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Puppy Training in Derbyshire

Puppies are funny, silly and crazy… but so much fun. The positive energy during my Puppy Training in Derbyshire classes should be bottled up and made available on the NHS. They embrace every moment with so much enthusiasm; it’s no surprise that Training Classes are definitely a highlight of my week.

I currently train at Hilton Village Hall and Repton Village Hall in South Derbyshire. With large halls and a large free car park they provide all I need for fun filled classes. My Puppy Training classes are small (up to 6 puppies). This ensures each puppy has a calm and effective environment to learn in and also ensures individual owners have “ask the trainer” time. The course runs for 6 weeks and classes last for 45mins (with time for a puppy comfort break mid way).

Whilst the syllabus for Puppy Training Class includes all the usual skills you would expect to find (sit, down, stand, stay etc.) I also tailor courses to ensure they meet the needs of the individual owners and puppies in each group. Having a perfect “heel” may be useful if you’re looking to show your dog but for most owners not being dragged down the street is a good place to start.

Recall and Loose Lead Walking are very important skills for puppies to develop and often feature highly on owner’s wish lists. My methods of training these skills are very successful. I often warn owners that practicing recall on the local playing fields may result in more than one Hilton Dogs’ graduate presenting themselves at your feet (there are over 750 and counting locally) – but hey, multiple puppy recalls? Bonus!

My Puppy Training classes are friendly, welcoming and inclusive. I am very happy for attendees to contact me between classes, either on social media or via text/email/call. Puppies are like newborns; they seldom wait for the most convenient time to test you. Other people may not be feel comfortable asking questions in a class environment (although when they do they are often met with knowing glances and nodding from the others present). I’m happy to share all I know and questions are always welcomed.

All members of the family are welcome to come along to Puppy Training Class. The youngest trainers often put us all to shame with their effectiveness and enthusiasm. My classes are a lot of fun; the canine enrichment week (with lots of mental agility and feeder toys) is always very popular with ideas for all the family during puppy playtime at home.

I only use positive, kind and effective methods to help you train your puppy. I am proud to say I never need to touch a dog to teach them, although “Auntie Lou” cuddles are often requested. My determination to offer the best Puppy Training Classes I can means that my personal development is ongoing. I am currently completing a “Puppy Development” and “Puppy Care – Health and Coaching” courses through Canine Principles. When I am entrusted to help train a puppy I take that responsibility very seriously.

I do not permit half or full choke collars, slip leads, anti pull harnesses or nose/face collars (haltis) in my training classes. There is no shouting, yanking, push positioning, pinning or lead popping, not least because they are wholly unnecessary in any training environment. We learn as a group in a fun, positive environment.

Dogs in each class

Puppys Trained

Dogs Trained

Happy Dogs


“The 6-week puppy course was detailed, informative and resourceful. Louise instantly made us all feel at ease and was not only full of knowledge about all aspects of training but also taught us how to understand dog behaviours and their needs. I have already recommended Louise and Hilton Dogs to other friends and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for a class that really does deliver results.”



“We found the puppy classes extremely useful, both for socialising and working on our tricks and obedience through positive training methods. Now just under a year later we are still active members, but of Dog School. Louise is a fantastic dog trainer, she is happy to tailor her classes to suit the needs of all and encourages a friendly, positive and fun atmosphere.”


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