Who are we?

Proud to support

Puppy School Herts, Beds & Bucks is part of an International network of training classes founded by Gwen Bailey, world reknowned animal behaviourist and author.  All Tutors are carefully selected and undergo a comprehensive training programme.  Classes are taught using kind, effective, reward based methods and are enjoyable for you, your puppy and all the family. 

What is Puppy School?

 

Puppy School is a course of 6 training classes, each one lasting 1 hour. It is a comprehensive programme, carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics, giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy. Lessons are fun and sociable with a happy, friendly atmosphere.

 

Only positive reward based training methods are used.  Treats, toys, games and praise are used to encourage puppies to be well behaved.  No rough handling or harsh training equipment and techniques are tolerated in our classes. 

 

Puppy play is encouraged and dependent on there being the right mix of puppies in class, 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.  

What will you and your puppy learn?

At Puppy School you will learn to teach your puppy to:

 

  • Come when called

  • Sit, lie down and stand on command

  • Walk on a loose lead without pulling

  • Accept handling all over for visits to the vets and groomers

  • Wait

  • Settle down

  • Leave when asked

  • Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews

  • Stop play biting

  • Be sociable with humans and other puppies

  • Greet people without jumping up

 

The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building up your puppy's understanding and reliability each week. 

Proud to support

Puppy School Herts, Beds & Bucks are proud to support Medical Detection Dogs as their chosen charity. Medical Detection Dogs is a charity that trains dogs to help people with life threatening health conditions and to identify the odour of cancer.  To find out more about the amazing work they do, check out their website by clicking here.