puppy and young dog training

What can your puppy learn?

There’s so much to teach your new puppy, it can feel overwhelming!  But having a 1;1 session means you can ask all those questions whirring in your mind eg advice about toilet training, setting a routine or how to turn meal times into learning games.
Importantly, 1;1 sessions mean you can also train your puppy in ‘real life‘ situations rather than in a classroom.  So, if you’d like to teach your puppy to settle calmly on a mat when visitors come, we can.  If you’d like to practise recall or lead walking at your local park or on a walk, we can.  Each session is tailored precisely to your puppy’s needs.  I’ll give you lots of training games so you enjoy learning with your pup and build a loving, respectful relationship.  Think of it like having a Personal Trainer – you’ll get better results, faster.

Common puppy training topics include but are not limited to:

puppy training cheltenham

  • Toilet Training
  • Recall – get your puppy racing towards you when you call/whistle
  • Focus – how to listen to you
  • “Puppy Push-ups” – a fun way to teach ‘sit’, ‘down’ and ‘stand’
  • Loose lead walking
  • Greeting people politely (no jumping!)
  • Being calm amid distractions – how to ‘Settle’ and  ‘Wait’
  • How to ‘Leave’ certain objects
  • Playing politely – giving up toys/games on cue (‘drop’)
  • Being comfortable being handled (for the vet or grooming)
  • Accepting people near the food bowl
  • Sociability – being comfortable with people, children, other dogs
  • Separation issues – learning to be happy home alone.


Your well trained puppy is a pleasure to have around!

Your puppy will understand what’s expected of him or her and makes the ‘right’ choice; whether that’s coming when you call, or walking nicely on lead.  And, you’ll learn how to ‘talk dog’!  Which means you can give your puppy clear, consistent messages and enjoy the best possible relationship together.  Please note that Joyful Dogs only use positive reinforcement training techniques.


  • £50 (up to 60 mins)
  • £60 (up to 75 mins, weekdays)
  • £60 (up to 60 mins, Sunday rate)

Prices based on a travel distance within 4 miles of GL50 2UQ.  Additional miles charged at 50p per mile plus time-charge.


Consultation Form & How To Book:

Please click here for the online Consultation form.  Once I receive your form, I’ll be in touch to discuss your requirements.  If you haven’t had a reply within 24hrs please check your ‘junk’ folder or call 07717 89 44 14.