Class  Times                               12.30pm Puppy and New Dog

Monday                                           1.45pm Intermediate

Each Class lasts 1 hour          6.30pm Puppy and New Dog

                                                             7.45pm Intermediate

                                                             9.00pm Advanced



The First Time You Come Can You

                           Arrive 15 minutes early

And bring with you: Your Vaccination Documents

                                              Some small, tasty treats

                                              A tuggy Toy

                                       A fleece/blanket for your dog to sit on


Class Fees

Payment is due at the start of the first lesson

Club Membership and the first five lessons........£55

Subsequent Lessons,     Weekly................................£7

                                                    Block of Five.....................£30

I am sorry but we are unable to take card payments.

We accept cash, cheque or bank transfers.

On joining you pay a one off Membership Fee, this is for life membership. If you ever would like to bring another dog or you would like to return after a break you will not be charged Membership again.

Classes are held on a Monday  and last for one hour. The only time they are not held is on Bank Holidays and a three week break over the Christmas and New Year holiday.

The majority of owners come along to weekly classes, it is not a course so you are able to start coming whenever you want. Puppies can start after their first vaccination as the venue is private and all the dogs have been vaccinated.

Socialisation within the first twelve weeks is advisable so being able to  start early is beneficial for your puppy. Very young puppies (under twelve weeks) are not forced into doing anything they are not sure of and I take care to ensure that they have only good experiences with other puppies and older dogs .   

Classes are based on the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme but we do have fun with other disciplines such as basic agility or tricks.                                         

If you have a problem  mention it at class and it can be dealt with, you will not be the only one with a problem!

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme Consists Of:

Puppy Foundation

Aims to provide a means of socialising puppies and to lay down a foundation for education and training .

  • Responsibility and Care
  • Cleanliness and Identification
  • Attentive Response to Name
  • Play with the Puppy
  • Socialisation
  • Handling and Inspection to Maintain Health
  • Puppy Recall
  • Basic Puppy Positions - Sit, Down, Stand
  • Walking in a Controlled Manner
  • Stay for ten Seconds
  • Take Article Away From Puppy
  • Food Manners

Bronze Test

Emphasis is placed on the handlers ability to handle, control and generally care for their dog in a domestic environment. Some exercises will be extensions of the Puppy Foundation Award.

  • Cleanliness and Identification
  • Collar and Lead
  • Walk on Lead
  • Control at Door or Gate
  • Controlled Walk Amongst People and Dogs
  • Stay for One Minute
  • Grooming
  • Examination of the Dog
  • Return to Handler
  • Responsibility and Care

Silver Test

The aim is to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Test whilst increasing the level of difficulty.

  • Play With the Dog
  • Road Walk
  • Rejoin Handler
  • Stay in One Place for Two Minutes
  • Vehicle Control
  • Come Away From Distractions
  • Controlled Greeting
  • Food Manners
  • Examination of the Dog
  • Responsibility and Care    

Gold Test

This is the highest level of achievement in the scheme and develops more advanced training  skills of the dog and handler.

  • Road Walk
  • Return to Handlers Side
  • Walk Free Beside Handler
  • Stay Down in One Place for two Minutes 
  • Send the Dog to Bed
  • Stop the Dog
  • Relaxed Isolation
  • Food Manners
  • Examination of the Dog
  • Responsibility and Care


Private Lessons

If you cannot get to classes or have a specific problem that you would like some extra help with or would like specialised training in Ringcraft or Gundog Training for example you can arrange to have a  one to one lesson at your home.

This can be arranged at any time to suit you including evenings and weekends


The first time I visit will take two hours, the charge will be £75

Subsequent visits are charged at £55 an hour.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

If you would like to visit to see a class in action please feel free to pop in at any of the times given above

Training Plus Dog Training

The Clubhouse, Braintree Road, Tye Green, Cressing, Essex. CM77 8HB

01376 348914



By Appointment