Training
At Little Dale Dogs we run small, friendly training classes as well as 1-2-1 training sessions and group walks. We don’t want to just take your money and entertain you for an hour each week. We want to see progress with your dogs as much as you do.

In our classes we have a maximum of 6 dogs per class allows classes to be tailored to the needs of the individual dogs and owners within in. It also allows each dog and owner partnership to have plenty of individual time with the trainer within the class. We have found dogs progress much quicker in smaller classes because of this.

For some dogs and owners, a 1-2-1 session with our trainer provides a better environment for learning to take place. Many puppies find a class environment too distracting to work in, along with shy dogs or those who simply get too excited around other dogs / people.

We also run twice a week training walks. These are a great opportunity to practice your dogs skills in real life situations. Group walks are also great to socialise you dog as all dogs stay on leads throughout the walk, and we have strict rules on ensuring careful on lead greetings when appropriate. Some prior training is required before attending a walk.

We realize dogs are dogs and not robots. We will offer you positive help and advice for any problems that arise with your dogs behaviour. Toileting accidents in the hall, barking, over excitement and other issues will be discussed in a positive manner, rather than making you feel responsible for your dogs actions. Owners are encouraged to ask questions. We also offer help and support between sessions via email or phone if required.

Courses available:
  • Puppy training – Give your puppy the best start with our 1-2-1 training sessions.
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  • Lead work – Teach your dog to walk nicely on a loose lead.
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  • Recall – Get your dog coming back straight away when you call.
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  • Fun scent work – A fun class harnessing the power of your dogs nose.
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  • Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards (Bronze, Silver and Gold) – A group class covering all aspects of training including walking nicely on a lead, coming when called and other exercises to promote good manners and control as well as responsible ownership. Suitable for all breeds and ages of dogs.
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  • Group walks – Join us for an hours group walk to practice your training skills.
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