One-to-One Training

Designed for dogs with basic training problems or minor behaviour issues. One-to-one sessions are tailored to the specific needs of you and your dog.

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Behaviour Counselling

Designed for dogs displaying significant behaviour problems. Behaviour treatment courses include problem assessment, explanation, treatment programme and rehabilitation work

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Training Classes

We run a variety of training courses for dogs of all ages including: Puppy, Junior and University Courses, Kennel Club Good Citizen Classes, Agility and Rally Obedience

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Training Classes

We have a range of of training classes catering for dogs (and owners) of all ages and abilities across a venues in Wirral and Cheshire. Our two primary venues boast excellent training facilities:-

  • GLENBRITTLE KENNELS has a fully enclosed, fully floodlit training paddock alongside a purpose built indoor training hall.
  • SUTTON FARM has excellent outdoor facilities with a floodlit, fully enclosed training ground and an indoor area with astorturf flooring (ideal for agility), with an onsite cafe.

We also use a community hall in FRODSHAM for Puppy Training.

The majority of classes are run as 6 week courses and require booking in advance (see diary page for venues, dates and times). We have a maximum of 6-8 dogs on each of our course to ensure you get plenty of individual attention so it is advisable to book your place early to avoid disappointment.

OUR CLASSES / COURSES

PUPPY CONCEPTS PACKAGE

Our Puppy Concepts Package has been designed to provide you and your puppy with the best possible start focusing on foundation concepts and life skill, appropriate socialisation and troubleshooting.

The Puppy Concepts Package includes:

  • a one-to-one introductory session (approx. 1 hr) for early guidance and to prepare you and your puppy to get the most out of their Puppy Concepts course
  • Our 6 week Puppy Concepts course is based upon the most current knowledge and research on puppy development and learning. As the title suggests we focus on teaching concepts and key life skills that provide a solid base for good behaviour and training
  • A free slot (approx. ½ hour) on one of our social skills mornings/afternoons with our group of experienced volunteer dogs helping your puppy to begin learning appropriate canine communication skills

At both our Frodsham and Glenbrittle Kennels venues, this course is split into two age groups so puppies are grouped with those of a similar developmental age - we have one group for puppies aged 16 weeks and under and another group for puppies over 16 weeks.

PUPPY PROGRESS COURSE UNIVERSITY

This course is the natural follow on from our Puppy Concepts Course. Having learned the key concepts of attentiveness, impulse control, the ability to settle and having already fostered a positive attitude to learning, puppies are now able to progress much more quickly in learning new behaviours, even in more distracting environments.

We also offer a Complete Puppy Package which includes the full Puppy Concepts Package and the Puppy Progress Course. By purchasing the Complete package you benefit from a a guaranteed place on the Puppy Progress Course and also a discount

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KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN

Those wishing to further their dogs training can progress to the Kennel Club Good Citizen Courses. These courses are only suitable for dogs who have undergone some previous training either at home or progressing from our Puppy Training.

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training scheme in the UK promoting responsible dog ownership. The requirements for each level are outlined below:-

Bronze Award

  1. Cleanliness ad identification
  2. Collar and Lead
  3. Walk on the lead
  4. Control at door/gate
  5. Controlled walk amongst people and dogs
  6. Stay on the lead for one minute
  7. Grooming
  8. Examination of the dog
  9. Return to handler
  10. Responsibility and care

Silver Award

  1. Play with the dog
  2. Road walk
  3. Rejoin handler
  4. Stay on one place for 2 minutes
  5. Vehicle control
  6. Come away from distractions
  7. Controlled greeting
  8. Food manners
  9. Examination of the dog
  10. Responsibility and care

Gold Award

  1. Road walk
  2. Return to handler's side
  3. Walk free beside handler
  4. Stay down in one place
  5. Send the dog to bed
  6. Stop the dog
  7. Relaxed isolation
  8. Food manners
  9. Examination of the dog
  10. Responsibility and care
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UK RALLY OBEDIENCE

Rally Obedience classes are suitable for dogs that have progressed to a good standard of pet dog obedience (Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver or equivalent) and whose owners wish to get involved in this new dog sport. Rally Obedience involves the dog/handler team negotiating a course of different exercises including turns, serpentines, spirals, position and pace changes, send over jump and many more. Throughout, handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs as they progress through the course.

For more information on KC Rally visit Kennel Club Rally

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AGILITY CLASSES

Agility classes are suitable for dogs of all breeds who have already established a good level of general obedience. Ideally dogs should have achieved their Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award (or equivalent) and be comfortable in a class situation. Agility classes are divided into pre-beginners, beginners, intermediate and advanced groups. For more information see our Agility page

PRICES

PUPPY CONCEPTS PACKAGE (up to 20 weeks): £120.00
PUPPY PROGRESS COURSE: £70.00 (6 week course)
COMPLETE PUPPY PACKAGE: £170.00 (6 week course)
KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN COURSES: £60.00 (6 week blocks with regular test evenings)
RALLY OBEDIENCE: £60.00 (6 week blocks)
AGILITY CLASSES: £60.00 for (6 week blocks)
Note: All dogs must be fully vaccinated (or titre tested) to attend training classes
Please be aware that dogs showing behaviour problems around other dogs (aggression/fear) will not usually benefit from a class environment in the first instance. In fact a class situation is likely to escalate the problem. Owners of such dogs are advised to consider our Behaviour Counselling