Training Sessions

Our services comprise training sessions and teaching, to coach you in building your best life with your dog. Ongoing support is included throughout, to fast track your progress and address any questions you might have.

PUPPY TRAINING

It’s often really challenging having a new puppy come into our lives. The first few months of your puppy’s life will shape his view of the world. Teaching basic skills makes everything easier, and safer. Understanding how dogs learn will help you to provide positive learning experiences, to build a happy relationship.

PUPPY ORIENTATION

One hour stand alone session £60

New puppy in the house? Get off to a great start. If your puppy’s coming home soon or has just arrived, book a house call. This is an information-packed training session for caregivers, covering a wide range of topics centred around puppy’s first few days and weeks at home.

Get help with settling in and starting the training journey. We’ll talk about interacting with your puppy, their daily routine and what does socialisation really mean. We also cover equipment essentials and other topics like crate training and toilet training, as well as any other questions or concerns you might have. Book a visit.

Miniature Schnauzer puppy on a rug, making eye-contact.
PUPPY COURSE – indoor PUPPY classes

5 x One hour training sessions £140

Our puppy classes are built into a 5-week training course, helping puppies understand what’s expected and to make good choices. The small group classes maximise personal attention, while allowing caregivers to practise training in a shared environment and learn from each other.

Our weekend classes are held at an indoor venue. Early booking is strongly advised. The course is for puppies up to twenty weeks of age at the start of classes. (If your puppy is a little older, a one-to-one package is a great option.)

The course covers basic training, including:

We’ll also talk about:

Key life skills are highlighted throughout the course. To make the most of the classes, weekly info guides will assist you and your puppy to practise the key techniques and lessons shared.

Upcoming courses (puppy classes):

*Puppy Course: Saint Nicholas Poplar, SATURDAY mornings, starts 27 April 2024 – bookings available

*Puppy Course: Saint Nicholas Poplar, SATURDAY mornings, starts 8 June 2024 – bookings available

Course numbers are limited. To book your place or for more information about upcoming dates, times and availability, please contact us to register.

Email: info@puppylife.co.uk

Chihuahua puppy enjoying his training sessions.
‘PUPPY STEPS’ PROGRAMME

3 x One hour training sessions £165. (Add on sessions £50)

If your puppy falls in between course dates, is a bit older, or you’d prefer some dedicated time, we offer a one-to-one coaching option. This programme covers the basic elements of the Puppy Course, plus additional tailoring based on your needs and pup’s age. Please get in touch to book your sessions at times that suit you.

meeting the family cat

Custom package.

New puppy or dog coming home? Worried about how to manage first impressions. Help is at hand. This special package includes a pre-arrival call, step-by-step notes on preparing for and managing initial introductions, plus two weeks of follow up contact to review progress.

DOG TRAINING

Helping you achieve your goals and focusing in on training areas that need more attention. Brush up on your communications and have fun while earning your APDT Good Companion Award. Or focus more specifically on a reliable recall, or improved lead walking skills. Please get in touch so we can tailor a package that puts you and your dog’s needs in the spotlight.

Fabulous Foundations

4 x One hour training sessions £240. (From 6 months of age onwards.)

Work as a team to earn your APDT Good Companion Foundation Award. Brush up on your communications and have fun. This is a beginners award in the APDT Good Companion Award (GCA) series, where pet guardians work together with their dog as a partnership, to reach set criteria in life skills.

This package includes –
*Four sessions booked in weekly:
We start in and around your home, building up listening skills and focus around distractions.
*A tailored training plan:
Built for you and your dog over the four week period, with detailed notes and support materials to guide your own practise.
*Support on call
Message and email support for the duration of the training period and one month afterwards.
*Day-to-day assessment:
To maximise your progress over the period of the training package, send photos or videos of your own training for comments and suggestions, tips and advice.
*This is an APDT GCA-aligned course:
It includes a certificate award for successful completion.

walking stars

4 x One hour training sessions £240. (Add on sessions £55)

Improved lead walking make walks more enjoyable for you and your dog. What makes your dog want to choose to stay close and how can we use our environment to train walking nicely. Work on your connection and loose lead walking skills.

This package includes –
*Four sessions booked in weekly:
We start in and around your home and work towards a real life outing, bringing it altogether and putting your skills into practise.
*A tailored training plan:
Built for you and your dog over the four week period, with detailed notes and support materials to guide your own practise.
*Support on call:
Message and email support for the duration of the training period and one month afterwards.
*Day-to-day assessment:
To maximise your progress over the period of the training package, send videos of your own training for comments and suggestions, more tips and advice.

Dog sniffing on a walk.
recall stars

4 x One hour training sessions £240. (Add on sessions £55)

A more reliable recall, means more freedom for you and your dog. What makes your dog tick and how can we tap into their unique motivations. Work on your relationship and recall skills.

This package includes –
*Four sessions booked in weekly:
We start in and around your home and work towards a real life session, testing your skills in a real world scenario.
*A tailored training plan:
Built for you and your dog over the four week period, with detailed notes and support materials to guide your own practise.
*Support on call:
Message and email support for the duration of the training period and one month afterwards.
*Day-to-day assessment:
To maximise your progress over the period of the training package, send videos of your own training for comments and suggestions, more tips and advice.

Areas served

Serving East London: Canary Wharf, Poplar, Limehouse and Isle of Dogs E14, Whitechapel E1, St. Katherine’s & Wapping E1W, Bow E3 and Greenwich SE10.