Group Courses

Build up your dog's focus

Group classes are a great way to work on your dog's focus around distractions and build up polite interactions.

Group In-Person Courses

Build the foundations around real world distractions

We maintain a strict upper limit on the number of dogs in our group classes to ensure that you and your dog get the attention you need to work with them successfully. All of our trainers are fully accredited with APTD, IMDT or both.

To book a course you will need to register your details with us, pay the fee and submit a copy of your dog's vaccination record showing all vaccinations up to date, including kennel cough. Please note this must be done no later than one week before the course starts to book your spot.

Book your course

If you are unsure which suits best, please contact us at info@thedogtreanor.com

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Puppy Primer

Our Puppy Primer course is a 3 week starter course for puppies so that we can lay the foundations of polite interactions and deal with any puppy problems you are having.

This course builds a reliable response to name, teaches handling and grooming basics, emphasizes calm responses from puppies, and introduces polite social skills.

This is all a requirement for all new puppies before moving to our Polite Puppy Foundations to build a reliable relationship between you and your dog.

All puppies must be fully vaccinated, including with kennel cough to join the group. This group is open to puppies up to 16 weeks of age on the 1st week of class.

Start date - Sat May 14th, 4:30pm - 5:15pm, Monread Community Centre, Naas
Course dates: 14/05, 28/05, and 11/06 due to bank holidays. Week 2 of this course will be outdoors in Monread Park due to a prior booking in the community centre.

Cost €75

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Polite Puppy Foundations 

Our Polite Puppy Foundations group is designed to introduce the basics of polite interactions and general manners to your pup. This six week long course reinforces the calm down and chill work you did in Puppy Primer and builds on it. This group is for puppies under 7 months of age.

We focus on continuing to build that solid rapport between you and your dog and work on polite leash walking, recall, self control and polite greetings.

All puppies must be fully vaccinated, including with kennel cough to join the group.


Start date - Sat May 14th, 12:45pm - 1:45pm, Monread Park Naas
Course dates: 14/05, 28/05, 11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07 due to bank holidays and other pre-bookings

Cost €180 

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Polite Puppy Practice

Polite Puppy Practice is a group to help you practice your behaviours from your Foundations class and help you get over any obstacles or sticking points you have had in your training. We work to get you and your puppy ready for the next level of training that will build on the Foundations work.

Our main focus is to continue working on our recall, polite leash walking, and general day to day self control.  If you are still having issues with your jumping up, nipping, not coming back at all, and pulling on leash, this is the course for you.

Start date - Sat May 14th, 3:15pm - 3:45pm, Monread Park Naas
Course dates: 14/05, 28/05, 11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07 due to bank holidays and other pre-bookings

Cost €90 

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Polite Puppy Intermediate

The Polite Puppy Intermediate group is our follow on, level 2 course, from Polite Puppy Foundations. You must have completed Foundations or Adult Obedience L1 to join this group. 
In this course we build on the foundations we created in the first course and start to add more difficulty and real world distractions. So we will be working on recall past food, dogs and other obstacles, walking nicely past similar distractions and sitting quietly while handlers stop for a chat or a coffee.

To join the group your pup must be able to walk politely beside you for 10m in a non-distracting setting, and recall from the same distance also without distractions.

Start date - Sat May 14th, 3:15pm - 3:45pm, Monread Park Naas
Course dates: 14/05, 28/05, 11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07 due to bank holidays and other pre-bookings

Cost €90 

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Puppy Playdates

Puppy playdates are off-leash, directed socialisation sessions for puppies and handlers to learn how best to interact with other off leash dogs. We go through polite play and how to intervene if necessary. A key component of the sessions are knowing when to intervene, along with listening to your puppy if they don't want to play with a particular other dog.

Playdates are open to puppies up to 8 months of age who have completed our Puppy Primer or Polite Puppy Foundations groups before. Please note that these sessions are not suitable for sorting out behaviour issues such as extreme nervousness, barking, lunging or snapping towards other dogs, we have other options for these issues.

All puppies must be fully vaccinated, including with kennel cough to join the group. This group is open to puppies up to 6 months of age.

Next session - Small Breed Group - May 7th, 530pm - 6pm, Monread Community Centre, Naas - Cost €10


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Adult Obedience - L1

In our Adult Obedience course we introduce adult dogs (or any dog over 11 months of age) to the foundations of polite walking, reliable recall and general self control which includes dogs who jump up or pull to get over to see something.


Please note that this group is not suitable for dogs that bark, lunge or snap at other dogs or people on walks. We have a more suitable option for these cases, please get in touch with the office for further information.



Start date - Sat 14th May, 10:15am - 11:15am, Monread Park Naas
Course dates: 14/05, 28/05, 11/06, 18/06, 25/06, 02/07 due to bank holidays and other bookings
Cost €180

 


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Polite Practice Group

This course is for those puppies and dogs who have completed a previous Polite Puppy course or Adult Obedience either in person or remotely. In this course we will practice what you have learned previously in a variety of situations and around other dogs. Just like supervised study, but for your pup.


Start date - Sat Mar 12th, 11:15am - 12:30pm, Monread Park, Naas

Cost €180

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Scentwork For Every Day Obedience

This course is designed for those dogs who are extremely distracted by the world around them, and find it difficult to listen to you when out and about. Rather than curtail this activity that they clearly enjoy, we use it as a reward for doing what we want, that is, paying attention, checking in with you, walking nicely on leash, and coming back when called.
For those dogs who have done some scentwork with us before, we will be pushing on with more difficult searches to keep those heads working, for those new to scentwork, we will be introducing the basics of finding things, particularly a given odour so your dog does not find everything in the bushes. 
We will be introducing searches in different environments such as building walls, on the edges of cars, and in random items so that you can fully make use of your dogs new self-control skills when out and about. The overall aim of the course is to give you back control and also keep your dog very happy to work with you. 
 

We are fully accredited by ScentworkUK and follow the main competition programme, however there is no requirement to take part in any competitions in this course.


Start date - Sun Jan 23rd 10am -11am, Naas Racecourse, Naas

Cost €180