We currently run training classes in East Farleigh & Loose.
Places in classes is limited to ensure we can provide a quality training environment so early registration is advised.
Day: Monday from 6:30pm
Location: The WI Hall, Forge Lane, East Farleigh, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 0HG
6:30pm - Puppy/Foundation Course
7:45pm - Puppy/Foundation Course
Please arrive 5 mins before class time so that we can settle the dogs for a prompt start
Puppy/Foundation courses are £110 for the 11 week course, payable in advance.
Please contact us using the details on the contacts page to register.
Basic Dog School Classes (outdoor)
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 10am
1 hour class - £15 - inc. a short de brief. Maximum 6 dogs in a class so there is a pre booking scheme. The class will include exercises like: Loose Lead Walking, Recall, Sit, Stand, Down, Stays, Don't Jump Up, Leave, and other important skills. (exercises may vary and will depend on dogs age and experience). Classes are part of an 8 week course, start dates available on application, price £120.
Improvers Dog School (outdoor)
Fortnightly. Tuesday at 11.15am. Friday at 11.15pm. Saturday at 11.15am
1 hour class - £15 - inc. a short de brief. Maximum 6 dogs in a class so there is a pre booking scheme. The class will include exercises like: Loose Lead Walking, Off lead heel work, Recall, The Cone Exercise, Seek Backs, Advanced Stays, Leave, Emergency Stops, distance control. (exercises may vary and will depend on dogs age and experience). Classes are booked and paid in blocks of 4.
Pet Gundog Classes
Fortnightly classes running on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am
1.5 - 2 hour class depending on number of dogs in class.
Maximum 6 dogs in a class so there is a pre booking scheme.
(exercises may vary and will depend on dogs age and experience)
There are 8 classes in each course, payable in 2 halves of £100 to be paid before course commences and midway through.
Courses progress through beginner, novice, intermediate and advanced.
Family Gundog Class (Outdoor) Fortnightly. Saturday at 12.30pm
1 hour class depending on numbers for up to 6 dogs, £15 - includes a short de brief at the end of the class. Classes are booked and paid in blocks of 4.
Some of the skills that you will learn to teach your dog during our classes are:
Loose lead walking: Teaching the dog to walk without pulling on the lead.
Recall: Teaching the dog to come back when it is called from a variety of distractions.
Don’t jump up: Not to jump up on people who approach the owner or the dog themselves.
Leave: To leave or avoid someone or something when told.
Stay: To remain in a position until released by the owner.
Play: How to play appropriately, and in a way likely to make the dog want to play with the owner.
Handling: How to teach the dog to accept being handled and examined.
Puppy classes are not strictly for puppies. It is for Puppy's 1 year or under or dog's with little to no training experience. Puppies need to learn how to behave around dogs of all ages. Your puppy will after all meet fully grown dogs when they go out on walks, and if they do not know how to behave, they are likely to get themselves into trouble.
NOTE: DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO JOIN THE CLASS IF THEY ARE VOCAL TOWARDS OTHER DOGS
If they are aggressive or barking through out - it can be very off putting for the other dogs in the class, plus, putting them into a hall full of untrained dogs is unlikely to make them feel any better, and may make them worse. To be able to train your dog effectively they should be relaxed and able to focus on you not their surroundings, for that reason we recommend separate 1-2-1 sessions for dogs that have these types of issues.