Basic Training Courses

Whether you want to teach your dog the basics or aim for more – we can help! Basic training courses can be tailored to your needs, whether you can commit to multiple classes or just the one – we have courses available for everyone and their dog.

Puppy Foundation class; focuses on The Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Award. In this course socialisation in incorporated into learning the basics, your dog will enjoy all of the exercises and learn at a much greater pace. At the end of every puppy class we do some basic agility, puppies can`t jump high or far but we can help them overcome the psychological barriers required to perform these tasks. As your puppy progresses he or she will be tested with more difficult exercises by your instructor and as your knowledge develops you will also be able to develop them at home or on walks.

Puppy / Adult Dog Bronze; this is our basic level that focuses on The Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze Award. Bronze level focuses on social responses, general obedience such as positions, stays, recall and heelwork and owner dog relationships. Once this level is achieved you can then aim for silver, this level covers similar exercises but with a higher difficulty level. When you have passed Silver you have completed elementary level.

Progression / Advanced; this level focuses on The Kennel Club Good Citizen Silver & Gold Award. Silver aims at developing your dogs focus around distractions and Gold level aims at developing your dog`s responses to new exercises and mastering them, a gold dog responds to commands amongst a variety of distractions and can perform a range of obedience exercises.

Specialist TrainingOnce your dog has achieved Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold you may wish to master a specific type of training. Below are the specialisms that are available to you and your dog;

  • Competitive Obedience
  • Fun and Competitive Agility
  • Scent Discrimination / Tracking
  • Protection Training

Please come to the centre in Formby for your free intro appointment. Whether your from Southport, Ormskirk, Liverpool or further afield, we’ve got great courses ideal for any level. We will talk about your dog and discuss your options. Call today on 01704 834951

West Lancs Canine Centre Introduction