PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION

 - preparing puppies for the world!

At Wonder Paws we believe its better to "BUILD-UP a puppy than FIX a dog" so we place huge emphasis on early socialisation, training and relationship-building using force-free, fun and positive reward based training at our puppy training courses.



Our experienced, friendly and dedicated trainers will guide you through the challenging early weeks & months of puppy parenthood with clear, hands-on instruction in class, supported with dedicated teaching material and homework sheets throughout the course.  Email and phone support is available to all our participants.

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Puppy ZOOM Consult - 45 mins​ session  
* for puppies from 7-20 weeks of age
 

****PERFECT FOR NEW or NOVICE OWNERS****

So your new arrival has just landed in your home and you're feeling  a bit over-whelmed or just want some assistance in settling puppy in, well this is the session for you!   Whether adopting from a rescue or buying from a breeder, integrating puppy into your life is very much a “pay now-collect later” endeavour.  The more work you put in up front – expectation-setting, effort, time & training – the easier it’ll be for the next 10-15 years! 

CHOOSE FROM A SELECTION OF THESE TOPICS:

  • Expectation-setting

  • Essential Equipment

  • Containment and management

  • Set up House-training programme

  • Set up Crate-training programme

  • Alone-Time Training

  • Planning puppy's pre-vax/post-vax socialisation experiences

  • Basic Impulse control/no jumping

  • Intro to Lead walking

  • Intro to recall

  • Intro to Sit & Down

  • Appropriate Exercise advice

  • Nutrition advice

price:  €59 for 45min Zoom Consult

 

* for puppies from 7-20 weeks of age

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WONDER PAWS LITTLE PAWS COURSE
5-WEEK LEVEL 1 PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ €159

A Super Start for your Puppy!!  Start training your puppy before problems develop.  Our 5-week basic obedience and socialisation course is a wonderful way to bond with your puppy and successfully integrate them into family life and the human world beyond!

- Sit, Down, Touch Recall, Go to Mat and settle behaviours

- Develop Impulse Control with new skills like Leave-It, Stay, 4-paws on floor

- Behaviours trained using food lures, then quickly progress to handsignals & verbal cues

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Building a Reliable Recall with distractions

- Carefully supervised off-leash play

- Manage puppy behaviours like play-biting, jumping, chewing etc

-  Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children and novel stimuli
- Dog Safety & Bite Prevention: appropriate puppy handling, teaching bite inhibition, trading games etc

- Grooming preparation (happy with hands and brush skills)

- Puppy nutrition, husbandry, care & grooming

- Responsible dog ownership
- Boosts SHY puppies confidence & helps prevent fear-based behaviours

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age:  11 weeks - 18 weeks (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full set of vaccinations PLUS canine cough vaccine​

location: Wonder Paws Dog Park, Beech Hill Allotments, Scalp Rd Enniskerry MAP HERE

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes ​

 

price: €159 per puppy 1 handler & 1 Spectator allowed PER puppy under current Covid Restrictions - MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT OUR CLASSES

NO MASK = NO ENTRY

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WONDER PAWS TEEN PAWS & JUVENILE DOG COURSE
5-WEEK LEVEL 1 PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ €159

 

With the same curriculum as Little Paws, this 5-week basic obedience course welcomes slightly older, dog-friendly puppies who have had no previous formal training and would benefit from learning the basics and enjoying off-leash socialisation!  Helps owners deepen the bond and develop clear communication with their older puppy.



- Sit, Down, Touch Recall, Go to Mat and settle behaviours

- Develop Impulse Control with new skills like Leave-It, Stay, 4-paws on floor

- Behaviours trained using food lures, then quickly progress to handsignals & verbal cues

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Building a Reliable Recall with distractions

- Carefully supervised off-leash play

- Manage puppy behaviours like play-biting, jumping, chewing etc

-  Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children and novel stimuli
- Dog Safety & Bite Prevention: appropriate puppy handling, teaching bite inhibition, trading games etc

- Grooming preparation (happy with hands and brush skills)

- Puppy nutrition, husbandry, care & grooming

- Responsible dog ownership
- Boosts SHY puppies confidence & helps prevent fear-based behaviours


Group 1 Age:  19-24 weeks - TEEN PAWS COURSE

Group 2 Age:  7-10months - JUVENILE DOG COURSE


pre-requisite:  full vaccinations including canine cough​

location: Wonder Paws Dog Park, Beechhill Allotments, Scalp Rd Enniskerry

 

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes ​

price: €159 per pup 1 handler & 1 Spectator allowed PER puppy under current Covid Restrictions - MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT OUR CLASSES

NO MASK = NO ENTRY

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WONDER PAWS ENNISKERRY
SMARTY-PUP 4-WEEK LEVEL 2 PUPPY TRAINING COURSE​ €99


This 4-week LEVEL 2 course is a continuation for pups that have completed a Wonder Paws 5-week Puppy course (within the previous 6 months of Smarty-Pup start date).  It progresses basic obedience skills and helps Teenage Pups learn focus, restore calmness and proof behaviours against distractions during this developmentally challenging period for care-givers.

 

Content:

- Developing and progressing behaviours learned at Level 1

- Introduce new behaviours

- Developing relaxation protocols for busy Teens!

- Prepare your dog for cafe visits and social outings

- Improve Impulse Control around humans and other dogs

- Improving Loose-Lead Walking and proofing against distractions

- Developing Auto-Check-ins to improve LLW and focus

- Developing polite greetings with humans and other dogs

- Lie-on Side (with Duration) for vet examinations

- DROP!

