Sign up for our fun puppy training classes in Swansea
We’ll help you to ensure that your pup grows up to be a well rounded, well socialised member of the family. Puppies are a great addition to the family, but they are a lot of work and responsibility.
Our training course consists of 8 classes. Puppy training classes are held at West Cross Community Centre, between Swansea and Mumbles. The classes will run for 8 weeks and the cost of the course is £80. There will be a £40 non refundable deposit on registration and the balance will be due when you attend the first class.
At On Cloud K9 we set you up to succeed. Because we want you and your pup get the one to one attention that you need, spaces in the training classes are strictly limited. We don’t want the pups to get over stimulated by the number of people and pups in too close a proximity. Your puppy will find it difficult to learn if they’re too excited, or are too nervous.
If your pup is very over stimulated in class, for the sake of your pup, and the other owners and pups, we reserve the right to ask you to attend private consultations instead of group classes, to help you manage the excitement and integrate your pup into the next set of puppy classes.Register for Puppy Classes
If you’re not comfortable taking your pup to training classes until he’s fully immune, or our puppy training classes are fully booked, you can still start training and bonding with your puppy. It’s important that your pup is well socialised before he is 3 months old, and then continues to meet unfamiliar people and dogs for at least the first year of life. Book a puppy consultation to discuss what you need to be doing with your puppy whilst you’re waiting to join a puppy class.
What will your puppy learn in training classes?
- You’ll train your dog to give you attention the moment you call its name.
- You’ll train your puppy to respond to basic requests, such as ‘sit’, ‘lie’, ‘stay’, even with distractions around.
- Nobody wants their dog dragging them down the road. You’ll train you puppy to walk nicely beside you, with the lead loose, and to come to you when called by turning recall into a game.
- We’ll look at life skills and impulse control.
- There’ll be a fun confidence course with lots of novel objects.
- You’ll learn how to train your pup to do some tricks. This will make your pup feel very clever, give him confidence and body awareness and will get you hooked on trick training.
- There’ll be lots of owner education, how to set your puppy up for sucess and avoid common issues, whilst your pup is learning to settle down.
- Your pup will learn that training is fun, though learning with lots of treats and games.
Why should you take your pup to puppy training classes?
- Your puppy will have the opportunity to socialise with other people and dogs.
- You will get to meet other dog owners.
- You’ll get to meet more puppies!
- Your puppy will have lots of distractions when he’s learning, but importantly, it will be within a controlled environment.
- Puppy classes give you an excuse to train.
- You and your family will learn the quickest and kindest training methods to achieve the results that you want.
Why should you take your pup to On Cloud K9 puppy training classes?
- I use positive methods with the pups. I believe in rewarding good or wanted behaviour with lots of good things, in order to increase likelihood of the good behaviour recurring. Initially the ‘good things’ are lots of tasty (but small!) treats. When I get to know your puppy, we may decide between us that a toy or a game might be a better motivator. When you’ve bonded with your puppy their best reward ever will be lots of attention from you.
- I don’t use force. There’s no pushing on the dog’s body to get him to sit or lie down, no jerking on the lead to get your dog to walk with you.
- All members of your family are welcome and encouraged to come to the training class.
- I give detailed notes so you don’t have to worry about trying to remember everything that we did in classes and also members of the family that weren’t able to attend the training session will find the notes easy to follow.
- I give homework.
- I’m continually studying with the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, who educate trainers to provide proven, ethical and science based dog training and education.
- I’m a big fan of Dr Ian Dunbar who is accredited with having set up the first puppy classes back in the 1980s. Until then, it was widely assumed that dogs weren’t capable of learning until they were much, much older. Ian Dunbar was way before his time when he set up the puppy training classes Even then he adopted kind and positive training techniques when training dogs. I’ve read loads of what Ian Dunbar has written and done (or have signed up for) many of his workshops.
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What people are saying about puppy classes
Completely reformed pup!
We can’t recommend this class enough! We came out with a completely reformed pup! Emma puts so much effort in and saved me so many times with things I wasn’t sure on and any advice. Our pup is much more obedient now and our bond is much stronger. Thank you so much Emma!
‘Puppy owner’ training classes
Fantastic puppy training classes, or ‘puppy owner training classes’ as Emma also refers to them! Emma has been brilliant with our super energetic, nervous and challenging chihuahua pup Sammy, who over the course of the 6-week classes has learned so much (as have we)! We will be continuing one to one sessions with her now that Sammy has graduated his first round of puppy classes
Definitely recommend Emma’s puppy classes. She is a patient and interactive trainer, taking time for each member of the class and individually helping each owner. There was no ‘one size fits all’ attitude and she made sure each owner and pup was learning at their own pace. Positive reinforcement is the training method used, which is another massive incentive to use Emma.
Sound foundation for puppy owners
My puppy and I have just completed a 6 week puppy course with Emma
I found Emma and Claire very approachable and friendly
The sessions were clearly planned, the aims of each session were clear and sessions were timed appropriately and fun.
Many useful tips and games were given that I will continue to use.
I thought that the sessions were a sound foundation for new puppy owners
Really enjoyable six weeks
Huge Thanks to Emma and Claire, for really enjoyable six weeks course. We learnt a lot as this is our first puppy. We enjoyed Emma’s training delivery. Would highly recommend the training classes.
Emma breaks down the training in manageable ways
Emma is a fantastic trainer, her sessions have helped our Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy learn manners, impulse control and he can do lots of tricks too. Emma breaks down the training in manageable ways so I could practice at home. She also personalises it so although the class is for everyone she takes time to understand the needs of your dog. On top of that she is lovely and genuinely brilliant with dogs. Fully recommend. Thank you Emma.
We felt well supported and encouraged
Emma is great at what she does – she really knows her stuff and is great at supporting owners to learn how to understand their dogs better and get the best out of them. Following a recommendation from a friend we had an initial consultation when we were first adopting a very wonderful and huge bouncy 2-yr-old labradoodle (into a home with a resident rescued 8-yr-old collie) – the time was useful in itself but the writeup also very thorough and helpful. We then joined a six-week adult dog training class. Throughout this we’ve felt well supported and encouraged, the dog (who is wonderful, and enthusiastic!) is really flourishing but we’ve definitely got more confidence ourselves too – we can see the changes when we put the time and effort in so it’s been fab for us. I would definitely recommend.
Great practical advice
Great practical advice, clear explanation and examples, and alternatives to try when something isn’t quite working. Our goal was to improve impulse control, and it’s working. Thank you Emma!
Emma is very knowledgable in many different areas
Highly recommend Emma’s puppy school. Unlike other classes, spaces are limited to only 6 and you really get a hands on experience, Emma is also very knowledgable in many different areas and has helped us to teach our puppy some great manners!