Dog Obedience Club

What: We run dog obedience training classes for puppies and dogs of any age (if you have a puppy under 20 weeks, please click to see our puppy course here). Classes run for 45 minutes per week and are ongoing with payment taken every two months.  We have both daytime and evening options and indoor and outdoor classes. Every two months, the following obedience are covered (level depends on which grade you are on):

  • Recall (from distractions)
  • Sit, down and stand on command
  • Heel (on and off lead)
  • Wait (for food, through door, out of car, by road)
  • Stay (in and out of sight)
  • Leave
  • Fetch
  • Drop
  • Control around people (no jumping up, begging, mouthing)
  • Handling (grooming, vet inspection by owner and stranger)
  • Emergency stop
  • Send to bed

We cater for beginners through to advanced and have club grades including bronze, silver and gold to ensure progression. Further information on this is given upon joining.

If you have done some obedience before and fancy another challenge please check out our trick training club here.


Monday evenings in Albourne Village Hall, BN6 9DJ

Our next courses for 2019 are scheduled to start on:

Beginners Obedience Club

  • Monday 1st April at 8.00pm – 8.45pm in Albourne (six weeks – no class on bank holidays 22/04 and 06/05 and 27/05)
  • Monday 3rd June at 8.00pm – 8.45pm in Albourne (nine weeks)
  • Monday 5th August at 8.00pm – 8.45pm in Albourne (eight weeks – no class on bank holiday 26/08)
  • Monday 7th October 8.00pm – 8.45pm in Albourne (eight weeks)
  • Monday 2nd December 8.00pm – 8.45pm in Albourne (seven weeks – no class 23/12 and 30/12)

Intermediate/advanced Obedience Club

(for those who have attended one of our classes before)

  • Monday 4th March at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (eight weeks, no class 22/04)
  • Monday 1st July at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (eight weeks, no class 26/08)
  • Monday 4th November at 7.15pm – 8.00pm in Albourne (seven weeks, no class 23/12 and 30/12)

How much
: £10.00 per session, paid two months in advance.

Why: Teaching your dog obedience and tricks is a fun way to improve their overall obedience as well improving their strength and coordination which is important for body well being but also a great foundation for dog sports such as agility. A well trained dog is not only a pleasure to be around but is also safer for the public and for your dog themselves.

Further Info:

All basic training is covered, using kind, consistent, reward-based techniques (including clicker training). Classes are kept small and are taught by a qualified behaviourist with 12 years’ experience. You can check out pictures from this course here.

Booking: Please contact us to book on to these classes.