Training Courses

We offer a full range of classes to suit the individual requirements of your dog as well as private lessons in your own home or at the centre. Classes are taught using reward based training methods and we encourage the use of treats, toys and both vocal and physical praise. We do not use check/choke chains. Class numbers are restricted.

Puppy Home Visits

PuppyThe earlier you start training your puppy the better. A one or two hour visit to your home to advise you on house training, chewing, play biting, introduction of the lead, collar and the basic obedience commands. Available even for puppies who have not yet completed their vaccinations.

Puppy Pre-School

Six week socialisation course for puppies under 18 weeks of age. Here owners can get well informed advice and learn the basics of understanding and training their puppy. Topics include supervised off lead play, handling exercises and introducing basic obedience.

Puppy Training Classes

Six week course in basic training for puppies 19 weeks and over. Includes walking on a loose lead, coming when called, sit, down, stay, leave, dog distraction and basic manners around people and dogs.

Puppy Tumble Tots

A six week course using equipment and obstacles to teach your puppy to concentrate and gain confidence. Also helps with flexibility and co-ordination. Suitable for puppy’s with the basic level of obedience. No height equipment is used.

Adult Dog Training

TrainingSix week courses covering lead work, recall, sit, down, stay, distraction work. We focus on commands and situations that will enable you to have a socially acceptable happy and well behaved dog.

Individual Training

Ideal for specific training problems i.e. Pulling on lead, reluctance to come back, jumping up, barking, chasing,   anti-social behaviour or for those who prefer individual tuition. Available either at the centre or your home.

Rescue Dog Visits

A one or two hour visit for those dogs rescued or re-homed.  Advice on helping your dog settle into his new environment and learning how to interpret his behaviour while offering assistance with existing problems.


Agility6 Week courses available. A fun activity for both you and your dog held at our superb Arena.

Children’s Workshops

Lorraine offers obedience, trick training and agility workshops for children and their dogs during the school holidays. The emphasis is on having fun, educating and building a good relationship between dog and handler. All participants receive a rosette, certificate and Goody bag on completion. Maximum of 6 children per workshop.

Canine Partners

Canine Partners is a progressive charity which aims to transform the lives of people with disabilities enabling them to lead more independent lives by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs.

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