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We teach owners how to train their dogs to become calm and confident in all situations, including vet visits, grooming, and how to behave calmly both at home and out-and-about. 


We teach the following skills:

  • Social skills with dogs and people

  • Loose Lead walking

  • Polite greetings

  • Recall

  • Handling and grooming

  • Vet visits and new places

  • How to deal with problems, such as nipping, jumping-up and chewing

  • Advice on neutering, vaccinations, nutrition, crate-training and exercise


Classes are taught by Fern and our team of trainers, working with small groups of a maximum of 5 dogs to ensure that dogs and owners get individual support.


A half hour induction with one of our trainers is the first step to joining our Social Skills classes where we will teach you the foundation training skills used in all our classes.


Social Skills classes are not suitable for dogs who bark, lunge or growl at other dogs or people. Please click the link below for our Thinking-dog Behaviour Programme if you need help with these issues. 


The Thinking-dog Social Skills Course costs £80 for 4 classes. You will need to attend an induction session with your dog before joining classes, which lasts for 30 minutes and costs £37.50.

If, after this session, we feel that your dog is ready, we will enrol you into classes at Dunholme Old School Community Centre on a Saturday morning. Some dogs may need more intensive 1:1 sessions, which will either take place at Dunholme Old School Community Centre or Brattleby Aisthorpe and Scampton Village Hall

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