• Puppy Lifeskills Course

  • Welcoming a new puppy into your family is an amazing and exciting experience but it is also a big commitment and can be worrying and tiring!

    The first few weeks of a pups life is so important and what we do in this time will form the blueprint of what sort of adult our pup will become. We want them to be confident, sociable and ‘bomb proof’ in all situations and environments.

    The Puppy Lifeskills Course will guide you though this early development in the right way. It will teach the pup life skills that will help to form the wonderful bond and relationship with you, their human family whilst teaching them how to cope with life. They are for pups no more than about 20 weeks at the start of the course.

    The course will cover:

    •       Building confidence
    •       Understanding body language
    •       Helping the pup make choices that are rewarding to them and us!
    •       Teaching self control
    •       Teaching patience and calmness
    •       How to cope with frustration
    •       Enrichment exercises to promote health and wellbeing
    •       Introduction to the wonderful world of clicker training!
    •       Very basic commands - sit, down, come, walking on a loose lead
    •       Teaching the concept of sharing to prevent guarding issues
    •       Advice on puppy issues – play biting, house training, jumping up
    •       Socialisation
    •       Handling and grooming skills

    And more.....

  • Details and Prices

    This 4 week course is limited to a maximum of 4 puppies and is based on the most up to date research into puppy development and training from the team at Lincoln University including Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills – co authors of the book ‘Life Skills for Puppies’. They are aimed at puppies no more than 20 weeks at the start of the course.

    The course is run in two venues – Tatsfield Village Hall on a Tuesday evening and St Luke’s Church Hall, Bromley Common on a Friday morning.

    The course costs £50 for the 4 weekly sessions lasting 45mins each and will include:

    •       Full supporting course notes in a bound booklet
    •       'Welcome Puppy' Goodie Bag!
    •       FREE Clicker!