Puppy Training Classes in Kingston upon Thames, Hersham (nr Esher & Walton on Thames) and Barnes

Puppy Classes

These classes are suitable for puppies, 18 weeks and under at the start of the course that have completed at least one set of vaccinations. Courses book up quickly so plan ahead to ensure a place! (See class dates page).

The first few weeks with your puppy set the foundation for your future together. A well-run puppy class can guide you through those early weeks to show you how easy it is to teach your puppy – in a positive way, how to live in a human household.

Classes are held over a 4 week period and numbers are strictly limited to ensure the best learning experience for you and your puppy.

  • As well as teaching you how to train your dog in the basic requirements for good manners – sit, down, stand, following on a loose lead, recall, stay, leave, calm handling and grooming.
  • We also teach you how to motivate and communicate clearly so your puppy learns to listen to you.
  • Teach you how to manage your puppy’s behaviour and give you lots of problem prevention tips on puppy behaviour.
  • Your puppy will be able to meet other puppies of a similar age in a safe, controlled environment. Enabling them to learn social skills that will stand them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

Children of school age and above are very welcome in class and often make excellent trainers. Training is fun for them and their puppy!

'Can't get to Class? Why not try One to One training instead.

Contact us for more information or to book.

re. Puppy class. We thoroughly enjoyed your classes and you gave us great help and advice as to how to change from a very old labrador to a very young terrier - a bit of a learning curve but we will get there. It is such fun having a dog in the house again. Today we actually let Tirril off the lead in Richmond Park to walk with us rather than run between us and it worked really well.

Maura and Peter Shaw and Tirril a Patterdale Terrier

Why Choose Us?

  • Small friendly classes with up to 8 puppies.
  • Each class is run by a fully qualified instructor with one or two assistant trainers.
  • Local Vets recommend us.
  • Daytime and evening classes.
  • We are passionate about the quality and care we put into the quality of our teaching.
  • Motivational Training – No Shouting, No Force.
  • Kennel Club Listed


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The puppy classes are organised, professional but warm and friendly. The positive techniques are incredibly helpful for owners and puppy and most important, Gatsby enjoys them thoroughly, so has learnt everything quickly and easily. Practical assistance and advice is always offered. I found the suggested homework assignments particularly helpful to keep you motivated for the rest of the week. You are inspired to enjoy your puppy so much more.

Owner of Gatsby, Golden Retriever

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