Lockdown Online Class - May/June 2020


The APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) Good Companion Awards provide a progressive structure for teaching the real-life skills that are the essentials for your family dog.  Exercises include attention, handling, self-control, lead walking, recall, food and play manners.  There are several levels you can progress through, ranging from Puppy to Gold standard!   


This Puppy/Foundation course is suitable for all breeds, experience levels and ages.  We will start from the very basics and you can work through each section at your own pace.  In true “Lets Play” style the training will be upbeat, game based and work on the principle of setting your dog up for success!  


The course will be held in a private/closed Facebook group for 6 weeks.  Exercises will be posted each Friday with detailed instructional/demo video tutorials for you to work on at home.  You will need to be able to video your training so it can be posted for feedback in the Facebook group.  Each Monday evening there will be the option to join a group video conference; an online catch up to answer any questions, review the previous weeks exercises and prep for the coming week.   


BONUS!!  Although we are limited to online at the moment, as soon as we are able to carry out one to one training, again you’ll also be able to book one 40 minute one to one free of charge so we can work on any areas you are finding difficult in person.  This will be held at the training paddock in Llanellen (NP7 9HT).


When you enrol on this course you will also be invited to join our fabulously supportive and friendly Facebook community group which is only open to those who attend classes or trailing with us.  Here you will get advanced notice of our all of our activities as soon as we are able to resume.  


The cost for the GCA Puppy/Foundation is £60 per dog - places are limited.   Although we plan to complete the first assessment within 6 weeks, if you need longer to complete the course the Facebook group and feedback will remain open for up to 3 months so you to catch up if you need to.


To book a place please email


Please be assured all our training uses the most up to date and scientifically proven methods based on positive interactions, clear communication, mutual respect and reward-based training.   

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