The Puppy Academy

The aim of these courses is to help you teach your puppy how to be well behaved through reward-based learning, as well as encourage your puppy to be confident and attentive.  These fun and reward-based courses are specifically designed for puppies and provide a stress-free learning environment.

Bring the whole family!  Children over the age of 4 years are very welcome.  There are no examinations and the training exercises are easy to follow and highly effective, suitable for complete beginners and the more experienced owner.

Happy Puppy

Give your puppy the best start in life - enrol onto Happy Puppy today!  Happy Puppy level 1 offers a whole range of essential manners training, as well as exercises that will help you prevent and/or conquer some common puppy problems.

At the start of your first class, you will be provided with a full written hand-out that will instruct and guide you on a week-by-week basis.  At the end of the course, you will receive an official Tricky Paws certificate and rosette.

Class groups are small and all puppies must have had their second vaccinations and be under 20 weeks of age.

Topics and exercises that will be covered include:

  • Positions (sit, lay down and stand up)
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Come when called
  • Handling, basic grooming & health checking
  • Basic stay
  • Stop jumping up
  • Prevent play biting
  • Leave objects when asked
  • Settle down
  • Building up trust through toy play
  • Focus on owner
  • Drop an object
  • Food manners
  • Puppy play*

Duration:  Six week course consisting of one hour per week.

Cost:          £60 (£10 per class)

Locations  BAY Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1NN

** Puppy Play **

It is extremely important for puppies to interact with one another, but it is vital to do this in a safe and controlled manner.  Small groups of puppies will be allowed to play off lead.  Puppies will be matched by age, size and personality.  Puppies may need to be let off individually.

Course Availability


Sunday 22nd October 2017 at 1pm

Sunday 12th November 2017 at 2pm

Advanced Pups Level 2

A fantastic follow-on course from Happy Puppy level 1.  This course is specifically designed to build on what your puppy has learnt in level 1 and enhance your skills as a trainer.  Not only will you be trying out a few new obedience exercises, you will also be introduced to the benefits of scent work and trick training.

At the start of your first class, you will be provided with a full written hand-out that will instruct and guide you on a week-by-week basis.  At the end of the course, you will receive an official Tricky Paws certificate and rosette.

Topics and exercises that will be covered include:

  • Positions from a short distance
  • Walking on a loose lead around distractions
  • Come when called from distractions
  • Further handling
  • Longer stay and at a short distance
  • Leave higher value objects when asked
  • Drop an object
  • Focus on owner around big distractions
  • Introduction to scent work
  • Introduction to trick training
  • Puppy play* (please see note on Level 1)

Duration:  Four week terms consisting of one hour per week.

Cost:          £40 (£10 per class) + £15 assessment fee (if required)

Location:  BAY Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-On-Sea TA8 1NN

Class group sizes are small, all puppies must be fully vaccinated and be between 5-10 months of age.

Course Availability

Terms begin every four weeks.  Please contact Carrie-Anne to find out when the next term begins.

Classes are on Sundays at 3pm.

How to apply:  Please download the relevant registration form and return a completed copy to me, stating your preferred course date.  The full course fees must be made at the time of booking (payment details on the registration form).  You will be provided with a letter confirming your place on the course, a link to the course welcome video and a receipt of payment, once your application has been received.

Please note, full payment for all courses/classes must be paid in advance.  Once booked, refunds cannot be given unless another client is able to take your place.  Please refer to our full Terms & Conditions.