Why Should You Choose Four Paws Dog Training?

Below are details of our Puppy Foundation & Socialisation Course, Junior Course, Beginner Course, Home Training course, Workshops & Home Training sessions.

All the training at Four Paws is reward based training, no harsh methods at any time are used, and if your dog takes that little longer to pick up commands, then so be it.

All dogs are different and at Four Paws we recognise this, so we take things slowly.

Our classes are small, no more than 6 in a class, as this enables the trainer to give you a more personal level of training.

We also offer a 121 Home Training Course for those of you who are unable to attend a weekly class. This Home Training course consists of 2×1 hr OR 3X 1 hr  lessons in your own home, Dependant on the training that is required.

Full details  what you will learn can be found on our “Courses” page.

Price for the Home training course. 

3x1hr Training sessions £110. – 2x1hr Training sessions £80.

1-1.5 Hr Home training sessions are also available.

1hr training session £35.  1.5 Hr training session £40.

To book a 121 Home Training session call Kathryn on 01257 450432 mob 07398 282898, or email Kathrynroughley@aol.com

Puppy Course.

This Puppy Foundation & Socialisation Course, is for puppies from 12 to 20 weeks old. 

On this course we teach you  how  to train your puppy  the  basic requirements for good manners, and all  training in class is with positive, reward based methods. 

We also teach you how to socialise your puppy correctly, so your puppy grows into a confident dog.

This is a structured 5 week course so you will learn something new every week. 

Everything you learn in class will  be relevant to your every day life, we teach your puppy to focus on you, whilst there are distractions around them, to sit and stay,to leave items, to drop items that they have pinched, and much more.

The commands you learn on this course, are also put into exercises, so you can see how they will fit into your daily life.

At the start of each new class, we always revise the commands you learnt the previous week, just to see how you are doing, and if you are having any problems. Our aim is to make training enjoyable for both you and your dog.

This course is for dogs with sound temperament .If   your   dog  barks at other dogs, or is not comfortable with other dogs around them, then a class environment may make your dog stressed, and you may be more suited to 1-2-1- Home Training session, where your dog can be trained in more familiar surroundings.

All puppies must have an up to date current vaccination certificate which  must  be brought to class at the first lesson.

The commands you will learn on the  Puppy Foundation  & Socialisation Course are…

  •   Capturing your puppies attention.
  •   Learn the basic body positions of Sit,Stand & Down.
  •   The Stay command.
  •   The Stay command with distractions.
  •   The Leave Command.
  •   The Drop command.
  •   Walking nicely on the lead.
  •   How dogs learn.
  •   Why use food to train your dog. ?
  •   Socialising with other dogs and people.
  •   How to socialise your puppy correctly.
  •   Meet “n” Greet.
  •   Polite Greetings.
  •   Life skills..
  •    You will also learn…
  • How to housetrain your puppy effectively.
  • How to stop your puppy mouthing.
  • How to wean off food rewards.
  • Health checks & handling your puppy.
  • How to stop your puppy from Jumping up.
  • What is puppy socialisation.?
  • How to exercise your puppy correctly.
  • How to give your puppy mental stimulation.
  • Adolescence and how to deal with it.
  • Being a responsible dog owner.
  • Your Dog and the Law.
  • Care & Responsibility of your Puppy.
  • A Welcome pack will be given to you at the start of this course, which includes training hand-outs to help you through the course.
  • A “Puppy Foundation” Course, Certificate of Completion, will be awarded to those who complete the course.

Class numbers are restricted as this enables the trainer to provide a more personal level of training. We tailor our classes to suit the needs of all attendees. Therefore, this course and its contents may differ slightly, to the above, this is to make sure we give you what you want from the class.

To book a place on this course email Kathryn@fourpawsdogtraining.co.uk or  call Kathryn on  01257 450432   mob 07398 282898 so a Booking Form can be sent to you.

This course is for puppies from 12 to 20 weeks old .Price for this 5 week course is £65.
Junior Course.

