puppy and young dog training

What will your puppy learn?

This group course gives you an introduction to puppy training in a friendly atmosphere.  The syllabus is designed to help you guide your puppy from easy to more complex exercises, building on your puppy’s understanding each week.  At the end of the 6 week course you will have a solid foundation for your relationship together.  The course is equivalent to the Kennel Club’s Foundation Certificate and the syllabus includes:

  • Positions: Sit, Down, Stand, Wait.
  • Recall – come when called
  • Loose lead walking
  • The Vet Visit Game!
  • ‘Leave’ an object when asked
  • Ouch! Stop play-biting
  • Polite greetings – paws on floor.
  • The “Go Say Hi” game.
  • Canine Enrichment & Brain Games

NB: Your puppy must be fully vaccinated to attend the group course.


  • £90 – Training Course only
  • £140 – Puppy Home Visit & Training Course.  Includes  1hr private training session at your home (or a park-walk) plus 6 week group training course.*
  • £150 – Extended Puppy Home Visit & Training course.  Includes 75mins training session at your home (or park walk) plus 6 week group training course. Our bestseller!*

*Home visit price for Cheltenham.  Locations beyond this are possible but will incur an additional ‘time & travel’ charge of approx £10.

Where & When:

St Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham GL51 3NU
  • Sundays @ 9am (till 10am)
  • Sundays @ 10.10am (till 11.10am)
  • Fridays @ 12noon (till 1pm);
  • Fridays @ 1.10pm (till 2.10pm)
Churchdown Community Centre, GL3 2JH
  • Thursdays @ 6pm (till 7pm); and 7.10pm till 8.10pm
Gloucestershire Deaf Association, Barnwood, GL4 3JL
  • Tuesdays @ 6pm (till 7pm); and 7.10pm till 8.10pm

Sunday classes are taught by Joy Matthews.  Weekday classes are taught by Katherine Johnson.  Both are Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainers.  The classes have a maximum of 6 puppies and each course comprises 6 x 1 hour lessons.  Your puppy will receive a certificate and rosette on completion!

 Registration Form & How To Book:consult

Click here for Registration Form.   On receiving your form, we’ll email you with booking/payment details.  If you haven’t heard back in 48hrs, please check your ‘junk’ folder – it may be lurking there! Or better still call us 07717 89 44 14.