Our next course for puppies 10 - 18 weeks old starts on:
Sunday 7th October - 9.30am at Grafham Water PE28 0BU
We will take you through all the essential puppy training exercises and your pup can enjoy socialising and learning in a natural environment. All our puppy training takes places outdoors in the real world in a relaxed park like setting. We also have a dedicated and fully enclosed training field well away from any roads for safe recall practice. With us, training, socialisation, physical exercise and mental stimulation are brought together to help your pup grow up into a beautiful and well balanced adult family dog.
We take part in many dog sports with our own dogs so if you happen to also aspire to train advanced behaviours, compete one day or have the ultimate outdoor companion - The Adventure Dog! we are with you all the way!
If you've completed your first set of Puppy Training classes don't stop there!
Keep your training going right through your pups adolescence and ensure your pup grows up to be happy, healthy and a pleasure to take along with you wherever you go:
Fun Foundations Sessions are designed exactly for you!
From first steps at home, learning to work when distractions are present
through to advanced behaviours - all the help you need to succeed.
Puppy 1 course for puppies 10-18 weeks old.
Puppy 2 course, follow-on course after Puppy 1 and for pups 5mts +
All the basics for a well mannered family companion dog and an ideal foundation for dog sports like Agility - 5mts+
1. Use Positive Reinforcement for desired behaviours and good choices.
2. Avoid the use of punishment, physical intimidation or fear.
3. Understand the misconceptions of dominance theory.
4. Learn about the canine experience from the dog's point of view.
"Albi loves Puppy Class! Thank you so much Nicki for your patience and encouragement" Catherine
"What an enjoyable way to spend a Sunday morning. Nicki, your Puppy classes have been lots of fun for Devon and for myself. Looking forward to the next course. Thankyou for everything!" Linda
"We have both loved doing the training and I am really looking forward to learning more with you at the puppy 2 classes. See you in June!" Kirsty
"I've found the course to be a great help as well as enjoyable and, as I have used the guidance on my older dog, it has improved his behaviour too!"
"I was over the moon with how Conal performed at Rally on Thursday, never thought he would do that!"
"Just a quick note to say how much I appreciated your advice. With your help I was able to spend much of our recent trip to Scotland with Lottie off lead AND coming back to the whistle! Brilliant, what a delight!"
"My 2 year old Parsons Russell, Oscar became difficult to handle after we lost our older dog last November. He wouldn't always come back and was unpredictable when we came across other dogs. His obedience at home and out walking has improved 100% and I can confidently take him out again and know he will listen plus we have great fun." Tracey
"I have been taking Harvey for 1-2-1 agility training sessions for over a year. From the nervous dog then to the amazing dog he is now is a testament to Nicki's patience and training (both dog and owner). For me the important thing is that Harvey enjoys the sessions and if you could see how happy he is to see Nicki its great. I can not recommend GWCA highly enough." Sue
"I have always wanted to train and take agility seriously, I had browsed around on the Internet and came across this website. It looked promising, fun and a trainer that helped and takes training seriously. It has definitely lived up to those words. I love every session me and Dexter attend, he gets better and better every time. Dexter has learnt so many different techniques and I am so proud of him. A definite recommendation to anyone that wants to do this for fun or take it seriously." Terri
"I have recently started classes with Nicki at Grafham Water Canine Adventures and have found it to be really fun. Nicki has a very calm approach to the training with lots of positive feedback. She always takes the time to explain things thoroughly with the reasons why we do it that way which helped me a lot. I also like that she tailors the speed of learning to the individual dog. For Mawli who is a collie I have found agility a great way to exercise her brain as-well as body and its also brilliant bonding time for us where she is the centre of my attention which she likes lots!" Becky