Puppy School Classes run over a six week course, using reward-based and positive training methods, creating the essential foundations towards owning a well-adjusted, happy and fulfilled canine companion.  The classes are designed to give you the tools to manage your dog's behaviours throughout adolescence and into adulthood.  Bookings are made online using the link below.

Our classes

  • Positive, reward-based training
  • All puppies are 20 weeks or under
  • Encouraging and motivating methods or you to continue to use in your own time
  • Meeting adults and children appropriately
  • Supervised play and socialisation with other puppies
  • Glossy Puppy School Manual covering all teaching methods and homework
  • Puppy School certificate and rosette for completing the course
  • Advice, help and support throughout the six weeks

How old does my puppy need to be to attend classes?

We believe in early socialisation so as long as your puppy has received at least his first vaccination and has been cleared by your veterinary surgeon to attend, he can begin Puppy School education straight away.  

How many puppies are in a class?

There is a strict maximum of 6 puppies in any one class to ensure all clients receive individual help and attention.  In reality most classes have 4 - 6 puppies on each course.

What will my puppy learn?

  • Sit, down, stand
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Food and treat manners
  • Meeting adults and children appropriately
  • How to play with toys successfully
  • Come when called
  • Handling
  • Wait
  • Settle
  • And much more!

When signing up for Puppy School classes, owners will now receive a FREE Puppy Box from our sponsor, Natures Menu, worth over £20!

Book your place here

Quotes from October 2019 graduate puppy owners:
"This was such a fun and encouraging class - really enjoyed working with our puppy in such a constructive environment, and it was great to be able to ask questions about her training and behaviour too"

"Thoroughly worth while and would recommend to all puppy owners, both novice and experienced"

"Well worth attending - we all learned lots, both dogs and owners. A must for all new puppy owners"
"Easy to ask questions and the little tips were a great help at home"
"The Natures Menu vouchers were great value, we used both of them straight away!"
"Absolutely amazing 6 weeks, really worth it. Our puppy has come so far since starting these classes and we couldn't be more thankful for the help and support"
"Puppy school is so cool, it is not a just but a must"

Owners will have the opportunity to purchase invaluable training aids, toys and books at all classes.  Exercises progress over the sessions to extend your puppy's knowledge and skills, working at the speed of your own puppy.  Each puppy learns at a different rate, so absolutely no pressure is applied if a puppy takes a little longer to grasp what is being taught.

How much are the courses?

The cost of the six week training course which includes the Puppy Box, certificate and rosette, the Puppy School Manual, Natures Menu treats and £15 Natures Menu voucher is £84 (plus £1 booking fee).  

Bookings can be made using the link below and payment is taken via Worldpay immediately.

Where and when are the classes?

Classes are held each week:

Tuesday evening at Winsley Village Hall, Winsley, BA15 2LU.  Start times vary - see below for details.

When does the next course start?

Winsley Start Dates:

Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 5.30pm*

Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 6.30pm*

Please note, no lesson on 3rd or 17th March
Course dates:
Lesson 1: 25/2/20
Lesson 2: 10/3/20
Lesson 3: 24/3/20
Lesson 4: 31/3/90
Lesson 5: 7/4/20
Lesson 6: 14/4/20

Please note that new courses begin approximately every 6 weeks.  The places are booked up quickly, so book today!

Book your place here

Important information

Puppy School is specifically designed for puppies 20 weeks and under on the course start date.  Please be aware of this before making a booking.

Full refunds can only be given for cancellations giving at least 7 days notice prior to start date.  Cancellations within 7 days of start date will be subject to a charge of 100% of fees paid unless place is refilled 48 hours prior to the start date, in which case a full refund will be given.

Course fees are not refundable for non-attendance.

If payment is not received within 48 hours of receiving the email with the payment link to Worldpay, the play will be released and shown as available on the website.

Click on the link below to be directed to the main Puppy School website for further information on course content, how to choose your new puppy, our other tutors and our founder, Gwen Bailey.


Puppy School is proudly sponsored by Natures Menu

Quotes from the October 2019 graduates:

"Excellent teaching, friendly and welcoming"

"The classes are fun and informative and delivered at a great pace.  Our instructor was very knowledgeable and patient"

"We would highly recommend this course"

"A learning experience for puppy and owner, much enjoyed by both"