Puppy School Classes

Puppy University

Puppy University is our follow-on course from Puppy School for puppies of any age (up to 1 year). 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.

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  • 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 building on your dog's understanding and reliability each week.
Puppy University

What will my dog learn?

  • 01 /
    Checking in
  • 02 /
    Building up a Retrieve
  • 03 /
    Verbal Markers
  • 04 /
    Life Rewards
  • 05 /
    Weekly Tricks
  • 06 /
    Developing ‘Leave’
  • 07 /
    Distance Cues
  • 08 /
    Developing loose lead walking
  • 09 /
    Developing ‘Stays’
  • 10 /
    Manners through gateways and doorways

What to expect from 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.
  • Puppy Uni rosettes
  • Spider retrieving paper
  • Puppy on Lap

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 nearest Puppy School tutor who offers these classes.


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 and other experienced Puppy School tutors, taught at an animal rescue centre working with adolescent shelter dogs.
All our tutors have received in-house behavioural training courses and keep up to date with the latest behavioural science.
  • Puppy Uni girl and pup

Your Local Class

Since further training is needed, not all Puppy School tutors are qualified to run Puppy University courses.  

To find out if your local tutor runs classes or to find out where your nearest Puppy Univeristy class is, for course price information, info on how to book onto a Puppy University course, and for further details, please use our class locator below and contact your local Puppy School tutor direct.  


Find a tutor


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What Clients say
about Puppy School

  • “Definitely a great basis for puppy training and we will be attending more classes. Also liked the fact it was a small class.”
    —   Jeff
  • “Tammy was a great tutor, so much so that we have already booked onto SuperPup. She always had time after class if we had any questions or to discuss things not covered in class.”
    —   Melanie
  • “I can’t imagine a tutor better than Kelly. She was so reassuring and helpful, and skilled in getting us through the exercises. Her fondness for the dogs and enthusiasm was obvious.”
    —   Emma
  • “We attended puppy school with our American bully puppy coco, we had already had a terrible experience with another school who made us feel tidally uncomfortable and unwelcome with our puppy. Puppy school Hollywood could not have been more different, Sarah was a fantastic tutor and a real supporter of Coco, encouraging us when the muzzle made exercises that bit more tricky and thinking up modifications so Coco was never left out. We were introduced to the class and the explanation of why Coco was wearing a muzzle was done in a way that we didn’t feel in any way uncomfortable and the other puppy parents were reassured. Thank you so much for giving our very restricted puppy the opportunity to be ‘normal’, I can’t articulate what an impact it had.”
    —   Frances
  • “We loved the training sessions ! Boyce loved seeing his puppy friends and the training really helped give us a bit of confidence with lots of support offered. ”
    —   Terry