Puppy Training Classes

Get your puppy training off to the right start! SPPOT’s 7-week Puppy & Dog training course in Haverfordwest is the ideal place to kick start your puppy’s socialisation & training.

What to expect in the first session

SPPOT’s 7 week Foundation Couse features a full 90-minute induction session for you and a great enrichment and training session to keep your puppy engaged & having fun.

The Induction session is an hour and a half of highly qualified and experienced advice, discussion, and practical demonstrations, covering the following:

  • Correct socialisation & habituation, where the emphasis is on enabling your puppy to be calm around new people, dogs and other animals, being careful not to overwhelm or overstimulate your puppy in the process.
  • Continuing or improving social skills for your older puppy or rescue dog.
  • Diet and exercise: helping you choose what, when and how to feed your puppy or dog for long term health and wellbeing.
  • Housetraining & crate training: where to toilet and learning how to be alone and self-settle & play to avoid separation anxiety.
  • Play-biting & chewing: teach your puppy or dog what they can chew and what they can’t, including bite-inhibition through managing play-biting.
  • Travelling with your dog: steps to teaching a puppy to enjoy car travel and public transport or helping older dogs who dislike the car.
  • Health care & legal aspects: your responsibilities as a dog owner legally, including health and wellbeing.
  • Canine learning – how dogs learn, how to teach them what you do want and how to stop the behaviour you don’t want, using only humane methods that will enable you to raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog.

With games and fun for your puppy or dog including enrichment ideas you can use at home, all supervised by our amazing Volunteers while you relax and discuss your individual puppy questions with our Dog Trainer.

The following six sessions

The following six sessions, each of ninety minutes, provide you with the coaching to train your dog or puppy to achieve solid skills in:

  • Response to name
  • Recall (coming back when called)
  • Loose lead walking
  • Calm greetings
  • Self-control (wait) around food, doorways and vehicles
  • Sit & lie down
  • Play skills

The sessions are a balanced mix of practical training, discussion, play and rest with refreshments for people and enrichment for dogs.

Free Training Pack & Book Included!

Free pack includes: Easy Peasey book for puppies or dogs, Feelwells treats and Trainers Club access, i-click clicker and wristband, access to our online course and SPPOT voucher for our new grooming service and a taster morning at doggy daycare.

Foundation Dog Training Course Resources

Every customer of our Foundation Training Course will receive free access to the Foundation online course. If you’ve ever worried about missing a session or remembering what you’ve learnt in a class, our online course solves this for you! With detailed training notes and accompanying practical videos and helpful ‘homework aims’ to help you continue your puppy or dog’s training at whether at home or on walks.

Our Prices & Concessionary Rates

SPPOT’s 7 Session Foundation Training Courses cost £110 per dog and as part of our ongoing commitment to improving the lives of dogs and people in our local communities, one place on every course is available at a concessionary rate of £70 for people who receive disability benefits.

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Dog Training & Behaviour Practitioners

Our Foundation Training Courses are taught by our team of fully qualified and professionally affiliated dog trainers & accredited volunteer class assistants. All SPPOT’s dog training services are managed by Kerri Bee who holds a foundation degree in Canine Behaviour and is a full member of the UK’s largest dog training organisation, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers(ADPT) and several other ethical, reputable dog training organisations.

Book your Puppy Training

To book and pay for your Foundation Course, simply click the button below to save your space, complete your registration forms and pay online.

Just follow the online instructions for our simple, secure booking system. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch here.

Your dog is our priority

Safe

Safe, warm and bright indoor environment and natural secure gardens. Age appropriate toys, activities, mats and treats for young puppies as well as older puppies and dogs.

Care

All of our staff and volunteers are qualified and/or accredited in the care and training of dogs using only positive, scientifically proven techniques.

Bespoke

With small training classes, our Dog Training Coach and Assistants are able to provide highly individualized training, while you and your puppy or dog also benefit from meeting others.

Clean

Our building is regularly cleaned to a high professional standard by the Celtic Cleaning Company and welcoming for humans & dogs alike.

Comfy

SPPOT’s training classes are held in our own dedicated training centre, with comfy sofas and beds for you and your dog, central heating, air conditioning and easy access to to gardens, bathrooms and kitchen.

Outdoor

Puppies & dogs can explore our enclosed gardens in complete safety.

Did you know SPPOT also provides dog walkers?

Keep your training consistent and positive, have your pooch walked by one of our friendly team.

