Group Courses

Group Courses

Our methods

The approach we promote is the use of positive reinforcement training, motivating the dogs through praise, and building an affectionate relationship between man and his best friend. 
We use kind and effective training techniques, including rewards, target and clicker training

What to bring

When attending a course, your dog should preferably wear a harness or a plain collar, please no choke collars! We ask that you bring some of the dog's normal food as well as some tasty treats for rewards. Recommended treats are cheese or good value treats with more than 30% meat content. If your dog likes toys, bring their favorite toy with you.
Also bring the dog's bed or a blanket with you to help the dog relax and settle in the class.
dog sitting on the lawn

Little Rascals

Would you like your new puppy to become a well-mannered companion that isn't only cute when they're asleep? At Happy Pets, we offer a 6 week course that will qualify your puppy for the Kennel Club Puppy Foundation Assessment, turning them into a well behaved dog at an early age.

Our Little Rascals course lasts 6 weeks and is only £65.00.
In the six week course, we will explain and guide you and your puppy through the basic exercises, including:
  • Walking nicely on the lead
  • Coming when called
  • Greeting people without jumping up
  • Lying Down
  • Sitting & Staying
  • Leaving food
  • Getting used to handling, grooming and Vet treatments
  • How to play with their owners
  • How to play fair with other puppies
  • How settle and calm down after an exciting play or exercise
Suitable for:
Puppies from 2-5 months old (when the vaccinations are completed).
Children are most welcome to accompany their parents.
There will be a maximum of 6 puppies in each class to ensure quality of training and socialisation.
puppy sitting
a running dog

Good Manners

For naughty dogs who are too old for puppy training, we offer our Good Manners course. Please note that these classes are not designed to deal with major behavioural problems such as aggression, call us if you are not sure if your dog is suitable for this class.

Our Good Manners course lasts 6 weeks for only £69.00. 
During these classes we will explain and guide you and your dog through the following basic exercises:
  • Walking on loose lead
  • Greeting people without jumping
  • Come when called
  • Going on their bed
  • Lying down
  • Sitting & Staying
  • Leaving food
  • Getting used to handling, grooming and Vet treatments
  • How to get on well with people and dogs
  • How to be confident and reliable companion
Suitable for:
These classes are suitable for dogs >5 months old and onwards, and all their owners.
Children are most welcome to accompany their parents.
There will be a maximum of 6 dogs in each class to ensure quality of training and socialisation.

Progress Class

These classes are designed to advance your dog's education in a pleasant, social environment. In these sessions we give you a brief introduction into dog sports, such as agility and obedience. You can try a sample of each type of training and decide which of them suits your dog best. Training aims to make you and your dog a real team, with a great level of mutual respect. In the six-week course we will explain and guide you and your dog through the following exercises:
  • Learning to negotiate agility obstacles like the tunnel, seesaw, jumps and their combinations - light introduction to weaves
  • Loose lead walking
  • Heeling with turns
  • Distant sit and down
  • Staying
  • Go to target
  • Various tricks like spins, beg, paw & high 5, rollover, creep
  • Play with the owner, bring the toy and also drop it when told
Suitable for:
These classes are suitable for all dogs that have successfully completed the preceding Little Rascals or Good Manners course.

Children are most welcome to accompany their parents.

There will be a maximum of 5 dogs in each class to ensure quality of training and socialisation.
white dog putting its tongue out
agility training

Agility and Ongoing........

Starting with our agility foundation course, we will teach your dog a basic obstacle course to encourage confidence and control. The dogs will learn to negotiate each obstacle being called, led on the left and right hand side as well as being directed from behind. 

Your dog will learn to negotiate: 
  • Jumps
  • Tunnels
  • A-frames
  • Seesaws
  • Weaves
We also have our Ongoing Agility which will teach you and your dog to run progressively elongated, more complicated, sequences,  at increased speed as well as fine tuning your handling skills.
Suitable for:
These classes are suitable for all dogs and their owners who want to have some fun activities.

Children are most welcome to accompany their parents.

There will be a maximum of 5 dogs in each class to ensure quality of training.

Recall & loose lead training

At Happy Pets we understand how embarrassing it can be when your dog refuses to come when called, especially on walks around people and other dogs. Not only is this dangerous, but it can make you scared to take your dog off the lead, which leads to unhappy and stressful walks. Our recall class is the perfect course for you! Over six weeks we will guide you through various recall exercises, including: 
  • Recalls from stay positions
  • Recalls from sniffing positions
  • Recalls from dogs and people
  • Lead walk
  • Distant sit
We will give you peace of mind, showing you how to communicate with your dog even in an environment full of distractions. Each lesson lasts an hour, with fees starting from just £69 for a 6 week course. 
Suitable for:
These classes are suitable for dogs that have successfully completed the preceding puppy classes or dog training classes and their owners who want to improve their dogs' recalls and walking on loose lead.

Children are most welcome to accompany their parents but please make sure it is always only one person training the dog at a time to avoid confusion.

There will be a maximum of 5 dogs in each class to ensure quality of training and socialisation.
recall training
dog jumping

Teach an old dog new tricks!

After one of our basic obedience courses - Little Rascals or Good Manners -, you can then book a place in one of our more advance courses. 

We also offer a variety of more specialised courses such as:
  • Agility (all levels)
  • Trick training
  • Search & Retrieve
  • Gundog training
  • Barrel racing
  • Heel work
  • Canine Freestyle - www.dogdance.net
  • Ringcraft
Some of these disciplines, are only available through individual sessions.
Call Happy Pets in Norfolk today for professional dog training classes: 

01603 611 184
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