This course is for those that have attended and completed our Puppy Foundation & Socialisation course, Beginner Course, or had a 121 Home Training session, and know the basic commands.

The Junior course is a “Follow on” course for those that wish to further their dogs training, and for dogs 5-12 months old.

Full details of what you will learn on this course can be found below.

This course is a structured 4-week course, where we further the commands that have been taught on the Puppy course.You will learn how to walk nicely on the lead, and greet other dogs ( and their owners ) politely. Furthering the “Leave” command, the Emergency Stop, and much more.

All the training is with positive & reward based methods, we also show you how to “wean” off food rewards and how to still reward your dog with praise, toys and other methods.

This course is for dogs with sound temperament. If your dog barks at other dogs, or is not comfortable with other dogs around them, then a class environment may make your dog stressed, and your dog may be more suited to furthering their training in a  1-2-1- Home Training session, where your dog can be trained in more familiar surroundings. 

The Commands you will learn on the Junior Course are.

  • Building focus with your dog,and adding distractions.
  • Furthering the Sit, & Down, commands.
  • Stay training adding distance, duration and distractions.
  • “Place” command.
  • Wait command.
  • Control through doorways.
  • Recall.
  • Further the Leave command,& adding duration and distance.
  • Emergency Stop.
  • Walking nicely on the lead. (With and without distractions)
  • Controlled walking amongst people and other dogs.
  • Meet n Greet.
  • Polite Greetings.
  • “Fun” low impact agility course on fine evenings. (Summertime only).
  • The commands learnt in the course are also combined into exercises & games. We teach all commands in a friendly manner, with rewards and praise, no harsh methods are used at any time when we are helping you to train your dog.

Our aim is to make training enjoyable for both you and your dog.

On fine evenings in the Summer, we do most of our training outdoors in a more natural environment, so please wear appropriate clothing.

A “Junior” course itinerary will be given out at the first lesson.

 A “Junior ” course Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those that attend and  complete the course.             

We tailor our classes to suit the needs of all attendees. Therefore, this course and its contents may differ slightly, to the above, this is to make sure we give you what you want from the class.

To book a place on this course email Kathryn@fourpawsdogtraining.co.uk or call Kathryn on 01257 450432  mob  07398 282898 so a Booking Form can be sent to you.

 

This course is for dogs from the age of 5 to 12 months old. Price for this 4 week course is £55.
Beginner Course

Contact Kathryn at kathryn@fourpawsdogtraining.co.uk to enquire about future course dates.

This course is for dogs from 5-12 months old,and is for dogs that have had NO previous training.

Please bring with you your dogs vaccination certificate to the first class.

This course is a structured 5-week course, all commands on this course are relevant to your every day life, and valuable life skills will be learnt.

All the training is with positive & reward based methods, we also show you how to “wean” off food rewards and how to still reward your dog with praise, toys and other methods.

This course is for dogs with sound temperament. If your dog barks at other dogs, or is not comfortable with other dogs around them, then a class situation may make your dog stressed, and your dog may be more suited to furthering their training in a 1-2-1- Home Training session, where your dog can be trained in more familiar surroundings.

The commands you will learn on the Beginners course are.

  • Capturing  your dogs attention.
  • Sit, Down and Stand Body positions.
  •  Auto Sits.
  • The Stay Command.
  • Stay Command with distractions around.
  • The Leave command.
  • The Drop command.
  • Introduction to loose lead walking.
  • Beginners Recall.
  • How dogs learn.
  • You will also learn.
  • How to exercise your dog correctly.
  • How to socialise your dog correctly.
  • Adolescence and how to cope with it.
  • To stop your dog from jumping up.
  • You, your dog, and the Law.
  • How to “Mentally” drain your dog with exercises.
  • When to faze out food rewards.

The commands learnt on this course are also combined into exercises & games. We teach all commands in a friendly manner, with rewards and praise, no harsh methods at any time are used when we are helping you to train your dog.

Our aim is to make training enjoyable for you and your dog.

A “Welcome pack” with training sheets to help you through the course will be given out on the first lesson.

“Beginners” course of certificate of completion will be given to those who complete the course.

