Junior dog training class (for puppy class graduates)
For ages 6 months – 2 years
Thorp Arch, Wetherby
In this five week course, you will work with your dog to build on existing training, learn new skills and help to guide them through this sensitive period of development.
Importance of training at this age
Our dogs reach adolescence anywhere between the age of six and 18 months to two years. Just like humans, this is a sensitive time for our pups with intense neurological and hormonal changes taking place and you may see considerable behaviour changes too!
At this age, puppies often become a lot more independent. They start to move further away from you on walks, get more distracted by smells and that recall that you were once so proud of may become slightly less reliable.
Now is not the time to give up! Unfortunately this is the age where the majority of dogs are given up for adoption. But these changes are temporary and by continuing with your training during this period in a kind, fun and engaging way, you will help to guide your puppy through and really build on your existing bond.
At a glance
Who? Graduates of a Moment to Paws puppy class. Ages 6 months – 2 years.
Where? Boston Gates, Whins Lane, Thorp Arch, Wetherby, LS23 7AL.
What? 5 week class, 50 minutes per week (outdoor)
Class size? Up to 6
Next class? Classes will restart in 2024
The training will include:
- General obedience training
- Proofing your recall around distractions
- Keeping the focus and attention on you
- Finessing your lead walking
- Learning to stay still and calm
- Working to control impulses
- Managing frustration
- Lots of fun and games!