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Courses

Puppy Foundation Course
Sundays: 5.15pm to 6.15pm or 6.15pm - 7.15pm
6 week course (Designed to be taken over 6 consecutive weeks*) 
Cost: £86 (inclusive of one years membership) 

This is a series of classes for puppies aged 12 weeks to 5 months old.

All puppies must have evidence of completing their inoculations.

Abingdon Dog Training Club's Puppy Foundation course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. It is an excellent lead into our 8 week basic obedience training which your puppy can attend from 5 months old.

There will be a certificate awarded upon completion of the course.

*In an effort to manage class sizes we ask that you try to attend every week, missed classes will be lost and can not be carried over past the end of your course date. If you miss 2 or more classes you may not pass the course.

8 Week Bronze Course 
Sundays: 7.15pm to 8.15pm
(Please see our calendar for course start dates)
Cost: £80.00  (+ Membership if not already joined via Puppy Class)


(There is a very high demand for places on this course, which is frequently over subscribed.  You may need to be placed on a waiting list for future course availability.)

 

The minimum age requirement for this course is 5 months. Places are limited and are booked on a first come first served basis. All pet dogs, who meet the age requirement, will be eligible to apply for a place on the next available Bronze Course whether they have qualified through puppy class or not.  The club reserves the right to assess the dogs and advise owners on basic obedience and solve minor behavioral problems prior to reaching a standard where entry to the Bronze Course is approved.  

The 8 week course is structured to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Award. This course covers basic pet obedience exercises including sit, down, stay, recall & controlled walking.  It is an excellent basis for more advanced training with us, and will give you the skills and confidence that you need to be able to train your pet dog.

There will be a certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

2021's Courses

6 Week Puppy Foundation Course
Start Dates:

​A waiting list has already started for places on these courses

  • Sunday 24th January 5.15pm - 6pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 
  • Sunday 24th January 6.15pm - 7pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 
  • Sunday 24th January 7.15pm - 8pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 

Cost: £120.00


This is a series of classes for puppies aged 12 weeks to 5 months old. (To be 20 weeks or younger on week 1 on the course)

All puppies must have evidence of completing their inoculations, microchipped and have a valid ID tag.

Abingdon Dog Training Club's Puppy Foundation course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. It is an excellent lead into our 8 week basic obedience training which your puppy can attend from 5 months old.

There will be a certificate awarded upon completion of the course.

2020's Courses

6 Week Puppy Foundation Course
Start Dates:
  • Sunday 18th October 5.15pm - 6pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 18th October 6.15pm - 7pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 18th October 7.15pm - 8pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 29th November 5.15pm - 6pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 2 Place available
  • Sunday 29th November 6.15pm - 7pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 2 places available
  • Sunday 29th November 7.15pm - 8pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 puppies) 2 places available
     

Cost: £120.00


This is a series of classes for puppies aged 12 weeks to 5 months old. (To be 20 weeks or younger on week 1 on the course)

All puppies must have evidence of completing their inoculations, microchipped and have a valid ID tag.

Abingdon Dog Training Club's Puppy Foundation course aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training. It is an excellent lead into our 8 week basic obedience training which your puppy can attend from 5 months old.

There will be a certificate awarded upon completion of the course.

8 Week Bronze Course 
Start Dates:
  • Sunday 23rd August 4pm - 5pm @ Grove Farm Equestrian Centre, Harwell (outside training, Max 4 dogs) FULLY BOOKED
  • Sunday 18th October 7.15pm - 8pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 dogs) CANCELLED
  • Sunday 18th October 8.15pm - 9pm @ Preston Road Community Centre, Abingdon (Max 6 dogs) CANCELLED
These courses are cancelled for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19.  
We hope to resume Bronze courses in 2021.  (We may run a mini bronze course for people currently taking puppy foundation, but we will discuss direct with them, and it won't be open to others)

Cost: £160.00 


(There is a very high demand for places on this course, which is frequently over subscribed.  You may need to be placed on a waiting list for future course availability.)

 

The minimum age requirement for this course is 5 months. Places are limited and are booked on a first come first served basis. All pet dogs, who meet the age requirement, will be eligible to apply for a place on the next available Bronze Course whether they have qualified through puppy class or not.  The club reserves the right to assess the dogs and advise owners on basic obedience and solve minor behavioural problems prior to reaching a standard where entry to the Bronze Course is approved.  

The 8 week course is structured to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Award. This course covers basic pet obedience exercises including sit, down, stay, recall & controlled walking.  It is an excellent basis for more advanced training with us, and will give you the skills and confidence that you need to be able to train your pet dog.

There will be a certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

 
 
Silver & Gold Award Class
Start Dates:
These classes are suspended for the remainder of 2020 due to COVID-19
Cost: £5 per week 

The Silver and Gold Award class will be offered to those having successfully completed the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Bronze Course.

 

This is an ongoing series of classes which aim to progress the skills of both handlers and the dogs to achieving the Kennel Club Good Citizens Dog Scheme Silver & Gold Awards. When the trainer deems you are ready, handlers and their dogs will be invited to take the assessment under the Kennel Club guidelines. 

Weekly attendance to these classes is not essential, ideal for shift workers and families with other responsibilities as this series of classes is aimed at maintaining the good behaviour of your pet, progressing skills and continuing socialisation with other animals and humans. This class will also include some extra curricular instruction in agility and advanced obedience exercises that the owner may wish to develop. 

Silver Award Aim:

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award aims to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. The Silver Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as the controlled greeting, road walk and vehicle control exercises which are important in everyday life situations.

The Silver Award aims to provide handlers with a good knowledge of understanding and training their canine companion.

Gold Award Aim:

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold Award is the highest level of achievement of the Scheme. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as relaxed isolation, stop the dog and send the dog to bed exercises, which are important in every day life situations. The Gold Award aims to provide handlers with a greater knowledge and understanding of their canine companion. Dogs that are awarded a Gold Certificate should reach the required standards in all exercises and be a worthy representative of the Scheme’s highest standard. Where possible it is preferable that certain exercises are tested at indoor and outdoor locations.

 

The course assessments

Download the course syllabus and exercise descriptions

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Classes are held at:
Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, Preston Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5NR 

 

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