Puppy Classes

Our in-person classes are now running again. We are following government guidelines and running the classes in an outdoor location where social distancing can be adhered to.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Class sizes are strictly limited to 5 students (1 per household)

  • We cannot accept students and dogs from self isolating or infected households (but we can online!)*

  • Students are only allowed to touch their own dogs.

  • We are unable to demonstrate or offer close coaching in these classes.

  • Please keep 2 metres apart at all times, this includes the car park area and field entrance.

*We are still offering our online Zoom classes where you get the same great content, you can learn any time and don't have to travel anywhere! If you're interested in an online class, let us know via our contact form and we'll get you sorted.

The next puppy class begins on September 27th at 10am.

Give your puppy the best start in life by enrolling them on our four week puppy training course. Puppies love to learn and benefit from early training. Our course focuses on building your puppy's confidence while learning the basics of training. All classes have a maximum number of 6 puppies, so early booking is recommended. Puppies are welcome to join our courses as soon as they have been vaccinated and have permission from their vet to socialise with other vaccinated dogs.

All puppies need to be under 18 weeks of age at the start of the course and are welcome to join our courses as soon as they have been vaccinated and have permission from their vet to socialise with other vaccinated dogs.

With our methods puppies learn very quickly and you achieve a lot in the 4 weeks more than you might imagine. It is intensive, you will be working continually in the hour session. This is important, puppies get bored easily and if you don't keep them working they may pick up bad behaviours in class such as barking or mouthing. As well as getting such great results we do find that 4 weeks fits unto busy schedules much better than a long course.

With our puppy 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!

  • Puppy Survival Guide booklet before the start of the course.

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

What is covered:

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

  • Handling

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Settle down (Useful for those pub visits)

  • Walking nicely on lead

  • Come when called

  • Leave it

  • Stay/wait

  • Preventing possessiveness to food/toys and encourage sharing

Satisfied pups!

“Very well paced, great pack that comes with the course & much patience with our questions and Apollo - Thank you! It's been super.”

— Kirsten, Dan & Apollo


4 Weeks

Class Venue

Harepath Holidays


Harepath Hill,


EX12 2TA

ProudMembers Badge.png

© 2018 by Axe Valley Dog Training.