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A brief overview of all the services we have to offer

Puppies

Congratulations on becoming a puppy parent!

We at Cardiff Canine Citizens understand that this is a very exciting but often a scary time for new puppy parents, irrespective of how much preparation you may have done! Don’t panic, we are here to support you and answer any questions you may have to help alleviate your fears. We have a proven track record and have welcomed thousands of puppies and their owners through our doors over the years, with many of our clients returning with subsequent puppies!

Not all puppy training schools are the same and unfortunately a badly organised puppy class can be even worse for your puppy than doing no classes at all.

All of our training is reward based and relies upon positive reinforcement.  We all would like a well behaved and obedient puppy but you can’t blame the puppy if you fail to train the puppy! They need to be taught how to behave, they aren’t born knowing this! At Cardiff Canine Citizens we believe your puppy deserves a first-class education. We provide this and a supportive learning environment for all, without breaking the bank!

Our specially designed puppy programme, created by a qualified and experienced Canine Behaviourist will start your puppy off on the right paw. Our unique three-part training programme is specifically designed to support you on your training journey from new puppy, through to the often-challenging adolescence stage and into young adulthood. Ensuring you have a well-behaved companion and socially acceptable canine citizen. We believe puppies and their owners learn more effectively when they are having fun. Included in our puppy programme are a variety of educational games specifically designed to ensure a well-balanced and confident family pet. We have a vast selection of equipment to further enhance your puppies learning experience.

We are an inclusive dog training school and our training methods are adapted to meet the needs of all puppies and owners and we do not use a one size fits all approach. Our classes are a fantastic way for you and your puppy to make new friends and our P.A.L.S closed Facebook group ensures you can keep in contact even after classes have ended!

Cardiff Canine Citizens is an inclusive dog training school we fully encourage and welcome children to participate in training and all of our venues have disabled access. If you have any specific needs or requirements please make us aware.

All puppies must be fully vaccinated and under 20 weeks of age at the start of a course. We look forward to meeting you and your puppy soon!

At Cardiff Canine Citizens understand the importance of correct socialisation and training in puppies to equip them with all the life skills they will require as adult dogs. So we have a range of services and some special offers on our Puppy Packages!

Procurement Package

Not sure which breed of puppy to choose, or which puppy from a litter? Decided you’d like to rescue a dog and need assistance on judging temperament and suitability? Let me help you with this major decision. I will help you locate, choose, meet and settle in your new arrival. Prices vary-please enquire.

Pre Vaccination Puppy Visit

A one hour home or your chosen location visit £55 -£65. Find out more.

P.A.L.S. Nursery Classes

Your puppy will learn; sit, down, stand, heel, leave, drop, stay, touch and recall. We will also cover unwanted barking, attentions seeking, jumping up and handling and grooming your puppy. Everything they need to become well adjusted dogs and good canine citizens!  Cost: £75. Find out more.

P.A.L.S. Infant Classes

For puppies aged between 17-52 weeks of age who have previously completed our Nursery Classes.
We will build on the behaviours taught in on the previous course as well as teaching new skills such as the emergency stop. Cost: £60

P.A.L.S. Junior Classes

For puppies aged between 25-78 weeks of age who have previously completed our Infant Classes.
We will build on the behaviours taught in on the previous course as well as teaching new, more complex skills. Cost: £60

Find out more.

Puppy Package Offers

At Cardiff Canine Citizens we understand the importance of correct socialisation and training in puppies to equip them with all the life skills they will require as adult dogs. So, we have a range of services and some special offers on our Puppy Packages!

  • (A) Puppy Package Offer A – Pre Vaccination Puppy Visit (b) plus the seven week Puppy Assisted Learning School (P.A.L.S.) Nursery Level Puppy Classes for £125.
  • (B) Puppy Package Offer B – Seven week Puppy Assisted Learning School (P.A.L.S.) Nursery Level Puppy Classes plus the six week Infants Level Course for £125.
  • (C) Puppy Package Offer C – Seven week Puppy Assisted Learning School (P.A.L.S.) Nursery Level Puppy Classes plus the six week Infants Course plus the six week Junior Level Course for £175.
  • (D) Puppy Package Offer D – Pre Vaccination Puppy Visit (b) plus Seven week Puppy Assisted Learning School (P.A.L.S.) Nursery Level Puppy Classes plus the six week Infants Course plus the six week Junior Level Course for £220.

To be eligible for the Puppy Packages full payment would need to be made for the complete package at time of booking.

