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Ready, sit, go! Dogs Trust launches new dog and puppy training classes in Newbury and Maidenhead

Dogs Trust Dog School Berkshire has launched two new puppy and dog training schools to help local dog owners and their furry friends to develop the skills they need to get along in their day to day lives.

From August, classes will be held on a Tuesday evening at Woodlands Park Village Centre in Maidenhead, and on Saturday mornings/afternoons at the Frank Hutchings Hall in Thatcham. 

The 5-week training courses are available for puppies (up to 18 weeks at the start of the course), adolescents (18 weeks to 18 months) and adults too (over 18 months). 

Dogs Trust Dogs School teaches owners the latest reward-based training methods to help them build a positive relationship with their dog. They will learn how to reward their dogs for making the right choices during their training by finding out what their dog enjoys most - this could be a tasty treat, lots of praise, or playing their favourite game. Scientific research proves that if a dog is rewarded for the desired behaviour, they are more likely to repeat it. 

Kirsty McCallion, Head Coach at Dog School Berkshire, says:

“Bringing your pet along to Dog School training classes has great benefits for you and your dog. We’ll teach you lots of essential training skills that you can practice at home to help teach your dog to master the basics, like how to sit and lie down when asked, walking nicely on a lead, coming back when called and settling down calmly, so you can watch TV in the evening or enjoy catching up with a friend. 

“We’ll also teach you how to read and understand your dog’s body language, which is essential when they are around other dogs, people and new objects. Once you have all these training tools and knowledge, you can help your puppy grow into a wonderful companion for you and your family.” 

If you and your canine companion could do with a helping paw with your training, book your place today. To find out more visit or contact the team on 01189 693 783 or email [email protected]