Taking on a new puppy is a wonderful experience but can be quite daunting. Puppies learn very quickly with proper instruction. The first few weeks at home are extremely important for puppies followed by suitable socialisation and training.
Puppy Home Visit £50
Puppy Starter Sessions
To help you get off to the right start we offer sessions in the comfort of your own home. We cover crate and toilet training, feeding, teething and other issues such as stealing, jumping up and dealing with puppies and children.
Vaccination requirements mean many puppies miss out on essential socialisation during their first few weeks. During this initial period, puppies can develop undesirable behaviours.
Ideally, the session should be held within the first week of having your puppy. A new puppy starter session will last around 1 hour, and you will be issued a training programme to help you on your way to a happy puppy.
Home visits or training at a location of your choosing are available within a 20 mile radius of Central Bark postcode NE61 6AW or Chopwell Woods postcode NE39 2AG
Sessions at our facility
(during daylight saving)
Initial Assessment 45 mins - £30
Follow Up Sessions 3 x 30 mins - £60
Individual 1/2 hour £22.50
Private Puppy Training
Private lessons are on a one-to-one basis and involve you, your pup and our trainer.
During the first assessment session we will discuss any questions you may have about your puppy, find out what you enjoy doing with your dog and what you would like to achieve. The lessons are then tailored accordingly.
These sessions will offer homework and a variety of tips and information so you can continue your training away from 'school' and into
a real life environment.
Working through various lifeskills such as walking nicely on a leash and coming back when called will help you to make a great start developing your puppy into a well balanced adult dog.
As with our group classes we also cover socialisation and working with distractions when applicable.
Following you initial session of 45 minutes we offer half hour follow up sessions
Puppy Class- Under 5 months
Saturday 18th April 9am
Monday 20th April 6pm
@St Johns Community Hall
Puppy Plus- 5-10 Months
Saturday 29th February@11am
Saturday 18th April @10am
Puppy Training and Socialisation Class
Puppy training and socialisation classes are designed to help produce well mannered, sociable young dogs. We provide a relaxed, stress free environment and teach you to cope in everyday situations not just in class.
Topics covered include responding to name, walking on the lead, coming when called and socialisation.
Each session is split into short training activities and motivational/desensitisation exercises. Central Bark allows for indoor and outdoor training meaning your puppy can gain some real life experiences as well as making new friends.
As it is important that the puppy is receiving the same training from each member of the family, we are happy for all to attend including children, providing they are under parental control.
Our puppy class is aimed at pups up to 5 months, Puppy Plus is a more advanced class for 5/6 months and over .
All our instructors are fully insured and registered with The Guild of Dog Trainers. This means we adhere to their code of conduct and promote positive reward based training methods.
We aim to encourage, motivate and support you during training and are happy to give follow up advice whenever needed.
Puppy Class: Second Vaccination up to 5 months
Puppy Plus: 5-10months
Over 10 months please check out our Junior Class
We do offer a degree of flexibilty within age groups.