Puppy Training Classes
Congratulations on your new addition! Having a new Puppy is always such an exciting time, however it is also the time to consider carefully the type of training classes you wish to attend with your Puppy.
Puppies are incredible! When they are young they are learning at an enormous rate which is why a good training class is so important. The work to ensure your Puppy will become a well-balanced, happy member of your family can never start too early, so if you are thinking of getting a Puppy, or are going to be picking one up in the next few weeks, you should already be thinking about where to take him/her for training.
Here at Karen's K9 Academy I will only ever have a maximum of 6 puppies per class, that way I can ensure that everyone has the individual attention they require. All methods used will be positive, kind and reward based with the emphasis on maintaining a calm and happy environment which in turn helps the puppies to focus and learn . Classes will cover all the basics such as Sit, Down, Stand, Response to Name, Recall, Walking on a Loose Lead, Food Manners, Walking through Doorways, Focus and Attention work and Settle. Alongside these exercises I shall also be introducing the Puppies to the joy of Scentwork giving them the opportunity to use their incredible sense of smell. They will also have the opportunity to walk over different surfaces to help gain their confidence. There will be the opportunity to meet and greet other people and Puppies however this will be done in a controlled, calm manner, no mass off- lead play which can lead to over-arousal, which in turn can lead to problems. During the class you will also have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any specific problems you may be experiencing. My vision is to run classes that are a fantastic learning experience both for Puppy and Owners alike. Following successful completion of the Puppy class you will be encouraged to sign up to another block of lessons during which time I will extend the exercises you have already learn't and introduce a few new one's! A lot of owners are under the illusion that following completion of a puppy class they will have the perfect puppy......... this isn't the case! Training needs to be on-going to help our puppies through the next challenging stage of their development which is adolescence.
Puppy classes will be held weekly at Minsterley Parish Hall. The course will last for 6 weeks and will cost £50.00 per Puppy. If you wish to reserve a place then please contact me and I will forward a booking form. Please note that as places are strictly limited payment is due in advance and places will not be held without payment being received in full. Once payment has been received you will be sent a confirmation letter/email which will also detail exactly what you need to bring with you to the classes and what to do on arrival at the venue. Please see the Class Availability page for further details.
Next Puppy Class is due to start on Tuesday 17th of January 2017 at 6.30pm, please contact me to reserve your place.
Thinking of buying a Puppy? Not sure what to look for in a Breeder or which Puppy to choose? Maybe you have reserved a Puppy and now need some help to prepare your home ready for the new arrival? I am offering a new service which includes coming to your home to give advice on any changes that may be necessary before the new Puppy arrives. I will also advise you on what you should be looking for when visiting a litter of puppies to ensure the puppy you choose is the right one for you. It may be that you are unsure of what breed would best fit in with your family and lifestyle and I can talk through the different breeds with you to help make that decision a little easier. I have some new booklets from the Kennel Club which also offer advice on buying a puppy through their Assured Breeder Scheme which I would also leave you with. Whatever your requirements I am here to help. Pre-Puppy visits are available at times to suit you and can be anything from half an hour to an hour and a half in duration. Please contact me if you would like to receive further information on this service.
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