Acorn Dog Training

Puppy Training

This course is designed for the puppy who has just completed its vaccinations and under 20 weeks of age by the start of the course.  We also run a junior class for dogs over the age of 5 months. 

If you are thinking about joining a class I would strongly recommend you contact us quite quickly as these classes fill up very fast…

We are now taking bookings for the following puppy classes to be held at Woughton on the Green, nr. Central Milton Keynes:

Puppies under 5 months: Tuesday 8th June at 6.30pm. Location: Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes. Please contact Angela by clicking here or telebone her on 01234 711074.

Puppies under 5 months: Wednesday 23rd June at 7.30pm. Location: Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes. Please contact Fran by clicking here, or phone 01908 397236.

Puppies under 5 months: Sunday 4th July at 4.00pm. Location: Woughton on the Green, Milton KeynesPlease contact Angela by clicking here or phone on 01234 711074.

Puppies over 5 months Thursday 17th July and 7.45pm. At Woughton on the Green, Milton Keynes. Please contact Angela by clicking here or phone on 01234 711074.

Alternatively please contact Theresa Shipp of Shippshape School for Dogs on 01525 261504 who may have some classes available on other evenings. Please note, that they do not run to the exact format and criteria as Acorn Dog Training.

The price of the puppy course is £60 for 6 sessions and class sizes are now being limited to an absolute maximum of 6 puppies and no older dogs (apart from our own) present. Stress levels and overall behaviour are constantly monitored, to ensure that the best environment is created to aid learning. As with all of our courses, all dogs and owners are treated as individuals, and not just ‘one of the class’. Between class advice is offered and all members of the family are welcome to attend if required. We cover many topics on our courses and also have handouts for you to take away for future reference. An example of the types of literature given to owners toilet training.

Clicker training is being used and correctly applied by trainers with a real in-depth knowledge of the subject. If anyone claims that clicker training does not work for most dogs, then they really do not understand what clicker training is all about. This method is the most powerful I have ever used, and even I have been truly staggered by what my own puppy has managed to learn by the time she was 17 weeks (at the time of writing).

Some of the topics that are covered:

Basic Obedience Exercises: sit, down, stays, walking on the lead without pulling, come when called, settle down, “go lie in your bed” and much more.

Practical Advice on:
Play Biting
Toilet Training
Grabbing at Clothing
Jumping Up
Effective Communication and bond building
How to be your dogs best friend and trusted guardian as opposed to the dominant pack leader.
Is your dog being dominant? or is it telling you something quite different?

We also help to get your puppy used to being handled by other people in preparation for any vets visits, showing, or if you’re thinking of doing any of our further Kennel Club Good Citizenship Awards.

Training also allows controlled, fun and safe interactions of the puppies with each other and all of the owners.

Puppy training is a very important part of being a puppy owner as advice given early on can prevent possible problems developing in the future.

WE ALSO HOLD THE KENNEL CLUB LISTED STATUS and train for The Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme puppy Foundation Level. A rosette and certificate is given to each successful participant.

Are you a client of Astonlee Veterinary Surgery Newport Pagnell? Acorn Dog Training holds regular training classes at the surgery on a Saturday afternoon (currently fully booked). However, if your puppy hasn’t yet completed its full course of vaccinations, and you are eager to get socialization off to a flying start, please consider bringing your pup along to the Pre-school Puppy Party, held at the practice on Wednesday evenings. This is a great way to introduce your puppy to others, and a lovely method of getting your puppy socialised, before starting it’s proper training. For further information please contact reception on 01908 611637. For information concerning the puppy training programme at Astonlee, please contact Fran on 01908 397236, or Angela on 01234 711074.

Here are a few pictures of some of our puppies. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge

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