 

Course Goal: 
- Skill sharpening for owners and developing independent thinking and learning for your puppy 
- Improving mechanics and timing for humans

- Introducing capturing and self-rewarding training

 

Long Term Lessons:
- Capturing & reinforcing good behaviours: getting your timing on par

- Improving loose-lead technique
- Developing a stronger recall
- Foster creative thinking to avoid problem behaviours and teach new behaviours
- Progress relationship-centred training & strengthening owner-dog bond

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age6 to 18 months (at course commencement date)

pre-requisite:  Wonder Paws Puppy Level 1 5-week Training Course

 

location: Wonder Paws Dog Park, Beechhill Allotments, Scalp Rd Enniskerry

duration:  4 x 1hr weekly classes

  • Week 1 class: Sunday 27th June, 3-4pm

  • Week 2 class:  Sunday 4th July, 3-4pm

  • Week 3 class:  Sunday 11th July, 3-4pm

  • Week 4 class:  Sunday 18th July, 3-4pm

 

 

price: €99 per puppy 

1 handler & 1 Spectator allowed PER puppy under current Covid Restrictions - MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT OUR CLASSES

NO MASK = NO ENTRY

New Course starts Sun 27th June, 3-4pm - LIVE SOON
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PUPPY AGILITY COURSE - Foundation & Active Balance Training  

1hr x 4 Weekly classes  €99

 

Our NEW Active Balance Canine Equipment provides a technique for training young puppies in safe, new, fun things to do.  It engages puppies in non-concussive controlled activities which promotes muscle development without causing trauma to juvenile joints and bones.  

 

Specific exercises and techniques allow dogs to engage in safe low impact activities.

  • Improve and develops muscle tone

  • Builds core stability

  • Increases joint range of motion

  • Increases mobility and flexibility

  • Balance and coordination are enhanced

  • Improves posture

  • Expands body awareness and sensory integration

  • Improves and enhances proprioception.

  • Increases self control and self confidence

 

Active Balance Canine Equipment is also designed to fulfil the needs of all canines in areas of

  • Agility foundation training

  • Conditioning

  • Reducing the risk of injury

  • Injury and neurological rehabilitation

  • Maintenance Performance enhancement.

  • Postural realignment

 

​No of attendees:   5 pups max

 

age:  5-12 months

pre-requisite:  basic puppy course at Wonder Paws or another training school PLUS full set of up-to-date vaccinations including kennel cough​ and no underlying health issues or injuries (pls bring proof of vaccination with you at first visit)

price: €99 per puppy  (1 adult handler ONLY) allowed under Level 3 Covid Restrictions - MASKS ARE MANDATORY AT OUR CLASSES - NO MASK = NO ENTRY)

Puppy Prep in your own home -  2 x 60 mins​ classes 
* for puppies from 7-14 weeks of age
 

****PERFECT FOR NEW or NOVICE OWNERS****

So you’re about to get a puppy or your new arrival has just landed in your home!   Whether adopting from a rescue or buying from a breeder, integrating him into your life is very much a “pay now-collect later” endeavour.  The more work you put in up front – expectation-setting, effort, time & training – the easier it’ll be for the next 10-15 years! 

 

Session 1 (ideally a week before puppy arrives):

  • Expectation-setting

  • Essential Equipment

  • Containment and management

  • Settling puppy in: the initial days

  • Set up House-training programme

  • Set up Crate-training programme

  • Nutrition advice

  • Planning puppy's pre-vax socialisation experiences

 

2nd session (1 week after puppy arrives):

  • Trouble Shooting

  • House-training issues

  • Basic Impulse control

  • Intro to Lead walking

  • Intro to recall

  • Intro to Sit & Down

  • Appropriate Exercise advice

  • Alone Training

price:  €175 (2 x 60 mins classes in your own home)

           

* for puppies from 7-14 weeks of age

SORRY PUPPY-PREP CONSULTS - ON HOLD due to Covid

Due to current COVID restrictions our 1-2-1 in-house consults are on hold

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Puppy AT-HOME Consult - 60 mins​ session  
* for puppies from 7-20 weeks of age
 

****PERFECT FOR NEW or NOVICE OWNERS****

So your new arrival has just landed in your home and you're feeling  a bit over-whelmed or just want some assistance in settling puppy in, well this is the session for you!   Whether adopting from a rescue or buying from a breeder, integrating puppy into your life is very much a “pay now-collect later” endeavour.  The more work you put in up front – expectation-setting, effort, time & training – the easier it’ll be for the next 10-15 years! 

  • Expectation-setting

  • Essential Equipment

  • Containment and management

  • Set up House-training programme

  • Set up Crate-training programme

  • Planning puppy's pre-vax/post-vax socialisation experiences

  • Basic Impulse control

  • Intro to Lead walking

  • Intro to recall

  • Intro to Sit & Down

  • Appropriate Exercise advice

  • Nutrition advice

  • Alone Training

price:  €99 for 1 x 60 min session in your own home

          

* for puppies from 7-20 weeks of age

1 x 60min Puppy AT-HOME Consult - ON HOLD due to Covid

Due to current COVID restrictions our 1-2-1 in-house consults are on hold

WONDER PAWS PUPPY SCHOOL GIFT VOUCHERS
The BEST gift you can buy a new Puppy Parent!


Its quick and easy, just click the button below to purchase and we will email your Gift Voucher without delay!  The beneficiary simply contacts us to book via phone or email.

**Gift Voucher holders get PRIORITY BOOKING**