Puppy Class Questions
Questions we find are frequently asked
Are classes just once a week?
Yes, puppy training class sessions are once a week at the same time every week. We have 4 puppy classes running each week either on a Saturday at 2.30pm or a Sunday at 10am.
Classes are held in Hedge End and Titchfield.
All classes are at a different stage in the 8 week programme so whichever class time you start on is the time you continue on for 8 weeks.
How long is each session?
Each session is an hour and a half long. This includes a tea break. Yes, we make you tea/coffee and sometimes we even give you cake!
This means pups get a good break and a play and you get chance to chat to each other and chat to the instructors if you have questions or problems you need to discuss.
Where are classes held?
During summer months classes are held in Upper Northam Drive, Hedge End, Southampton we give you full details of how to find us. We also have some classes running in Titchfield, Fareham.
Do I need to come to classes – my puppy is really good?
We would always strongly recommend doing puppy training. If you’re not happy about classes we have a one to one option and we even have an online option. You do need to do something.
Puppy might seem really good now but as puppy becomes more confident and adolescence hits, without training, this can all suddenly fall apart. Much harder to then put it all back together. Apart from that, puppy training builds such a brilliant relationship between you.
If you don’t train them well, suddenly the dog that always came back when you called, no longer listens to you. The dog that always sat when you asked starts ignoring you.
It’s so important to get this training in place at a young age, around all the distractions you will meet in life when out with your puppy.
We always take our own puppies to class training. It’s the only way to get enough distractions to be sure pup will listen wherever you are.
What age can my pup start classes?
Pups need to be vaccinated to come to classes. The online training can be started at any age. If you book your place in class you get immediate access to some online training to get started on.
Some vets are happy for pups to come after their first jabs, some like them to have both. We suggest you chat this through with your vet.
The sooner you start your training the easier it is. Training should start from the moment your pup arrives home to prevent bad habits forming. It’s much harder to break bad habits than to train good ones right from the start.
What are the dates of puppy courses?
A new 8 week puppy course starts every 2 or 3 weeks. We try to keep class start dates on our class page so you can book but if in any doubt just get in touch.
If you let us know when pup will have his/her final vaccinations we let you know the start dates of the course closest to that date. All puppy classes are on weekends, Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning depending you your start date.
How much are classes?
The total for our 8 week puppy programme is £155 incl. VAT. Book in and you will get instant access to some online training and your puppy pack will be posted out to you. You also get invited to a weekly puppy video call on zoom.
Do I need to book?
Yes, you do need to book a place. You can do this online or just let us know if this isn’t suitable for you.
What if it’s raining – do you cancel?
Generally we don’t cancel or postpone classes if it is raining. If it is torrential downpour then we do postpone for a week meaning the programme then runs over 9 weeks. It is very rare that this happens, despite the good old English weather.
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