Puppy Life Skills
Want to ensure you set off on the right paw? Help your puppy to gain confidence and pick up the basics so you have a happy family pet?
This course is designed to introduce you and your puppy to some basic exercises that will help build strong foundations to your relationship, provide understanding of their needs and how to deal with doggy behaviours in the home and when on walks. The classes run for 6 consecutive weeks; aiming to cover a variety topics, including socialisation, habituation, praise & reward, introduction to recall, toilet training, puppy play and biting, jumping up, impulse control, settle behaviours, handling techniques, introduction to loose lead walking, sits, downs and much more designed to prepare you and your puppy for life within the family, and as part of the wider community.
All puppy and dog training classes are family friendly and we welcome children who want to be involved.
If you choose Puppy training at Goodall Dog Training you are not constrained by course start dates. We run rolling start dates which enable you and your puppy to join and get started as soon as your vaccination timings permit. You can Start after their first vaccine usually around 8 weeks. We run classes in Bursledon on Monday evenings and Merryoak on Tuesdays, booking links below.
* For pups over 16 weeks of age please contact us so we can place your dog in the right class for them.)
Classes are 45 minutes long, and will consist for the most part, of practical exercises, although there will be an element of theory and discussion in places.
We will send you weekly emails during the course with the content covered in class and can arrange phone or Skype sessions to help between classes should you have any queries.
Once you book you will receive a bumper filled welcome pack, information handouts and a variety of fish4dog samples. We offer discounted home visits for our puppy clients should you want some 1 to 1 time with one of our trainers.
Book your start date with one of the links below
Bursledon 6.30pm (Mondays)
Bursledon 7.15pm (Mondays)
Merryoak 7.15pm (Tuesdays)
If you have any questions, or would like more information on our Puppy training classes times and venues please fill out one of the contact forms here on the website and we will get back to you or call us on 07549749713
Puppy Home Consultations
Do you feel you and your family would benefit more from individual one 2 one attention?
As well as covering the basics, Puppy Home consultations enable us to see your home set-up and dynamic, therefore allowing for the most efficient training and day-to-day routines to be put in place so you and your pup can thrive by getting things right from the get go.
1 off sessions or courses are available please fill out one of the contact forms here on the website and we will get back to you or call us on 07549749713
Are you hoping your puppy will grow up to be a happy, confident, socialable dog? Not sure of your puppies play style? Worried about mixing them in the big wide world with unknown dogs?
These sessions are so valuable at this early stage in your pups development. Helping build confidence with positive interactions & exposure.
If your pup has had their second vaccination and is under 16 weeks old you can come along and watch the pups interact with each other. We will be on hand to talk you through their body language, show you how and when you may need to get involved and regain some attention
*If you have a nervous pup and they are older than 16 weeks send us a message as you may still be able to attend if we think it will benefit your pup.
Book an upcoming date below
Suitable for pups once they have had their second vaccination until 4 months old.
These sessions include;
introductions to new people and other puppies
introductions to objects, surfaces, noises
These sessions are designed for pups who have received their second vaccination through to 16 weeks of age. During this period your puppies brains are extra receptive to new experiences, like little sponges.