Training Classes

Black Diamond Dog Training offer a range of classes to suit dogs of all different ages & abilities. It doesn't matter if you have a new puppy, a rescue dog or an older dog we have classes to help them learn new skills or to brush up on existing ones. 

Classes are limited to a maximum of 4 to 6 dogs per class.

Dates of upcoming courses & workshops can be found on our What's On page. Please Contact Us for more information on the courses & to book your place.

Puppy Life Skills

This course is aimed at puppies up to 7 months old. It starts with a theory/induction week when we will discuss why Puppies do what they do, how they learn & how we teach them. This class is attended without your Pup. During the following weeks we will help you to teach them new skills & will cover the following topics:

  • Play Biting
  • Toilet Training
  • Meeting & Greeting People & Dogs in a polite manner
  • Focus
  • Self Control, including food manners
  • Basic Positions... Sit, Down, Stand
  • Remaining calm while being Examined & Groomed
  • Walking nicely on the lead
  • Coming back when called
  • Good Manners
  • Settling in a place
  • Socialisation

Cost: £80 for a 7 week course including training manual & training pack. Each class lasts 45 minutes.

At the end of his course you should obtain the APDT Good Companion Puppy Stage 1 Award.

Basic Manners & Life Skills

This is a beginner course for older puppies (8 months plus) & dogs of all ages who have done little or no previous training. The course starts with a theory/induction week when we will discuss why dogs do what they do, how they learn & how we teach them. This class is attended without your dog. During the following weeks we will help you to teach them new skills, or brush up on existing ones & will cover the following topics:

  • Good Manners
  • Focus
  • Self Control, including food manners
  • Leaving articles/food when asked
  • Positions... Sit, Down, Stand
  • Remaining calm while being Handled/Groomed
  • Walking nicely on the lead
  • Coming back when called 
  • Settling in a place
  • How to Play appropriately
  • Giving up Articles when asked

Cost : £80 for a 7 week course including training manual & training pack. Each class lasts 45 minutes.

At the end of his course you should obtain the APDT Good Companion Adult Stage 1 Award.

Follow on Courses

We also offer more advanced courses for both Puppies & Adult Dogs of all ages. These are for those who have either completed our Life Skills Classes or trained to the relevant level with another trainer. 

Our courses follow the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme & the APDT Good Companion Awards. Alongside these we also include fun activities, including tricks & games, to help keep your Dog mentally & physically active & to boost your relationship.

Please Contact Us for more information & cost.

Workshops

We also offer workshops which give you the chance to focus on & practice one particular skill at a time.

More information can be found on our What's On page. 

Rescue Dogs

Taking on a rescue dog is a wonderful thing to do but it can often bring its own challenges & can sometimes be a bit daunting.

Here at Black Diamond Dog Training rescue dogs have a very special place in our hearts & we like to recognise this.

Please tell us if you adopted your dog within the last 6 months as discounts may apply.

Testimonials

Sarah & Max

 Max loves his lessons ... hes my 4th dog (2nd pup) and we are both learning lots and enjoying the benefits! Will be continuing our training to phase 2!!!  

Frances & Luna

 I would like to thank you for all your help in putting me on the right track with Luna and I will not hesitate to come back and to recommend you to anyone who needs puppy help. 

Jane & Hugo

We have thoroughly enjoyed the classes that Hugo has attended and look forward to working with Jane further over the next six weeks.