Welcome to Puppy School Mid Sussex
If you are looking at this site, you most likely have a new puppy or are considering adding one to your family.
In either case, congratulations, it is one of the best decisions that you can make, and Puppy School Mid Sussex is available to support you through the early stages which are so crucial in terms of developing a well-rounded, socialised and adjusted puppy.
Puppy School is a national network of training classes for vaccinated puppies up to the age of 20 weeks old at the start of classes. Tutors undergo rigorous and regular training and are regularly monitored to ensure the highest standards.
Advice available throughout the course from a friendly, qualified and fully insured trainer.
Simple Exercises To Practice
Each week attendees will be given simple exercises to practice what has been covered in class in order to achieve the best results.
Certificates and Rosettes
Certificates and rosettes will be received upon completing the 6-week course.
Puppy School Classes
Puppy school offer a set of six puppy training classes lasting 1 hour for up to 8 puppies. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving a foundation for life with your new puppy or for any dog port or combination that you choose to embark on at a later time.
What Will My Puppy Learn?
You will learn how to teach your puppy to:
- Come when called
- Sit, lie down, stand on command
- Walk on a loose lead without pulling
- Accept handling (including for vets and groomers)
- ‘Leave’ when asked
- Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chew
- Stop play biting
- Be sociable with humans, children, and other puppies
- Greet people without jumping up
Please note although we cannot guarantee the attendance of children to help socialise your puppy, we do encourage families with children to bring them to class to learn how to train their puppy and to interact positively with other puppies in the class.
Reward-based Puppy Training
We only use reward-based puppy training methods using treats, toys and praise to motivate, reward and reinforce the required behaviour.
This type of training strengthens the bond between the human and puppy enormously.
Is It Fun?
Puppy School tutors are chosen for their people-skills as well as their puppy training abilities. Class are fun and sociable with a happy, friendly atmosphere.
Puppies will be allowed to play in carefully controlled small groups to ensure they learn good manners around other puppies, do not get scared and do not learn to play roughly or aggressively. Puppies will be matched for size, age, and experience, and play will be carefully supervised to ensure that all puppies learn to be confident with others.
Please note that, in some classes, the mix of puppies may make it impossible to conduct puppy play sessions safely. Puppy play sessions will only be offered if they can be run without causing harm.
It’s Never Too Late To Train A Dog!
Should your puppy be too old for the next course it is never too late for training, please get in touch and we will be pleased to tailor something specific to meet your needs. We also offer 1-to-1 training just give us a call or drop us an email and we can discuss how we can help.