FAQ on Training
How early can I bring my puppy to puppy classes?
Socialization needs to start early with puppies. We therefore require that the first set of vaccinations have been given and that the puppy is healthy. Then you may come and join the group.
How old should a dog be when I start training?
You should start training your puppy as soon as the puppy arrives in your home and join a puppy class as soon as he/she has been vaccinated. Puppy classes are for dogs from 8 up to 24 weeks of age.
How long does it take for a dog to be fully trained?
Training a dog is a lifetime occupation and one of the greatest pleasures of dog ownership!
What equipment should I bring with me and my dog?
You need a normal collar and/or harness and lead. No retractable leads please! You should also have some favorite training treats with you – although we have a good selection of training treats in Martha’s Boutique. Should your chosen class require any other particular accessories (such as a clicker or other), we would let you know in advance.
May I book a "test" session of a class which might be of interest before booking a whole Block Course?
You may book an individual private lesson or introductory appointment if you would like to try out a specific technique or class, such as Nose Work for example. Our trainers will show you the essentials you need to know.
What happens if I cancel a class?
We would ask you to let us know in advance if you are not coming. Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy. Furthermore, missed classes in booked Block Courses (e.g. you book a series of classes in advance) can not be replaced.
Am I allowed to bring a bitch is season to training?
For individual training lessons, yes, but for a group session, please contact one of our trainers as this will depend on the composition of the rest of the group.
If I do not know what course I should choose for my dog, what should I do?
Just book an introductory appointment with one of our trainers! We’ll be glad to advise you on which course we think would be most suitable.
My dog is a senior dog. Is it still possible to train him?
A dog is never too old to be trained and to have fun. Senior dogs sometimes need to have a “refresher” course to remind them of good manners or to correct a a bad habit. But most importantly, a senior dog should come to a course which he/she would find mentally stimulating and fun! The course should naturally be adapted to his/her physical and mental abilities.
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