Client Testimonials

Fabulous training advice and information, all animal friendly and enjoyed by all. Well done and thank you.

Peter

Teddy absolutely loves coming to daycare and he’s always so tired after a day there. Fab service and would recommend to everyone! Thank you so much for looking after Teddy so well.

Bex

My wife and I have been taking our dog (puppy) to their training sessions and the progress he makes at each session is truly remarkable. The simple techniques demonstrated are effective and easy for the dog and handlers to understand.
Natalie is recognised in the “doggy” world as being an outstanding trainer with a deep insight into canine psychology.

Gordon

From day 1 SPPOT went out of their way to find our puppy space in their daycare service. They were so flexible and really helped us out so I could work and our dog was never left on his own. A year on or dog still absolutely loves his time with SPPOT and I love the fact each dog has 1to1 care. They manage to support the needs of each dog and make such an effort to make every visit fun for the dog. Think you guys are incredibly professional and fabulous at what you do. Thank you for all your hard work.

Kathryn
We took Skye to the foundation clicker training which was amazing and fun.
Now she goes to doggy daycare every Friday and she loves it.
I highly recommend Kerri and the SPPOT team to everyone. They’re amazing and friendly. Thank you for taking care of our little girl.
Sarah

We took Alfie to Simpson Cross on Thursday 7th Aug. He was there until after 4pm when we collected him and he was worn out with all the play he’d had. He has a new friend in Keith, who he was assigned to for the day and I think the feeling was mutual ! He will be going back soon! Lorna

Lorna

Joey loves daycare. Staff are all lovely and very helpful. Fabulous facilities.

Jemma

These people are brilliant. Just love their doggy day care service and more importantly so does my dog. I completely trust these people. How they mange to organise and deliver what they do is amazing. When I collect my dog after day care he is always grinning and I can tell he has been utterly satisfied, with his constant need for games and attention completer satiated – and knowing my dog that is saying something! He also looks completely destressed and more relaxed then normal. The training they do with him really helps me also and have noticed he is better behaved at home. They really care about giving the dog what they need, in my dogs case balance between mental and physical stimulation.
I also love their online booking system so easy to use and monthly billing, very user friendly and convenient for last minute changes to bookings. Nice job well done SPPOT.

Scott

Have been using Sppot’s dog walking services for a number of years. Would highly recommend the service, very reliable and caring.

Caroline

SPPOT have been walking my dog while my family have been away and they have been brilliant, coming early as its been so hot. My dog is quite shy but she has loved both volunteers. Will be recommending you to everyone.

Claire

Sppot do amazing work with dogs and people – always with the dogs best interests at heart. Our dog loves her sessions there & we are completely confident leaving her knowing she is in good hands.

Trudie

Highly recommended, lovely staff and such a great location! Really has helped my crazy 7 month cockerpoo calm down loads considering he’s still a pup! Completely changed him and we get so much joy out of him! Keep up the good work girls and guys.

Amy
Had a great morning attending the recall workshop run by the wonderful team at SPOTT. The workshop was fun, relaxed and very informative. There was lots of practical advice and great ideas for fun ways to help teach our very lively puppy and us the skills and confidence to help keep him under control in public places. We had a lovely walk around the racecourse this evening putting our new skills into practice.
Many thanks to you all.
Jo

Would thoroughly recommend, our dogs are in safe, enthusiastic and very caring hands.

Caroline

Maisie is a newcomer at Spott this week. I cannot praise the staff and care that Maisie has received enough! One tired pooch when she’s had so much fun I actually have peace and cuddles with her during the evening. So good to let her mix with other dogs in a wonderfully controlled environment and constant attention and exercise. Well done sppot.

Helen

Wonderful people and a wonderful service. Our dog looks forward to spending time in doggy day care and we have also used the dog walking service in the past. Very professional approach and more then happy to let our boy be looked after by them.

Martin

Izzy had a fab time in doggy daycare and has grown up to be a lovable, friendly and sociable dog!!

Becky

An amazing place doing an amazing job for amazing people.

Dawn

Monty loves his days at Doggy Daycare and I feel so confident leaving him in the capable hands of the team. Lots of walks, playtime and sleep! (Although monty is like the Duracell bunny so he hardly ever chills!) highly recommend.

Annie

Our dog Nova goes to daycare once a week at SPPOT and she absolutely loves. She’s normally joined at my hip but doesn’t even look back at me when I leave. They tailor Nova’s day to her needs and nothing is too much trouble. We really couldn’t recommend them enough.

Amy