This is the entry point into our flagship young dog program if you have a dog older than 20 weeks and it is extremely popular!
The course runs throughout the year at our beautiful outdoor venue at Grafham Water Sailing Club. This is a large, beautiful, park like venue with plenty of easy and free parking right next to the training area. There are usually two sessions on every weekday evening throughout April - September and then we drop down to one session per evening over the winter using portable floodlights.
The courses are 5 consecutive weeks (the same day and time each week).
There is currently a short waiting list to join so the first step is to fill in the enrolment form below and then we will contact you with further details!
If you find attending regular classes at the same time each week difficult due to other commitments / work shifts etc or if you live out of the area the good news is you can still train with us! Click here to get started straight away!
If you’re looking at this page then by now you may well be quite exhausted by your puppy-raising efforts! Hopefully though you are justifiably proud of your well-mannered, well-behaved, highly socialised dog with dependable bite inhibition. However... Adolescence is a time of big change!
To ensure that your attentive, mannerly and friendly puppy remains attentive, mannerly and friendly throughout adulthood, you need to accelerate socialisation and training during adolescence.
One of the most challenging but really important aspects of adolescence can be making sure your dog continues to meet unfamiliar people and dogs on a regular basis. If your dog is confined to your house most of the time and only meets the same familiar people over and over, he will desocialise surprisingly quickly and may soon grow to be wary and fearful of strangers, especially children and men.
Your daily walks and visiting new places a couple of times a week are a must and always make a point to praise your dog when he acts appropriately and to reward him whenever he is well behaved and greets other people and dogs. Next on the list if you can is to carry on attending a regular training course.
Your dog's adolescence is a critical time. If you ignore your dog's education now, you may well soon find yourself living with an ill-mannered, under-socialised, hyperactive animal.
Having adopted one such large individual as a mature adult in the hope that I could turn him around you can trust me on this, living with this type of dog is no picnic!
The Adolescent Essentials class is specifically for dogs 20 weeks old +
We recap all the good things we did in Puppy class like:
and each week we practice exercises and tasks to help your dog:
Integrate the things you'll learn on this course into your dogs daily lifestyle and you can expect:
Many thanks for selecting us to help with your dog training!
Please fill in the online enrollment form below then click the blue send button to send your form to us.
We will then contact you with further details.
Once you have completed your form please make sure to click the blue 'send' button above.
Thank you once again and we will contact you very soon.