Graduated from Puppy School?
Want to continue your training to further develop your puppy’s skills?
Why not join Puppy University?
Puppy University is our follow-on course from Puppy School.
Puppy University is designed to offer our clients a structured yet fun and educational course that tackles some of the challenges of owning an adolescent dog.
Puppy University curriculum - What will my dog learn?
Puppy University is a set of six training classes lasting one hour each week.
The comprehensive programme has been specifically designed to develop further training and motivation.
Each training exercise gradually progresses from easy to more complex activities, building on your dog's understanding and reliability each week.
- Checking in
- Building up a Retrieve
- Verbal markers
- Life Rewards
- Weekly Tricks!
- Developing 'Leave'
- Distance cues
- Developing Loose lead walking
- Developing ‘Stays’
- Manners through gateways and doorways
What to expect at Puppy University
Puppy University is designed to improve the bond and working relationship between you and your dog, improving focus in distracting situations.
It is our aim that everyone attending our Puppy University classes learns easily in a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere.
At the end of our six-week course, dogs ‘graduate’ and receive a very special Puppy University; rosette and certificate for completing the course.
*Please note that unlike Puppy School, Puppy University does not include managed off lead play due to the stage and development in your dog’s life which includes the recent materialisation of hormones. Dogs do not need to be spayed/neutered to attend but care will be taken at all times*.
*Please note that not all of our Puppy School tutors run our follow-on Puppy University course*.
When can I join?
Puppy University is designed as a follow-on course from our Puppy School but Puppy University is also suitable for those owners and dogs who have already secured a basic level of training.
To discuss whether this course would be suitable for your puppy or dog, please get in touch with your Puppy University Tutor.
Help and advice
Throughout the course, your Puppy University tutor will be on hand to help you with any behaviour problems that you are experiencing.
In order to complete their training to host and teach Puppy University classes, our tutors have attended a five-day practical handling course with Gwen Bailey taught at an animal rescue centre working with adolescent shelter dogs.
All our tutors have received behavioural training courses with Gwen Bailey and keep up to date with the latest behavioural science.
Regular monitoring for Puppy University classes
Classes are monitored regularly to ensure high standards.
All Puppy University Tutors are well trained in the latest training techniques, as well as in human and animal behaviour.
*For course price information and info on how to book onto a Puppy University course, please use our class locator below and contact your local Puppy University tutor direct*.
Don’t have a Puppy University course in your local area?
Many of our Puppy School tutors offer alternative follow-on or progressional classes for graduates of Puppy School.
Please contact your local Puppy School Tutor for more information.