Training Classes

Sorry! Our in-person puppy classes are all currently on hold due to lockdown guidelines caused by Covid-19.

I have Online Puppy Classes available to book now.

For the online class, you will need a device with a camera, a good internet connection and to use Zoom, a free to download programme.
If you are unsure about the value of an online class, please do read what my customers have to say.
Online class clients will recieve a pdf training book, written by Jo, detailing everything in the course and more, access to a class WhatsApp group where we can share homework videos and I can support you all further, a video recording of your class after each session so you can practise and repeat as often as you need.
We support the use of clickers so do recommend you get a clicker to take part in the classes, though this is not essential.

At Standish Dog Trainer we offer classes that will safely socialise your puppy and train obedience & companion dog skills that are relevant to the world that we are asking our dogs to live in. We have a structured timetable that starts by teaching foundation skills and then allows progression, adding more advanced training as your dog learns and becomes more confident. Options are Twinkle Stars our puppy class (available online and in-person when in Tier 2)  Challenge Class (available online and in-person when in Tier 2).  Please  read more about the classes below before you make your booking.

Please click on the button to book a class.

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 Twinkle Stars is our foundation class. This will suit puppies from 10 weeks old and also older dogs that have not done any basic training. In this class we teach dogs how to settle and focus on their owners. We teach recall foundations, how to socialise your pup safely. We teach good food manners, how to wait, loose lead walking, basic positions like sit and down,  We also encourage controlled play and grooming and handling skills.

Challenge Class is the class that follows Twinkle Stars and is now available ONLINE.
Have you  done a basic puppy class with Standish Dog Trainer (or any other dog training school)?
Do you want more training for progress, for continued life skills, for fun, to aid you through adolescence, to help cope with distractions?
The Challenge Class is for you!


We have a core skill set of exercises, all designed to help with impulse control, manners, ease of understanding each other, to help you be in control of your dog while having a fun, relaxed time together.
Each week we will add onto the skills, to ask more of your dog, to increase their ability.
You have access to a WhatsApp community, where you can ask questions, share video and get feedback and tips to help you training with your dog.
You will received a recording of the lesson each week, as well as a lesson plan for that session so you can keep track of where you are up to and what to do next for progression easily.

Venue: Thompson House Equestrian Centre. or Online

The classes take place either outside, on private land or in our large indoor training arena (weather dependent). We have a Covid-19 protocol in place for the safety of all of our clients, staff , friends and family.
Please be polite and respectful of our terms for returning to class. These details will be shared with you as your class is booked. 

Duration: In-Person courses are 5 weeks in length, cost £70 and consist of 5 x 60-minute sessions.
Online courses are 4 weeks in length cost £50 and consist of 4 x 45 minute sessions.