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Puppy Adolescent Class

This service is fully booked.

Training Support for teen puppies starting aged 6-18 months old

  • Ended
  • 125 British pounds
  • Old Grammar School, The Watkins Room

Service Description

6-Week Adolescent Puppy Class 6-18 Months with Suzy @ Wolf and Whippet Dog Training ​This course has been written and planned to provide owners that have puppies over the age of 6 months, to 18 months with a supportive class, to help you and your adolescent puppies through this period of development. Adolescence is a great time as older puppies can physically explore more of their environment, enjoy longer walks and enjoy fun training and build communication. However, there are also challenges with this time of development with our once small puppies, becoming overly exuberant and often interpreted as rude, with increased frustration, sometimes fearful behaviour and unwanted behaviour in the home. ​During these fearful periods of puppy development, it is important to support our puppies by going back a few steps in socialisation and being careful not to 'flood' our puppies. Flooding means prolonged exposure to a stimulus until the puppy/dog eventually stops reacting. This is the opposite of the approach taken in desensitisation (exposing a dog slowly to a stimulus at a low level/distance). It causes increased stress (cortisol) and will cause further behaviour problems and an animal to shut down. The most common problem is increased fear. Protecting our puppy's from overstimulation, and ‘flooding’ by gently introducing them to the world with positive associations. In class helping puppies lower frustration with guided meets with well-matched puppies within the class and training. ​Our focus will be on enjoying your time with your adolescent puppy through training support with us. We find that our first meeting without dogs really bonds our puppy classes together, and is an excellent opportunity to talk through any concerns you may have with the group or training questions. We may not be able to cover everything but we will do our best. Plus each group will be set up, with permission, with a separate WhatsApp group for ongoing support. For a full breakdown of what we cover and more please visit:

Cancellation Policy

To cancel a class please contact us as soon as possible. We only offer cancellations 7 days prior to the start of your class, unless an exceptional circumstance. This is so that we have a some time to possibly fill the class slot, as the venue and preparations will have been booked and paid for in advance. Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy are available to read on our website.

Contact Details

  • Old Grammar School, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, UK

    + 01454851562

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