Puppy Graduate Classes

It’s really important that you continue your training after the preschool experience as your puppy is still in their optimal learning zones during their first year.  

This course will set you and your puppy up for success, it will allow you to provide a force-free, positively enriched environment for your puppy to grow and thrive as it gains in confidence and explores the world

The most infomative MONTHS

Between the ages of 4 months and 9 months  your puppy will be creating behavioural strategies that it will continue to use throughout its entire life. Just image how wonderful life could be, if all those choices were the right ones.

Our Puppy Graduate classes are held in conjuction with Precious Paws Doggie Day Care and Carvets Rototuna.

Next Course starts: Wed 20th Nov @ 6.30pm-7.30pm 
Venue : Precious Paws Doggie Daycare, Cambridge.

Duration: 5 weeks, Price : $120

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Your puppy must be up to date with their vaccinations and worming to attend this puppy graduate course, please check with your vet if you are unsure before booking.  You DO NOT need to have done the puppy preschool to attend this course.

AND DON’T FORGET – you get access to our online course, which includes instructional videos and heaps of useful documents when you enrol.

If this date does not work for you and your puppy please contact me, using the form below to be placed on our waiting list. We will run additional courses if we have enough interest.

What will you learn?

In the first week we explain the Mindfulness4dogs® Techniques. We begin strengthening the bond between you and  your dog and start to get your dogs focus firmly on you.

  • Targeting
  • Stand at side
  • Handling Skills

Skills will be assessed as the classes progress.

In the second week we teach you how to create a full proof stay, building the foundations for future learning. This understanding will allow your dog to negogiate doors, gates with respect.

  • Stay (1-2 metres)
  • Settle for (30 seconds – 1 minute)
  • Wait at Gates / Doors

In week three we concentrate on teaching your dog food manners. This technique can then be app;ied to tiys and pretty much anything  else.

  • Leave it
  • Give / Take / Exchange
  • Wait to be fed

in the fourth week we concentrate on your dogs exercise, laying the foundations for loose lead walking. We also look at dog etiquette when meeting others on a lead. 

  • Loose lead walking
  • Meeting other dogs on lead
  • Emergency stop

In the final session we teach you how to get a full proof recall. We start to build the trust needed to leave your dog alone on a lead.

  • Recall (10 metres)
  • Being alone (10-30 seconds)
  • Class Graduation

At the end of this class certificate and rosettes will be given. There will opportunities for photos at the end of this session.

What people say!

“Darran is amazing at what he does. My puppy Lexi has attended both Puppy Graduate class and Bronze level training with him now and I couldn’t be happier with the course content and how it is taught. He is very sweet with the animals and I am very glad to know him as a person! 😊 Thank you for everything Darran and both Lexi and I cannot wait to attend agility with you.” – Jessica Howes

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Our Cambridge Venue
Precious Paws Doggie Day Care

14 Matos Segedin Drive, Leamington, Cambridge

(07) 839 2962 or 027 839 2961

[email protected]

Our Hamilton Venues
Carevets Rototuna

Rototuna Shopping Centre, Thomas Road, Rototuna, Hamilton 3210

(07) 855 2036

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