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Real Life Basic Manners (Over 4 months)

Outdoor Class 1'You can't teach an old dog new tricks' is thankfully not true! Older dogs can be very receptive to training when we find what motivates them and makes them tick.
With lots of hardwork, patience and consistency, an older dog starting training can go on to become an obedience star (look at Tina and her rescue dog Chandy who made it far in Britains Got Talent!) 
For dogs over 7 months old we always start with 121 sessions, this is because dogs over 7 months have more specific needs than puppies so gain more from a 121 environment than a group class. Once you have mastered the basics via 121's then your trainer will advise on the best group class to join, usually either our Advanced Puppy Course or the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award. 
For dogs 4-7 Months old, you will get to learn in a class environment with up to 4 dogs. Week 1 will be a 121 Orientation Session (see below), with 6 weeks of practical group sessions. Group sessions run on Wednesdays at 6pm, or Sundays at 10:30am. You need to have completed your 121 orientation session before joining the group sessions.

Call us now to book your training, 01482 823555, option 1.

What you will get from our Basic Manners Training Course:

  • 7 weeks of training (Week 1, without dogs to answer all your questions and prepare you for the practical sessions)
  • Each session is organised around specific real life situations - See below for our curriculum
  • Degree qualified trainers who will support you throughout the entire course
  • A family friendly training enviroment with complementary refreshments
  • Our Ebook (worth £4.99) '12 Steps to the Perfect Dog'

Our Unique Basic Manners Curriculum

Week 1 - A Dog Free Orientation Session - introduces to you how dogs learn, typical dog behaviour problems and how they can be prevented and sets up your expectations for the course ahead.

Week 2 - Meet & Greet Session - works on teaching your dog how to greet other dogs and people nicely.

Week 3 - Home Office Session - teaches your dog how to chill out in the home to make living with your dog much easier.

Week 4 - Neighbourhood Walk Session - works on teaching your dog how to go for a nice, relaxing walk, without pulling and being silly and also how to be good off lead.

Week 5 - Company for Coffee Session - teaches your dog how to behave when guests come over.

Week 6 - Trip to the Park Session - here we work on teaching your dog how to behave when off lead at the park.

Week 7 - Dinner Time Session - finally we work on teaching your dog how to behave when its his dinner time and also whilst you are eating.

What it costs...

The cost for our Basic Manners Course is:

£110 per Dog - this gives you 7 weeks of training. 

The course needs to be paid for in full advance and all 7 sessions booked as a block at the point of booking - though you can choose a different day and time each week.

Check out our flow chart below to see your ideal training journey for you and your dog

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