Brislington United Reformed Church
This is a five week course that will run every week at the same time and day as your selected start date.
Suitable For; Puppies that have had their first vaccination. If your puppy is over six months of age they may be better suited in adult class. If you're unsure and would like clarification email email@example.com
What Your Dog Will Learn:
Socialisation - Puppyhood is the most important time for your dog to be carefully socialised to other dogs and people. That's why we dedicate a portion of each class to getting this right.
Recall - If you want to be able to let your puppy off lead you're going to need to be able to trust them to come back. That's why the recall is an essential skill for every dog.
Stay - How to stay in a distracting class environment. This is a great skill for when you need your puppy to stay in one position whilst you attend to something like a knock on the door.
Drop - If you're puppy has something they shouldn't (like litter) then it's critical you can get it back quickly. Teaching your dog to drop it when asked is a great way to do that.
Leave - Teaching leave is important for preventing your dog from getting litter or dangerous items in the first place. When asked to leave your dog will turn and move away so you can carry on your walk.
Settle - When you take your dog out to enjoy the cafes and pubs of Bristol they're going to need to be able to settle down in a busy environment. We practice this in our puppy class.
Husbandry - We all know dogs that hate going to the vets or the groomers but that doesn't have to be your dog. Through training we can get them used to being handled and inspected so these visits are as easy as a walk in the park.
Hand Target - Teaching your dog to touch their nose to your hand is a great way to reposition them either to teach them another new skill or just for everyday life - like getting them in from the garden.
Achievement Bandana & Certificate -
We believe that learning doesn't stop at puppyhood. That's why we give all attendees an achievement bandana, if your dog passes our puppy class you will be awarded your Puppy Patch. This is the equivalent of a martial arts belt or Brownies badges.
If you choose to keep training you can earn various badges through our different classes and prove to the world just what an awesome team you make.
Puppy Passport -
To encourage you to socialise your puppy in lots of new environments we've teamed up with local, dog-friendly businesses such as Cafes, Garden Centres, Pubs etc. If you visit four locations and have them sign your passport you'll earn the Explorer badge for your bandana. You can view the full list of businesses at: www.houndplus.com/puppypassport