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Sat: 9am - 5pm

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Tel: 07854 426216
Email: alistair@kirkscanineacademy.com

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Group Classes

The Essentials - Puppy and Beginners Dog Training

Our Essentials course is a 6 week course for puppies and dogs starting out with their training. It's aimed at giving you and your furry companion all the basic life skills needed to set you up for future success.  

 

The course is limited to 6 places per class to make sure you get plenty of our time, the puppies/dogs remain on lead at all times to ensure it's not overwhelming for them, and it covers all the most important things needed for day to day life:

  • Response to Name

  • Recall

  • Loose Lead Walking

  • Sit / Down / Stay

  • Leave

  • Settle 

  • Control at doorways

​We are also available to discuss the other most common topics of puppy/dog behaviour like toilet training, mouthing/chewing and jumping up. 

Included with the course is a pack of Feelwells training treats, weekly summary notes of each session to help you practice these new skills at home, and an end of course Certificate.

 

The classes are one hour a week. All dogs must be vaccinated & puppies must have received at least their first vaccinations to attend. The cost of the course is £70.

We would generally advise a minimum age of around 12 weeks for this course - please call and speak to us if you'd like to discuss this further.

 

Enhancement - Life Skills, Husbandry and Trick Classes

Our Enhancement sessions are more advanced classes suitable for dogs of any age that have completed one of our other courses or received 1-2-1 training with us. They run as 6 week blocks with a variety of content, and cost £70.

 

As outlined above, the sessions cover three main areas, and are designed to be a natural follow on from our Essentials course. We cover:

  • Life skills - continuing work on things like recall with distractions, extended stays and proofing basic skills

  • Husbandry practice - conditioning dogs to be relaxed with things like grooming, nail-trimming and veterinary examinations, something all-too-often overlooked that can be massively stressful for dogs if forced

  • Tricks - the cool stuff just for fun that's great to show off!

As with all of our courses, places are strictly limited to make sure you get plenty of our time and attention, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages everyone to focus on progressing their skills whilst having great fun!

The classes are one hour a week and all dogs must be fully vaccinated to attend.

Flyball Foundations Course

Ever fancied trying the fun, fast and furious sport of flyball?
Come and join us for a 6 week introductory course, covering all the basics in a safe and friendly environment. 

 

The course is suitable for dogs of all abilities and training standards as we work through the basic skills required for flyball - so whether you've never done any training before or you've done loads, you'll still be well set to go through the foundation skills in the specific context of how we train them for flyball.

The course covers:

  • How we train - the basics of positive reinforcement training including shaping behaviours

  • Impulse Control

  • Motivators and Focus

  • Retrieves to Hand

  • Recalls

  • Target Training

 

Also included with the course is a pack of Feelwells training treats, a free clicker, a target, session summary notes and an end of course certificate.

 

The course is £70 for the 6 weeks, payable in advance. Please note places will not be secure until payment has been received.

Intermediate Level Flyball

For those that have completed our foundations course, the intermediate level course looks to build on the basic skills already instilled and develop them to higher standards. The course covers:

  • Developing a four-footed 'swimmers turn'

  • Retrieves with distractions

  • Taking jumps

  • Pulling things together in the context of a lane run

 

Also included with the course is a pack of Feelwells training treats, session summary notes and an end of course certificate.

 

The course is £70 for the 6 weeks, payable in advance. Please note places will not be secure until payment has been received.