Foundation class

Foundation class

Whether you attended our Puppy School and are looking for the next stage, are a beginner or are new to Nosey Barker, we are excited to welcome you to our Foundation group classes.

Our highly qualified and experienced trainers are able to train your best friend on Nosey Barker’s training awards!
In small groups of no more than 5, we can give you and your developing dog the skills you both need to have a long and happy life together.

We cover a variety of different skills to help your dog focus on you, including:
  • Walking nicely on lead over a variety of distractions
  • Recalling when asked over a variety of distractions
  • Following instructions when cued
  • Fostering the relationship between you and your dog
  • A trick here and there for fun!
  • Real-life transferable skills
You can also enjoy:
  • Rolling schedule giving you the flexibility to join at a time convenient to you.
  • Choose which day you would like to attend (Saturdays or Sundays) and then choose 6 dates from the calendar that appear highlighted.
  • Upon successful completion you will receive a rosette and certificate to show off just how clever your best friend is.
As with all our training, we look to foster a positive relationship between you and your dog, using kind, science-based techniques, so that you can enjoy a magical lifelong bond.
Foundation class

Foundation class: £130.00

Sorry, no classes are currently available.

Please contact us if you would like to be notified about forthcoming classes.

Frequently Asked Questions
My dog doesn't like other dogs can we attend to socialise him/her?
It will best for us to discuss the best support for you and your dog over the phone before booking. It’s important we set you and your dog up to succeed.
how many dogs are in your class:
We have a strict maximum of 5 capacity to ensure you get the support you deserve and need
Where are your classes held?
we have a great training facility at The Plume of Feathers in Gilston. Our training is outdoors where your dog will learn to focus over natural environmental distractions
What happens in bad weather?
In extreme weather that is dangerous such as snow or very high heat we shall replace the scheduled class with an online class at the same time on the same day as the face to face is scheduled
What do I need to bring?
You will receive an email with all the details in full but as long as you have your dog, yourself, your usual walking equipment and lots and lots of tiny cut up treats you will be fine
What walking equipment should I bring?
You can attend with your dog wearing a collar or harness. Please do not bring retractable leads, slip leads or shock spray collars
Will I be able to take my test at the end of the course?
You will be given a clear breakdown of the training award criteria at the beginning of your classes.  Assessments are ongoing and will take place during classes.  No added pressure or scary tests here!