Puppy & General Training

"Those who TEACH the most about HUMANITY aren't always human"

Donald L. Hicks

Puppy Social

Cost: £50
Suitable for puppies up to 16 weeks old at the start of class
Venue:Abergavenny Guide Hall / outdoors at LPDT Llanellen
When: Friday evenings


Maximum of 6 puppies.
Two trainers present in all classes to give you plenty of individual guidance.
1 hour Information / Q&A Zoom sessions
3 x 45-minute sessions.


A short course to start you and your puppy off in the right direction.  

  • 1 x 1 hour Information and Q&A Zoom session. 

  • 3 x 45-minute sessions.

Socialising your puppy from an early age in the right way will help your puppy develop into a confident dog and prevent problem behaviours developing in the future.  In this course we will guide you through the process ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for both you and your puppy.  

The practical classes will include:

  •  Introducing puppy to new things.

  • Teaching puppy to settle on a mat.

  • Practical games to play with your puppy at home

  • How to prepare your puppy for stress free trips to the vets/groomers etc. 

  • Calling your puppy away from distractions.

Depending on the puppies in class they may be able to have some off lead play time. A take away guide to socialising your puppy and plan to follow at home.  


Puppy Graduates

Cost: £100
Suitable for puppies between 14 and 20 weeks old 
Venue:Abergavenny Guide Hall / outdoors at LPDT Llanellen
When: Friday pm, Saturday am (see details below)

Maximum of 6 puppies.
Two trainers in most classes to give you plenty of individual guidance.
2 x 1 hour Information / Q&A Zoom sessions
6 x 45-minute sessions.
 
This course will give you all you need to help your puppy navigate the human world successfully.  We will help you train your puppy using positive and force free methods to ensure your puppy grows into a well-balanced, happy and confident member of your family.  Throughout the 6 weeks of practical training, we will build your puppy’s ability in key life skills such as settling, loose lead walking, wait training, recall, and handling.

The practical classes include:

  • Free space on our All Things Puppy Zoom meeting.  
  • Three practical sessions on Friday evenings at The Guide Hall Abergavenny.
  • Three practical sessions on Saturday mornings at our Training Paddock in Llanellen.
  • Written handouts each week covering the class exercises.
  • End of course achievement Rosette and Certificate presentation.
  • Private Zoom class at the end of the practical sessions for Q&A and information on surviving adolescence!

Life Skills for Adolescents and Beyond

Suitable for any age
Cost: £75 (5 week course)
Venue: Our Training Venue in Llanellen
When: Saturdays

Class of no more than 6 dogs.
Suitable for dogs 6 months or over, rescues or older dogs who haven't attended classes before.

Focusing on the skills to help you and your dog navigate the human world successfully.

Training Skills 

Suitable for dogs 6 months or over
Cost: £45 (4 week rolling class)
Venue: Our Training Venue in Llanellen
When:  Saturdays
Class of no more than 6 dogs.
Suitable for dogs 6 months or over, rescues or older dogs who have attended our life skills class or have a good foundation of basic training.  This class will expand your training skills and include games such as recall around distractions, heelwork, distance stays as well as some fun tricks and other activities.


General Training One to One

Suitable for any age
Venue: Our Training Venue in Llanellen

Single One to One Training Session:
Cost: £50
(One hour)

Training Package (Four x One to One Training Sessions)
Cost: £175
(Four x 45 mins)

Bespoke one to one training to help you and your dog improve your training skills together.   We can help with things like loose lead walking, recall, good manners or any individual training niggles you may have. Suitable for any age, including puppies. 


Puppy/Rescue At Home

Cost: £130
Suitable for puppies under 6 months old
Venue:  your home
When:  as required

90 minute home visit to help settle your new family member in and 60 minute follow up home visit to review and start your training journey.  Includes handouts relevant to you and your puppy/new rescue.

We can cover all the questions you may have about helping your rescue or puppy successfully navigate the human household rules. This can include toilet training, routines, being alone, sleep, toys/play, training, feeding, exercise, car travel and anything else you want to cover!

Please note travel may need to be added.

Which service do you need to book?

You will need a behaviour consult for problem behaviours such as barking and lunging at other dogs or people, destructive or anxious behaviours when left alone, guarding food or toys or any aggressive behaviours.  If your problem is general training, such as pulling on the lead or recall please see our training page.  If you are still unsure if you need a behaviour consult or training one to one send us a message with some brief details on the contact form and we can direct you to the most appropriate service.  If you would like to chat your worries through before booking, you can opt for one of the triage appointments initially.  After our discussions, if you decide to book, you will receive a partial refund of the cost of your triage appointment.

  Training

  • Paying attention to you 
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Coming back when called
  • Settling
  • Jumping up 
  • General manners
  • Handling eg. towelling, grooming, nail trimming
  • Putting harnesses or collars on and off