Our Classes on offer

General Information

All classes are booked in advance after taster session and payable by BACS and our bank details maybe found in number 13 of our Terms and Conditions. All puppies and adult dogs must have an up to date vaccination record if they wish to come to our venue. Proof of this is requested on the first visit; without it, you may not be able to take part in the classes unless we can contact your vet by telephone on the day.

Dogs which are not vaccinated will not be permitted onto the site however, we can arrange training off the venue.

Please note we do accept three yearly vaccinations providing lepto is given annually.

Classes are held at our outdoor venue between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, close to the A14.

Class sizes

– We endeavour to keep the puppy class size to a maximum of 8 – 10 puppies.
– Further learning classes to a maximum of 15 dogs but the average is up to 10 dogs.
– The agility classes to a maximum of 10 dogs.
– The training workshops are from 6 to 10 dogs, depending on the workshop being held.

-Parkour, Bloopers hoopers and Rally obedience classes are kept to maximum of 8 – 10 dogs.

-All other disciplines to a maximum of 10 dogs.

Step 1b: Private & One-to-One Clients: Please read our One-to-One information sheet.

Step 2: Download the Booking Form (PDF)

Please download, print and complete this booking form once you have reserved your place on one of our courses and bring it with you with your payment.  Please do not email it to us.  Thank you.

Please note that as of January 2019 we no longer take cheques as payment despite the information on the booking form.  Payment is by BACS only and account details maybe found in section 13 of our terms and conditions.  Many thanks.

Classes and other Activities we offer

Puppy socialisation and further learning classes

The classes are for puppies from once they have completed their vaccination course up to senior years of age. In brief we cover sit, down, stand, recall away from play and walking nicely on a loose leash along with life skill training and whistle training and much more and all classes are fun for both you and your canine companion.

Classes are run on a ten consecutive week basis, and last for 45 minutes per class.

Beginners Class

For puppies who have completed the puppy course.  This class is on a Saturday  at 10.15 am.

Beginners / Fun dog agility

Classes are held all the year round unless the weather stops play!

Fun Dog Agility – Booked in blocks of 10 consecutive weeks. From beginners upwards.
– Dogs must be a minimum age of 16 months, fit and not over weight.
– For the dog owners, agility is a great way to get fitter or to stay fit, but I have to say once the dogs know what they are doing, very often the owners get left behind!

Dog Agility is very good for the Working Gun dog too, where their owners wish to get their dogs fit for the next Shooting season or keep them fit throughout the Summer months after a busy Shooting season.  It’s an excellent way for dog and handler to relax and have fun!

We are not for those who wish to take part in competitions but can recommend other agility schools who do compete.  We teach Fun Safe agility on the correct equipment for those who wish to add another activity to their dogs life.

Many working dogs and their owners will do this fun sport between March and September as it helps to keep the dog’s brain active and the body fit… it also helps keep the owners fit for purpose too! Between May and September we offer Agility and Parkour parties.

Training workshops

Fun events for both the guardian and their dog who has specific training needs like their canine companion pulling on the lead, recall issues, through to those guardians who would like to learn more about ’Clicker’ training or other canine activities available but who are unable to commit to a 10 week training term.

The workshops are held periodically and last from two hours upwards.
Days and times maybe found below under the Events for 2019.  Alternatively see our Face Book page ‘On the Scent dog training’ Suffolk.

Private tuition

Prices are charged at £160 for the first one and a half  hours consultation and then £60 per hour for all other sessions or clients may book either five or ten consecutive lessons to get a discount.  Private lessons are very popular for those needing a more bespoke approach.  From mouthing, jumping up and poor recall to pulling on the lead and lack of focus. These sessions are tailormade for you and your dog of any age or breed type.

Home visits

We no longer offer this service but I am able to refer to the appropriate trainer and behaviourist for your specific needs.

 Canine Parkour

Canine Parkour is a super new sport from the USA.  There is currently one other dog school offering Parkour in East Anglia.  We offer Parkour as another fun activity for you and your dog.  Apart from being great fun, it is also brilliant for nervous dogs, reactive dogs, hyper dogs, confidence building and to be honest to help create and even stronger bond between dog and owner.

Dogs of all ages and breed types are able to do parkour at ground level.  larger and fitter dogs are able to go on to the higher equipment available here.

It is also very helpful for building up muscle tone on dogs which have had joint injuries and have been signed off from their veterinary surgeon and for dogs for who agility is not suitable. Contact us for more details.

Rally Obedience

New for 2019.  Class times and days to be confirmed.  This will be for fun and not for competition.

Hoopers

Fun and games through hoops, round barrels and through tunnels.  A low impact sport for any dog of any age and any breed. FUN FUN FUN all the way.

Canine Golden Years.

No one likes to think of their dog getting older but sadly that is one thing all animals and humans do, God willing health and fitness allowing.

These sessions are for the older dog or the less mobile canine companion or dogs who have never been asked to exercise their brain.

Do not be mistaken, you can teach an older dog new tricks!

These fun sessions are for dogs from the age of 8 years of age or dogs with limited movement or partial deafness.

These groups will involve, scent work, parkour, hoopers, seated training games or rally obedience at a gentle pace.

Class times

Thursday

Day time only:   Open for Private lessons but do call for other days and times available.

Friday

Puppy Class:                                                                                                    11.15 am
Intermediate:                                                                                                  12.15 pm
Advanced:                                                                                                          1.15 pm

Saturday

Intermediate class:  for Puppies 6 months of age and over depending on ability.                 10.15 am

Sunday Fun Day                   

Agility:                                                                                                            11.15 am

2.15pm every two weeks.

Parkour:    Every two weeks                                                                       11.15 am

Hoopers:    Every two weeks                                                                       11.15 am

Monday

Agility:                                                                                          11.15 am and 12.30pm

Tuesday CLOSED.

Wednesday Private lessons only.

Thursday  Private lessons only..

Golden years. As our dogs get older or after certain surgery it doesn’t mean life is over for our older or less mobile dogs.  It simply means a slower or easier time to have fun.  Those interested in keeping their older dog mentally and physically active then do get in touch for further information.

After the initial consultation there is the opportunity to book a block of 5 or 10 sessions. Depending on fitness levels this maybe 30 or 60 minute sessions and tailored to your individual dogs needs and working at your dogs pace at all times.

EVENTS:  We are holding a number of workshops during 2024. 

Recall workshops Part one and part two.

Loose leash walking.

Fun Gundog part one.

Scent workshop.

For further information and availability then get in touch by texting 07784349976.

Arriving to Class:

Please arrive only 10 minutes before your class is due to start so you can get your dog settled as we do start on time and this saves disruption to other clients and their dogs.  On your first visit please KEEP YOUR DOG IN YOUR CAR until we have seen your dogs vaccination record.  It is greatly appreciated that you would all please keep your dog(s) on lead at ALL times.  Thank you.