foundation courses & puppy training – let’s get started!

All our Foundation Courses (Puppy, Junior and Adult) are ideal introductions to dog training. They cover exercises such as walking on a loose lead, coming back when called, stays and health checks. In addition, the dogs will benefit from socialisation with other dogs, people and sounds.

Course will run for 6 weeks and be at the same time on the same day of the week.  Please do not bring your puppy to the first session, this is a seminar when you will receive information you will require for your training.

Puppy Training Foundation Course (6 week course)

This course will teach you and your puppy to communicate in a clear and positive manner, covering subjects like attentive response to name, recall (see video below), sit, down and stand, controlled walking, play, socialisation, food manners and taking objects from your puppy.

Our Puppy Foundation Training is also accredited by the Kennel Club under the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Training scheme.

The Scheme is non-competitive and is designed to place the emphasis on the standard of achievement. There are 4 levels of courses from Puppy Foundation, to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Awards.

To see all our training videos, please visit the video gallery

Junior Foundation Course (6 week course)

The Junior Foundation Course is for vaccinated dogs from 26 weeks – 12 months, without previous training experience.

This course covers the same subjects as the Puppy Foundation Course, for example attentive response to name, recall, sit, down and stand, controlled walking, play, socialisation, food manners and taking objects from your dog.

Adult Foundation Course (6 week course)

This course is aimed at dogs over 12 months who have no previous training experience. We’ll be going through basic obedience subjects that will prove invaluable in the relationship between you and your dog. Subjects we cover are for example attentive response to name, recall, sit, down and stand, controlled walking, play, socialisation, food manners and taking objects from your dog.


Please send us an email customercarewashington@mypetstop.co.uk or contact us on 0191 537 1344 option 1.