Training

TRAINING CLASSES AND PRIVATE TRAINING

We are practicing Social Distancing during all Training Classes. We are only able to allow one family member per puppy in the Class at this time.

All Training Classes are taught by Samantha Mears a fully qualified Professional Dog Trainer CPDT KA. They are held within a fenced in yard 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 uses Positive Reinforcement in all of it’s Training Classes.  The most humane and effective training method, with a scientifically sound approach that is enjoyable for both dog and 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  not a disease or illness, but is in fact Euthanizing in Animal Shelters. The dog is relinquished to the shelter due to behavior problems and the shelter cannot safely re home the dog due to these same behavior issues. THE WOOFINGHAM PALACE PUPPY SOCIALIZATION & TRAINING PROGRAM WILL PREVENT ANY BEHAVIOR ISSUES DEVELOPING IN YOUR PUPPY IN ADULTHOOD.

We offer Group Puppy Classes, Private Training and Telephone Consulting. We will work with you to create an individual training plan that is tailored to your needs.

PUPPIES

Socializing your puppy between 8-16 weeks 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 8 to 16 weeks of age at start of Class, A maximum of 12 puppies per Class at this time. 

NEXT ROYAL PUPPY CLASS STARTS: Tuesday May 26th  5.30pm – 6.45pm. For puppies 8 -16 weeks

Will be held on;

Tuesday May 26

Tuesday June 2

Tuesday June 9

Tuesday June 16 – Graduation

Next Class after this will be: Thursday June 11th 5.30pm – 6.45pm. For puppies 8-16 weeks

Will be held on;

Thursday June 11

Thursday June 18

Thursday June 25

Thursday July 2 – Graduation

If you would like information on the next Class we will be holding Please email info@woofinghampalace.com detailing your puppies, DOB, present weight, breed and name and we will send you an Application Form 

 The best thing you can do for your puppy is socialize him with other puppies and to the environment we live in. Our puppy training class is a 4 week consecutive class which gives the puppy the chance to do just that. It is held in our outdoor, half 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 have a maximum of 14 puppies per class. Please read this article by the American Vetinary Ass. Puppy Socialization 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. Who doesn’t want to see their puppy playing with a bunch of other puppies!

 We are making changes to the Training Class because of the Coronavirus. For the foreseeable future we are limiting the number of puppies per Royal Puppy Class to 12. We would normally have a maximum of 16. We are also only allowing one family member to attend the Training Class per puppy. A different family member can attend each of the four Classes and at the end of each session you will receive a comprehensive homework sheet which the whole family can use to practice at home, but we are only able to have one person with each puppy in class for the time being. We are very sorry that you will not be able to have your whole family with you during this exciting time of training your puppy, at Woofingham Palace we have always encouraged the whole family to come along and your close friends too, as it was an excellent opportunity for your puppy to socialize with lots of people and children, however for the safety of our staff and clients we must limit the number of people who are in attendance. You will have lots of space as the Class is held outside in our half acre training yard, but we do request that all attending puppy handlers wear a mask while in the Royal Puppy Class. We hope to be able to have the whole family return to the Training Class as soon as possible. 

We provide seating and cold drinks 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. Name Recognition. He will learn to recognize his name and respond to it every time you say it.  Super Sit, means you will only have to say sit once and he will sit immediately, we will teach him to Come, every time you call him, Leave It, means he will completely ignore something you have told him to leave until you tell him, Take It. Teaching Drop now will make your life so much easier when he has your shoe in his mouth. Walking Nicely on Leash, is critical to teach now, because if he is already pulling it will only get worse and will never improve on its own. Attention to Handler, because sometimes you just need him to look at you and ignore the distractions around him.  W expect all the puppies to be able to perform all of these commands efficiently by week 4. We will also help you with any other puppy issues such as house training, puppy mouthing, bite inhibition, desensitization to handling, nutrition, resource guarding, self control, impulse barking, chewing and all other puppy related problems.

 Each Class is 75 minutes in length. 30 minutes of off leash play and socialization followed by 45 minutes of training.

The Royal Puppy Class = $199

We have two special packages on offer at the moment;

PLATINUM SOCIALIZATION & TRAINING PACKAGE This includes the 4 week Royal Puppy Training Class as detailed above plus 9 X Puppy Socialization Sessions. 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. These can be used in Puppy Juniors on a Wed & Fri for pups aged 8-12 wks from 8.30am – 11.30am or Puppy Intermediate on a Tue & Thu for pups aged 12 wks – 16 wks from 8.30am – 11.30am or Advanced Puppy on a Mon 1pm – 4pm & Fri 12.30pm -3.30pm (Further details on the Daycare page on this website)This offers 27 hours of play away from you and is our best offer. It’s the package we recommend to guarantee your puppy grows into the best dog they can be. Cost $399. Socialization Sessions must all be used by one week after Graduation from the Royal Puppy Class. To achieve this we suggest the puppy attends the Socialization Sessions twice a week for the four weeks that they are attending the Training Class.  You can also start using them before your puppy start of the Royal Puppy Class.

GOLD SOCIALIZATION PACKAGE. This includes the 4 week Royal Puppy Training Class as detailed above plus 4 x Puppy  Socialization Sessions. 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. (further details on the Daycare page on this website) These can be used in Puppy Juniors on a Wed & Fri for pups aged 8-12 wks from 8.30am – 11.30am or Puppy Intermediate on a Tue & Thu for pups aged 12 wks – 16 wks from 8.30am – 11.30am or Advanced Puppy on a Mon 1pm – 4pm & Fri 12.30pm -3.30pm. This is an opportunity for your puppy to spend a total of 12 hours away from you. Cost $319. Socialization Sessions must be used by  Graduation from the Royal Puppy Class. You can also start using them before the start of the Royal Puppy Class.

The Socialization Sessions get booked very quickly. Puppies attending the Royal Puppy Class will be given access to available spaces in any session before puppies who attend training elsewhere.


                

Puppy Training & Socialization Pack
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INTERMEDIATE ROYAL PUPPY CLASS  – Available to puppies 5 months or less, who have completed the Royal Puppy Class or a basic puppy class elsewhere.

NEXT CLASS MONDAY FEBRUARY 10th  5.30pm – 6.30pm Held Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, Mar 2. You can sign up for this Class now. Please email info@woofinghampalace.com and we will send you an application form

First 15 minutes will be off leash play in our half acre daycare yard. Then leash up for a 45 minute 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. Go to Bed and Stay on your bed until I release you. Ignoring any distractions by using Find it and Touch and Watch Me and walking to Heel. How tyo put all of your commands together.

*Intermediate Puppy Class – $175
**Intermediate Puppy Class and 5 Puppy Social Sessions – $299

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 PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGE – $450. Will be split into 2 Sessions. Has a value of $480. A Saving of $30.

3 HOUR PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGE + 5 PUPPY SOCIALIZATION SESSIONS – $575. Has a value of $645. A Saving of $70

4.5 HOUR PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGE – $585. Will be split into 3 Sessions. Has a value of $720. A Saving of $135.

4.5 HOUR PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGE + 5 PUPPY SOCIALIZATION SESSIONS -$710. Has a value of $885. A Saving of $165.

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. 


                           

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