Kent's first and most trusted Dog Daycare Centre

Let us take care when you're not there

Kent's first and most trusted Dog Daycare Centre

Where puppies can be puppies

A better way to a better dog

Training FAQs

Q.png At what age can my dog be to start classes?

A.png All ages are welcome as it is best to start training your dog as soon as possible. Puppies must have had their last injection before attending class. However, we do offer a Puppy home visit if you wish to start your training before the last vaccination.
Q.png Is it necessary to book in advance?

A.png Yes, you will need to book in advance and pay a deposit to secure your place, as most courses fill quickly.
Q.png How long do classes last?
A.png Classes last for one hour and private sessions last for up to one and a half hours, depending on the problem.
Q.png What training methods are used?

A.png Our trainer is a member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and abides by their code of ethics, which state to actively provide and promote force-free training methods and actively reject any methods or equipment that may cause physical or mental discomfort. All learning is based on positive reinforcement and is set at a pace that best suits you and your dog.
Q.png How many dogs will there be in the class?

A.png Courses are usually to a limit of eight dogs. In some advanced courses there may be room for a couple more. Private Sessions are strictly on a one to one basis.
Q.png My dog barks and gets over excited at seeing other dogs, will this be a problem?

A.png We are very experienced in this area and have a few tricks for you to learn to keep your dog calmer in an exciting environment. If you are worried about your dog being disruptive please don’t hesitate to contact us and discuss it further. Most dogs settle within a few classes and their owners will see a huge difference.
Q.png Can you cure behavioural problems?

A.png Our private sessions are designed around you and your dog’s needs. We will go through a training plan with you at home and set up one-to-one training if needed. Cure is not a word we use when dealing with behavioural problems, we work through the problem at your dog’s pace and with positive reinforcement and a management aim, for a goal where you and your dog’s life is made easier.
Q.png What should I wear when training?
A.png Wear sensible, comfortable clothing and shoes, as some of the training involves being outside. We recommend wearing trainers or flat shoes for indoors and boots for when you are outside.
Q.png What should I wear when training?
A.png Your dog should have a collar or harness with appropriate lead. They must always have an ID tag attached to either their collar or harness. Head collars are acceptable, but may not be suitable for use in training. You will need treats or your dog’s favourite toy to enable positive reinforcement and you must always have poo bags with you. Choke chains and retractable leads are not permitted.
Q.png Are children and family members allowed to come to training?
A.png Family members including children are welcome to come and watch the class provided they are quiet and do not disrupt the class. Children are the responsibility of their parent or guardian and if training the dog must be supervised at all times.
Q.png What happens if my dog is unwell or my bitch comes into season?

A.png If your dog is unwell, please let us know as soon as possible. You should not bring it to classes until your vet has said it is safe to mix with other dogs. You cannot bring a bitch in season to classes, as this will cause serious problems with male dogs in the class.
We require 48 hours’ notice, if you are unable to attend class. We can either organise a space for you in the next set of classes or refund you, for the classes you missed.

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