Training classes & workshops

We offer a variety of weekly training classes including Puppy, Beginner and Move Up Classes - fun for all the family!

Early socialisation, play and training is crucial for puppies to develop into happy, confident, well-trained dogs. Focusing on this key stage will help you avoid future behavioural problems, form a strong bond with your puppy, and ensure that your fur baby turns into a contented and loved member of the family.

Happy dogs need happy training methods and we only ever use positive reinforcement training that rewards good behaviour and helps build a strong bond between you and your dog.

All participants receive a welcome pack that includes fun activities to do with your dog and a certificate on completion of the course.

Please note that a class environment is not suitable for dogs who are reactive. Please book a behaviour consultation if your dog barks, lunges, growls or snaps at other dogs or people.

Classes that we offer

  • Puppy class: For puppies up to 6 months old 
  • Puppy and Beginner class: For puppies and beginners of any age (following completion of vaccinations)
  • Move up class: For those who have completed the puppy or beginner classes and want continue their training journey with more advanced training

What you'll learn

The Puppy and Beginners Classes include the following training:

  • Foundations of successful reward based training
  • Reflex to name
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Settle
  • Drop
  • Recall
  • Loose lead walking
  • Introduction to scentwork
  • Handling
  • Safe socialisation
  • How to avoid unwanted behaviour such as jumping up, nipping and chewing
  • Housetraining tips

The Move Up class builds on what you learnt in our Puppy and Beginner Class (and is only available to those who have completed the Puppy or Beginner course). It is tailored to you and your dog, and includes the following training:

  • Focus around other dogs on and off lead
  • Lead free walking
  • Recall
  • Send to mat
  • Emergency stop
  • Distance control
  • Proprioception and body awareness

£75 for 5 week course

Upcoming Classes


starting Tuesday 10th October 2023 at Clwyd Special Riding Centre, Llanfynydd

6.30 - 7.30pm Puppy & Beginner Class  ***3 spaces left***

starting Wednesday 11th October 2023 at Gwernymynydd and Cadole Village Centre

6 - 7pm Puppy Class (for puppies up to 6 months old)  ***Fully booked***

7.15 - 8.15pm Move Up Class (for dogs who have completed our Puppy or Beginner classes) ***3 spaces left*** 

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Where our classes are

We’re happy to offer puppy and dog training classes at two sites:

Gwernymynydd and Cadole Village Centre near Mold, Flintshire.

A spacious village hall with adjoining secure dog park and ample parking makes this the ideal location for classes in Gwernymyndd just outside Mold. 

Gwernymynydd & Cadole Village Centre
Ruthin Road

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Clwyd Special Riding Centre, Llanfynydd (get directions)

A wonderful centre with a large indoor arena makes this a spacious and welcoming place for classes near Treuddyn.

Ffordd Llanfynydd
LL11 5HN

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Making your pack happy

Your dog will be a welcome part of the Forests & Fetch family, whether learning new skills or improving problem behaviours.