Bespoke Puppy Package

Offering private, one to one home visits tailor made to owners individual requirements. This can be undertaken when you are at work or otherwise engaged! Including basic training, sit, down, stand, leave etc. car travel, meeting other dogs and animals, walking on a lead, no jumping up, socialisation and habituation etc. Let me assist with that new puppy so that you can enjoy the experience more fully! Price variable – please enquire.

Puppy Parties

Puppy Parties I am available to either completely host or talk about the importance of socialisation and habituation at veterinary surgeries, grooming parlours, rescue organisations or other interest groups, please enquire.


 

Other Classes

Cardiff Canine Citizens holds many weekly classes covering basic training, Prickly Pooches, Recall and Rally.

Beginners and Basics

This class is suitable for dogs who have received little or no training. Ideal for rescue dogs but not suitable for dogs showing any signs of aggression with people or other dogs. Cost : £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more.

Beyond the Basics

This class is suitable for dogs who have attended our Beginners and Basics Course. We will build on the skills taught in the previous course and learn some new skills. Not suitable for dogs showing any signs of aggression with people or other dogs. Cost : £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more.

Beyond Brilliant

This class is suitable for dogs who have attended our Beginners and Basics and  Beyond the Basics Courses. We will build on the skills taught in the previous courses and learn some new skills. Not suitable for dogs showing any signs of aggression with people or other dogs.  Cost : £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more.

Recall Classes

Do you have a runaway on your hands? Does your dog turn ‘deaf’ when you call them? Are walks becoming a chore? This could be the class for you! Free Goody Bag, including a 10 metre training line! Cost : £65 (complete cost for four week course). Find out more.

Toys and Tinies

This is important for all small breeds, but especially so if your small dog is already displaying signs of anxiety around other dogs (lowered stance, tail tucked between the legs, pulling back on the lead on meeting other dogs). Cost : £65 (complete cost for four week course).

Trick 4 Treat Classes

Trick training to keep your dog entertained and its mind active. Covering give paw, twirling, beg, crawling, roll over, closing the door, walking backwards etc. Class led, so we would welcome suggestions! A four week course of one hour a week. Cost : £65 (complete cost for four week course). Find out more.


Kennel Club Awards – All Levels

Cardiff Canine Citizens is a Kennel Club Listed Status Club and we hold classes covering all of the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Levels.

K.C Puppy Foundation Level Classes

A seven week course. First week, on a Saturday starts with the Introductory Session lasting 90 minutes this is followed by six weekly sessions of 55 minutes. Barry on a Monday evening and Cardiff on a Wednesday evening. Cost : £75 (complete cost for seven week course). Find out more

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award

Aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner on the lead, will stay in one position on command, will allow its owner to clean, groom and inspect it. Cost : £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver Award

Aims to build upon the skills learned in the Bronze Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. Cost : £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold Award

Aims to build upon the skills learned in the Silver Award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. Find out more Cost: £65 (complete cost for six week course). Find out more


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Prickly Pooches (i)

Do you own a dog that reacts badly around other dogs? Or do you own a dog that is nervous and worried by other dogs and tries to avoid them? Are you embarrassed and frustrated and don’t know where to turn? Have you become a member of the Midnight Walkers’ Brigade in order to avoid other dog walkers? Our classes are suitable for dogs who may be nervous, under socialised or who may have had a negative experience around other dogs. Our classes are supportive, friendly and probably the quietest classes you could ever attend! Free Goody Bag including a dog walking belt. Cost : £185 (complete cost for Introductory session of 90 minutes, 4 x I hour practical sessions, a one to one session and a Prickly Pooches Practice Session). Find out more.

Prickly Pooches (ii)

For dogs who have successfully completed the Prickly Pooches (i) course. Cost: £85. Find out more.

Prickly Pooches Practice Sessions

There are also regular fortnightly/monthly, 90 minute, practice sessions. These usually take place on a weekend at Willows High School. These sessions are open to anyone who has previously attended a Prickly Pooches course or had a one to one or Behaviour Consultation for a reactive dog, booking is essential. Cost: £10 


Behaviour Consultations

Behaviour Consultations and One to One Training Dogs may have issues or problems for a range of reasons including prior learning, breed predisposition and lack of socialisation and habituation. Your dog’s issues or unwanted behaviour is highly unlikely to cease without correct intervention and may even become worse. The longer it continues it is often more difficult to remedy.

