Class Information | Pooch Paws
POOCH PAWS DOG TRAINING CLUB

at St.Olaves


Costs, dates, content, location & more
Classes are at either St.Olaves click HERE for upcoming term dates

Pandemic position statement details changes due to COVID-19 READ HERE

cost & details


Cost: Each 6-week block is £90 bookable in advance to secure a space, maximum of 5 per class
Start age: All age's are welcome, it is a myth that an old dog can't learn new tricks. Puppies can start as soon as possible after first vaccine at the owners discretion.
Vaccinations: All canines attending group classes must be up to date with core vaccines DHP & LEPTO. Puppies must have started the course and show the vaccine card on completion.
Equipment: Clicker and treats, plus more: you will receive info via email once you book. Clickers can be purchased for £4
Method: Positive reinforcement and marker training utilising a clicker. This really helps with clear communication and accelerates learning.
My dog doesn't get on with other dogs: Classes are not a suitable environment, please get in touch to ask about your options.


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Class Information
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what do I get?


Rookie Membership from week-1 of your first course a free 6-week membership to Katey's academy
Free treats on week-1 of your first training course during face to face classes only
Free digital homework tick sheets
Access to a very experienced animal trainer and canine behaviourist
A friendly and safe environment to learn
Ongoing discounts if you continue training subject to a paid membership scheme (conditions apply)
The ability to work through a graded training scheme with 8-levels
Rosettes and certificates once passing each level
Learn about clicker training and how to use it effectively plus more!

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6-WEEK COURSES

term dates 2021


Class times may vary slightly during COVID-19 restrictions, the following is just a guide

tuesday classes


Planned Term Dates
Please CLICK HERE for the events list
4.50pm Puppies under 6 months
Nickel Level 1 (in line with KCGCDS Puppy Foundation)

6pm Puppies over 6 months & Beginners
Working towards PPDTCS from Zinc to Bronze (in line with KCGCDS)

7.15pm Intermediate & Advanced
working to PPDTCS Bronze upwards (in line with KCGCDS)

saturday classes


Planned Term Dates
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9am Puppies & beginners
Working towards PPDTCS from Zinc to Bronze (in line with KCGCDS)

10.15am Intermediate & Advanced
working to PPDTCS Bronze upwards (in line with KCGCDS)

Private Appointments at St.Olaves
11.30am - 1 slot available for 1-2-1 work

BOOKING OPENS FOR A NEW TERM ONCE OWNERS ON THE WAITING LIST ARE GIVEN FIRST REFUSAL ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS

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what will I learn


POOCH PAWS DOG TRAINING CLUB SCHEME: PPDTCS

There are EIGHT levels to work through which complement the Kennel Club Scheme tests plus inject some extras. Take a look below for more information on the exercises covered. Exercises that are repeated across levels progress in difficulty to achieve a higher standard of training. You are provided with more information on these exercises once you have signed up for a class.

BRONZE LEVEL: Once this is passed you can begin to work on gundog training.
SILVER LEVEL: At this level you can begin Rally Obedience training.

PPDTCS TESTS

Tests will occur every 12-weeks. You can submit for testing sooner via video if you are a joined to a yearly membership subject to an assessment fee.

Class Information
KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN DOG SCHEME: KCGCDS.
NOT AVAILABLE DURING COVID DUE TO THE NATURE OF SOME OF THE CONTENT

“The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the largest dog training programme in the UK. Now a well-established dog training programme that has been in operation since 1992. The Scheme is open to all dogs, young or old, pedigree or Crossbreed, whether Kennel Club registered or not.”
To sit for any KCGCDS, you must first pass PPDTCs. * When applicable: there has to be a minimum of 4 owners ready and willing to take the test and an outside examiner has to be pre-booked which is subject to availability. There is a cost of £10 per handler/dog team to sit the test which usually takes place on weekends only. You may not be tested within the group of dogs you are usually training with.

KCGCDS Info
COURSE CONTENT

more info on the training scheme


PPDTCS

nickel level

Scheme Award PPDTCS or KCGCDS Wed 5pm only


Time Scale 6-week course suitable for puppies and beginner dogs
NICKEL EXERCISES

Clicker Basics
Responsibility & care
Cleanliness & ID
Attention
Come
Handling
Sit
Down
Stand
Stay
Lead training
Food manners
Interactions

NICKEL TOPICS

(1-topic per week)
Toilet training
Biting & Jumping up
Socialisation
Dog-to-dog interactions
Stealing

PPDTCS

zinc level

Scheme Award PPDTCS


Time Scale Must have successfully achieved Nickel level before being able to pass Zinc level OR completed a total of 12-weeks training with PPDTCs. Level takes 6-12 weeks to achieve
NICKEL EXERCISES

Clicker Plus
Exercise from nickel level to a higher standard
Leave
Interactions
Greetings
Door manners
1-trick

JOINING FROM ANOTHER CLASS

Must be able to show successful completion of criteria from Nickel level to complete a Zinc level course OR completed a total of 12-weeks training with PPDTC when joining from a different dog training school
PPDTCS

bronze level

Scheme Award PPDTCS & KCGCDS


Time Scale Must have successfully achieved Nickel and Zinc levels to be eligible to sit Bronze PPDTCS test. Once passed there is the potential to sit for the KCGCDS test. Level takes 6-12 weeks to achieve
BRONZE EXERCISES

Clicker Improvers
Exercise from zinc level to a higher criteria
Release cue
Relax
2-tricks

JOINING FROM ANOTHER CLASS

Must be able to show successful completion of criteria from Nickel and Zinc levels plus complete at least 1 course of 6-weeks training to be eligible to sit Bronze test. with PPDTC when joining from a different dog training school
PPDTCS

silver & gold level

Scheme Award PPDTCS & KCGCDS


Time Scale Must have successfully achieved previous levels to be eligible to sit Silver PPDTCS test to then sit for Gold PPDTCS test. Once passed there is the potential to sit for the silver and gold KCGCDS tests. Each level takes 6-12 weeks to achieve minimum depending on owner commitment to training.
SILVER EXERCISES

Clicker Intermediate
Exercise from bronze level to a higher criteria
Relax
Side
Lead training both sides
Bowl exercise
3-tricks
stop


GOLD EXERCISES

Clicker Advanced
Exercise from silver level to a higher criteria
4-tricks
Distance work

JOINING FROM ANOTHER CLASS

Must have passed the Bronze KC test elsewhere to join silver, or passed silver to join gold. Must complete at least 2x 6-week training courses to be eligible to sit either test of either scheme.
PPDTCS

platinum & platinum plus

Scheme Award PPDTCS


Time Scale Must have successfully achieved previous levels to be eligible to sit Platinum PPDTCS test to then sit for Platinum Plus PPDTCS test. Once passed there is the potential to apply for Master Trainer status. Each level takes 6-12 weeks to achieve minimum depending on owner commitment to training.




PPDTCS Targets List
PLATINUM EXERCISES

Clicker Advanced Plus
Exercise from gold level to a higher criteria
Directions
4-tricks & tidy
stop


PLATINUM PLUS EXERCISES

Clicker Advanced Plus
Exercise from platinum level to a higher criteria
4-tricks & tidy 4-items

JOINING FROM ANOTHER CLASS

Must have passed the GoldKC test elsewhere to join platinum, to then progress to platinum plus. Must complete at least 2x 6-week training courses to be eligible to sit either test of either scheme.
PPDTCS

diamond level 8

For very advanced students, details provided once you have reached this level.

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