Classes & Private Training
All Dog Training Classes and Puppy Training Classes are taught by Samantha Mears a fully qualified Professional Dog Trainer CPDT KA and her team of Trainers from Woofingham Palace. They are held within a fenced in, training area with artificial turf and shade sails. All classes are kept purposefully small so that each client can receive individual attention allowing all of their training needs to be met. Woofingham Palace Training uses a humane, effective, scientifically sound approach that is enjoyable for both dog and the owner. This will make it easy for you and your dog to succeed. The biggest cause of death for dogs under the age of 3 years in the USA is euthanization is Animal Shelters due to behavior problems.
We offer Group Classes, Private Training and Telephone Consulting. We will work with you to create an individual training plan that is tailored to your needs.
Socializing your puppy between 8-16weeks is one of the most important things you can do for your new dog. Research confirms that adult dogs that attended puppy kindergarten daycare and socialization classes before 16 weeks were less likely to exhibit problem behaviors than their litter mates that did not attend. Here at Woofingham Palace we have seen how the puppies that attended our Royal Puppy Class and Puppy Socialization Sessions always blossom into wonderful balanced adult dogs.
THE ROYAL PUPPY CLASS
For puppies from 10 to 16 wks. Only 10 puppies per Class
NEXT 4 WEEK CLASS STARTS SATURDAY April 28th 9.30am – 10.45am.
The best thing you can do for your puppy is socialize him with other puppies and to the environment. Our puppy Kindergarten Class is a 4 week consecutive class which gives the puppy the chance to do just that. It is held in our 1 acre Dog Daycare Yard. This has artificial turf, wooden play structures and shade sails. The number of puppies in each class is very important. Too many and the shy puppies can be overwhelmed and scared, too few and then socialization does not occur. Therefore we keep our number to between 7-10 puppies. Please read this article by the American Veterinary Society on how important they believe Socialization is for puppies.
We start each class with a 30 minute puppy play group which encourages proper socialization, burns off puppy energy and aids in the prevention of behavioral problems. Bring all the family with you. Who doesn’t want to see their puppy playing with a bunch of other puppies!
This is your chance to teach your puppy that he must listen and respect the whole family. The more family members that attend, means that there are more people for all of the other puppies to meet and socialize with. So bring your toddler and Grandma!
We provide coffee and water as we want you to relax and enjoy watching your puppy play. This will also give you the opportunity to chat with the other owners about life as a new puppy owner. This class is dedicated to YOU and your puppy having fun!
This class covers all the basic behaviors your puppy needs to grow into a well behaved and balanced, happy dog. He will learn the Name Recognition, Super Sit, Come, Leave It, Take It, Drop, Walk Nicely on Leash, Down and Attention to Handler. Also help with house training, puppy mouthing and bite inhibition, desensitization to handling, Nutrition, resource guarding, self control, impulse barking, chewing and all other puppy related behavior solutions.
4 classes. Each Class is 75 minutes in length. 30 minutes of off leash play and socialization followed by 45 minutes of training. COST $175
**ROYAL PUPPY TRAINING CLASS & SOCIALIZATION PACKAGE. This includes the 4 week Royal Puppy Training Class, which you will both attend on a Saturday from 9.30am -10.45am for 4 weeks with your puppy. The puppies spend the first 30 minutes playing with the other puppies in the Class. We will then spend 45 minutes teaching you and your puppy, basic obedience commands. This package also offers 6 x Puppy Socialization Sessions. (further details on the Daycare page on this website) This is an opportunity for your puppy to spend a total of 18 hours away from you. They will be playing and interacting with other puppies their age, it will show them how to play nicely, prevent resource guarding, teach bite inhibition & teach them how to read other dogs. Cost $299. A saving of $50
***ROYAL PUPPY TRAINING CLASS & UNLIMITED SOCIALIZATION PACKAGE. This includes the 4 week Royal Puppy Training Class, which you will both attend on a Saturday from 9.30am -10.45am for 4 weeks with your puppy. The puppies spend the first 30 minutes playing with the other puppies in the Class. We will then spend 45 minutes teaching you and your puppy, basic obedience commands. This includes 4 weeks of UNLIMITED Puppy Socialization Sessions. (further details on the Daycare page on this website)Your puppy could come to all four Sessions per week for 4 weeks! This would give them 48 hours of Puppy Socialization. This is our best offer and the package we recommend to guarantee your puppy grows into the best dog they can be. Cost $399. A saving of $240!
INTERMEDIATE ROYAL PUPPY CLASS
Next Class Saturday April 28th. 11.30am – 12.30pm – Must have completed a Basic Puppy Class or Royal Puppy Class.
First 15 minutes will be off leash play in our 1 acre daycare yard. Then leash up for a 1 hour obedience class. Emphasis is on refinement of all handling skills taught in Royal Puppy Class. Getting your dog to Wait in a Sit or Down. Leaving even the tastiest goodies on the ground if you tell them too. Stay in your bed until I release you, Coming when called around distractions and walking to Heel.
PRIVATE TRAINING AT WOOFINGHAM PALACE FOR YOUR PUPPY.
If you can’t make a Training Class due to your schedule, arrange a Private Training Session at Woofingham Palace. You will work one on one with Samantha Mears in the Private Training Yard. You will find that your PUPPY will learn much quicker in a Private Training Session than in a Training Class. This is due to the fact that there are no distractions and the Training can be targeted to your puppies exact needs. I f you can’t make Training Classes work for you on a Saturday. Book a Private Training Session for you and your puppy during the week, then allow your puppy to attend the Puppy Socialization Sessions without you on Mon, Wed, Thu or Fri and you will be covering your puppies Training and Socialization needs in an effective manner.
Training sessions are held at a time that is convenient to you and your family. Each session will last from 60 to 90 minutes. Packages can be purchased which will cover the amount of training needed
No need to take notes as everything that we cover in each session will be written down into easy to follow steps and then emailed to you. This is very useful to pass onto other family members who cannot make the training session.
Puppy Obedience 3 hour or 5 hour Package.
The 3 hour basic manners package is about teaching your puppy the proper way to behave in your household.Basic good manners package can also include the super sit, come, leave it, drop it, down, stay, attention to owner around distractions and loose leash walking. This is normally split into 2-3 separate training sessions.
The five hour package is perfect for Puppies with no Obedience Training. It covers all the basic commands and cues your puppy needs to grow into a well behaved and balanced, happy dog. You will also receive help with house training, puppy mouthing, chewing and all other puppy related behavior solutions if needed. This consists of 3 x 90 minute weekly sessions or 1 x 90 minute session. followed by 3 x 60 minute sessions.
No need to take notes as everything that we cover in each session will be broken down into easy to follow steps and then emailed to you. This is very useful to pass onto other family members who cannot make the training session.
3 HOUR PACKAGE – $432. Will be split into 2 Sessions. Has a value of $480. A Saving of $48.
4 HOUR PACKAGE – $520. Will be split into 3-4 Sessions. Has a value of $640. A Saving of $120.
5 HOUR PACKAGE – $600. Will be split into 3-4 Sessions. Has a value of $800. A Saving of $200.
One Bad Habit Session.
If you have just one bad habit that you want to address with your puppy we can offer an individual Training Session. No need to take notes as everything that we cover in the session will be broken down into easy to follow steps and then emailed to you. This is very useful to pass onto other family members who cannot make the training session. 1.5 hours – $240.