Newbury & District Dog Training Society

a non-profit

Puppy Training


Your puppy may attend our puppy training classes as soon as it has finished its course of injections. In addition to the formal training, the classes are an ideal opportunity for your puppy to develop social skills with other puppies as well as for you to meet like minded people.
If you have re-homed a dog, either this or the basic class will be suitable; please contact us ideally via email: so we can advise you.
Handlers of any age are welcome but ideally puppies need to be 6 months or under.

Course Details

The puppy training course runs once a week over six weeks. It covers the basic commands:
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Sit Stay (owner walks away)
  • Down Stay
  • Stand Stay
  • Heel work (including weave)
  • Leave
  • Recall (dog returns to you)
  • Finish (dog sits next to you)
The course is taken by an experienced handler and trainer with assistants on hand as well to provide one to one help.

Where, When and How Much?

Classes are held on Monday evenings except Bank Holidays when we are closed at Chieveley Village Hall (indoors). Sessions last about 30 minutes. It is recommended that you arrive 15 minutes earlier to give your dog a chance to settle and socialise with the other puppies. There is also a playing field in front of the Hall to let the dogs run off a little steam before the class. 
It costs £55.00 for the 6 week course and this also gives your full membership to the Club for the remainder of the year so once you have finished your puppy training you are welcome to return to the Basics class on a £3 pay as you go basis.  Due to limited numbers, all puppy classes must be booked and paid for in advance. We can accept bank transfers or cash but sorry, no credit nor debit cards.  Please check the calendar to view the start dates of each course. The next available Puppy Class is scheduled to commence on Monday, 21 June 2021.  Bookings now being taken, please email for booking details.

What to Bring

For each class, we recommend that you bring along:
  • Your puppy wearing a collar
  • A lead (preferably leather but definitely not chain or extendable please)
  • A bag of small treats
  • A favourite toy
  • Clean up materials
  • We also suggest that you wear trousers and comfortable shoes.


For the safety of your puppy and others, we require the full course of vaccinations to be completed prior to attending. Additionally, we cannot allow bitches in season.


If you are interested in the Puppy Class, please email: and she can then send you all the relevant details.  

Online Follow On Training

As a club we would strongly recommend Click-2-Heel’s market-leading Online Puppy Training Course which is designed to complement traditional puppy classes. It has been specially developed by the company’s founder and Crufts Obedience Championship Winner, Di Martin to provide a clear picture of how puppies and adolescent dogs think, feel and learn.

This complete guide to good management practice truly sets a new benchmark in online puppy training and boasts short videos for ease of learning, as well as printable PDFs with links to useful websites, further information and discount codes. You will have lifetime access to the 10-hour course which will teach you essential tools and techniques to ensure you essential tools and techniques to ensure you establish a strong relationship with your dog from the start whilst also acquiring the skill set to shape their future personality.  Please click on this link for more details.


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