COVID-19 Update: 17/03/2020
As the COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly evolve and in light of the new government advice just released that "Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel," we’ve decided to suspend all face-2-face training (groups and 1-2-1) with immediate effect as we personally want to do everything we can to follow the government restrictions.
Right now a small group of people training outdoors should be very low risk, but we all need to prioritise our own safety and that of everyone else. The situation is extremely serious and it’s imperative that we all act responsibly to save lives in the coming weeks and months.
Our dogs can remind us to stay present, calm, and still have some fun and exercise through this uncertain and difficult time and to this end we are moving to an online format and will be posting training videos and content via facebook and youtube so you can train your dog at home. Do join our facebook group if you’d like to keep in touch with this: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GrafhamWaggers/?ref=bookmarks
Let’s hope and look forward to better times in the future and some very well trained dogs after all this time at home!
Stay safe and healthy everyone,
This course is held at the Marlow Grafham Water Car Park PE28 0BH at 10.00am on Sunday mornings. This is a large, beautiful park with a visitor centre, cafe and plenty of easy parking right next to the training area.
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 course is specifically for dogs from 18 weeks to 2 years 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:
This class is £60 for five sessions. Each session is approximately 45 minutes long. It is recommended but not essential to attend consecutive weeks.
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. You just need to do both steps below to reserve your place on a course:
Please fill in the online enrollment form below making sure the correct course is selected from the drop down list of course options then click the blue send button to send your form to us.
Complete the payment step by clicking on the Add to Basket button and following the checkout process. All course fees are refundable in full prior to the course commencing. Once the course starts however no refunds are available.
You will receive a payment receipt and we will send you a further email with course confirmation, directions to the venue and details of what to bring and any other requirements.
If you have any other questions in the meantime please don't hesitate to contact us.
We love to hear from you :-)
Once you have sent your form and payment, that's it, you're done!
Thank you once again and we look forward to meeting you soon.