Dog Training Classes

CLASSES RESTART MID NOVEMBER - BUT NOT IN THE FORMAT ON THIS PAGE - PLEASE USE THE "CONTACT US" TAB FOR ENQUIRIES

Kindy Puppy Class for puppies 8 weeks to 4 months.  The course aims include:

  • To teach puppies to interact happily and confidently with other puppies and people
  • To address common problems such as toilet training, biting, chewing, mouthing
  • To begin basic training
  • To increase confidence, and give puppies new experiences such as mini obstacle courses and trick training

Kindy Puppy Class is a 6 week course, cost is $180 (6 x 1 hour lessons).  Classes are available on Wednesdays at 6.00pm and Thursdays 7.00pm.  Classes are held at Somersby School which is outside but undercover.  The training area is on concrete and the school grounds are not public access, which makes it very low risk for puppies who haven't completed their vaccinations (please talk to your vet if any concerns). 

Please go to the Class Information page for next start dates and booking information or check the "Class Availability" post on Facebook.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT THE ON-LINE "CLASS ENROLMENT FORM" WHEN YOU'VE CONFIRMED WITH ME THAT A PLACE IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR SELECTED CLASS


Primary Puppy Class for puppies 4 to 7 months who have completed Kindy Puppy or Puppy Pre-School elsewhere.  The course aims include:

  • To maintain and enhance social interactions with other dogs and people 
  • Coming when called
  • Loose lead walking
  • To be calm and focused with distractions
  • To settle and relax at home
  • To stay still to be brushed, have a harness put on etc
  • To be able to stay/wait for a short time
  • Safe games and mental stimulation exercises

Primary Puppy Class is an 8 week course, cost is $240 (8 x 1 hour lessons).  THE FIRST WEEK IS WITHOUT DOGS.  Classes are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (times vary depending on the time of year). 

Please go to the Class Information page for next start dates and booking information or check the "Class Availability" post on Facebook.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT THE ON-LINE "CLASS ENROLMENT FORM" WHEN YOU'VE CONFIRMED WITH ME THAT A PLACE IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR SELECTED CLASS


Canine Basics Class - effective from July 2021 this will only be available occasionally, as it's essentially been merged with Primary Puppy, allowing me to focus on classes for the puppies.

This course will run depending on need and only for selected dogs who don't meet the criteria for Primary Puppy (ie they are over 7 months and/or have not competed puppy class).  They must be 100% friendly towards other dogs and people; it's not a remedial socialisation class.  

Selected dogs are those who:

  • Have attended class with me before and need a refresher OR
  • Belong to someone who has attended class with me with another dog OR
  • Belong to a vet or vet nurse from a clinic who regularly refers clients to me OR
  • Any other criteria that I may decide from time to time

The content, duration and cost will be the same as for Primary Puppy (see above).  Available times will be scheduled when needed.  I am not planning on running this course often, but if interested please use the Contact Us tab for enquiries.

PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT THE ON-LINE "CLASS ENROLMENT FORM" WHEN YOU'VE CONFIRMED WITH ME THAT A PLACE IS AVAILABLE IN YOUR SELECTED CLASS


FURTHER TRAINING

During the second half of 2021 I will decide on what other classes to offer for dogs who have completed Primary Puppy class, as this class has just been restructured.

I do have classes for Agility, Tricks and Obedience, however due to high demand, places for new dogs to join are limited (or non-existent for agility)!  And places are only ever available to dogs who have completed other classes with me.

Information will be provided to those already attending classes so that you know what's available after completing your course.

I'm planning on some Owner Education courses/workshops (without dogs attending) too towards the end of 2021 and the website and Facebook page will be updated once that has been finalised.

 

 

 

 


IF I DON'T HAVE A CLASS AVAILABLE FOR YOU .............

Please get in touch using the "contact us" tab for a referral to another trainer, if I don't have a class that suits you.  This may be because my class times don't work for you or your dog doesn't meet the criteria due to their age and prior class attendance.  Whilst the Central Coast is flooded with dog training businesses, there are only a handful that I will refer to.  

Gentle, Fun and Effective Training for all the Family