Rookie Course (Basic Training)

The Rookie Course is for dogs from six months of age onwards with little or no training experience.  Rescue dogs can also benefit from these classes as it brings structure and consistency into their lives.  It is a seven week programme and the first week is induction week, where we cover vital information for beginning your training and is WITHOUT your dog.

At the conclusion of which, students are invited to join the Deputy Dog Classes to further develop their training skills.  Please note that the Rookie Course is not designed to deal with dogs with reactivity and behavioural issues.  If in doubt please contact us to discuss your individual needs.

At Best Behaviour K9, we aim to offer the very best service to our clients by accepting a maximum of 8 dogs in our Rookie Dog classes.  This ensures that they have every opportunity to socialise with other dogs, whilst keeping the class small enough to allow owners to spend as much time as possible training their dogs without them having to sit and wait their turn.

Rookie Course has been designed to help you train your dog using humane, balanced training methods.  This class aims to provide you with a basic knowledge of understanding and training your canine companion whilst having fun and developing the bond between you both.

What does this class cover?

Basic Life Skills including

– Attentive Response to Their Name
– Playing With Your Dog
– Socialisation With Other Dogs & People in a safe manner
– Loose Lead Walking

– Introduction to Recall
– Basic Stationary Positions (Sit, Down and Stand)
– Introduction to the Heel Position and Walking at Heel
– Stay for Approximately 30 to 60 Seconds

This list of exercises is not exhaustive and should only be used as a guide. Our trainers include a variety of exercises that are appropriate to the group.


Once you have completed your Rookie Course you can move on to our Deputy Dog Classes.  These allow you to progress your training from the basics you’ve already learned in Rookie.


How to Book

To book your place on our next course get in touch:

Tel: 07946 546401

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