Frequently asked questions
Do I need to pay in full to secure my position on an upcoming course?
What days and times are the courses run?
How much does the course cost?
Does my dog have to be up to date with their vaccinations?
Yes. It is very important that we provide a safe environment for all the other dogs so up-to-date vaccinations are a must. Proof of vaccinations will be required before the first dog class (You will be sent a link to upload a photo of your dog's vaccinations during the course).
What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring a suitable collar and lead. Everything else is provided.
My dog doesn't get along well with other dogs. Will my dog still be suitable?
Your dog is required to be 'mostly dog friendly' to enrol in this course. For example if your dog is mostly okay with dogs off lead but is reactive on the lead they will still be suitable for the course. This course provides a safe, controlled environment to help dogs learn the socialization skill they need to co-exist with other dogs. If you are unsure about your dog's suitability for group classes, you can fill out a suitability questionnaire and get an instant response by clicking HERE.
How do I know if my dog is suitable for this course?
My dog is quite timid and fearful of other dogs, will this training improve their confidence?
The short answer is yes. A fearful dog will never overcome their fears if we allow them to keep avoiding scary situations. This course provides dogs that are generally fearful an opportunity to overcome their fears in a safe and controlled environment at a pace that is comfortable for them whilst still encouraging them to build their confidence. If your dog has a habit of 'nipping' or 'snapping' at dogs or people don't let this stop you from enrolling either. This is just their way of telling us that they do not like what is happening. As you will learn on the course there are multiple ways to avoid that behaviour by providing the right leadership, so your dog trusts you in any situation. This course has worked wonders for fearful dogs, and they are now living more happy, comfortable lives.
What happens if I don't make a session scheduled on a course?
Please only commit to the course if you are able to make all four classes as each class is important. No refunds will be given for missed classes.
Can I bring more than one dog?
My dog is very naughty. Is it possible for a dog to be TOO naughty for this course?
No. These courses are specifically designed to accommodate dogs with a variety of behavioural problems. Never be embarrassed and think that your dog will just make you look bad. No dog that comes on the course is perfect and that’s why they are there, to learn! Everybody is expected to support one another as we all have the same goal which is to teach our dog's how to behave.
Are there any age limits for this course?
All Dogs 16 weeks or older are accepted on this course. Puppys are required to be up to date with their vaccinations and cleared for socialisation by your vet. There is no maximum age limit for this course.
My dog is only young. Will they be okay with older dogs?
All younger dog interactions with other dogs on the course is carefully monitored by James, your course trainer. Dog socialization is an important part of puppyhood. Older dogs will teach your young dog proper social etiquette which will empower them with the appropriate social skills to handle future social situations. Remember: All dog interaction is done under the watchful eye of your course trainer and dog expert, James Fruze. Dogs must be 5 months or older to participate in this group course.
Does this course accept rescue dogs?
Absolutely. Despite what a dog’s past is, it’s more often than not the humans that hold a dog back from making progress. If a dog has had a rough start to life and developed behavioural problems because of that, this course will give both the owner and the dog the tools and knowledge they need to overcome the past of the dog. If you're unsure about your dog's suitability for the course, you can fill out a questionnaire and get an instant response HERE.
Do you do one on one training aswell?
Yes. If you feel that your dog may be suited to one on one training, please fill out a contact form by clicking HERE.
Is the training ground fully enclosed and safe for my dog?
Yes. The training area is fully fenced.
Does a course like this work?
This course has shown incredible results for the dogs that have completed it. The owners learn Leadership and the dogs learn invaluable social skills that will give them the confidence to deal with day to day situations they will encounter.