We trailer the classes to suit the needs of all  attendees. Therefore this course and its contents may differ slightly from the above, this is to make sure we give you want from the class.

If you wish to further your dogs training then you can join us on a Junior course.

For future dates of this course, email Kathryn@fourpawsdogtraining.co.uk or call Kathryn on 01257 450432 mob 07398 282898. 

This course is for dogs from 5-12 months old.Price for this 5 week course is £65.
1-2-1 Home Training course.

This Home Training Course is for those who are unable to attend a weekly class and  is available for dogs up to the age of 3 years old.

This service consists of 3×1 hr training sessions in your own home, or 2x1hr training sessions dependant on the training that you require.

On this Home Training course we cover:

  • How to get your puppies/dogs attention.
  • To learn the positions of Sit & Down.
  • To Stay.
  • To Stay by an open door.
  • How to stop your puppy/dog from jumping up.
  • The Leave & Drop Commands.
  • Introduction to Recall.
  • How to socialise your puppy/dog correctly. 
  • Introduction to walking nicely on the lead.
  • Correct amount of exercise for your dog.
  • You, your Dog and the Law.

If you would like to book a home training course please call Kathryn on 01257 450432 Mob 07398 282898. A home training booking form will then be sent to you.

Once the booking form and fee are received then your booking will be confirmed.

Please visit the “Contact Us” page for areas covered for this service.

Price for this Home Training course for 3x1 Hr training sessions is £110. For 2x1hr Training sessions £80. Call Kathryn on 01257 450432 mob 07398 28 28 98 to book your course.
"New Owners Puppy Pack.

“Congratulations”  you are the owner of a new puppy” 🙂

Do you have a puppy between the ages of 8-12 Week old.?

The first few weeks after a puppy join the family are critically important for setting them up for a happy life.

Our “New Owners” puppy pack is a service that assists your new family member to settle into their new home.

I am here to help your new arrival settle into their new surroundings and to help you enjoy your new puppy,and not to worry what is “right” or “wrong”.

This service takes place in your own home, here you can ask as many questions as you like I m here to answer them for you.

These are some of the things we cover in the Puppy Package.

  • How to toilet train successfully.
  • To stop mouthing.
  • Enjoy being handled.
  • How to get through the “Teething” period.
  • How to keep your puppy amused whilst you are going through the vaccination incubation period.
  • We also discuss feeding and feeding times, and answer your questions on food.
  • Worming and basic health issues.

In fact anything you need to know.!

The “New Owners” Puppy Pack will be suited to YOU and YOUR puppies needs.

I leave you with your Puppy Pack, that has all the relevant information in so you will always have something to refer back to once I’ve left.

Then if you wish you can enrol onto our Puppy Foundation & Socialisation course, to start your puppy off on its training path.

It is always best to book this service as soon as possible so bad habits don’t start.

To book your “Puppy Pack” call Kathryn on 01257 450432  mob 07398 282898.

Please visit the “Contact Us” page for areas covered for this service.

 

"New Owners" Puppy Pack is £35 for 1Hr. Call Kathryn on 01257 450432 Mob 07398 282898 to book your Pack.
1-2-1 Home Training Session. ALL AGES

This service is open to dogs of ALL ages from puppies upwards.
Were you unable to attend a training course.? and now feel that your puppy/dog needs some basic training?

Does your dog need some help with basic commands like Sit, Stay, Leave, Jumping up.? Not coming when called.?
Then maybe this 1 hr home training session may help.
I come and visit you in your own home and go through your immediate concerns, and answer any questions you may have.
I then make the training session to suit YOU and YOUR dogs needs.
I leave you with all relevant information to your Home Training Session, so you will always have something to refer back to once I have left.
If you have any further questions I’m always available for help and advice via Email or Telephone.

Please visit the “Contact Us” page for areas covered for this service.

To book a 121 Home Training session call Kathryn on 01257 450432 mob 07398 282898.

A Home Training session lasting 1 hr £35 - A Home Training session lasting 1.5 hr £40.