We offer a variety of classes to suit you and your dog. From group classes to individual lessons and specialised training.
Please click to view our timetable for classes We are pleased to announce that we have now introduced evening and week day classes.
What to bring with you
Other than you and your dog, you will need to bring the following items along with you to any of the group classes:
- Any lead. As training progresses, the trainers will recommend appropriate collars & leads, particular to your dog.
- Treats for your dog (chopped hot dog sausages are ideal).
- Poo bags.
- Please wear sensible shoes which you don't mind getting mucky.
- Payment for four weeks credit (cash or card only).
Puppies can attend classes after their 2nd vaccination.
Your 4 week course (preferably consecutively) is a good entry level for puppies, encouraging social skills & confidence building for dogs up to 8 months old. Your class includes our three essential elements to puppy training.
Obedience and Manners
Group classes advocating pack structure and obedience. Allow your instructor to guide you through the basics of obedience by introducing you and your puppy to Marker Training (reward training). This training is designed to encourage & develop good manners in your puppy.
Also included is advice on feeding & health.
* Please ensure you collect a pack structure leaflet (and a small reward for your puppy).
To help further socialise your puppy, a puppy pen is used to introduce your dog to other puppies. Your puppy will spend about ten minutes in a staff supervised pen with three or four similar aged & sized puppies. Over the weeks, watch with delight, as your puppy`s social skills grow, as they interact with the other pups.
Also, new to Puppy training, a `Confidence building course'. The course is ideally sized for puppies. Challenges include, tunnel, see-saw, dog run and the `pool of plastic`. This course gives your puppy an introduction to new and unfamiliar sounds, obstacles & movement.The course aids your puppy`s development, by making the challenges, a positive experience for them. Over the weeks, your puppy will learn to overcome these mini challenges. Your puppy`s confidence will increase, enabling them to brave the outside world.
Many people wish to continue training with their dogs, so we can advise which classes are the most suitable as you and your dog gain confidence and seek a more challenging class.
Beginners Classes are for dogs aged 8 months or older, if you're dog is less than 8 months please consider our puppy classes.
Group classes which include heel work; distance work (such as sit, down, stand); retrieving and directional control. Customers will be moved into these classes at the instructors request.
Group classes offer further training on the intermediate level activities and also develop commands through voice only and through hand signals only. Customers will be moved into these classes at the instructors request.
Group classes which teach all round general obedience; moving onto long line training for recall; distance work and ball reward are suitable for any age or breed of dog.
Now Included In All Classes
Confidence building work is now included in all classes and is suitable for every age of dog. Regardless of whether you have a puppy, young dog or older pooch, Mellor Dog School staff will continuously re-design the course throughout the classes, so it is suitable for your dog, regardless of its age & size.
As well as being great fun for all levels of ability, the agility equiptment will aid in building your dog`s confidence in the following areas:
- Dark enclosed Spaces
- Unfamiliar movement
- Loud noises
These activities also aid in obedience and directional control.
Includes agility equipment such as:
- A-frame and jumps (over 12 months only)
- See saw
- Dog walk
- Large and various sized tunnels
- Pool of plastic
- Hoops and hops
Included in every group class, time and numbers permitting. If you are interested in session solely to practice using this equipment, please contact us to arrange.