LEARN THROUGH PLAY, BUILD AN OPTIMISTIC PUPPY TO GAIN A CONFIDENT AND BALANCED ADULT DOG !”
After the most important choice of choosing your puppy, the next is setting off on the right foot with a great puppy class. Yes! Good Puppy Academy offers a force free and positive reward based solution to kick start your puppy’s learning journey, catering for your new puppy’s individual personality and learning style. Your puppy may be an optimistic character by nature, full of bounce and vigor or possibly more on the pessimistic side, a little more wary and conservative about new things. Any scary experiences at this young age can alter a puppies behaviour so whatever your puppy’s individual personality we aim to bring out the best in your puppy, through calm, thoughtful and balanced game based training.
If your puppy is younger than 12 weeks old and pre vaccinations please check out our invaluable in-home session to get you started on your puppy’s journey as soon as your puppy arrives home. http://yesgooddog.co.uk/services/new-puppy-parenting-session/
Yes! Good Puppy Academy (Positive Puppy Class 12-20 weeks)
Note: Your puppy must have had it’s second set of vaccinations and be clear of worms/fleas
6 x weekly sessions (Please be prepared to practice in between sessions to gain maximum benefits from your classes)
Venue: Solihull Lodge Community Centre, Grafton Lane, Shirley, Solihull B90 1NH
NEW FOR 2020– Afternoon class now available for when evenings prove difficult. Fit in before the school run and other commitments
- Thursday afternoons 1.15 -2.10pm
- Thursday evenings 6.30 -7.25pm
For your fully complete puppy training and socialisation course the cost is : £96.00. Payable on receipt of your booking confirmation
What can you expect from your ‘Positive Puppy’ course
Above all your individual puppy will be catered for. The class size is small giving a great balance of individual attention and socialisation.
- Basic obedience cue’s : attention to name, sit, down, stand, come and stay.
- How to address normal puppy behaviours such as jumping up, chewing and nipping.
- Puppy socialisation
- Early Lead walking
- Kind handling
- Initial Recall work
- Prevention of resource guarding and other puppy parenting topics
- New experiences made positive with confidence building games
- Settle training
- Leave it cue
- Comprehensive Puppy Pack, Clicker, Treats and Graduation rosette
Please complete the form below to book your place and state afternoon or evening preference within the start date box of the form
EVENING course dates for Positive Puppy – 6.30-7.25pm
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January & 6th,13th February 2020 (Fully booked)
20th, 27th February & 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th March 2020
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th April & 7th May 2020
AFTERNOON course dates for Positive Puppy – Thursday 1.15-2.10pm
30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February & 5th March
Next course start dates AM 20th February/PM 30th January
Yes! Good Dog Youth Club (6-12 months on enrolment)
YGD Youth Club is especially for the young adolescent dog, we highlight and address potential problem areas within this age range and build a solid foundation for a well behaved adult dog. Sessions provide on going training with continued training exposure, positive reinforcement and socialisation.
A variety of topics covering lead walking, self control work, recall and taster sessions in early agility and beginners scent work to offer your four legged youth physical and mental stimulation.
Youth Club embeds your puppies early training and enhances focus and promotes bonding between the owner and dog.
Your youth dog should have a basic level of obedience and be friendly towards other dogs.
Thursday Evenings: 7.45-8.45pm
Venue: Solihull Lodge Community Centre B90 1NH
£85 per course of five sessions
* Limited to between six – eight youth puppies per course
* Two tutors on hand per session
Next class diary dates for Youth Club 2020 held on Thursday evenings
16th, 23rd, 30th Jan & 6th, 13th Feb (Fully Booked)
27th Feb, & 5th,12th,19th 26th March
16th, 23rd, 30th April and 7th,14th May
21st, 28th May & 4th, 11th and 25 June
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July & 6th August
Please complete the form below to book your puppy’s place
Next intake commencement date Thursday 27th February 2020
We took our young dog Archie to puppy classes with Mandy and had a fantastic experience. Every session was great fun and we learnt a lot. Mandy is clearly very knowledgeable and was able to tailor the tasks to suit each dogs needs. We particularly enjoyed the socialisation element in each session (which are monitored so your pup is never out of their depth!), and the opportunity to try new things like low level agility. We had a great time and I think Archie was sad to graduate! Rosie, Tom and Archie – Solihull
It is important that your puppy’s early experiences in new environments are all positive and that your puppy always feels safe and secure so that your puppy develops into a balanced adult dog who can cope with the world around them. You may have had puppy’s before or this may be your first experience so whatever your situation your new puppy and yourself will benefit greatly from modern day training methods that are offered within our class environment. If you are a little unconfident and unsure of what is best and you want to be sure you are doing the most for your new puppy, then Yes! Good Puppy Academy will offer you not only initial obedience commands but many other topics of puppy raising helping them through their early critical development stages.
Yes! Good Puppy Academy classes have been carefully planned involving Game Based Training (GBT). Puppies learn best and retain information through having fun and gaining an inner confidence, so within our GBT games your puppy and you will not only have a great time, you and your puppy will be starting to place those all important initial bonding blocks down for the future. Positive Puppy is a well structured programme to help your puppy gain self confidence to want to choose the correct behaviour. It’s after all our job to guide them to make correct choices.
Yes! Good Puppy Academy is run by fully qualified and insured Canine Behaviourist & Experienced Trainer
AMAZING! I learnt so much that I didn’t know, I now have a better understanding of what to do with my Bella, and she had a lot of fun too! Mandy is a lovely person and made things easy for me to understand and was very calm and patient. Absolutely would recommend. Thank you Mandy for your help! Marietta & Bella
Mandy was GREAT! We did some standard obedience work: sit, stay, down, stand and recall. Mandy gave me some really good advise about prevention of certain behaviours (biting etc). I learnt a lot and Mandy made everything so easy to understand. I would definitely recommend! Dhina & Bambi
Mandy’s patience, knowledge and methods are excellent. Maisie has learnt (and is still learning) so much from Mandy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mandy and would give more than 5 stars if it were possible. Thank you Mandy. Bob & Maisie