Training Classes are held on the grounds of Snowlandia Boarding Kennels and Cattery in Naburn, providing a one stop location for all your canine needs, training, kennels, grooming, hydrotherapy and even food are all services available here.

The classes are held inside in my training area and in the summer months outside on the front lawn, which is mowed to perfection weekly, where there aren’t any other dogs or people, and there are miles of the countryside around us for nice scenic pack walks. There is a spacious car park right next to the training area. There is access to enclosed paddocks should a dog not be ready to be off lead, or the owner wants some piece of mind.

Puppy Classes – £70

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm

A 6 week course, 45 minutes each class for puppies from 2nd vaccination up to 6 months old.

Teaching exercises such as:
  • Sit, down, stand
  • Handling and grooming
  • Walking to heel
  • Come back when called
  • Ignore distractions
  • Control around people and dogs
  • Following on from the Puppy Class I have developed the "Advanced Puppy Class" for puppies wishing to continue their training to higher, more advanced level but aren't quite old enough to take their Bronze Test.

    Kennel Club Good Citizen Classes Bronze, Silver & Gold – from £90

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6pm

    7 week courses, 45 minutes per week, for dogs aged from 6 months.

    Starting at Bronze you and your dog can work up to Gold. Exercises taught include:

    • Recall
    • Heelwork
    • Control among other people and dogs
    • Ignore distractions
    • Food manners
    • Road/street walking
    • Send to bed
    • Emergency Stop
    • Stay in one place for up to 2 minutes

    Agility Class – £70

    Tuesday and Fridays from 5pm, Saturdays from 9am. April - September only

    An 8 week training course for dogs and owners interested in all things agility. Suitable for complete beginners as well as more advanced handlers.

    This course covers:

    • Introduction to each piece of equipment
    • Being able to link equipment together
    • Run a full course
    • Learn handling and directional skills

    Private Training Lessons/Assessments – From £35

    Sometimes a dog isn’t ready to go into a group class and would benefit from some 1:1 training first to put the foundations in place. Or maybe there’s a particular area you want to work on i.e. recall and we can focus the lesson purely on that area.

    Private Behaviour Consult – From £100

    Dogs can suffer from a wide range of behavioural issues such a noise phobias, separation anxiety, fear of other dogs, nervousness around strangers to name a few. During a behaviour consultation, I would look at what the dog is doing and how we can change that behaviour into a more desirable behaviour. This involves taking a full background history, looking at day to day home life, when the problem presents itself, what has already been tried and then work through some methods and put plans in place to change the behaviour.

    Gundog Classes from £60

    Thursdays from 5:30pm

    A 5 week course for all breeds of gundogs aimed at people who want to do more with their dog. Basic obedience skills should be in place first before attending classes.

    We will be working towards achieving The Working Gundog Certificate and the possibility of a Charity Working Test in Summer.

    Puppy Gundog Class

    Areas covered: Heelwork ~ Steadiness ~ Sit ~ Stay ~ Recall ~ Introducing the whistle ~ Place board ~ Puppy Retrieve

    Petdog to Gundog

    Areas covered: Heelwork ~ Steadiness ~ Recall ~ Place board ~ Marked Retrieve ~ Memory Retrieve ~ Stop Whistle ~ Walking in Line