Workshops

£10

Ask The Expert

Due to popular demand, Ask The Expert is back!

Do you have Doggy Dilemmas? Is your dog a Canine Conundrum? Are you puzzled about your puppy?

We know that owning a puppy or a rescue dog can be a roller coaster of emotions and challenges, as well as joys and delight. We know and sympathise that you can go from feeling overwhelmed with love for your dog to feeling like giving up. All of this is normal for inexperienced dog owners.

We are excited to bring to you a Q&A session with our expert Principal Trainer and Accredited Behaviourist, Victoria Cooper!

Victoria will devote an entire hour to supporting you. This is your chance to ask her anything about your dog’s behaviour.

Select your date below to book your spot!

Puppies

19 January, 7 pm

 

Online via Zoom

Adolescence

28 January, 7 pm

 

Online via Zoom

Ask The Expert

Due to popular demand, Ask The Expert is back!

Do you have Doggy Dilemmas? Is your dog a Canine Conundrum? Are you puzzled about your puppy?

We know that owning a puppy or a rescue dog can be a roller coaster of emotions and challenges, as well as joys and delight. We know and sympathise that you can go from feeling overwhelmed with love for your dog to feeling like giving up. All of this is normal for inexperienced dog owners.

We are excited to bring to you a Q&A session with our expert Principal Trainer and Accredited Behaviourist, Victoria Cooper!

Victoria will devote an entire hour to supporting you. This is your chance to ask her anything about your dog’s behaviour.

Select your date below to book your spot!

£10

Puppies

19 January, 7 pm

 

Online via Zoom

Adolescents

28 January, 7 pm

 

Online via Zoom

£25

Polite Puppy 1 – Zoom Course

For puppies under 5 months

In Polite Puppy 1 we work on biting, chewing and teething, we will explain the teething process and help your puppy understand what is appropriate to chew on, and what is not. We will help you to deal with puppy biting, how to prevent it and how to act when it happens. We will teach you how to send your puppy to their place, be it a bed, a mat or a cushion and how to create positive associations with it, so it becomes a place your puppy loves to be. Settling and calm behaviour can seem a long way away for a new puppy parent, we will show you how to teach your dog to settle and how to train calm behaviour. Some puppies can value resources highly and can try to protect what they see as important to them. We will show you how to swap objects with your pup, ask them to drop what they are holding, so you are never in a position where you are being growled at for trying to retrieve your socks from little puppy jaws. We will teach your puppy the first stages of ‘leave it’. This is a 4 stage process and can save lives if your puppy comes across something it shouldn’t have such as medicines or poisonous foods.

Select your date below to book your spot!

Monday

18 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Monday

25 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Polite Puppy 1 – Zoom Course

For puppies under 5 months

In Polite Puppy 1 we work on biting, chewing and teething, we will explain the teething process and help your puppy understand what is appropriate to chew on, and what is not. We will help you to deal with puppy biting, how to prevent it and how to act when it happens. We will teach you how to send your puppy to their place, be it a bed, a mat or a cushion and how to create positive associations with it, so it becomes a place your puppy loves to be. Settling and calm behaviour can seem a long way away for a new puppy parent, we will show you how to teach your dog to settle and how to train calm behaviour. Some puppies can value resources highly and can try to protect what they see as important to them. We will show you how to swap objects with your pup, ask them to drop what they are holding, so you are never in a position where you are being growled at for trying to retrieve your socks from little puppy jaws. We will teach your puppy the first stages of ‘leave it’. This is a 4 stage process and can save lives if your puppy comes across something it shouldn’t have such as medicines or poisonous foods.

Select your date below to book your spot!

£25

Monday

18 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Monday

25 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Polite Puppy 2 – Zoom Course

This workshop will start with teaching your puppy how to appropriately respond to their name, to ask for their attention in order to re-direct them elsewhere or to ask for a behaviour.

We will teach your puppy how to follow you and how to respond to their name. Focusing on you despite any other distractions there might be around.

We will build up your value in the eyes of your pup for the very first stages of recall training.

In workshop 1 you learned stage 1 of the invaluable skill ‘leave it’. In this workshop, we will take this a step further and progress to stage 2 which takes a bit more impulse control to master.

