Puppy & Junior Classes
2016- Nuneaton Dog Training Club
Starting with your Puppy  Dogs are accepted into Puppy Classes between 12 and 18 weeks of age, where the earliest age of 12 weeks is an approximate age based upon the dog having received its 2nd vaccination. Most vets would advise waiting five to seven days after the second vaccination before walking your puppy out in public or socialising with animals that may not be vaccinated.  YOU SHOULD ALWAYS SEEK ADVICE FROM YOUR VET BEFORE ALLOWING YOU DOG TO MIX WITH OTHER ANIMALS  We open the doors at 19:00 on a Tuesday evening and the classes start at 19:30, advanced booking is mandatory.   To join a puppy class, you first have to be a member, which is now an online process. Please click on the link below (#2), be taken to the membership application form, fill it out, and submitted. We will send you a membership number via email. With your membership number, you can join a class. On your first visit to the club, you will pay your membership and class fee contactlessly. Please ensure you arrive 15 minutes before the class starts.   For more details of what is covered, please see the link below to "THE KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME – PUPPY FOUNDATION" ASSESSMENT. This is an eight-week course and lays the foundations for early learning and assists new puppy owners in understanding basic training techniques. This award level is assessed by the class instructor over a minimum four-week period. You will be given a puppy induction talk, including the basics of puppy training and answering any questions or help resolve any issues you have with your puppy. We recommend that you attend week 01 without your dog, unless this is inconvenient. You will be given a Puppy Foundation Assessment Diary to track your progress, and it will need to be submitted at the end so that we can generate your certificate.      Please note: you must have submitted your membership application form and have received your membership number before requesting a place in a class, as you will need your membership number to complete your class request.  IMPORTANT NOTICE: The current 8-week workshops are now fully booked. Your booking form will be used as a priority booking for the next available workshops.
Junior Classes   For dogs between the age of 19 and 26 weeks a separate class is held every Tuesday evening at 20:30 (Please note: during this busy time, there could be a mixed of puppies and juniors at 2030    Puppy & Junior Classes    Both puppy and junior classes are an essential introduction to socialisation with other dogs, where play and reward provide a platform for advancement into the mainstream training classes. Note - Completion of either class provides advancement directly into mainstream class 1 (Omitting the Beginners Class)  During your time at puppies we like to encourage handlers to maintain a Puppy Diary and hopefully achieve the KC Puppy Foundation Course Award. This is available for all dogs up to the age of 12 months. You can download the puppy diary from the download pages of the website. Click this link to be taken to the download page   Bring with you a plentiful supply of 'small' treats to provide your dog with a reward for its efforts. You may wish to consider using special treats that you only provide during training sessions.  Bring also a small toy to use during the classes - But no squeekies please - Too much of a distraction to all the dogs !
Five simple steps to get started Puppies and Junior 1. Become a member: Online membership application form wait for your membership number to be emailed (Please be patient we are very busy). 2. Booking puppy/junior training on Tuesday evening you will receive an email confirmation when you are assigned to a group (Please be patient we are very busy). 3. Read The KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme – Puppy Foundation Assessment 4. Read Welcome to the Nuneaton Dog Training Club letter, prior to arriving. 5. Read The Kennel Club Canine Code. For further information email puppies@ndtc.org.uk
NEWS & UPDATES •	All classes are currently full •	Next intake is 3rd August  •	Those who have already registered will be notified by email, nearer the start date •	As COVID the restrictions are relaxed, the amount of handlers/dogs will increase.