Training Your Dog

Puppy Training with The Dog House and the Kennel Club Good Citizen Puppy Foundation Course

Puppy Foundation  Course

Regular start dates throughout the year. 

This course runs for 6 wks. 

Your puppy should have had his or her puppy vaccinations and should ideally be about 12 wks of age to join our course

We run our course with small numbers (Max FIVE pups) so this gives us time to work through all the exercises and you and your puppy receive quality information and training

We will cover:

1.      Your responsibilities as a good dog owner

2.      How to care for your puppy

3.      Diet and Nutrition

4.      How to keep your puppy healthy

5.      Ensure your puppy knows his name

6.      Learn how to play calmly with your puppy

7.      How to groom your puppy

8.      Learn how to effectively socialise your puppy with

  •          people,
  •          situations and
  •          other dogs

9.      Teach your puppy:-

  •          how to come when you call 
  •          sit, stand and lie down
  •          walk on a lead
  •          stay
  •          leave a toy/treat and
  •          not to snatch food

Towards the end of the course you can join us on an optional trip to Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster!

When you and your puppy both complete the entire course you will receive a certificate and rosette.

Your tutor for the course is Dawn, who has over 35 years experience of living and working with dogs. Not only will you receive training and awareness for all of the above but also lots of helpful hints along the way!

To book a place on this course call Julie on 01905 452 078 or text 07866 574 901 or email

Ringcraft - Dog Show Training

This is a good definition of ringcraft training, copied from the UK Kennel Club's website: "A great deal of time and effort goes into presenting a dog for exhibition at a show and even getting your dog to perform in the ring is a lot harder than it looks. A dog that only wants to slouch in the corner, or ambles around the ring ungracefully will not impress the judge. It is important that you learn how to present your dog in the show ring to show off all its finer points.

This can be very difficult to achieve; the dog has got to want to show off for its owner or handler in the show ring and you must work hard together to build this rapport. The people who run Ringcraft clubs have a great deal of experience in the 'show scene' and will be able to show you all the techniques to get the best out of your dog."

Ringcraft classes at The Dog House are run by Dawn Inett who is an International Championship show judge of Cairn Terriers. Dawn has judged Speciality championships in USA, Canada, Scandinavia and all over Europe. Dawn is also approved to judge Hungarian Pumis and Australian Terriers. 

Ringcraft classes run weekly on a Tusday morning and Thursday Evening, £3.50 for first dog and £2.00 for subsequent dogs. Please do not turn up to these classes without booking.

If you are interested in booking a place then please contact Dawn or Julie on 01905 452078

Dawn with her Best of Breed at the Canadian Cairn Championships in 2012

No More Knots! Learn how to groom your dog!

Is brushing your dog a battle?
Would you like grooming time to be more fun?
Why not join one of our No More Knots courses?
What’s involved:
FREE play time in The Play Den!
No more than 3 dogs per course – everyone receives quality time!
ONLY £30 per dog
Together we focus on:

How to hold your dog
Grooming equipment
How to deal with nails, ears & bums
Breed traits
Nutrition, coat and skin

Courses start regulary.


TO BOOK YOUR PLACE call or ring Dawn 01905 452 078