Wonder Paws - Puppy School​ & Family Dog Training 

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Our Training Courses at Dogs Trust Dublin

 - giving rehomed dogs the best possible start...


Wonder Paws are delighted to host 4-week training courses specifically for Dogs Trust Dublin rehomed dogs and their new families at the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Ashbourne Road, Finglas.   Courses for newly rehomed Puppies and Adult Dogs start monthly.  There are a limited number of spaces available for non-Dogs Trust dogs and puppies.


All profits from these courses go to Dogs Trust Ireland.

Training will help your rehomed dog settle into their new home, opening up a new line of communication and developing a strong bond.  Because rehoming can be a stressful experience for a dog, training helps create structure and routine, giving your puppy or adult dog the best start in their new life with your family.


Our experienced, compassionate trainers will guide you through the early weeks & months with clear, hands-on instruction in class.  We also provide dedicated teaching material and homework sheets with valuable email and telephone support throughout your course and beyond.



This 4-week course welcomes rehomed puppies who have had no previous formal training and would benefit from learning the basics and enjoying off-leash socialisation.   Helps new owners deepen the bond and develop clear communication with their new puppy, as well as managing typical puppy behaviours!

- Sit, Down, Wait, Come, Go to Mat, STAY, Leave-It/Take It

- Hand-signals & verbal cues

- Fading food lures

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Key socialisation with other puppies, children and strangers

- Puppy handling and learning bite inhibition

- Off leash socialisation play sessions

- Building a Reliable Recall

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

- Boosts SHY puppies confidence & helps overcome fear-based behaviours
age:  10 weeks - 6 months (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations plus kennel cough vaccination

duration:  4 x 1hr weekly classes 


  • Week 1 class: Tues 6th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 2 class:  Tues 13th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 3 class: Tues 20th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 4 class: Tues 27th Oct, 7-8pm

price: €99 per puppy  



From our experience working with shelter dogs we understand how important training is to both owner and their new four-legged friend. Rehoming can be very stressful for a dog, with new humans, new surroundings and new routines to get used to.  Training is a great confidence booster for both new owner and rehomed dog and starts you both on the road to developing a strong bond for life.

- Sit, Down, Wait, Stay, Leave-It/Take it, Got to Mat

- Hand-signals & verbal cues

- Fading food lures
- Reliable Recall

- Managing & improving Loose-lead walking

- Develop impulse control

- On-leash supervised socialisation with other adult dogs
- Manage problem behaviours like jumping-up, counter surfing etc
- Training boosts SHY dogs confidence & helps overcome fear-based behaviours

age:  From 7 months +

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations plus kennel cough​ vaccination


duration:  4 x 1hr weekly classes 


  • Week 1 class: Tues 6th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 2 class:  Tues 13th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 3 class: Tues 20th Oct, 7-8pm

  • Week 4 class: Tues 27th Oct, 7-8pm


price: €99 per dog  



Dog Agility is a really great way to improve the human-animal bond and to teach rescue dogs new skills through physical and mental enrichment.  It's a great outlet for active dogs and a confidence builder for shy dogs.


Agility is a popular canine sport in which the ultimate goal is teamwork: a handler directs a dog through a variety of obstacles such as a tunnel, see-saw, hoop, A-frame, walker, weave poles and standard winged jumps.


-  Agility fulfills a dog’s natural instincts

-  Agility is great exercise for your dog

-  Agility helps owners get in shape

-  Agility helps strengthen the bond between owner and dog

Our Beginners sessions introduce dogs and handlers to basic Agility equipment including jumps, hoop, tunnel, A-frame, dog-walk, weave-poles and long jump using positive rewards.   A dog steps over a jump? There’s a party... a ton of treats, so much excitement!  It's a Win-Win for your dog!


​No of attendees:   max 8 dogs 


age:  for Adult dogs 12 months + 

pre-requisite:  full set of up-to-date vaccinations including kennel cough​ and no underlying health issues or injuries.


price: €10 per dog for 1-hour class