Puppy Classes - Wednesday Night (Horncastle)

Our Horncastle puppy classes run on Wednesday nights at 6:00 at our outdoor venue in Horncastle Community Centre. Our next Horncastle start date is the 4th of November. Our North Kyme start date is rolling - so this class may suit you better if you would like to join sooner

They are great for puppies up to 20 weeks (under 5 months on the first class of the course). We encourage the whole family to read the recaps (with only 1 family member bringing the puppy) so they can still enjoy and share in the training fun while social distancing prevents them for attending in person.
Each class looks to prepare you and your puppy for different, every day scenarios. This way they learn all of the important life skills they will need, with an emphasis on real life application. This includes **Isolation and social distancing socialisation tips**
The course costs just £85 and is broken down into 6 weeks: a theory week (in the form of a 30 minute introduction video that you can watch at your leisure) and 5 classes.  A 50% deposit secures your space on the course, with the remainder of the fee due before the theory week.

Our weeks are called:
* Going out to eat/on holiday
* Being a fun pet dog Part 1
* Going for a walk
* Being a fun pet dog Part 2
* Going to the vets/groomers

As part of this we include:
* Positions - sit, down, stand
* Not pulling on the lead
* Coming when called
* Manners around food
* Settling in the home and in exciting situations
* Socialisation
* Handling and grooming
* Play
* Greeting without jumping up
* and more!
We also cover “concepts”. These are games and activities that teach and build on:
* Confidence
* Focus
* Self Regulation (Impulse control etc.)
* Generalising behaviours
* Resource guarding prevention (toys, food, objects, places, people and more)
* and more!
To help take your puppy from a good dog to a super pup!

After each class you will receive a email including a recap sheet. This will break down what we have covered, the benefits of these exercises, and how to build upon them during the week ahead.

* Please note that while body language and appropriate play is covered in the introductory video, the puppies aren't encouraged to play with each other during the training sessions. Being able to ignore other dogs when necessary is a very important part of their socialisation and exuberant on-lead interactions can lead to puppies having bad experiences. Our Puppy play sessions are aimed at giving the puppies chance to play with other well matched dogs and puppies, so are a great addition to the puppy classes. Class members can enjoy a 15% discount for the puppy play sessions. *