Puppy training classes held in Frimley (Surrey), Camberley (Surrey) and Farnborough (Hampshire) are 6 weeks in length. We believe that every dog is unique, which is why we tailor our services to meet the individual needs of each puppy and their owner. Whether you need help with puppy training, socialisation, or behaviour modification, we’re here to provide compassionate and effective solutions. At the end of your leash? Send us a message today for professional and compassionate help.
Surrey Puppy Tales Training and Classes in Camberley, Frimley and Farnborough
We offer three different ways to help you learn to train your puppy. For puppies under 6 months of age, choose from the Puppy Wizardry 121 packages and train in your own home. We travel to you in and around the catchment areas of Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire and visit your home for intensive coaching sessions.
For puppies under 20 weeks of age we offer Puppy School classes. Each course runs for 6 weeks and new sessions start throughout the year. Classes are held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Coming soon: Puppy Magic online training resources for you to learn along at home, ideal for owners with a hectic lifestyle and no set routine.
Young Dog Behaviourist 121 Consultations – Puppy Wizardry
In-person one on one training allows for personalised attention and tailored training plans. Owners work directly with our trainers to develop a plan that meets their puppy’s specific needs. This can be especially beneficial for puppies with unique or complex behavioural issues.
We travel throughout the regions of Surrey including Guildford, Woking, and Farnham, and over in Hampshire around Basingstoke, Farnborough, and Aldershot areas.
Common Puppy Behaviour Actions Explained for Young Dogs Under 6 Months
As a new puppy owner, you may be surprised by some of the behaviours that your furry friend displays. From biting and chewing to excessive barking and house soiling, it can be overwhelming to deal with a young dog’s misbehaviour. However, it’s important to understand that these behaviours are often normal for puppies and can be addressed with proper training and guidance.
Be patient and consistent with your home training, we are here to help you learn the tools to tackle each of the actions below:
Ignoring, Refusal of Commands – Distraction with positive reinforcement
One of the most frustrating puppy behaviours is when your furry friend ignores your commands or refuses to obey. It’s important to remember that puppies are still learning and may not understand what you’re asking of them. It’s also possible that your puppy may be distracted or experiencing anxiety.
To address ignoring or refusal of commands, it’s important to start with basic training. Use positive reinforcement techniques to reward good behaviour and provide clear, consistent commands.
Reactive Behaviour – Noisy reactions and barking through anxiety or fear
Puppies may also display reactive behaviour, which can include barking, growling, or snapping. This behaviour may be a sign of fear or anxiety, or it may be a result of requiring more socialisation with other puppers,
Excessive barking can be a nuisance for both you and your neighbours. Puppies may bark out of excitement, boredom or anxiety. To address excessive barking, it’s important to identify the root cause and provide appropriate mental and physical stimulation for your puppy. To address reactive behaviour, it’s important to think of ways to provide your puppy with exposure to new experiences. Calm behaviour should be vocally reinforced, maybe with the odd treat.
Pulling on the lead, trying different collars and leashes
Leash pulling is a common problem among young dogs. It can make walks frustrating and even dangerous if your puppy pulls too hard. To address leash pulling, it’s important to provide proper leash training and use positive reinforcement techniques to reward good behaviour. Seek the help of a professional trainer if necessary.
Toilet Training – Potty and Pooping Inside
Inappropriate elimination behaviour is a common problem among puppies. To address toilet training problems, it’s important to provide consistent and patient training. Use positive reinforcement techniques to reward good behaviour and consider crate training or confinement when you’re not able to supervise your puppy.
Biting, Play Biting, Mouthing, and Nipping – Destruction and Destructive Chewing
Puppies do regular biting, play biting, mouthing, and nipping behaviour as they explore their environment and learn to interact with other dogs and people. However, it’s important to address this behaviour early on to prevent it from becoming a habit. Destruction and destructive chewing behaviour can be frustrating and even costly. Puppies may display this behaviour out of boredom, anxiety, or teething.
Learn mental and physical stimulation for your puppy with 121 training or on a 6 week schooling program with Puppy Tales – Send us a message today for the latest start dates.
Baby doggy behaviour can be challenging at times, but it’s important to remember that most behaviours are normal for young dogs and can be addressed with proper training and guidance. Use positive reinforcement techniques to reward good behaviour, provide appropriate mental and physical stimulation, and seek the help of a professional trainer if necessary. With patience and consistency, you can help your furry friend become a well-behaved companion for years to come.
Overly Guarding Food or Toys
Your pooch may display overly guarding behaviour, which can include growling or snapping when someone approaches their food or toys. This behaviour can be a sign of anxiety or a lack of trust.
Jumping up behaviour can be a nuisance and even dangerous for some individuals. Young dogs may jump up out of excitement or a desire for attention, playing and stimulation are effective to prevent boredom-related jumping and bouncing.
Chasing your Puppy – Escaping the House
Are you familiar with chasing behaviour? This can include chasing after people, other dogs, or even cars. This behaviour can be dangerous and should be addressed as soon as possible. Then there’s the escaping behaviour, which can include digging, chewing, or jumping over fences or doors. These actions can be dangerous and may result in your puppy getting lost or injured.
Separation Anxiety and Chewing Furniture and Items in your home
Chewing behaviour is normal for puppies, but it can be frustrating when your furry friend chews on inappropriate items like furniture or shoes. This behaviour can be a result of teething, boredom, or anxiety. Separation anxiety is a common problem among dogs of all ages, and can be difficult to manage. Training in the first 4-6 months is essential to ensure your furry pet is happy when you leave the home.