Ruffles Puppy Training Course
We run puppy classes throughout the year. Each course is 6 weeks long and includes a graduation certificate. The classes are welcoming, friendly, fun and interactive where you and your pup can build the foundations and learn the skills to set you up for a successful future.
Classes cover a range of skills from the basics of sit/down/stay to the more complex skills of impulse control, hand signal recognition, lead walking, recall and trick training. If you have any special requests that you want to learn, we can schedule them into the course too.
Places are strictly limited to ensure quality so please enquire and book on early.
“There are so many positives about working with Sharon the behaviourist from Ruffles, I don’t know where to begin!"
We are Balanced Dog Trainers. This means that we use reward-based positive techniques alongside boundaries and correction when necessary. We believe this type of training provides the best structure in which a dog can learn. If a ‘Positive Only’ trainer is what you are looking for, unfortunately, we are not the right trainers for you. We believe that positive reinforcement training is great and we use a lot of it in our techniques- but we also have learnt that it doesn’t solve all issues for all dogs and that a balanced approach gives better results and more happy dogs and owners over time.
“Sharon has changed everything for our dog and our family. Her sessions are informative and enjoyable. We can’t thank her enough!"
If you would like to further discuss the difference and if it will suit your dog, please do contact us with any questions and for more information.
We may ask you to use slip leads instead of harnesses if you are looking to develop calm and controlled lead walking and we will show you how to correctly and safely use them and get you the results you are looking for.
“Sharon is a kind and passionate trainer who has been such a huge help.
She is so knowledgeable and we have learnt so much from working with her. It is like we have a new dog!"
Full payment will be required to confirm your booking. We look forward to helping you!
We also offer 1:1 behavioural consults and training support.
Puppy 1:1 Training Package
Let us help you get it right right from the start with your new puppy (up to 5 months) so they grow up to be a balanced, happy, well adjusted dog. This package will cover puppy basics and how to avoid common puppy problems. This is an ideal option for those who prefer 1:1 training instead of our group classes.
Our home assessment and consultation will discuss what you want to achieve and set you on the right track from the start with toilet training, to crate training, to walking and basic obedience training and resolving common puppy issues.
This can be followed up with 1:1 training sessions in your home on anything you want to focus on.
Bullet point notes will also be given on key learnings.
Pack of 3 1:1 Puppy Training Sessions Approximately 1 hour per visit
If you live further than 5 miles from NG31JG, additional travel costs will be applicable- please contact us for more details.
Adult Dog 1:1 Behavioural/Training Package
Sharon can help you work through your dogs problem behaviours which can be achieved through consistency, patience and commitment to the training programme.
Initial Home Consultation including theory, practical work and advice/notes: £100
Follow up training sessions if there are further complex issues:
£80 per session
I would like to get in touch to discuss a behavioural package
(If travel is required outside of Nottingham additional charges will apply.)