Paws In The City

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Training

Training

My mission statement for training 

I love training people to improve their relationship with their dog and look for the positive affect this has in the community with better behaved dogs and more responsible owners. I’m passionate about positively socialising dogs early to anything they may meet later in life, so it’s then normal and we end up with calm, happy dogs and happy owners.  

 

At Puppy Preschool I show people how to create a bond with their puppy, connect with them and get them started on basic obedience cues, before the get any bad habits. At this early stage of social development, we can also help the puppies create strategies for any new experiences they come across for the rest of their life. I think this safe early socialising puppies is equally, if not more important than training them to follow obedience cues. You can teach an old dog new tricks but it’s a lot harder to desensitise it to fireworks, vacuum cleaners and any other unknown scary event. 

 

We also need to help the puppies learn bite control and stop them from picking up some bad habits like jumping. We can also give the owners strategies to stop separation anxiety developing. I also believe that we don’t play enough with our puppies and miss this amazing opportunity to show our puppies how much fun we can be, therefore I show people games that not only are fun but help your puppy to grow its confidence and strengthen its muscles and further build the bond between you. 

 

Having calm happy fun puppies, creates calm happy fun owners, which creates calm happy fun Dogs. 

 

I love being part of that.

 

A bit about my dogs:

 

Misty was my first Black female Labrador that unfortunately I had to get her put down when she was 18.5 years old.

I currently have two Labradors:

Jess is 14 years old and has attained the top Canine Good Citizen (CGC) “Gold” level – she is one of the most chilled out dogs I know.

Abby is 29 months old and has attained CGC Bronze and I’m training her in CGC Silver class, scent training and tracking and current demo dog at puppy class.

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Our approach

My mission statement for training


I love training people to improve their relationship with their dog and look for the positive affect this has in the community with better behaved dogs and more responsible owners. I’m passionate about positively socialising dogs early to anything they may meet later in life, so it’s then normal and we end up with calm, happy dogs and happy owners.

At Puppy Preschool I show people how to create a bond with their puppy, connect with them and get them started on basic obedience cues, before the get any bad habits. At this early stage of social development, we can also help the puppies create strategies for any new experiences they come across for the rest of their life. I think this safe early socialising puppies is equally, if not more important than training them to follow obedience cues. You can teach an old dog new tricks but it’s a lot harder to desensitise it to fireworks, vacuum cleaners and any other unknown scary event.

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We also need to help the puppies learn bite control and stop them from picking up some bad habits like jumping. We can also give the owners strategies to stop separation anxiety developing. I also believe that we don’t play enough with our puppies and miss this amazing opportunity to show our puppies how much fun we can be, therefore I show people games that not only are fun but help your puppy to grow its confidence and strengthen its muscles and further build the bond between you.

Having calm happy fun puppies, creates calm happy fun owners, which creates calm happy fun Dogs.

I love being part of that.

A bit about my dogs:



Misty was my first Black female Labrador that unfortunately I had to get her put down when she was 18.5 years old. I currently have two Labradors: Jess is 14 years old and has attained the top Canine Good Citizen (CGC) “Gold” level – she is one of the most chilled out dogs I know. Abby is 29 months old and has attained CGC Bronze and I’m training her in CGC Silver class, scent training and tracking and current demo dog at puppy class.

Our Approach

My mission statement for training 

I love training people to improve their relationship with their dog and look for the positive affect this has in the community with better behaved dogs and more responsible owners. I’m passionate about positively socialising dogs early to anything they may meet later in life, so it’s then normal and we end up with calm, happy dogs and happy owners.  

At Puppy Preschool I show people how to create a bond with their puppy, connect with them and get them started on basic obedience cues, before the get any bad habits. At this early stage of social development, we can also help the puppies create strategies for any new experiences they come across for the rest of their life. I think this safe early socialising puppies is equally, if not more important than training them to follow obedience cues. You can teach an old dog new tricks but it’s a lot harder to desensitise it to fireworks, vacuum cleaners and any other unknown scary event. 

We also need to help the puppies learn bite control and stop them from picking up some bad habits like jumping. We can also give the owners strategies to stop separation anxiety developing. I also believe that we don’t play enough with our puppies and miss this amazing opportunity to show our puppies how much fun we can be, therefore I show people games that not only are fun but help your puppy to grow its confidence and strengthen its muscles and further build the bond between you. 

Having calm happy fun puppies, creates calm happy fun owners, which creates calm happy fun Dogs. 

I love being part of that.

Craig prattley and his dogs
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Puppy pre-school

Puppy Pre-school classes covers the basics of dog ownership within our region while ensuring your pup gets the socialisation and basic training that will help you start guiding them through life.

Classes are generally for puppies aged 8 to 16 weeks, however we can accept older puppies but please discuss with us if this is the case with your pup. Your puppy is required to have their first vaccination to attend the class.

The Puppy pre-school class covers:

  • • Socialisation
  • • Handling and other practical skills
  • • Some basic training (such as sit, come, down)
  • • Puppy health
  • • Toilet training advice
  • • Getting used to everyday objects your puppy may encounter
  • • Exploring different surfaces getting used to different outfits they may meet
We have four weeks of classes. We have two sessions starting at either 6.15 or 7.30pm.

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What to bring

Bring something your dog loves. We provide some soft treats, or if your pup would prefer, bring something else such as a soft toy they absolutely love that will motivate them to work hard for their reward.

When sharing our knowledge and helping you with your dog's training we take care to ensure that your lifestyle is considered so that any changes that may be needed are as minimal as possible in order to achieve the result you desire. All our training is explained in non-technical terminology so that it is easier for everyone to understand and put into practice.

Our next Puppy preschool starts on 20th April 2022.
Registrations are now closed for 9th March 2022.