Polite Puppy Level 1

Get your puppy off to a great start


Six weeks long
1.5 hours each week


The Dog Shed, Kill
Monread Park, Naas


€180 for full six weeks
Deposit of €20 to reserve a place

Course Overview

Our Polite Puppy Level 1 course is a six week course introducing your puppy to polite behaviour. We cover a number of topics from: learning to learn; self control; being polite with dogs; being polite with people; and both avoiding and dealing with emergencies. There are some behaviours so important that we try to work on them every week, such as, loose leash walking, recall, and handling. We also deal with standard puppy problems such as play biting, separation anxiety, and toilet training. 

We have two forms of Polite Puppy Level 1, our main course is 1.5 hours each week, run in our Training Facility in Kill. We run as much of the class as possible off leash to build up your communication with your dog and ensure you get lots of practice with distracted recalls. This session includes a 30 minute directed playdate where puppies learn to play politely with each other but also learn to respond to handlers when needed. This course is split into age ranges: up to 5 months; and over 5 months.

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What does this course cover?

A guide to behaviours and topics

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Core Obedience

  • Sits & downs
  • Recall introduction
  • Leash walking introduction
  • Wait & stay
  • Chill out
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Safety & Socialisation

  • Handling
  • Emergency stop
  • Leave it/Drop it
  • Directed playdate & social group
  • Polite meet & greet
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Puppy Problems

  • Play biting
  • Rough play
  • Toilet training
  • Separation anxiety
  • Destructive chewing

Current and Upcoming Courses

Book your spot

Each course is restricted to a maximum of 6-8 dogs depending on the number of assistants the lead trainer has in the course. Your spot is not guaranteed on a course without registration and a deposit.

Pups under 6 months: Saturday August 24th, 12pm - 1:30pm, The Dog Shed, Blackhill, Kill, €180

Pups under 6 months: Thursday August 29th, 7pm - 8:30pm, The Dog Shed, Blackhill, Kill, €180

Please note that we have a general price increase from Sept 1st.

Pups over 6 months up to one year: Saturday September 7th, 10am - 11:30am, The Dog Shed, Blackhill, Kill, €190

Our main course will run in our training center in Kill. We will have a maximum of 8 dogs in this course.