£25

Tuesday

19 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Tuesday

26 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Polite Puppy 2 – Zoom Course

This workshop will start with teaching your puppy how to appropriately respond to their name, to ask for their attention in order to re-direct them elsewhere or to ask for a behaviour.

We will teach your puppy how to follow you and how to respond to their name. Focusing on you despite any other distractions there might be around.

We will build up your value in the eyes of your pup for the very first stages of recall training.

In workshop 1 you learned stage 1 of the invaluable skill ‘leave it’. In this workshop, we will take this a step further and progress to stage 2 which takes a bit more impulse control to master.

£25

Tuesday

19 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Tuesday

26 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

£25

Polite Puppy 3 – Zoom Course

For puppies under 5 months

This is the third in the Polite Puppy series. This workshop will focus on food manners, teaching your dog that polite behaviour reaps rewards and that every action has a consequence. Boredom can lead to behaviour we don’t want. We need to keep our puppies busy in a way that is natural for them. Enrichment not only gives our pups something to do, it also mimics natural instincts, ensuring they are mentally as well as physically stimulated. We will show you how to make sure your puppy remains content and fulfilled.

Body handling is an important skill to teach to young puppies. During their lives, they will be handled by vets and groomers, both of which have a job to do and can’t spend time making sure each dog is comfortable. We will show you how to introduce your pup to being handled so they are confident about being touched before adding in the stress of the vet or groomer.

We will teach you how to lure your dog by teaching you a ‘spin’ and we will teach your puppy how to be alone. If we don’t teach them how to be on their own, they will feel abandoned and stressed. We need to teach them how to settle themselves while alone, to give them the confidence to be alone.

The final skill in this workshop will teach you the third stage of ‘leave it’ asking for more self-control from your puppy and resulting in a very proud owner.

Select your date below to book your spot!

Thursday

21 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Thursday

28 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Polite Puppy 3 – Zoom Course

For puppies under 5 months

This is the third in the Polite Puppy series. This workshop will focus on food manners, teaching your dog that polite behaviour reaps rewards and that every action has a consequence. Boredom can lead to behaviour we don’t want. We need to keep our puppies busy in a way that is natural for them. Enrichment not only gives our pups something to do, it also mimics natural instincts, ensuring they are mentally as well as physically stimulated. We will show you how to make sure your puppy remains content and fulfilled.

Body handling is an important skill to teach to young puppies. During their lives, they will be handled by vets and groomers, both of which have a job to do and can’t spend time making sure each dog is comfortable. We will show you how to introduce your pup to being handled so they are confident about being touched before adding in the stress of the vet or groomer.

We will teach you how to lure your dog by teaching you a ‘spin’ and we will teach your puppy how to be alone. If we don’t teach them how to be on their own, they will feel abandoned and stressed. We need to teach them how to settle themselves while alone, to give them the confidence to be alone.

The final skill in this workshop will teach you the third stage of ‘leave it’ asking for more self-control from your puppy and resulting in a very proud owner.

Select your date below to book your spot!

£25

Thursday

21 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

Thursday

28 January, 5:30 pm

 

Zoom
Online

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Students Say

We took our Cockapoo Dougie to Life Skills Puppy training which was fantastic. As new dog owners, the training Victoria gave us was brilliant too. We had a second puppy and unfortunately moved out of the area so used a different trainer. In comparison, Victoria’s knowledge and training methods are far more superior.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Victoria and her team.

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Julie Birtwistle

Dougie – Cockapoo

A friend recommended People & Dogs, and I reluctantly contacted them – it was very much a last resort. That was 6 months ago, and now Poppy walks beautifully on a loose lead, never, ever pulling. Her recall is now 100% consistent. Don’t get me wrong, it didn’t happen overnight, and it required effort and commitment from me, but it has been totally worth it, and worth every penny.

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Miss K Tute, Sheffield

Poppy – Golden Retriever

People & Dogs

We only use kind, effective, reward-based training techniques and
do not advocate the use of any methods that inflict pain or fear.

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People & Dogs

We only use kind, effective, reward-based training techniques and
do not advocate the use of any methods that inflict pain or fear.

About us