Puppy Training & Socialisation Classes

Puppy Foundation Training (for dogs up to 6 months)

Cost for 6 sessions is £66.00

Our puppy foundation courses either class based or on an individual basis have been designed to offer owners and puppies the best start. The training always aims to be fun while teaching the basic commands and offering a chance for the puppies to socialise. We aim to keep classes small and manageable to allow the trainers to assist owners as best they can. The Foundation course is usually 6 weeks in duration class based or 1 to 1 and at the end there will be a simple test and a certificate of completion. Owners can opt for renewed courses up to 6 months of age after which the training moves to Junior Obedience.

The Foundation in more detail:

  • Basic commands such as Sit, Stay/Wait, Heel, Recall, Fun & Games (fetch, find), Leave
  • Advice on jumping up and biting /chewing
  • Increasing the owner/puppy bond
  • Off lead run around under the trainer’s supervision.
  • Great chance to socialise your puppy.
  • Handling your puppy, feeding, home life, starting on the right track with behaviour at home.
  • Dog equipment including leads, toys and whistles
  • Home life and how it can affect training
  • Diet and training/behaviour
  • Smaller classes to allow the trainer to help with different breeds and temperaments
  • Not a “one size fits all” approach

Our training methods:

  • We encourage as much owner participation as possible to benefit from the training
  • Families welcome (and encouraged)
  • Increasing the owners understanding of their particular dog and breed
  • Positive training methods with gentle corrections. What we call a common-sense approach
  • We do not use harsh physical methods or shouting
  • Information on rewarding your dog the do’s and don’ts
  • Games to increase mental stimulation and avoid boredom
  • Short exercises changing frequently to avoid boredom and increase memory

Our trainers have a wide range of breed knowledge and welcome all breeds large and small into the classes

Dog owners will always receive the best attention and feel comfortable when training with Cotswold Pet Services Ltd

We are members of The Guild of Dog Trainers and also the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association

The Fido-Fax our book on Training and Behaviour is recommended to get the most out of the training courses. The Fido-Fax can be purchased at a discount price of £9.95 if a course is booked and paid for. The Fido-Fax is a collaboration between Keith Fallon, Master Trainer and owner of Cotswold Pet Services and Nadine Carr long time canine trainer and behaviourist. The book covers a wide range of topics including behaviour issues and practical training exercises.