  • (A) Behaviour Consultation at your home lasting 2 hours. Cost £125
  • (B) Behaviour Consultation at your home lasting 2.5-3 hours. Cost £155
  • (C) Behaviour Consultation at your home lasting 2 hours, with full report for your referring veterinary surgeon £155. 
  • (D) Behaviour Consultation Package comprising of 1st visit 2 hours and follow up visits 2nd and 3rd one hour (one visit each week for three weeks within 10 miles of central Cardiff) £195.

 Behaviour Consultations prices within 10 miles of central Cardiff. Travel charges will be applicable to visits further than 10 miles from central Cardiff, charged at 50p per mile. Find out more about our behavioural consultation services.

One to One Training

If you can’t make a class or have specific areas you’d like to work on with me, such as recall, pulling on the lead, jumping up etc. 

  • (A) One to One Training One to One training Session at your home lasting 1 hour, within 10 miles of central Cardiff Cost : £55
  • (B) One to One Training One to One training session at your home lasting 1.5 hours, within 10 miles of central Cardiff Cost : £65
  • (C) Three X One to One training sessions at your home lasting 60 minutes /session Cost: £140
  • (D) Three X One to One training sessions at my secure, outdoor venue lasting 60 minutes /session. Limited availability, weekends only at present. Cost: £120
  • (E) One to One Training Package One to One training sessions at your home, 1st visit 90 minutes, 2nd visit 1 hour, within 10 miles of central Cardiff Cost : £110
  • (C) One to One Training Package One to One Training at your home, 1st visit 90 minutes, 2nd visit 1 hour, 3rd visit 1 hour, within 10 miles of central Cardiff Cost : £150 

Mileage charges are applicable for all visits further than 10 miles from central Cardiff. Find out more

Behaviour Assessments

For prospective fosters and adopters and fostering and adoption agencies. If you a dog owner and considering fostering or adoption a baby or child or if you are a professional from a fostering or adoption agency and you would like an expert opinion on the behaviour/temperament of a clients dog, this page is for you! Find out more!

Telephone Consultations

The consultation lasts one hour and costs £25. You will also be responsible for the cost of the call. Complete an online booking form or email me with your time preferences and I will book you a consultation. This service is unlikely to be able to be used for certain behaviour problems such as canine aggression, but I will advise prior to booking. Payment is via PayPal £25. Find out more.

Child Safety Lessons

Teaching children how to be safe around puppies and dogs, either individually or in groups. All tutors have enhanced Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure. Educational services talks suitable for children from nursery age and up. Special rates for Brownies, Scouts, Beavers and certain interest groups. Talks cover how to stay safe around dogs, responsibility, legal requirements, caring for a dog etc. Prices vary-please enquire.

Children’s Parties

Fun and educational! Teaching children how to be safe around puppies and dogs, either individually or in groups. Children can scan the toy dogs for their microchips, guess the breed and meet a real dog who can demonstrate some simple tricks. Suitable for children from nursery age and up. Colouring packs supplied for all children. Prices vary – please enquireVisit our children’s pages for games and lessons.

Puppy Parties

I am available to either completely host or talk about the importance of socialisation and habituation at veterinary surgeries, grooming parlours, rescue organisations or other interest groups, please enquire. I  have previously provided talks at Puppy Parties organised by several Veterinary practices in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as for dog charities.


Workshops, Seminars and Courses

Cardiff Canine Citizens often host our own workshops and seminars on a variety of disciplines and topics throughout the year. We also host other well respected professionals to provide workshops, seminars and courses. To date we have previously hosted or have confirmed; Jo Rosie Haffenden, Nando Brown, Craig Ogilvie, Trevor Cooper, Carolyn Menteith, Kamal Fernandez, Lisa Graham, Pauline Jackson, Amber Batson, Lynda Ryan and Rachel Bean.

 

Proprioception Workshops

For several years we have injected proprioception exercises and equipment into our puppy, adult and reactive dog classes with amazing results. The results were so fantastic that we now want to give other dogs and their owners the opportunity to benefit from our experience and expertise.

Unlike other canine workshops where you may only actually work your dog for a small amount of time, our workshops are very different!

You and your dog shall be working for the full duration of the workshop so you get the maximum benefit from your time with us, although there will a short comfort break at half time. This can be mentally and physically tiring for dogs and their handlers. For this reason, when we host our own workshops we allow handlers to work two of their own dogs individually for no extra charge!

Our Proprioception Workshops are great fun for both dogs and owners.
In this workshop you and your dog will be using a vast selection of equipment, some purpose made for canine fitness and some for human fitness with added safety adaptations to keep our dogs safe. Find out more.