Puppy 1 Course


For puppies under 6 months (for older puppies check out Puppy 2).

The course objective is to give dog owners a practical and theoretical knowledge of the basic commands and training methods required to produce an obedient, happy and confident puppy. Dogs learn at different rates therefore exercises will be adapted to suit each dog’s individual ability.

During the course:

  • Owners will learn how to train their dogs in the basic commands using positive reinforcement methods (clicker and rewards).
  • Learning will come from demonstrations, explanations and practical application.
  • Handouts will be emailed after each class to enhance and support their learning.
  • Owners will need to practice with their dog, for a short period most days, in order to get the most out of this course.
  • Owners will build their knowledge and training skills week by week (as will the dog).

Price: £120 for 6 weeks

Please see our Events Calendar for course dates and enquire for availability.


Lead and Listen only use science based positive training methods to reinforce the behaviours that are desirable from our dogs. Positive reinforcement training is force free, fun and very effective.

Collette has used these methods with great success to train her 3 Labrador Retrievers and won numerous awards in gundog working tests, a hugely rewarding hobby for her and her dogs, in which they have to work together as a team to get the job done. It fulfills the dogs’ natural drive to retrieve game which makes for happy and content gundogs. She regularly works at a shoot and competes in field trials, which are the top level of gundog competition.


Lead & Listen, Windlesham Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PS

What to bring

Please bring plenty of treats of varying size and value.
A favourite toy.

Topics covered

By the end of the course owners should be able to:

Have a basic understanding of how dogs learn.
Have an understanding of how to train a dog in the simple commands of sit, stand, down, settle and wait and have successfully taught them to their dog.
Have introduced walking on a loose lead.
Have achieved success with the recall command at a short distance with a low distraction level.
Developed the hand target and mat target.
Introduced and developed the ‘leave’ and ‘drop’ command and understood when to use them.
Grooming and examination of the dog is tolerated and hopefully enjoyed.
Have developed some impulse control around their food bowl, greeting people and doorways.


Puppy 1 is a six-week course of one-hour classes. Please check the calendar for current class times.


Sat 22nd May at 12pm (no class 5th June), Weds 28th July 5.30pm, 25th September at 9am


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