Beginner Classes

This course is for older puppies, adolescents and adult dogs which need basic training. There is no age limit for beginner dogs, however they do need to be social with other dogs and people. Please note a class environment is not suitable for dog-reactive dogs; if your dog is fearful of other dogs a class is not a comfortable place for them to be. if your dog is frightened, barks or lunges at other dogs please contact me for one to one training prior to attending classes and I will be happy to help.

With our beginner course you will receive:


  • A 4 week course with Clever Dog Company Method licensed and insured trainer Davey Atkinson.

  • Modern techniques using clicker training: it’s fun, fast and effective!

  • Adolescent Survival Guide booklet before the start of the course (age dependent).

  • A personalised dog pack that includes: Your own clicker, useful handouts and food samples to help you throughout the course.

  • Opportunity to move on to the Intermediate course and workshops.

What is covered:


  • Eye contact (focus on you means not focused on that cat/cyclist/squirrel)

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Settle down (Useful for those pub visits)

  • Walking nicely on lead

  • Come when called

  • Leave it

  • Stay

  • No jumping up


4 Weeks

Class Venue

Morning classes:

Seaton Scout Hall

49 Scalwell Lane


EX12 2DJ


Evening classes:

The Donkey Sanctuary

Slade House Farm


EX10 0NU

Bertie the

Cairn Terrier

"Davey's calm, sensitive, sensible approach and how he personalizes the training to your own situation and environment."

— Carmel

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