Educating You and Your Dog

Group classes are a great way to connect with other dog owners and teach your dog to focus on you in the presence of other dogs.

Our small, friendly classes are a great place for both our student dogs and owners to learn. The classes take place on the East Sussex/ Kent border in Cranbrook, Hawkhurst and Lamberhurst at both inside and outside venus. 

Students are given access to online videos to watch between classes in which they can re-watch demonstrations of the exercises covered, and share the training experience with family members who are unable to attend classes. On top of this support via WhatsApp, phone and email between classes gives reasurance to students if any problems or questions arise. 

Dogs change a lot in their first year. Their confidence and mindset changes as they develop and grow. Dogs are also always learning. If you don’t continue to reinforce the behaviours that you want, it is easy for bad habits to creep in. Our students look at training as a life long skill, progressing through the levels. You wouldn’t say a child was fully educated after attending playgroup or primary school, and the same applies to you and your dog.

Puppy Training

Playgroup is a relaxed, informal, weekly get together of Mums and Dads with their young children. Children mix with others of a similar age and learn through play. This is what puppy training is all about.

The classes cover all the basics including walking on a lead, coming back when called, handling, sit and more. However the skills the puppies are really learning is to listen to their owner even in the presence of other dogs, that their behaviour can earn them rewards, and that their new caregiver is a source of fun and good things.

The 8 week course covers everything in the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Award and the pups and their owners will be awarded a certificate and rosette upon completion.

Maximum of 4 puppies and their owners per class to allow for individual help when required.

You will have access to an online video library where you can watch the exercises covered in class. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in training, including those unable to attend classes.

Support between classes via WhatsApp, phone or email when you need it. 

Puppy training is open to all dogs under 6 months. 

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Dog School

Primary School is where a formal education starts for children. Children progress from the informal atmosphere of a play group to focusing more on reading, writing and maths. This is like the transformation from Puppy Training up to Dog School. 

In Dog School we re-visit the exercises taught in Puppy Training, but in a more formal manner. The course is also suitable for dogs who haven’t had any previous training. Students learn the process of how to teach their dog something new, and how to break it down into steps. Being older, the dogs are able to retain more information and are able to focus better. The course covers walking on a loose lead, coming back when called, stay, handling and other exercises needed in daily life.

On completion of the 8 week course you have the option to take the Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award assessment. During the course you have the option to do the IMDT partnership award level 1. 

Maximum of 4 dogs and their owners per class to allow for individual help when required.

You will have access to an online video library where you can watch the exercises covered in class. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in training, including those unable to attend classes.

Support between classes via WhatsApp, phone or email when you need it. 

Dog School is suitable for all dogs of all ages, including those with no previous training. However I reccomend that dogs under six months do the puppy course first.  

Canine College

Canine College builds on everything learnt at Dog School and makes the behaviours even more reliable. As the name suggests, it is like the progression from school to college.

On completion of the 8 week course you have the option to take the Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Award assessment. During the course you have the option to do the IMDT partnership award level 2.

Maximum of 4 dogs and their owners per class to allow for individual help when required.

You will have access to an online video library where you can watch the exercises covered in class. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in training, including those unable to attend classes.

Support between classes via WhatsApp, phone or email when you need it. 

Canine College is suitable for dogs who have previously completed Dog School, or have done their Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award. 

Dogversity

A university is a place of higher education. It is the icing on the cake at the top of the training pyramid.

In Dogversity we put the wow into your dogs education. Have a dog that is well behaved in any situation, a dog that is admire by friends and family. 

On completion of the 8 week course you have the option to take the Kennel Club Good Citizen Gold Award assessment. During the course you have the option to do the IMDT partnership award levels 3-5.

Maximum of 4 dogs and their owners per class to allow for individual help when required.

You will have access to an online video library where you can watch the exercises covered in class. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in training, including those unable to attend classes.

Support between classes via WhatsApp, phone or email when you need it.

Dogversity is suitable for all dogs of all ages who have completed Canine College or passed the Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver Award.

“Laura’s support has been invaluable in producing a happy dog who is well on the way to being a delight inside and out, on and off the lead, despite not being the easiest breed.  She’s patient and creative, and is able to adapt her approach and advice to the preferences of individual owners and dogs.  There are many dog training resources out there, some good, some perhaps less so, but Laura’s non-judgemental approach and willingness to engage directly with specific challenges stand out.” Mrs Moriarty

Please feel free to drop me an email or give me a call to have a chat before committing to any of my training options. Not all trainers are the same so it is important to find someone who you feel comfortable working with. 

laura@dogownertrainingschool.co.uk

07548 880298 WhatsApp / text / phone

(if no answer please leave a message and I will call you back. I only take calls when in the privacy of my office – you wont find me taking business calls when shopping in Tesco!)

Personalized help and support

Every dog and owner is different, which is why we put together a training plan that works for you. 

 

 

 

 

Training that is simple to follow

Each training exercise is broken down into simple, easy to follow steps.

Email, phone and WhatsApp support between sessions

Its a bit like having a dog training in your pocket. Whether you book a home visit, group class or sign up to train online, you are welcome to contact the trainer for support between sessions when you need it.  

Family friendly training

The whole family is welcome to get involved with the training experience. Ask about K9 Cadets – our training programme for children.

A positive training experience for owners and dogs.

Positive, reward based training is used with both the dogs and their owners. Leave each session feeling optimistic with new ideas.

Training that works in real life

Training in a village hall is very different to being out in the real world. Our training is designed to work where you need it to.

“Excellent training programme. The videos are so informative, and full of advice. The benefit of having an online training programme means you can keep watching the videos time and again, and work at yours and your puppy’s pace, without feeling under pressure.


Laura is the fountain of all knowledge, who absolutely loves dogs, and is always available for a chat, and to offer advice when needed” G. Gasson