Training

Puppy Obedience Training

Obedience training helps your puppy learn its role in your family and in the World. It will teach you the skills required to in turn teach your puppy how to interact with other dogs and with the people inside and outside your home. We usually do one-on-one classes for the training (as we all lead busy lives and it’s difficult to get a group to commit to 6 consecutive weekends) and then recommend Sandton or Kyalami Doggy Daycare for continual socialisation.

Agility Training

Agility training is considered a dog sport – where the handler (dog owner) directs his dog through an obstacle course. You don’t necessarily have to compete – it can just be a fun bonding activity for you and your dog.  Not all dogs are fond of agility – but many love it! We have a competition spec agility course for you and your dog to enjoy.

Dog Obedience Club

If you have completed basic obedience training and you want to keep up the training – join our social obedience club.  We run two group classes on a Saturday morning – Novice and Advanced. It is a very relaxed environement and a good start to the weekend. We have a supplier on site that sells delicious snacks and hot coffee. Come and mingle with other dog-people!

LET THE TRAINING JOURNEY BEGIN!

WELL DONE FOR BEING A RESPONSILBLE DOG OWNER!

We are sure that you will enjoy the training journey!

Our Training Method

Positive Reinforcement

Wellness Check List

1. My dog has had all of its vaccinations including Kennel Cough

2. My dog has had a deworming tablet within the last month

3. My dog’s flea & tick prevention medication is up-to-date

Equipment Check List

1. I have a puppy collar (half fabric half chain) or a Sprenger collar (strong breeds – adult)

2. I have a traditional leash

3. I have a treat bag

4. I have high-end treats (something that makes your dog go crazy)

5. I have my dog’s favourite toy

Important

1. Do not feed your dog just before training

2. Wear comfortable shoes

3. Keep your dog on leash at all times (unless otherwise instructed by your instructor)

4. Our gate does not have a sensor for security reasons so please do not tailgate

5. You can start training your puppy from 8 weeks old (the ideal age to take a puppy from its mother)

6. Training is FUN

Learn “Dog”

Please note that a lot of our lesson is theory – especially the very first lesson.  You will not successfully train your dog until you can ‘speak’ its language.

 

TRAINING PRICE LIST

Private Training:  R300/session (45 minute sessions)

Club & Puppy Training Sessions take place on a Saturday morning:

Puppy Class: R1500/course  (6 x 45 minute sessions) 

Club (Novice & Advanced): R200/session (30 minute sessions) – no annual club fee

Puppy: 8h00 – 8h45

Novice: 9h00 – 9h30 & 9h30 – 10h00

Advanced: 10h00 – 10h30

Annemari van Jaarsveld

Annemari van Jaarsveld

Qualified Instructor - Advanced Obedience & Agility Intro

I have always had an obsession with wolves & dogs. I generally relate to dogs better than most humans 🙂 I work with dogs every day of the week without exception. I can help you with basic as well as advanced obedience training.  I can also do agility training. 

 

 

Candice Anderson

Candice Anderson

Qualified Instructor - Obedience & Agility Intro

I work in the Corporate World during the week and indulge in my passion for dog training over weekends and after hours. I love to see bonds develop bewteen owners & their dogs. I have seen how intelligent dogs are and I love to show owners how best to harness this intelligece to enhance their training experience. Dog training is not a job to me – but a calling!

 

Tamara Coumbis

Tamara Coumbis

Qualified Instructor - Puppy Obedience

I am passionate about helping owners create good pets for life. If you put in the time to get the basics right – from the start – you can nip problems in the bud. I tend to be drawn towards puppy obedience classes and then hand over to my colleagues for advanced private classes and club classes.  I find training rewarding. I believe that every dog that we train correclty ultimately saves its life as there is less chance of it becoming a shelter dog or being put down due to behavioural problems. I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!

 

Erin Nel-Wale

Erin Nel-Wale

Qualified Instructor - Novice & Advanced Obedience

I have always loved animals. I started my career as a game guide and then pursued my passion for dogs.  I have done all the possible Dog Instructor’s Course levels at the South African Dog Training College. I work with dogs on a daily basis.  I believe solid knowledge, positive reinforcement, patience and kindness are the keys to success in dog training. I can’t wait to meet you and your dog!

 

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