Puppy Classes

Bob the springer spaniel
Bob the springer spaniel.
(Photo by Dawn Wilkins Photography)

The first 18 weeks in a dog's life are the most important and a critical time for a dog owner to get things right so that they can enjoy a long life with their new pet. Mutleys puppy classes are small, friendly classes where owners can learn how to teach their dog the basics in training as well as early socialisation with other puppies and adults/children.

What will your puppy learn?

  • Sit, down, stand.
  • Short stay - useful for safety when out walking/crossing the road and getting out of the car.
  • Recall - We will look at how to safely let your puppy off the lead for free exercise and ensuring you can get your dog to return to you.
  • Leave it - with food.
  • Safe play - teaching the dog to give the toy back to the owner.
  • Lead walking - advice on how to conquer a dog that pulls on the lead as well as one that might not want to move!
  • Handling and grooming exercise.
  • Socialisation exercises (with children, older dogs, adults).

Advice given on:

  • House training
  • Socialisation
  • Chewing & play biting
  • Crate Training
  • Diet
  • Prevention of Separation problems
  • Advice on any other puppy problems being experienced

Classes start regularly throughout the year and it's important to book early. We recommend phoning when pups are 8 weeks old to book a space. Pups must be under 18 weeks old at the start of the course and have had their vaccinations.

You are welcome to bring additional handlers to class, including children who would like to be part of the training.

Schedule and bookings

Clifton

Schedule

  • Mondays 10am & 6.30pm
  • Tuesdays 6.30pm & 8.30pm

Current classes

  • All 2017 classes are now full
  • Monday 8th January, 10am (6 Spaces)
  • Tuesday 9th January, 6.30pm (7 Spaces)
  • Tuesday 16th January, 8.30pm (7 Spaces) Mixed Age

New classes start every couple of weeks, please email for an automatic response with up to date information on class spaces.

Last updated online on 17th November 2017. Please contact us for most up to date availability.

Frampton Cotterell

Schedule

  • Saturdays 10am and 12noon

Current classes

  • Saturday 23rd September, 10am (FULL)
  • Saturday 4th November, 10am (FULL)
  • Saturday 18th November, 12noon (FULL)
  • Saturday 9th December, 10am (6 Spaces)
  • Saturday 27th January, 10am (8 Spaces)

Last updated online on 8th November 2017. Please contact us for most up to date availability.

Nailsea

Schedule

These are mixed age classes, for both puppies and beginners

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 6.30pm

Current classes

    Contact Louise directly for further class dates
  • Monday 9th Oct 6.30pm (FULL)
  • Monday 20th Nov 6.30pm (5 Spaces)

Last updated online on 27th October 2017. Please contact us for most up to date availability.

Cost

  • 5 week training course is £55
  • Maximum of 8 puppies in a class

How to book

Please contact us by phone or email to reserve a space on a course - we will need to know your name, address, contact number and email address as well as your dog's name, breed and age. We will then ask you to send payment by either cheque or bank transfer to secure your booking - we are able to hold spaces for up to a week pending payment.

Once we have received your payment, we will send you a confirmation pack via email - this includes your booking confirmation, directions to the class venue and a full set of supporting handouts for your course. These are useful to look through prior to starting classes as 'the earlier the better' is a true saying with puppies.

Venues

Clifton classes are held at:

The Scout Hut
Hurle Road
Clifton, Bristol
BS8 2SY

Nailsea classes are held at:

The Atrium, Nailsea School
Mizzymead Road
Nailsea, North Somerset
BS48 2HN

Frampton Cotterell classes are held at:

Crossbow House
School Road
Frampton Cotterell
BS36 2DB

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Get in touch

Clifton

Sarah Green
Mob: 07975 543 804
Email: mutleysdogtraining@yahoo.co.uk

Nailsea

Louise Perry
Mob: 07471 199 380
Email: mutleys.northsomerset@gmail.com

Frampton Cotterell

Lisa Gibson
Mob: 07746 316 570
Email: mutleysnorth@gmail.com

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What our clients say

If you are looking for a relaxed but educational workshop this is definitely for you.
She adds her encouragement, enthusiasm and expertise to make the sessions thoroughly enjoyable.
Small classes, a friendly atmosphere and lots of reward-based hard work have made this a weekly experience my baby pug Eddie and I look forward to. Highly recommended.
The puppy classes with you have been a complete success right from the off. You were recommended by a few people and have not disappointed.

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