All About Puppy Classes
Are you thinking about enrolling your pup in a puppy class? If so, you’re not alone! Puppy classes are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to give your four-legged friend the best start in life. Not only do they provide valuable socialisation opportunities with other pups and people, but they can also help your pup learn important skills while having fun along the way. Below, I will cover all things puppy classes from why it’s beneficial to sign up for one to what type of structure and activities you should expect. So if you’re curious about why these courses are so worthwhile for young dogs or you want to find out more about what my class entails, read on!
Benefits of Taking a Puppy Class – The advantages and why it’s worth investing time and money into puppy classes
Investing in a puppy class will be fun for both you and your pup, as it introduces a new environment and new skills. It’s thrilling to see the joy on your pup’s face when they meet other four-legged friends and learn something new. Taking my puppy class not only teaches owners basic behaviours such as: sit, stay, and come when called. It has been proven that puppy classes are effective at setting the foundations for better relationships between person and pup, and the fun that comes with learning something new is unbeatable!
What to Expect in My Puppy Class – Explaining what activities the class will involve
If you’re looking for something fun and different, then my puppy class is definitely the way to go! It’s not your average class – expect lots of fun games and activities that your pup will absolutely love. You’ll also get some great homework tasks as part of your course, to give you challenges that go beyond the classroom. We even have some competitions! Aside from the generic sit, stay, come etc I also include skill that work on engagement, distractions, games and learning meaningful skills that will help them in day to day life. Each week I will also explain why we are learning something, How we do it, When you can use it and What it will help with.
Before we start our sessions together, I will hold a zoom call, so that I can answer all your questions and give tailored advice in preparation for your first class, so everyone will be prepared for the fun ahead! If you have questions about specifics then please drop me a message.
Getting Ready for Your First Puppy Class – What supplies you’ll need, how to prepare your pup, and getting mentally ready
If you’re getting ready for your first puppy class, there are a few things to keep in mind! First off, make sure you have plenty of treats with you; food is a great motivator, and teaching new tricks requires plenty of positive reinforcement. You’ll also want to bring your pup in a flat collar or harness and a short leash; no retractable leads, please! Finally, it’s important to get mentally ready and set realistic expectations: puppy classes are lots of fun, but it takes a bit of effort from both pup and parent—so don’t forget to bring your patience as well. With these tips in your pocket (and plenty of treats at the ready!), your pre-class preparation will be done—and now it’s time for some furry learning fun!
Making the Most of Your Puppy Course – Strategies on how to get the most out of your course and make it an enjoyable experience
Puppy courses can be both fun and worthwhile, but taking the time to make the most of it will ensure that your course is an enjoyable learning experience. Practicing at home is always a great way to reinforce what you’ve learned in puppy classes; small steps are the key here, as pushing too hard can lead to frustration. Don’t rush yourself either – while puppies move quickly and seem eager to learn, remember there are things they just aren’t able to pick up right away. If you’re stuck or having difficulty understanding something in class, don’t hesitate to ask questions; I am more than happy to help so that everyone can get the most out of their course!
After the Course is Over – Ideas on how to keep up with what you’ve learned, resources for further support, and other ways to continue developing your pup’s skills
Once the course is over, you don’t have to abandon the skills you and your pup learned. Although classes may offer a great starting point for training, a puppy’s development never stops. Keeping their brain active will keep them healthy, engaged and less likely to be destructive as they explore the world around them. To keep up with what you’ve learned and continue to develop their skills further, consider activities like nose work, agility training, on-going classes, fly ball etc. all of which bring fun challenges that keep their brains learning and keep the bond between you strong. No matter how you keep learning after your puppy course ends—be sure to stay committed and your pup will reach new heights in no time!
Taking a puppy course is not just an opportunity to learn how to train your pup, but also a chance to bond with them. Investing in this class gives you and your pup plenty of benefits and memories that will pay off in the end. Whether you want to teach basic cues or something more complicated, there’s something for every pup here – so don’t waste any more time! Get ready for a lot of fun activities, knowledge and empowerment. Don’t forget all the friend-making opportunities for you and your pup as well! If the idea of puppy courses has been on your mind for a while now – sign up today! You won’t regret it – after all, what more can one ask for than having their pup learn something new and develop their skills…all while having lots of fun?
Before you attend any of the classes your pup should have had their vaccinations (evidence is required at booking).
Puppies between the ages of 12 weeks and 8 months are welcome to attend this course. Thanks!
Dates and Times
Puppy class start dates for Kimberley :
16th April 2023 10-11am
(plus 30min pre-course zoom on 13th April at 6:30pm)
25th June 2023 10-11am
(plus 30min pre-course zoom on 22nd June at 6:30pm)
FREE TASTER SESSION
SUNDAY 26TH MARCH
KIMBERLEY PARISH HALL
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