Basic Class


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The basic and intermediate classes are the mainstay of dog training as they consolidate any previous training and help reduce behavioural problems. Attending these classes on a regular basis reinforces the owner-dog relationship and also improves the social interaction of your dog with other dogs in a controlled environment. Generally all dogs find these sessions highly enjoyable.

The basic class is ideal for dogs that have finished the puppy course, mature dogs who are new to the club and some older dogs that may not have had any training such as re-homed dogs.

If you have re-homed a dog, it may be that the puppy class is more suitable; please contact us with details so we can advise you.

Those who are progressing well in the basic class and experienced handlers will find the intermediate class a little more challenging. If you are unsure, please come and have a chat and we can suggest a suitable class.

Handlers of any age are welcome.

All new members need to complete an Assessment form.  Please email the completed forms to

We would be grateful if you could read the following notes prior to attending the first session to ensure your puppy or dog gets the most out of the course.

Where, When and How Much?

The Basic class is held each Tuesday evening except during August and December (please refer to the calendar) when we are closed, at Hermitage Village Hall (indoors). The session lasts about 40 minutes. It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes earlier to give your dog a chance to settle. There is a playing field behind the Hall to let the dogs run off a little steam before the class.

In order to attend a class, you must be a member of the Society and membership costs £15.00 per person per year while each 6 week course session costs £18 .  All payments should be made online for courses.  If you are not already a member before you can attend a class we will need you to complete the assessment form.   There is no requirement to have attended previous classes.