Barnlake Dog Training Centre
Whether your dog is a new puppy just arrived in your home, an older dog who needs some training or a rescue dog from a dog pound we are here to help you to develop him as the companion dog whom you hope for, and who is a joy to own.
When are dog training classes held?
Classes are held on every day of the week at Barnlake, including weekends and most evenings. In the winter we train indoors, but when the warmer weather comes some classes can be held out on the field. Group classes will usually have not more than 7-8 dogs in them, or 9 if they're puppies.
What methods do we use?
We base our training on the relationship between you and your dog, and use reward training. The emphasis is on understanding how your dog sees life, and knowing how to build your training in a way that he can understand.
We have our own Certificate Scheme, in which you can work for four Certificates, Elementary, Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. These are not "tests", the different units are acquired during class as the owner and dog progress. It makes training more interesting and gives people something to aim for. We also give handlers the chance to pass the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Certificates (KCGCDS); we have now had more than 200 people and dogs gain their Certificates in this national Scheme
What training do we offer?
For Puppies: Read more
- Puppy Special Interview
- 6 week Puppy Introduction Classes
- 9 week Junior School
- Nine week follow up course
- Further training as preferred
For dogs over 17 weeks: Read more
- 9 week Beginners Companion Dog Course
- 9 week follow-up Course
For dogs who want to do more: Read more
- Project work
- Working to music