What will your puppy learn?

Joyful Dogs runs puppy training classes via the ‘Puppy School‘ franchise.  Puppy School training classes are fun and friendly!  We use positive reinforcement training methods so that your rescue puppy can really enjoy learning.  Exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy’s understanding and reliability each week.  At the end of the 6 week course you will have a solid foundation for life with your puppy.  The Puppy School course is equivalent to the Kennel Club’s Foundation Certificate.  The Puppy School syllabus includes:


  • Recall – teaching your puppy to come when calledPuppy School logo
  • Basic positions – sit, lie down and stand
  • How to walk on a loose lead (no pulling!)
  • Accepting handling (for vet or grooming)
  • ‘Wait’
  • ‘Settle’
  • ‘Leave’ an object when asked
  • Accepting people near food bowls, chews, toys
  • Stopping play biting
  • Being sociable with humans, children, and other puppies
  • Greeting people without jumping up


6 week course – £75

  • Joy’s puppy training classes are run through the national Puppy School franchise.
  • The classes are for puppies aged 20 weeks or less (your puppy must have been vaccinated).
  • Classes have a maximum of 8 puppies to ensure you and your puppy lots of individual attention!
  • The Puppy School course includes 6 x 1hr lessons as well as after class support via phone or email.
  • You will also receive a certificate and rosette for completing the course!


Venue:  The Scout Hut, 207 Leckhampton Rd, Leckhampton, GL53 0BX

Classes: Are taught by Joy Matthews, a Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer.



Registration Form & How To Book:consult

Please click here for the online Registration form.  Once I have received your form, I’ll be in touch to complete the booking process for you and your pup!