Dog Training

Dog Training and Behaviour Classes

All training at Pawtropolis focuses on enhancing the relationship and respect between the owner and the dog, our training is fun for both you and your dog.

We have removed outdated training methods, introduced modern methods that can be applied to daily life and situations to ensure that all our dogs are a pleasure to live with.

We fully develop the dog and owner relationship by using only up to date modern techniques. In our classes owners are encouraged to work together with their dog without the use of a lead or force.  We promote force free training methods which rely on rewarding your dog for making the correct choices, displaying the right behaviours and good manners.

Our Principal Trainer is an accredited member of the IMDT (Institute for Modern Dog Trainers)

Obedience Classes

Bronze/Silver/Gold

Work your way through our uniquely developed Bronze, Silver and Gold award classes– your dog will socialise with all dogs in the class and develop a variety of the skills including but not limited to heel work (off lead), positive recall from group play, emergency stop and leave it.

Scent Class

This is a fun dog sport and training activity which is mentally engaging and appeals to those dogs who like to have a job and enjoy being rewarded – we introduce odour detection and reward and  include structured searching techniques.  The dog gets physical activity, mental stimulation and reinforces your basic obedience skills – resulting in an all round happy dog.

Puppy Classes

Foundation Obedience

This class is suitable for dogs who are starting from scratch or for dogs who need to start again. All the basics skills are covered including but not limited to sit, stand, down, heel work and socialisation skills.  A perfect start on your training journey.

Therapy Dog Class

This class is an excellent opportunity to further enhance the relationship you have with your dog.  This class requires a log book to be completed by the handler detailing weekly training outwith the class and an area to record all the experiences you have exposed your dog to.  This course does not grant public access.

All classes are reviewed and updated to on a regular basis.

We have selected our classes to help our dogs move past their issues and socialise at a level which is comfortable for them initially however we would aim to have them all running around together.

Not all dogs will respond well in a group setting and for those who work erratic hours a weekly class is not always possible, we offer bespoke one to one training sessions which can be tailored to meet the needs of you and your dog.