Canine Life Skills Courses
Canine Life Skills offers dogs and puppies fundamental skills for life, our 6 week courses are designed for real life situations. We train using positive reinforcement methods only, with choice training and fun reinforcing methods. Our courses are designed to set your dogs off on the right paw into confident, happy well behaved family members. We use Canine Life Skills training to offer you and your dog some fun training for life, teaching them confidence building skills, problem solving tasks, social skills, appropriate communication skills, good manners, canine independence, alongside all age appropriate skills in each individual course. Our classes are small in order to ensure each of you receive enough individual support throughout the course and to avoid overwhelming the dogs by over crowding them, we are also family friendly so feel free to bring your families along to join in or observe.
Your dog has plenty of potential to learn and understand our language, Life Skills techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. This combines your needs and wants with the natural attributes of your dog. Training methods used are purely reward based with the most modern up to date methods. Positive reinforcement methods have been scientifically proven to work more efficiently without fear, force or stress. Classes are fun, Relaxed and creative, our intention is not only for you to have well behaved dogs for life but for you to have a strong organically formed bond with your dogs.
We teach you to become your dogs expert, we train owners and guide your dogs along gently into their new lifestyle. Secure Outdoor training venue just outside of Hampton, Worcestershire and an indoor venue at Coldash, West Berkshire.
Premium Puppy Beginners
Age between; 10-26 weeks
Puppies can start training as soon as they are fully vaccinated and ready to venture outdoors, the earlier the better. This course is perfect for starting your puppy on the right paw! This 6 week course covers a variety of subjects and is crammed full of factual information that will help you become your dogs expert!
Your puppy will learn; social skills, appropriate communication skills, confidence building skills, focus, good manners, polite greetings, recall, loose lead walking, food manners, house training, self independence. You will learn; Canine nutrition, Puppy development stages, canine body language, how to speak dog, providing appropriate enrichment and mental stimulation, prevention of behavioural issues. Questions are always welcome during classes.
Classes are 1 hour long.
Tenacious Teenagers Beginners
Aged Between; 6 -24 months
Have you not had time to take your puppy to class when they were younger? Don't worry it is not too late!
This course is specific to teenagers who haven't had previous training or have had some but are still struggling. Puppies go through their first major development stage after 5 months, this is known as the teenager stage. This is where we are more likely to see boisterous and hyper active behaviours and when your puppy suddenly stops listening to you as much. We tackle all of these behaviours and problems in this teenager specific 6 week course.
Your Teenager will learn; social skills, appropriate communication skills, confidence building skills, focus development skills, good manners, polite greetings, recall, loose lead walking, food manners, Recall and focus around distractions and impulse control. You will learn; Canine nutrition, Teenager development stages, canine body language, how to speak dog, providing appropriate enrichment and mental stimulation, prevention of behavioural issues. Questions are always welcome during classes.
Classes are 45 minutes long
Happy Hounds Adult Beginners
Aged over 11 months
Does your adult dog need to brush up on their training skills? Are you struggling to go for a walk without your arms being pulled out their sockets? or perhaps your dog goes deaf as soon as you call them back to you. If so then don't panic as this 6 week course is specifically designed to tackle these issues alongside impulse control and focus. You can teach an old dog new tricks! Your dog will learn; social skills, appropriate communication skills, confidence building skills, focus development skills, good manners, polite greetings, recall, loose lead walking, food manners, Recall and focus around distractions and impulse control. You will learn; Canine nutrition, canine body language, how to speak dog, providing appropriate enrichment and mental stimulation, prevention of behavioural issues. Questions are always welcome during classes.
Classes are 45 minutes long
Tenacious Teenagers Advanced
This course is designed for dogs who have completed puppy classes and teenager beginners, you can enrol as soon as you have finished beginners or take a break and return when you are ready.
This 6 week course is specific to teenagers who have completed a training course previously. Your teenager will learn; advanced impulse control, recall away from distractions, Emergency stops, distance control, off lead heel, Close control, advanced leaves, Retrieve, Drop, and advanced focus.
Classes are 45 minutes long.
Happy Hound Experts
This 10 week intensive course is suited for dogs who have completed Teenagers advanced or Happy Hounds Adults.
This course is designed to advanced your skills further and develop a well balanced happy and well behaved family member. This course advances on everything you have already learnt and all aspects of training skills. There will be some use of agility equipment for dogs over 12 months.
This course is designed so that you can re enrol as many times as you wish or enjoy the course once
45 Minute lessons
This course is £150
Weekly Training Sessions
Can't commit to our training courses? or maybe you are looking for extra enrichment alongside courses? then come along to our weekly training sessions listed below, these classes are fun and varied and each week is a bit different. It is suited to all ages and all abilities and it doesn't matter if you miss a few. Just let us know in advance if you are planning to come along so we can keep an eye on numbers.
Each session is £15
Fun Tricks and Canine enrichment
Unfortunately the dog training industry is unregulated which means lots of trainers can set up a business with little or no experience. This can lead to trainers giving out wrong and outdated advice which can have a detrimental effect on your dog. This has lead to some dog owners having a bad experience and feeling reluctant to try again but dog trainers vary in many ways, it is always best to choose an accredited dog trainer by a reputable governing body.
We promise to never kick any of our customers out of a class or make you feel embarrassed if your dog misbehaves, we are very used to hyper and noisy dogs and we certainly don't expect perfectly well behaved dogs walking through our doors. We will never make you train your dog in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable, or ask you to use anything aversive. We always use gentle, kind and ethical training methods and we promise to keep training fun. We are accredited and degree qualified as well as being fully insured please check out full qualifications on the home page for further information.
To book please go to our booking page - if you would prefer to book manually via BACs - please contact us and we can sort this for you.