Junior Foundation Course

Basic obedience and good manners for young dogs.

An obedient and well-mannered dog, that is socially acceptable anywhere, is a joy to own. Whether you’re looking to build upon previous puppy lessons or are new to training, this course can help to set and keep your dog on the right path.

Our Junior course is aimed at dogs aged between 19 weeks and 9 months, a critical period in a dog’s life.

Develop a Well-behaved Young Dog

Dogs are social animals that need our guidance to help them live by our human rules happily, without confusion or stress. Providing a sound foundation of obedience and manners whilst your dog is still young will make life so much easier, more pleasant and safer for everyone. Through a variety of fun exercises you will teach your dog that walking nicely by your side, happily coming when called, etc. is a rewarding and enjoyable thing to do.

Further Your Skills and Bond

This course is ideal for dogs new to training, but also to improve and progress any previous training. This may include those who have attended our Puppy Foundation course, have attended sessions at their vets or at other puppy classes, or done some initial training at home.

These classes introduce exercises to further develop basic skills. We will demonstrate ways to motivate your dog to become generally more responsive to you and your commands, which will help to build a stronger, more trusting bond between dog and owner.

Tailored Basic Obedience

Each course is tailored to focus on the needs of the dogs attending, but the main areas always covered are:

  • Impulse control
  • Improving positions – sit, down and stand
  • Stay, with distractions nearby
  • Calling your dog back to you
  • Walking on a loose lead, with no pulling
  • Controlled greeting, with no jumping up
  • Improving the owner/dog relationship

Weekly handouts are provided to give general information and to guide you through the course. There is always plenty of opportunity to discuss and work on any specific issues that need improving.

Places on the Junior Foundation course are limited to give everyone the attention they need. This course can fill-up quickly, so please don’t leave booking until the last minute, but do contact us to check any late availability as places sometimes become available.

Next Junior Classes
for pre-booked course members
  • Wed, 1st January, 6:00pm2020 Schedule Coming Soon
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Junior Course Enquiry / Booking Request

Please use the form below to ask any questions or request a booking for an upcoming course. Your message will be sent to Josie, who will reply as soon as possible. Any personal details you provide, such as your email address and phone numbers will be used only to respond to your message.

Upcoming Junior Courses

  • Wed, 1st January, 6:00pm2020 Schedule Coming Soon
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To view all scheduled courses and associated class dates, please see our Class Schedule page.


Josie Hawken

Puppy & Junior Foundation Course Trainer

Having been a firm dog lover all her life Josie came into formal dog training when faced with a particular cocker spaniel with attitude – what we like to call ‘a challenge’! Finding the whole question of canine behaviour and related training so fascinating, she embarked on the Intermediate and Advanced Think Dog training courses and was then accepted as a Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Josie owns a black Labrador and a long haired Corgi. Josie also offers one-to-one dog training by arrangement.

07929 441150Email Josie

Foundation Class Photos

A few snapshots of our indoor Puppy, Junior & Adult Foundation classes, held at Tregony Village Hall.

Foundation Course Location

Tregony Village Hall, Back Lane off Fore Street, Tregony, Cornwall. TR2 5RN.

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