Pennie Clayton is a highly qualified dog trainer and canine behaviour consultant who is committed to using only the most up-to-date positive and scientifically supported methods to help both puppy and owner. Her classes are all positive and force free which makes learning engaging and fun - something that is especially important with puppies.
You are welcome to come and watch a class before joining. This will give you a sense of what to expect and the methods used - just get in touch to let us know when you would like to come along. Please do not bring your own puppy to watch as it is hard to watch and focus while taking care of your own puppy.
A 5 week training and socialisation course specifically for puppies.
Location: Denton Road, off Dartford Heath
Time: 9.30am every Saturday and 7.00pm every Wednesday (late Spring and Summer only)
Duration: 45 - 60 minutes per class
All family members welcome.*
*But this may change due to Government restrictions on numbers. We will inform you of any changes ASAP.
Puppies are very special. They are able to learn and adapt quickly, but in order to function properly in life they have needs which must be addressed. Enrol on our latest course to learn more!
Growing dogs need to be able to explore and develop social skills without putting pressure on their young minds and bodies. Strenuous exercise leads to joint problems in later life, so our classes address how you can entertain and teach your puppy without creating excessive strain on bodies which will impact on their future lives .
Classes are kept small to allow both puppy and handler to socialise and learn in an outdoor environment where stress is as minimised as much as possible. This is especially important for young puppies as they find it hard to take in and retain information in overstimulating situations.
Our course has been designed to teach all the important life skills including walking on a loose lead, preventing jumping up, and the other really important life-savings skills of recall, ‘wait’ and ‘leave’. Class members will also receive notes on basic nutrition, teething, and how to help when a puppy is biting during this phase.
Comprehensive handouts which are sent via email in advance of each class, advice and support will be provided throughout the course.
Classes have recently changed to being based outside as this has allowed puppies more freedom to socialise with each other in an environment where they are able to have more room to explore and communicate.
Cost: £70.00 for 5 sessions
- All dogs must have completed their puppy vaccinations before attending.
- Puppies must wear a comfortable harness, and have long training lead (but not an extendable lead) and please bring your puppy's favourite treats. If more help is needed with selecting a harness please do ask.