Puppy Foundation Course

The perfect start for puppies & ideal for first-time owners too!

Introducing a puppy into a family is always an exciting time, but without the correct guidance that cute puppy can soon turn into a stroppy adolescent and then an uncontrollable adult that is not welcome anywhere!

Early Obedience

Our puppy foundation course teach owners how to achieve basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, come and walking on a loose lead. Puppies will learn through enjoyable exercises and be encouraged to listen to their owners, even when there are exciting playmates nearby.

Safe Socialisation

Many puppies often don’t get the chance to mix with other puppies regularly. These classes provide the ideal opportunity to meet and greet different breeds, in a safe and controlled environment.

Education & Support

Weekly information sheets will guide owners through the course to help make real progress with the puppy’s training.

We will talk about the various aspects of living with a puppy each week, e.g. dealing with mouthing, toilet training, chewing, handling and grooming, etc. All are welcome to ask questions and raise any concerns or problems for discussion and advice.

The course is ideal for both first-time and experienced owners. It’s also a great opportunity to get together with others to share the ups and downs of owning and training a puppy.

Open to All Dogs

The course is open to all dogs, mixed-breed or pure-bred and they do not need to be registered with the Kennel Club to participate.

The Perfect Start

So, why not take that positive step towards having a happy, well-behaved dog from the outset by enrolling onto our motivational, reward-based puppy course?

We welcome young puppies under 18 weeks of age at the start of the course, but please contact us if your puppy will be one or two weeks older.

Places are limited to give everyone the attention they need. This course can fill-up quickly and often months in advance, so please try to book when you know what date are going to collect your puppy to avoid disappointment. However, it is still worth checking with us, even if last-minute, as course places sometimes become available.

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Puppy 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 Melissa, 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.

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Melissa Chapman

Foundation Course and Agility Class Trainer

Melissa has a degree in Animal Behaviour, a HND in Animal Care, a Distinction in Learning About Dogs (Level 1 & 2) and has attended workshops on UK Rally, canine massage and first aid. In 2016 Melissa was proud to pass assessments to become a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers. When not at PAWS 4 FUN, Melissa runs ABC FOR PETS, based between St Austell and Par, which offers further individual and group dog training, walking & care services. Currently Melissa has two canine companions. Misi, born in 2005, is an English Springer Spaniel who Melissa has known since she was born as she was bred by Melissa's father. Misi has competed as a medium agility dog but retired due to injury but still enjoys learning tricks and UK Rally. Frodo, born in 2015 and rehomed to Melissa at 6 months old, is a Pomeranian. Frodo is the first dog in the UK to earn a Wag It Games Shadow Skills Novice Video Title, has his Uber Dude Trick Dog Title from In The Dog House and is learning agility and scent work.

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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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