At Shropshire Dog Training Centre we keep class numbers small to ensure individual attention is given to all. We will show you the training techniques to create a happy and well trained dog and guide you through the process, whether completing an obedience course or attending an ongoing weekly class.
We have indoor space and outdoor space for classes at our purpose-built training centre, ensuring a more realistic training experience for you and your dog.
All of our classes are run by experienced trainers with a proven track record of achieving success.
All of our training is science-based, using the latest training techniques to help your dog learn quickly and effectively.
We do not use any forceful training techniques.
At Shropshire Dog Training Centre there is an emphasis on building a stronger relationship between owner and dog. Greater trust and understanding leads to better communication and a more effective training experience.
Please Note: Unfortunately reactive dogs are not permitted in the classes. If you have a reactive or nervous dog you can have private sessions to go over class work, or to help with the reactivity, or both!
Please contact us on 07852 848313 for more information.
Puppy Beginner Course
If you attend puppy classes at Shropshire Dog Training Centre you will leave with a greater understanding of dog behaviour and training.
You will be given the tools to train a well-adjusted dog, more focussed on you and under control.
This is a 6 week course.
Amongst other things, in puppy classes we cover:
Basic obedience positions (sit, down, stand)
Focus on owner (getting eye contact)
Stopping unwanted chewing/jumping up/mouthing
Older dogs courses
The older dog course produces well-mannered dogs who have more focus and attention on their owners.
Dogs over 6 months old are welcome to join the older dog course.
This is a 6 week course.
Amongst other things, this course covers:
Emergency Sit/Lie Down (at a distance)
Focus on owner
Stopping unwanted behaviours (jumping up, play biting)
Intermediate dog training
If you have completed our beginners training course and you are looking to do more, our Intermediate Training Classes are the ones for you.
We'll look at adding distance, distractions and duration to all of the training.
Among other things, your dog will learn recall training, sit/down and stay, how to walk on a loose lead, emergency stop, good manners around people or other dogs, and how to "leave" things.
By the time you have finished the course, your dog will be able to generalise these behaviours more easily, until they become a part of everyday life.
These classes are drop-in and will run fortnightly. Numbers will be small, so attention can be focussed individually. These classes will be ongoing, so will keep your dog progressing for a long time!
Fridays (weekly) - 11-12pm - spaces available
These classes are a fun, safe way for your puppies to interact with other puppies. There will be small numbers, enabling the trainer to give attention to all puppies and ensure a positive environment. Puppies will learn dog language and how to interact with others, giving them confidence to be able to do this in the 'real world'. Dogs under 6 months are welcomed (if your dog is between 6-12 months please message and we will advise which social is best for you).
Our puppy socials run weekly and we hope to see you there!
(If you already attend or have attended a puppy class, message us as we can offer a discount)
Older Dog Socials
Have you got a new rescue who you think would benefit from socialisation? Have you got a dog who's lost some confidence through lockdown? Our older dog socials might be for you!
We hold the older dog socials with a qualified dog trainer, small numbers and in a safe, secure paddock. There is lots of space if your dog needs a break from the other dogs too. Dogs over 12 months are welcomed (though if your dog is 6-12 months please message us to see which social would be best for you).
Socials will run Fridays 10-11am and fortnightly Sundays 12pm.
Agility classes at Shropshire Dog Training Centre are held in a full size outdoor paddock with floodlights in summer and a smaller indoor arena in the winter.
Although we will train you up to competition standard, the ultimate goal for us is enjoyment from both dog and owner. There is no pressure or embarrassment for making mistakes, we love mistakes because it shows that you are trying. We will help you to work through any mistakes and learn from them.
You might be suprised how quickly you both progress.
Classes run every other weekend
Saturdays at 10am (Beginners) - FULLY BOOKED
Sundays at 9am (Beginners) - FULLY BOOKED
Classes run every other week
Mondays at 6pm (Beginners) - FULLY BOOKED
We book in blocks of six. The next block of fortnightly classes will begin 30/31st July/1st August so message to book in!
Class runs every week
Wednesdays at 11am (Beginners) - 2 spaces available
Please message to book or find out more information.
Gun Dog Classes
These classes are for any breed of dog over 6 months old.
Many owners of working breeds don’t intend to work their dogs, but still want their dog to learn about gundog work.
In these classes we work on whistle training, steadiness, quartering, retrieving, following directions, developing memory, distance work, amongst other things.
Whether you are planning to take part in gundog work or not, this class will increase your dog’s impulse control and focus on you, giving you greater control.
This class is not limited to working breeds only.
There are elements of this class that every dog will enjoy, no matter the size, age (6months +) or breed.
Please message to join.
Saturdays at 9am - FULLY BOOKED
Sundays at 11am - spaces available
Please message to be added to the waiting list or to book onto the next six week block (mid-July).
Rally Obedience Classes
Rally-obedience (or rally-O) is one of the newest dog sports to be recognised by the Kennel Club. Rally is similar to agility in that the competitors take their dogs around a course, except they instead perform exercises derived from the heelwork element of competitive obedience. It is aimed at people wanting to teach their dog new skills in a fun way and unlike agility, handlers of all ages and abilities can take part.
Attending rally classes can help to improve handler-dog communication and can increase your dog’s focus and attention levels.
Come each week to learn new skills in a fun way and compete against your own personal scores.
See the following link for more information on rally obedience:
Currently not running
If you are interested, please let us know and we can put you on a waiting list to be notified when we have new dates.
Did you know that the sense of smell is a dog's primary sense? 20 minutes sniffing can be equivalent to 2 hours exercise and can have lots of calming benefits for your dog. This class aims to introduce your dog to new smells and different exercises to mentally stimulate them. Your dog will leave a happy dog!
This class is suitable for every age, breed and physical ability.
Please message to be added to a class and to inquire further.
Sundays at 10am - spaces available
If class training is not for you, or you want to try it out on your own first, sign up to a private training session
These prices are ONLY for agility,
rally obedience, or gun dog work.
For more information please contact us:
PRIVATE CLASSES ARE £20 PER 1/2HR SESSION
OR 2 FOR £35 (1HR TOTAL)
CLASSES ARE RUNNING AGAIN!
AFTER A TEMPORARY CLOSURE DUE TO COVID-19
Classes are being held outside where possible
(in the event of poor weather, classes are held in the polytunnel)
Social distancing measures are in place