The Word

Of Dog

Bailey — Border Collie x Springer Spaniel
Budleigh Gardens / Otter House

Training — We nurture. We care. We teach.

Force-free and positive reinforcement techniques underpin the training culture at Barkley Manor. 

Whether delivering puppy training classes, one-on-one behavioural consultations or dealing with more intricate behavioural cases, our experienced and qualified trainers are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment where your kid can learn basic commands or unravel learned behaviours at their own pace.

Puppy Training

Puppy-Parent Course — Getting Ready for Life‎

Our five week foundation course gives you the tools you need to raise a calm, confidence, well behaved puppy. Introducing all the basic behavioural cues; sit, down, stand, recall, stay, leave and loose leash walking. Our knowledgeable team provide a safe and supportive environment, helping puppy learn social skills and focus around distractions. Puppy parents will also learn how to set their puppies up for success with information on toilet training, chewing, biting, health, separation issues, fear and other puppy behaviours. 
The foundation course is suited to puppies who have not yet attended group training classes.

Courses are available for two different age groups:

Baby Puppy — 10 to 15 Weeks

Next Classes Starting:

Saturday 27th July 9am
Tuesday 30th July 6:15pm

Older Puppy — 4 to 6 Months

Next Classes Starting:

Saturday 27th July 10am
Wednesday 7th August 7:15pm

Advanced Course — Mastering Life

For pups between 4 months to 8 months, who have recently graduated from our Baby Puppy or Older Puppy Classes or have completed other puppy training classes. Here we will focus on solidifying and improving all the basic cues from earlier puppy training, whilst also introducing new cues and skills, including reducing treat use, impulse control, managing jumping up, and much more

Advanced Puppy — 4 to 12 Months

Next Classes Starting:

Saturday 27th July 11am
Tuesday 13th August 7:15pm

1 on 1 Training Sessions

We also offer private one-on-one training sessions held at your home and for more complex behavioural issues we can offer individually tailored training.

We understand some issues can be frustrating, and our expert team is here to assist you every step of the way. Our Head of Training, Dr Rebecca Hassall is not just experienced but exceptional. She has a Ph.D in Canine Cognition and with over 20 years of hands-on experience she can help you tackle any training or behavioural challenges you have.

To find out more or to enrol please contact the training team.

I’d recommend the dog school to anyone who wants a more obedient dog!

We take our puppy here for puppy school, and it is very clear how passionate about dogs everyone who works here is. 

— Fraser

The puppies just love them!

The instructors are soooo professional and approachable.

— Celia