Frequently Asked Questions
Why bring your puppy to training classes?
Capel Dog Training conducts the Kennel Club Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Award courses in Lydden, near Dover which provides a means of socialising puppies and laying down a foundation for education and training so therefore avoiding future behaviour problems rather than having to correct them at a later date.
Classes are fun & have a relaxed atmosphere.
You will receive help & support throughout the course.
How old does my puppy need to be to attend classes?
As long as your puppy has received his vaccinations and has been cleared by your veterinary surgeon to mix with other dogs, which is usually a week, or so, after his second vaccination, he can begin puppy classes. We accept puppies from 3 to 6 months old.
How many puppies are in a class?
There is a maximum of 7 puppies in a class.
What training methods will be used?
We only use positive, reward-based methods, using food & toys to motivate puppies, any negative or punitive actions will not be allowed.
What will my puppy learn at classes?
How to sit, lie down & stand
How to walk on a loose lead
How to 'stay' when commanded
How to meet and greet people and other dogs appropriately
How to give up articles when required
Come back when called
And how to accept being handled at the vets or groomers
Can my spouse/partner attend as well?
Yes, of course but we ask that no more than two people attend per puppy so as we still have space in the hall for the puppies.
Can I bring my young child with me?
Yes but any children attending must be able to sit quietly for the duration of the class.
How much are the classes?
The cost of the 6-week puppy course is £40.00 that includes training information emailed to you prior to the start date and a certificate and rosette on completion of the course. A secure credit/debit card link will be emailed to you, for a one off payment of £40.00, when you reserve your place.
When and where are the classes held?
Tuesday evenings at:
Lydden Village Hall (Behind Lydden Bell Pub)
Click here for detailed hall location.