Puppies - puppy class, puppy socialising and training classes/courses, puppy training and puppy problems solving or prevention.
All you need to get a puppy off to a good start. From advice on the best puppy to suit your family to the puppy course offers appropriate socialisation, KC certificate training and advice and the private puppy right start with personalised advice and training in your own home if you prefer.
PC = Puppy course
PRS = Private Puppy Right Start
Finding a good puppy class/course is very important as they can just as easily learn problem behaviour as well as appropriate ones, such as bullying or being bullied, this is why it’s vital to have an experienced supervisor in a puppy class. As a breeder and pet behaviourist I have a special interest in puppy development and also see dogs who have 'problem' behaviours, I use this information to help prevent NEW PUPPY OWNERS from experiencing the same issues.
See the map section at the bottom of the page for directions to our training venue. Located at Episcopal Church Hall, Springwells Ave, Airdrie ML6 6EA.
Progression – you can move on through our various other courses
By the time a puppy has reached 12 weeks of age the optimum age for learning social interaction is beginning to close making it more difficult to establish a friendly and confident dog. Most breeds are still responsive to novel interaction and situations until around 16 weeks but some, such as the pastoral, guarding and terrier breeds need this socialisation earlier to prevent issues later on, such as barking, lunging, snapping, biting, etc. This need for appropriate interaction is why we created our puppy socialisation class/courses. By the time a puppy is 18 weeks of age its brain has grown by around 80%. It makes sense that the more your puppy has had positive experiences by then the more your puppy will be able to adapt to life in general and in my opinion the more confident and therefore calmer they will be as adult dogs.
Why is it useful? – by the time your puppy has reached 4 – 5 months of age its personality has been formed, this is our chance to mould your puppy to be the adult dog you will be proud of. What can be covered in the private 2-hour session?
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Are you considering acquiring a puppy but not sure which breed would suit you best? Then the puppy matching service can help guide you to make the right choice, fill in our Life style match form.
Rather than using force with a dog, isn't it better for them to 'understand' what we would like them to do and for the dog to 'want' to and 'enjoy' doing it! We use only the most up to date, kind, fair and effective methods to help train your pets such as clicker positive reinforcement training. We do not advocate the use of punishment such as choke/check chain, spiked or prone collars or E-collar (electric). Nor kicking, nipping, pinching or pinning of dogs. Not only are these methods inhuman but also derogatory in training and behaviour modification not to mention the relationship with the pet.
Upcoming Dates for 2019
Courses run consecutively on the same day each week for 7 weeks
Thursday January 10 - 21 February
Wednesday 13 February - 27 March
Thursday 7 March - 25 April (off 18 April)
Wednesday 10 April - 22 May
Thursday 9 May - 20 June
Wednesday 5 June - 17 July
Thursday 4 July - 15 August
Wednesday 31 July - 11 September
Thursday 29 August - 10 October
Wednesday 25 September - 6 November
Thursday 24 October - 5 December
Wednesday 13 November - 18 December (6 weeks)