Puppy Classes

We offer a range of puppy classes to give you the best start for your pup, Firstly our Puppy Class (5 week course for pups under 20 weeks old) followed by a Puppy Plus course to continue your learning for a further 5 week course.
Bob the springer spaniel
Bob the springer spaniel.
(Photo by Dawn Wilkins Photography)

The first 18 weeks in a dog's life are the most important and a critical time for a dog owner to get things right so that they can enjoy a long life with their new pet. Mutleys puppy classes are small, friendly classes where owners can learn how to teach their dog the basics in training as well as early socialisation with other puppies and adults/children.

What will your puppy learn?

  • Sit, down, stand.
  • Short stay - useful for safety when out walking/crossing the road and getting out of the car.
  • Settle down.
  • Focus on owner and engagement through games.
  • Recall - We will look at how to safely let your puppy have free exercise in the park either off lead or on a long line and ensuring you can get your dog to return to you.
  • Leave it - with food.
  • Drop with toys, nice manners around the game. How to play with your pup!
  • Lead walking - advice on how to conquer a dog that pulls on the lead as well as one that might not want to move!
  • Handling and grooming exercise.
  • Building confidence with tunnels and hoops.

Advice given on:

  • House training
  • Socialisation
  • Chewing & play biting
  • Crate Training
  • Diet
  • Prevention of Separation problems
  • Advice on any other puppy problems being experienced

Classes start regularly throughout the year. It's important to book early.

For Puppy Class We recommend contacting us when pups are 8 weeks or younger to book a space. Pups must be under 20 weeks old at the start of the Puppy course and have had their vaccinations.

We normally allow additional handlers to our classes, including children who would like to be part of the training, Covid restrictions have had an impact of these please contact us to find the current rules as government guidance changes.

Schedule and bookings

Clifton

Schedule

  • Mondays 10am, 11am, 6.20pm & 8.20pm (varying between Puppy and Puppy Plus)
  • Tuesdays 6.20pm, 7.20pm & 8.20pm (varying between Puppy and Puppy Plus)

New classes start every couple of weeks, please email for an automatic response with up to date information on class spaces.

Frampton Cotterell

Schedule

Termtime sessions:

  • Tuesdays 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Fridays 10:30am, 11:30am

Please email for an automatic response with up to date information on upcoming class spaces.

Hanham / St George

Termtime sessions:

  • Mondays 10am, 11am

Please email for an automatic response with up to date information on upcoming class spaces.

Cost

  • 5 week training course is £85
  • Maximum of 5 puppies in a class
  • A set of demo videos and full set of handouts will be provided to support you in your course
  • A weekly email sent home after class to remind what has been discussed and what you need to practice.
  • Weekly email support between classes

How to book

Please contact us by email to reserve a space on a course - we will need to know your name, address, contact number and email address as well as your dog's name, breed and age. We will then ask you to send payment by bank transfer to secure your booking - we are able to hold spaces for 48 hours pending payment.

Venues

Clifton classes are held at:

The Scout Hut
Hurle Road
Clifton, Bristol
BS8 2SY

Frampton Cotterell classes are held at:

Crossbow House
School Road
Frampton Cotterell
BS36 2DB

Hanham / St George classes are held at:

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church
Bryants Hill
Bristol
BS5 8QS

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Get in touch

Clifton

Sarah Green
Mob: 07547 372 626
Email: mutleysclifton@gmail.com

Frampton Cotterell & Hanham / St George

Lisa Gibson
Mob: 07746 316 570
Email: mutleysnorth@gmail.com

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What our clients say

If you are looking for a relaxed but educational workshop this is definitely for you.
She adds her encouragement, enthusiasm and expertise to make the sessions thoroughly enjoyable.
Small classes, a friendly atmosphere and lots of reward-based hard work have made this a weekly experience my baby pug Eddie and I look forward to. Highly recommended.
The puppy classes with you have been a complete success right from the off. You were recommended by a few people and have not disappointed.

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