Unique Pets Dog Training

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Unique Pets is delighted to offer a full range of dog training classes to cover all the basic social skills, dog etiquette and obedience commands that you and your dog should master. If you are looking for 1-2-1 sessions to address any behavioural issues, please click here.

We understand that different dogs require different classes and so we have a wide selection of dog training options to suit your needs. Whether you’re just bringing home your brand new puppy who needs some basic manners along with socialisation, you’re adopting an older dog from a rescue centre and need to work on recall, or you want to increase the bond with your best friend through fungility, there will be a class for you and your pal.

Dog training is key to breaking down the barriers of communication between humans and canines, and will enable you and your dog to live happily together for many years to come.

TomIMDT trainer

Tom Walsh completed his accredited dog training course at the beginning of 2015 and passed his assessment to become a full member of the IMDT a year later. He has been running a wide range of very popular classes in both Winslow and Aylesbury since 2015. Tom has also been working with a number of clients on a 1-2-1 basis to address training needs and correct unwanted behaviour. He only uses force-free, positive reward-based training methods, which are proven to be the most effective and long-lasting, and he can also provide clicker training if you prefer.

 

Dog Training Classes

Click on the Training Calendar to see our timetable of start dates for classes and workshops.

Puppy classes: Open to puppies aged between 8 and 16 weeks old – Restricted to 10 puppies per class – £55

This six week course introduces you and your puppy to basic training, social skills and obedience exercises. Learn how to communicate simple commands and build the bond between you and your new best friend. This can be followed by the Juvenile class, before progressing to the Stage 2 course.

Juvenille classes: Open to puppies aged between 4 and 8 months old – Restricted to 8 dogs per class – £65

This six week course is designed to follow-on from the basic puppy training, but can also be used as your introduction to training if you are homing a slightly older puppy. Learn how to communicate with your adolescent, increase your obedience commands and understand more advanced social skills to build a well-mannered pup just when they are pushing their boundaries. This can be followed by the Stage 2 course.

Adult classes: Open to dogs aged over 8 months – Restricted to 6 dogs per class – £75

This six week course is designed for adult dogs who have not had any basic training and acts as an introduction into basic obedience commands. It will equip you with the tools to communicate effectively with your dog and can lead onto the Stage 2 course.

Stage 2: Open to dogs who have completed a puppy, juvenile or adult class – Restricted to 6 dogs per class – £75

This six week course is designed to follow-on from the juvenile or adult training and will help improve your communication with your dog as well as introducing distance commands.

Stage 3: Open to dogs who have completed a stage 2 class – Restricted to 4 dogs per class – £85

This six-week course follows-on from the Stage 2 training and teaches advanced communication tools and distance commands.

Fungility classes: Open to dogs of any age – Restricted to 4 dogs per class – £8.50

This is a fun version of an agility class which is not progressive, so you can come whenever suits your schedule. The exercises are not timed, but are instead designed to build a bond of trust between you and your dog through repeated work and focus on agility equipment.

Trick Training classes: Open to dogs of any age – Restricted to 6 dogs per class – £8.50

This fun class is designed to mentally stimulate your dog and reinforce the bond between human and canine through learning new tricks and other brain games.

Rescue dog initial assessment: Open to dogs of any age – Restricted to 1 dog at a time – £5 (which can be used against a course of classes)

If you’ve just collected a rescue dog you will need to spend some time getting to know him or her. This half hour assessment quickly helps you understand any underlying issues and identifies which training classes would be most beneficial for you both.

 

Recall workshop: Open to dogs of any age – Restricted to 6 dogs per class – £25

Instilling good recall in your dog not only means that you will have a well-behaved pooch, but can also literally save your dog’s life if you are able to call them away from danger. This two-hour workshop gives you the tools you need to work on your dog’s recall for the rest of her life.

Loose Lead Walking workshop: Open to dogs of any age – Restricted to 6 dogs per class – £25

Teaching your dog to walk nicely on the lead beside you means that walkies are a more pleasurable experience for both of you and stops your dog from choking themselves. This two-hour workshop gives you the tools you need to work on your dog’s loose lead walking which will set him up for the rest of his life.

Before you arrive:

  • Make sure your dog is exercised so that she isn’t wanting to run around, that way she can focus all her energy on learning.
  • Encourage your dog to go to the toilet so that doesn’t distract any attention from the task at hand.
  • Don’t feed your dog before a class so that he will work extra hard for the treats you offer as a reward.
  • Don’t forget to bring a treat bag full of goodies that you know will interest your dog.
  • Bring your dog on a fixed lead so that you can control her at all times.

Booking

  • Training 1All dog training classes are six week courses which run over a seven week period, so there is a week’s break half way through.
  • All dog training workshops are two hours and will be run in rotation.
  • 1-2-1s, and initial assessments for rescue dogs and socialisation courses can be booked at any time.
  • To book a place on any of the courses, please call the shop on 01296 706403 or email training@uniquepets.co.uk
  • To discuss your dog’s particular needs or to book a 1-2-1, please contact Tom direct on 07954 403542 or email training@uniquepets.co.uk

Dog Training Timetable

For full details on the timetable of classes and workshops, please click here.

Misty with training certificate

Daisy training certificate by Rosie Mae

Written: Lucy Ellis

Photos: Robin Hall, Lucy Ellis, Misty by Erika Pinter, Daisy by Rosie Mae