Our Beginner classes are for adolescent dogs from 5 months to 18-20 months, depending on breed, who have missed out on training so far or need a good refresher course. They are ideal for owners who would like to enhance their own basic training skills. We will accept older dogs into this group if there are places.
All dogs must be comfortable and relaxed around other dogs so they can focus and make the most of the training environment without stress or reactivity. As a behaviour specialist Wendy is more than happy to work with individuals who have issues in this situation, but a class environment is not the right start point for anxious or over aroused dogs.
The 6-week courses cover all basic dog training, life and social skills from recall and walking nicely on lead to being confident and responsive in any real world situation, and address common problems that may have crept in, such as mugging visitors or lack of self control around food.
Our owners’ Foundation presentation covers canine behaviour, body language and learning, correct socialization for all ages, and building a great personal and working partnership through our Teamwork 24 programme.
Due to the general Covid 19 regulations and social distancing measures we will obviously have to modify our teaching as detailed in the Covid 19 header section and run the Foundation presentation and demo online as a Zoom meeting.
Skills taught in class include:
- Settling and use of boundary mats
- Impulse control
- Interacting with people and dogs appropriately
- Creating an optimistic and confident dog
- Veterinary handling
- On and off duty lead work
- Control positions such as sit, down etc.
- Leaving inappropriate stuff alone and giving things back to you
Training is 100% constructive and our Teamwork 24 programme shows you that this doesn’t mean a permissive society as management and ongoing rewarding of “good” behaviour prevents the naughty stuff becoming a problem.
Small classes and plenty of space encourage dogs to settle and develop teamwork with their owners. However, dogs who are over reactive or noisy around others will initially be offered individual training and behaviour advice on a one to one basis.
Wendy Hill Dog Training
How To Book
Please select a course and complete the online booking form. The cost of the course is £90 which includes written notes for ongoing reference and Wendy will contact you to answer any questions and arrange payment on receipt of the form.