Frequently Asked Questions
Why bring your puppy to training classes?
Capel Dog Training conducts the Kennel Club Good Citizens Puppy Foundation Award courses at Cheriton, Folkestone and Lydden, 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.
You can continue with your training, after the puppy course, working towards your Bronze Award.
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.
How many puppies are in a class?
There is a maximum of 7 puppies at the Lydden classes and 8 puppies at the Cheriton classes.
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?
I'm afraid it is just one owner with one puppy until the Coid-19 pandemic is over.
Can I bring my young child with me?
Not until the Covid-19 pandemic is over, it is just one owner with one puppy.
How much are the classes?
The cost of the 6-week puppy course is £36.00 and includes training information emailed to you prior to the start date, a two metre training lead and a certificate on completion of the course. Follow on classes are £5.00 per class payable as a monthly fee, payable in advance via a secure credit/debit card link. Sorry, we only accept credit/debit cards - no cash.
When and where are the classes held?
Tuesday evenings at:
Lydden Village Hall (Behind Lydden Bell Pub)
Click here for detailed hall location.
Wednesday evenings at:
St Martin's Community Centre
Queen's Ave (off Horn Street)