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In-Person Puppy Training in Hockley, Essex - Starts 5th March 2022

Puppy Foundation Course (Obedience, Socialisation and Life Skills) - £59

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Young puppies (under the age of 16 weeks) soak up information like a sponge… both the good and the bad! Get your new little one off to the best possible start with our puppy course.

Christina is very experienced at training puppies having done so since 2004, and having overseen a few thousand dog’s training. Her experience means that you can avoid many training problems and she has a variety of ways to train most things meaning that it isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ as every dog and owner combination is different. Her aim, along with most owners' is to help you have a happy, friendly, relaxed dog that you can take anywhere with you. She helps you and your dog love spending time together and learning together, as well as having fun.

We don't expect you to have a fully trained puppy at the end of this course, however we will have introduced you to the main techniques you need to be able to train your dog, which can then be built upon in our follow-on courses should you wish to do so. As well as the usual basic training that many dog training courses cover, we also include motivation (to get your dog to WANT to work with you,) handling techniques (very rarely taught elsewhere, but incredibly useful,) as well as an introduction to practical uses for clicker training.

This Course Includes - 

- 4 x in-person small group training sessions with our experienced trainers Christina and Kay

- Membership of our exclusive on-line community where you can ask questions that are answered by Head Trainer Christina, and get to know other people and their dogs. 

- Online videos that you can re-watch to teach you everything you will need in this course. That means we can make the best use of your in-person time with us to coach and help you individually. 

- Our puppy training plan that we take you through with a series of e-mails. This means you never feel overwhelmed as we can help you to practice the right thing at the right time. 

NOTE - This is the first time that we have been able to offer the full online training support in addition to the in-person lessons and we are adding them to the course for FREE! You just pay the £59 course fee (the same price that it's always been,) and we're giving you everything else as well. This is the only time that we will be able to offer this and future courses will be more expensive to reflect the true value of the course. 

In-Person Classes

- Saturday 5th March, 3:50pm - Puppy training and individual puppy personality assessments. 
Head Trainer - Christina 
Venue - The training field behind Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Betts Farm, Hockley, SS5 4BD (SatNav - search for “Westminster Drive, Hockley” rather than the postcode.) 
- Saturday 19th March, 2:00pm - Real life socialisation, learning to settle at a cafe with other people and puppies (whilst you enjoy a tea or coffee and slice of cake. We pay for refreshments for one person per puppy, other people are welcome and pay for their own refreshments.) 
Instructor - Kay 
Venue - Potash Nursery Tearooms, 9 Main Road, Hawkwell, Hockley, SS5 4JN (Please note we will be in the gazebo outside so do wrap up warm!) 
- Saturday 2nd April, 3:50pm - Moving your training on including individual help and coaching. 
Head Trainer - Christina 
Venue - The training field behind Hockley Community Centre, Westminster Drive, Betts Farm, Hockley, SS5 4BD (SatNav - search for “Westminster Drive, Hockley” rather than the postcode.) 
- Saturday 23rd April, 1:30pm - Training and socialisation walk through Hockley High Street, (getting puppies used to a busy high street, how to set them up for success and learn to be calm and cope with people, puppies, traffic, etc. without overwhelming them and whilst still listening to you.) 
Instructor - Kay 
Venue - Meet in car park next to the library on Southend Road, Hockley, SS5 4PZ. 


This puppy foundation course covers -
Focus with distractions
Clicker / marker training
Sensible socialisation
Settle on a mat
Walking on a loose lead
Handling techniques
Obstacle courses
Puppy biting
House training
Not jumping up
General advice about food

Note - This course is open to puppies who have finished their vaccinations with an upper age limit of 20 weeks old at the start of the course. If your puppy will be older than that they are technically an ‘adolescent’ and are better suited to our ‘Pet Dog Foundation’ Course. (If your puppy is only a few weeks older please contact us so we can help you decide which course would be best for them.) (COVID update - due to the sheer number of puppies who missed out on their early training / socialisation due to lockdown we are currently welcoming dogs several months past that age onto this course, however if your puppy is now older than 6 months old please email to check which would be the best course for them before booking so we can guide you to the course that is most suitable for them.)


Event Dogs refund policy – If you cancel your booking with more than 4 calendar months to go before the event / training session you are entitled to a full refund minus a £10 admin fee. If you cancel with more than 2 calendar months to go you are entitled to a 50% refund minus a £10 admin fee. With less than 2 calendar months to go before your booked event / training session we are sorry but we are unable to offer you a refund, however you are welcome to pass your place on to someone else (we only ask that if it's a handler place their dog is suitable for the event / training session that you have booked.) We do sometimes have waiting lists for events so if you know that you will be unable to attend an event please contact us as soon as possible and if we can help we will.