Dog Training & Socialising

- Older Pups & Adults

Course in Basic Obedience Training

For dogs older than 3½ months with very little or no previous training experience.


The Course introduces your dog to basic obedience exercises such as sit, down, stay, come, roll-over, stand, etc. Your dog will also learn how to walk nicely next to you on a slack leash. This 6 week Course introduces your dog to basic obedience exercises such as sit, down, stay and come as well as how to stay at your side on a slack leash. Your dog will also learn how to settle down after play (encouraging relaxed behaviour) and give you his undivided attention. These classes will strengthen the bond between you and your dog through positive reinforcement training, mutual understanding and respect.
You will learn how to teach your dog anything using reward based training and how to apply what you have learned in class in practical ways at home. We will also address your dog’s basic needs, breed specifics and body language as well as jumping up, leash pulling and boisterous behaviour. Additionally we will discuss ways to prevent the development of problem behaviour, getting through the rebellious teenager stage and working towards a lasting and enjoyable future together. You will receive extensive notes on everything taught and discussed during the course.


The Course also includes:

  1.     An introduction to agility obstacles and the Play Group (an open social class for friendly dogs)

  2.     Supervised interaction with other dogs and people


Please note: If your dog struggles in a group class or behaves uncontrollably private lessons will be recommended.


A VERY IMPORTANT FACT TO CONSIDER: It is vital to continue with your dog's training. Implement what he has learned in the Basic Obedience Course in everyday situations in and outside his home environment.


THE FUN COURSE Taking foundation skills to the next level


It has been proven scientifically that dogs learn more effectively and remember better if they are having fun while being trained.


By combining interactive training games with distraction, distance and duration the Fun Course will help you to strengthen your dog’s foundation obedience skills.


Requirements to qualify for the Fun Course:
1.    Your dog must be tolerant towards unfamiliar dogs. Unfortunately this course cannot accommodate aggressive dogs.
2.    Your dog should respond reliably to and understand the meaning of the commands that was taught during the foundation courses:
·         Focus on the handler
·         Sit & Sit stay
·         Down & Down stay
·         Walk on a slack leash using the cue “stay close” (or the more focussed cue “heel”)


Please go to the Course Details page for dates, times and other information regarding the Fun Course.


Private Training Lessons

These lessons are available for fearful and/or reactive dogs that are not comfortable around strange people and/or dogs. It is also useful for dogs with only one or two issues such as leash pulling or not coming when called, as well as for people with demanding schedules. We can arrange for these one-on-one sessions to be either at the training grounds or at your home.


Very important! Unless your dog is very aggressive towards people/dogs, I strongly recommend that you consider participating in a group class to train your dog. This helps your dog to develop coping skills while interacting with other dogs and people. It also helps you to learn how to control your dog in situations where there are distractions.


However - if your dog struggles in a group class or behaves uncontrollably private lessons will be recommended.


Please go to the Course Details for dates, times and other information regarding the above mentioned classes and courses.