Dog Behaviour Classes

Our aim is to prevent behavioural problems occurring by offering a pre-vaccination chat with our veterinary nursing team, followed by attending the 4 week puppy training course we run.


Puppy Training Course

A recent report shows 75% of dog owners would like to change their dogs behaviour and there’s no better time than starting whilst they’re young. To reduce behavioural problems in the future, it is important puppies under the age of 20 weeks experience meeting other puppies and people to become well socialised and used to new surroundings. Our 4 week course teaches good manners from a young age and uses positive training methods to deal with puppy behaviour.

This 4 week course is £52 and includes a puppy starter pack and information booklet. To book a place on this course, please contact our Markeaton Farm and Equine practice.

All puppy training sessions are currently held in our indoor riding school at our Markeaton Farm & Equine practice therefore, your puppy may get a little dirty. We do advise you to bring a towel with you to ensure your puppy is clean when travelling back home. Please note, puppies must be vaccinated to enrol on this course.


Unfortunately, behavioural problems are the main cause of euthanasia in dogs under 2 years old. If you are experiencing any issues however big or small it is best to speak to us now before it is too late.

Dogs learn how to cope with stressful situations by avoiding or showing aggressive tendencies, the more the dogs have to practice these behaviours the worse the problem becomes. Seeking professional help straight away means we are able to change dogs behaviour and emotional state, enabling owners to understand why and how to deal with the problem safely.

Dog Behaviour Classes

Our behaviour classes are held at our Markeaton Farm and Equine practice and we are currently able to offer the following:

  • Behavioural Training Course
  • Individual Training Course
  • Social Vet Visits

  • Behavioural Training Course
    Does you pet have behavioural problems? Why not have an initial consultation with Kat Johnson to discuss the problem and offer advice on how to rectify and treat any issues you may have. This one hour behavioural consultation is £80

    Sometimes, issues with your pets behaviour may be more serious, such as signs of aggression. In instances like this your pet may need more help over a longer period of time. This is where our full training package can help.

    Tailored to your needs, this package consists of a 1 hour consultation, an action plan, ongoing phone call support and 2 training consults with Kat Johnson. The cost of our full package is £220

  • Individual Training Course

    Does your dog:

    • Pull on the lead
    • Not come back when called
    • Over excited at meeting new people (jumping up)

    Why not book in for our individual training course. This offers 1-2-1 training with Kat Johnson who can tailor each session to you and your pets individual needs. Our cost for individual training is £100 for 4 x 30 minute sessions.

  • Social Vet Visits
    Is your dog scarred of the vets? We can help! We offer social visits with a nurse to help get your dog more comfortable in the surgery and used to any equipment being handled. These quick sessions are only £15 and makes future vet visits less stressful for both you and your dog.
To book or discuss any of the courses above, please contact our Park Farm practice – 01332 554422

Upcoming Behaviour Classes

Our puppy training course takes place every 4 weeks.

The course covers the following; playing biting, chewing, toilet training, playing, basic commands, learning to be left along plus much more.

To book a place on our next puppy training course, please contact Kat Johnson at our Park Farm practice on 01332 554422.

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