Why should I bring my dog to adolescent obedience? This course is perfect for your older adolescent pups that are too old for puppy training but still need to socialise with other dogs of a similar age. This is also the next class up from puppy class and it is important to reinforce their obedience training during their difficult hormonal period when all your previous training seems to have disappeared. Hormonal adolescents, just as with teenagers can be a handful. Their obedience seems to suffer, their recall can disappear and they can show signs of anxiety or aggression. This can be the most unsettling and most difficult stage of your dogs development and they will require constant reinforcement of their obedience throughout this stage.
How old does my dog need to be? Your dog must be aged between 6-18 months to be eligible for this class.
What can I expect with my dog from this class? We will show you various things your dog needs to know such as handler focus, stable obedience positions, a sit-stay, down-stay, recall with distractions, heelwork, approaches and socialisation. Any specific behaviour issues can also be dealt with during the class.
When does the class run? The class runs on Fridays at 9.30am however if you are unable to make it then you can attend basic obedience classes( details found here) Each session lasts about 1 hour 15 minutes including the socialisation period after each lesson.
What should I bring to class? Do not feed your dog at least 2 hours before doing any training. Please ensure you bring with you a motivational toy and/or high value soft treats that your puppy likes. Poo bags are also essential, however if you have forgotten bags or treats, you can buy them from our dog shop on site. Please ensure you have completed our annual registration form found here before using any of the sites facilities.
How much does the class cost? Each class costs £12. Spectators are welcome as long as they do not interfere with the training. Children must be supervised by an appropriate adult at all times whilst on site. Toilets are available and free tea and coffee is provided at the end of the class whilst the puppies socialise. You are responsible for your dogs behaviour at all times. Dogs can be unpredictable in their behaviour at times and although the risk is minimal that is the nature of a dog training and socialisation environment. Please read our full Terms and Conditions for further details.
Hampshire Dog Club
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Sean@hampshiredog.club (Head Trainer)
Or use our contact form.