videos. Access to worksheets and videos.

Unsure if puppy classes are right for you?

Why not come along and watch a class to see if it is right for you and your puppy? You’re welcome to come and watch and see if I’m the right trainer for you.

I’d be delighted to meet you and your puppy!

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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.

Really enjoyed the 5 week puppy training in Feb/Mar 22. Lisa gave me so many ideas to help my pup with training and recall. It was a great way to build my confidence in training and to make other puppy owner friends 😊


Lisa provided top class training sessions over a 5 week period. Great attention to detail, demonstrating how to act during the session before handing over to us and then checking in on each dog to help improve and make sure we were doing it correctly. I highly recommend Albany Pet Services.


Had a great experience attending beginners puppy classes, and have signed up for the next intermediate class. Great training methods and support in the class, and useful tips on other issues we had with our puppy. Would highly recommend.


"Recommend the puppy training to all new pup owners!"

We have attended Lisa’s puppy classes and they have definitely helped our puppy to develop and provided us with the skills to confidently use commands and work with our puppy to continue her development. From week one our dog was incredibly nervous of the other pups in class, each week saw her confidence grow. This has been just one of the positives from the course.

Lisa has also been on hand to answer any questions I had and email communication has been really prompt. Would recommend the puppy training to all new pup owners! Thanks Lisa!
– Sophie

"Lisa's clearly a genuine dog lover"

Lisa’s clearly a genuine dog lover with oodles of patience and so much knowledge to share 🙂 We’ve just completed a 5-week puppy class for our new family member Miley, nothing was too much trouble and Lisa was happy to support/share tips outside of class. We had a really enjoyable time and learnt lots – just need to keep practising with Miley now

– Cheryl

" Really useful tips and lots of support"

I have just completed the 5 week puppy class with Lisa and both me and my Beagle Hugo really enjoyed the classes. Lisa gave us really useful tips and lots of support to make some really good progress with our training. Hugo was very excited in the classes but having the information sent out after the session too meant it was easy to replicate and practice at home as well.
It was also great to meet some like minded puppy parents to chat through challenges and small wins each week!
I would definitely recommend Lisa’s classes and hope to be back for the next stages with Hugo too.
– Karen

"Thoroughly recommend Albany Pet Services"

I would thoroughly recommend Albany Pet Services run by Lisa.
Although we have been dog owners for over 30 years we really valued Lisa’s understanding and insight.
We initially had a 1:1 session at home. During this session Lisa was able to help us by demonstrating a number of practical ways that we could address our puppy’s nipping.
We followed this up with the 5 week course of puppy classes. There were 6 puppies in the class which was both informative and fun for us and our pup.

– Gaz

'Really enjoyed all the classes'

Decided to get puppy training for our new addition to our family and what a great choice of dog trainer we choose in Lisa … really enjoyed all the classes and picked up training tricks which are now paying off so would highly recommend Lisa and her training classes and the group we had was brilliant … thank you

– Lisa

"Training has been extremely helpful"

I am a first time dog owner and the first month with a 3 month old dachshund puppy was not easy at all.
I decided to take my little doggy to puppy classes at Albany Pet Services and I have to say, it has made a big difference!
Lisa is so knowledgeable! The training has been extremely helpful also for me, as Lisa taught me all the basics to set my dog for success.
She is also super friendly and great with the dogs.
I would highly recommend her.

– Serena

"Friendly, knowledgeable and patient"

We recently completed the 5-week puppy class and had a brilliant experience. Lisa was very friendly, knowledgeable and patient and we would definitely recommend her to other new puppy owners. Each session was structured, informative and fun and our puppy loved them. We learned loads and Lisa answered all our questions, thanks so much!

– Tom

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