Wonder Paws - Puppy School​ & Family Dog Training 

Wonder Paws - The Grooming Shed, Bray

 

OUR LOCATIONS:

- Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray, Co Wicklow 

- Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Co Dublin

- Wonder Paws Puppy Park, Beech Hill Allotments, Enniskerry

- CORK: Douglas Community Centre, Church Rd, Cork

 

  • Training Dublin enquiries 087 6879 679  

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  • Training Cork Enquiries 087 3917093

cork@wonderpaws.ie

  • Grooming Bray 087 1020022

grooming@wonderpaws.ie

  • Dog Exercising 087 4344076

dogwalking@wonderpaws.ie

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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 & FUN training using 100% positive reward training at our puppy training courses & play groups at Festina Lente Foundation in Bray.



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

PUPPY SOCIALS - WEEKLY (45mins)

 

At our fun Puppy Socials, your puppy gets the vital socialisation they need early in their development - they learn to communicate properly with other pups and humans in a safe environment supervised by Wonder Paws trainers. Critically "bite inhibition" is also established during this key period up to 16 weeks which helps your puppy develop a "soft mouth".  

 

Your puppy will also get the opportunity to be exposed to novel sights, sounds and start building the foundations of off-leash training - recall from play, invisible-leashing etc

 

Your puppy will receive lots of positive praise, handling, affection and delicious treats. This cements the association between these early new socialisation experiences and receiving so much positive attention…. it’s a WIN! WIN! for your puppy.

age:   8 weeks - 18 weeks  (plus current puppy students) - pre-vax pups are very WELCOME and should be carried in arms while attending.

pre-requisite:  first set of vacc's plus Canine Cough Vacc (bring cert with you)

price:   FREE to current Puppy Students for the duration of their course or €15 to Non-Students  ​ (spaces are LIMITED so pre-registration is required)

 

what to bring:  a hungry puppy & lots of delicious treats - chicken, ham, cheese, sausage etc are preferrable

LITTLE PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ - €139

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, Stand, Wait, Come, Go to Mat, Settle, Leave-It/Take It

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

- Carefully supervised off-leash play & socialisation

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Building a Reliable Recall
- Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children
- Dog Safety & Bite Prevention: appropriate puppy handling, teaching bite inhibition, trading games etc
- Manage puppy behaviours like play-biting, jumping, chewing etc
- Boosts SHY puppies confidence & helps prevent fear-based behaviours developing

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age:  10 weeks - 16 weeks (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full set of vaccinations including canine cough vaccine

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes PLUS 5 x 1hr FREE puppy playgroups (attend from time of booking)

  • Week 1 class: Sat 25th November, 11.30-12.30

  • Week 2 class: Sat 2nd December, 11.30-12.30

  • Week 3 class: Sat 9th December, 11.30-12.30

  • Week 4 class: Sat 16th December, 11.30-12.30

  • Week 5 class: Sat 23rd December, 11.30-12.30

price: €139 per puppy (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)

TEEN PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ - €139

 

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, Wait, Come, Go to Mat, Settle, Leave-It/Take It

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

- Carefully supervised off-leash play & socialisation

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Building a Reliable Recall
- Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children
- Dog Safety & Bite Prevention: appropriate puppy handling, teaching bite inhibition, trading games etc
- Manage puppy behaviours like play-biting, jumping, chewing etc
- Boosts SHY puppies confidence & helps prevent fear-based behaviours developing

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age:  17-24 weeks (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations including kennel cough​

 

duration:   5 x 1hr weekly classes

                    PLUS 5 x 1hr FREE puppy playgroups (from time of booking)

 

 

price: €139 per pup (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)

WONDER PAWS PUPPY OB-ILITY 
Level 2 INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE + INTRO TO AGILITY + TRICKS


This 4-week course combines agility, tricks and obedience in a novel and fun way. This intermediate level class is a continuation class for pups that have completed a Wonder Paws Puppy course or equivalent basic puppy course.

 

Content:

- Developing and progressing behaviours learned at Level 1

- Agility Equipment: Jumps, Tunnels, Tables / Platforms (your dog will stand on)

- Pivoting to heel

- Sending dogs around objects

- Tricks: stick 'em up, handstand

- Urban Agility: turning a dog walk into a challenge!

 

Course Goal: 
- Functional training
- Skill sharpening for owners and developing independent thinking and learning for your puppy 
- Improving mechanics and timing through clicker training

- Introducing capturing and self-rewarding training

 

Long Term Lessons:
- Capturing & reinforcing good behaviours: getting your timing on par
- Nature and the environment is your dogs playground
- Walks can be so much fun - develops a stronger recall
- Work-ups and combining tricks to put on an end of course show!
- Foster creative thinking to avoid problem behaviours and teach new behaviours
- Progress relationship-centred training through Tricks & Agility fun

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age:  basic puppy graduates up to 12 months (at course commencement date)

pre-requisite:  Wonder Paws Puppy Basic Training Course or equivalent

duration:  4 x 1hr weekly classes  

 

 

price: €99 per puppy 

PUPPY AGILITY COURSE - Foundation & Active Balance Training  

1hr x 4 Weekly classes  €60

 

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 fulfill 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:   6 pups

 

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)

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.