Puppy School

For puppies 8-16 weeks

A specially designed course for puppies during their rapid learning stage of three to sixteen weeks of age, puppies can attend once they have received their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age, but must be no older than 16 weeks of age.

Our puppy school course has been developed with an emphasis on preventing common behaviour problems, such as mouthing or play biting and toilet training.

The 6-week course will help you to understand your puppy’s acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, learn how to manage their behaviour to ensure your puppy integrates smoothly into your family and lifestyle.

Each week focuses on different teaching and training skills and provides plenty of opportunity for puppies to engage with each other in appropriate play.

Puppy School Course Information and Times

We strongly believe in the benefits of early socialisation, so are happy for puppies to join only having had their first vaccination.

 Course Dates: -   

Tuesday:     6.00pm – 6.50pm               3rd September           15th October

Thursday:   6.00pm – 6.50pm               19th September         31st October

Six-week course - £70.00

Special Offer

This includes  1-hour free day care to be taken whilst attending the course

Puppy Play Group

For puppies 8-16 weeks

Give your puppy the perfect opportunity to socialise in a secure and controlled environment. Puppies can attend once they have received their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age, but must be no older than 16 weeks of age.

Puppy Play Group Information and Prices

We strongly believe in the benefits of early socialisation, so are happy for puppies to join only having had their first vaccination.

Please contact us to find out session dates and times

30-Minute Session - £5.00

Let's Get Ready

This session provides the perfect opportunity to catch up with your puppy's development and learning. Ideal for owner's who have been unable to socialise their puppy before sixteen weeks of age & those who have missed Puppy School. Ideal for those wanting to join the Well Mannered Dog Course.

A private one-hour session in the comfort of your own home*, plus entry to two Play Blasts

Let's Get Ready Information and Prices


To book a session please contact the office

*Ingleby Barwick, Eaglescliffe, Yarm, Stockton, Thornaby & Billingham

Well Mannered Dog

For puppies 16 weeks and older

This course has been especially designed for older puppies & junior dogs focusing on the training challenges presented as our puppies reach and go through adolescence.

  • Using rewards effectively
  • How dogs learn
  • Understanding the 4 D's
  • Training aids and equipment
  • Gaining your dogs attention
  • Greeting people and dogs: what is and isn't acceptable
  • Loose lead walking: starting on the right paw
  • Not jumping up
  • Coming when called
  • Stay and wait
  • The importance of play
  • Travelling with your dog
  • Canine manners - doorways and taking treats politely
  • Training environment

Well Mannered Dog Information and Times

Tuesday:       7.00pm – 7.50pm               3rd September           15th October

Thursday:     7.00pm – 7.50pm               19th September         31st October

Six-week course - £70.00

Special Offer

This course includes a copy of Carrie's book, The Well Mannered Dog, worth £15

Any puppy who has not attended our Puppy School must undertake our Let's Get Ready sessions prior to joining our Well Mannered Dog course. This ensures all puppies commence at a similar level and suitability for the course.

Life Skills

For all SOCIABLE dogs

These individual session’s focus on developing owner & dog confidence, focusing on specific training needs and learning new skills, whilst having fun;

  • Puppies at the Park - gain the confidence to let your puppy off lead, for puppies 18 weeks and younger
  • Outdoor Life Skills - For older puppies & dogs, focusing on appropriate engagement & coming when called
  • Puppy Confidence Builder - Designed to increase your puppies confidence by engaging with a range of different activities and surfaces
  • Trick Training Workshop - Training made fun through games and play. Teach your dog a range of different tricks such as spin, roll over and even to pick up your keys
  • Fun Agility – Suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes, the emphasis is on fun

Life Skills Information and Times

  • Puppies at the Park*           9:30am - 10:20am      28th September
  • Outdoor Life Skills*            10:30am - 11:20am    28th September
  • Puppy Confidence Builder 6.00pm - 6.45pm      4th September         25th September
  • Trick Training Workshop  6.00pm - 6.45pm        9th September        16th September
  • Fun Agility                          TBC

*Please note due to these sessions being held at external locations, dates & times vary.

Puppies at the Park & Outdoor Life Skills - £12.00

Puppy Confidence Builder - £12.00

Trick Training Workshop - £12.00

Fun Agility  - £17.00

Clicker Training

For puppies and dogs

Clicker train your dog to complete a range of simple tasks such as picking up named toys or to settle on a mat

Clicker Training Course Information and Times

 Course Dates: -   

Tuesday:     7.00pm – 7.45pm               22nd October

Thursday:   7.00pm – 7.45pm               26th September

Four-week course - £42.00

Further Obedience

Suitable for dogs who have attended our Well Mannered Dog Course

Develop your dogs response to previously learnt skills and problem solving

Further Obedience Course Information and Times

Course Dates: -   

Monday:     6.00pm – 6.45pm               7th October

Four-week course - £42.00

One to One Sessions

Ideal for owners who are unable to make any of the scheduled class times, who have a specific training problem which needs intensive help or who would prefer to learn on an individual basis, sessions are tailored to suit the individual needs of dog and owner.

Training problems include:

  • Pulling on the lead
  • Not coming when called
  • General excitability
  • Chasing vehicles, joggers or livestock

A suitable training programme is advised in which owners are set realistic goals to achieve.

One to One Information and Times

A private 1-hour session

To book a one to one session please contact the main office on 01642 670404

To ensure the safety of dogs in class and that behaviour problems are not increased, dogs that are not confident and friendly with people or other dogs are not allowed to come to a class. It is very important that dogs who are afraid or who react to other dogs or people do not attend classes. If in doubt whether or not your dog should come to class, please ask.