Looking for professional Kennel club puppy foundation classes in Northampton?

Because your puppy deserves the best?

Please read all of this article. taking note of the times and dates for the classes. All breeds of puppies welcome.

Dates and times

Starting Friday 13th March-Induction evening 19:40 – 21:30  (without your puppy) If you can`t attend this you can still enrol onto the classes

Venue to be decided for seminar. 

Sunday March 22nd, 29th, April 5th  (10am-11am)

Saturday 11th April (13hrs-14hrs) (This is not mistake, please take note of this time change, thanks) venue to be at Delapre abbey outside class. 

Hardingstone Village Hall

The facilities and setup for classes

There is provision for several car parking slots, including for disabilities. The garden area is secure to prevent any puppies escaping. When weather is suitable we often is use the garden area for classes.

When puppy classes are held in the main hall, we provide seating for owners and family members to observe the class. The hall flooring is non slippery, which makes it an excellent training facility for puppies.

5 star rated from previous puppy owners!

My training puppy classes are a sought after training class for puppies in Northamptonshire. That is why we ask for payment up front to secure your place.


Hi chris, we wanted to say thankyou for the fantastic puppy classes! Buddy is such a clever dog now and we feel its all down to the classes and the knowledge you shared with us to understand Buddy, and its still helping! Thank you!

Don’t under estimate your puppy’s need for socialisation

After advice during the class on naughty puppy problems, niggling behaviours, obedience and assessing your puppy under play conditions. The most important exercise we carry out is socialisation to sounds and other puppies and dog. The most crucial time for learning canine communication to other dogs is around 7 weeks to 16 weeks of age, known as the human socialisation period.

What you can achieve and gain from my classes

This course is not only the foundation to the future of your puppy’s life, it will also help get your puppy responding to you more. My puppy classes will help you gain an understanding of responsible dog ownership and psychology of the puppy training, giving you the best understanding what to do when your puppy performs unwanted puppy behaviours too.


Once your puppy has permission from a vet to socialise and go for walks you can start puppy training classes. We do have a cut off age of around 24weeks. The reason for this is, a dog after 6 months is adolescent on average, until they reach maturity around 11-14 months. Unlike other classes available we adhere to this because exposing your puppy to older dogs could do more harm than good at this crucial learning age.

What the classes will cover

  • Attentive response to name
  • Play with owner
  • Socialisation
  • Noise exposure at distance to revel sound sensitivity
  • Introduction to strange human
  • Introduction to placid dog to assess sociability to other dogs
  • Handling and Inspection to Maintain Health
  • Puppy Recall
  • Basic Puppy Positions – sit , down, stand
  • Walking in a Controlled Manner – On lead walking for 20 paces with a turn
  • Stay for Approximately Ten Seconds
  • Take Article Away from the Puppy
  • Food Manners

Why these classes standout and rated 5star

  • Induction and puppy behaviour evening covering many topics like find out here
  • Separation anxiety
  • Nipping and mouthing
  • Toilet training
  • Hands on demonstrations
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Classes taken by Chris Rose
  • Clicker based training
  • Excellent facility with parking
  • Accredited with kennel club GCDS
  • First aide facilities
  • Family friendly (children included)
  • More than just a foundation level in puppy training

What if you miss the induction and puppy behaviour seminar?

I cover subjects to help with those puppy problems and information on the classes themselves. It’s a personal choice, but people who haven’t been able to make still gained lots of understanding still from attending the puppy classes themselves. Feel free to contact me to run through your concerns, before enrolling.

How big are the group sizes?

Providing puppy training classes for several years, I discovered that to deliver a quality standout puppy training class in Northampton, the maximum size of the class will be 10 puppies. More often depending on the time of year that can reduce down to 6-8 puppies.

Can the family attend?

I welcome all the family to attend, but please be sensible with bringing children. If you think your child could impact on the class with their behaviour then please consider not to bring them.

Can I use a harness? Flexi lead? What other training equipment ?

The use of harnesses is acceptable, but no flexi leads please. I encourage you to purchase a treat bag and to use quality treats to reinforce wanted obedience.

As indicated at the puppy behaviour seminar as part of these classes, we use clickers to train puppies. Head harnesses are also permissible during classes, if you want to use a standard collar or kombi collar that’s acceptable as well.

Please remember by law dogs must wear a collar, with a ID tag attached to it. With the right relevant information. 

Please bring a toy for your dog

There will be time for a short play session, so please bring a toy. This training is assessable on how your puppy releases the item in a group exercise.

Puppy foundation level also encourages good dog ownership

It’s important that owners demonstrate this by clearing up any toilet occurrences during classes. Please bring poo bags as required by law and I will provide the disinfectant, kitchen roll. There is a purpose dog bin close to the facilities just outside the car park to dispose of toilets before you head home.

Started training and need some tips now?

Would you some top tips for training your puppy then please then have read of my ‘top tips for obedience training’ But when it comes to puppy training please be aware for the need of patience and short training sessions.


At the puppy induction and behaviour seminar, I will handout the following, but don’t worry if you can’t attend the induction evening, you will receive the following at your first class

  • Canine code
  • Puppy assessment sheet
  • Puppy diary
  • Health and care booklet

Certificate and rosette 

I can assess puppy foundation classes, so when you pass you can further your dogs obedience by enrolling onto the kennel club GCDS bronze level have a look what the next classes look like.