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  

woof@wonderpaws.ie

  • 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 PLAYGROUPS - WEEKLY (see upcoming dates below)

 

At our fun Puppy Play Groups, your puppy gets the vital socialisation they need early in their development - they learn to communicate properly and play with other pups in a safe environment supervised by a Wonder Paws trainer.   Critically "bite inhibition" is also established during this key period up to 18 weeks which helps your puppy develop a "soft mouth".   Your puppy will receive lots of positive praise, petting, toys, love and lots of 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.

 

what to bring:  a HUNGRY puppy and lots of delicious food treats like ham, cheese, chicken (or buy our special dog treats at the playgroup)

age:  10 weeks - 18 weeks  (plus current puppy students)

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations including kennel cough (bring cert with you)

price:   FREE to current Puppy Students for the duration of their course or €10 to Non-Students   (spaces are LIMITED so pre-registration is required)

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 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 TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSES

                                           - preparing puppies for the world!

LITTLE PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE

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

- Hand-signals & verbal cues

- Fading food lures

- Loose-lead walking techniques
- Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children
- 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 reduce fear-based behaviours

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age:  10 weeks - 18 weeks (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full set of vaccinations including kennel cough

duration:   5 x 1hr weekly classes plus 1hr owner orientation


price: €129 per dog (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)​

TEEN PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE

 

This 5-week course welcomes 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 an older puppy.



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

- Hand-signals & verbal cues

- Fading food lures

- Loose-lead walking techniques

- Key socialisation with other puppies, adults and children

- 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 reduce fear-based behaviours
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age:  20 weeks - 7 months (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations including kennel cough

duration:   5 x 1hr weekly classes plus 1hr owner orientation


price: €129 per dog (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)​​

THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN BUY A NEW PUPPY OWNER!


Purchase now and we will deliver this fantastic gift to one lucky puppy!! 

 

Pre-Puppy Preparation in your own home -  2 x 60 mins​ classes 

 

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

 

Topics:

-  Expectation-setting

-  Essential Equipment

-  Containment and management

-  Settling puppy in: the initial days and weeks

-  House-training programme

-  Crate-training programme

-  Nutrition & Exercise advice

-  Planning puppy's pre-vax socialisation experiences

-  1st session before puppy arrives and 2nd session after puppy arrives

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price:  €100 (incl 2 x 60mins classes in your own home & a 6ft training lead)

TEEN CLUB SOCIALISATION DATES

 

Created specifically for our Puppy Graduates up to 12months old, this class facilitates a continuation of healthy, positive socialisation and play  in a supervised environment.  It's 1-hr of healthy, energetic, FUN play-time!



age:  5 months - 8 months 

pre-requisite:  for graduates of Wonder Paws 5-week Puppy Course

(male pups must be neutered after 6months to attend - females in season may not attend)

duration:  1hr


price: €10 for Teen Playdate  (pay as you go)

SMARTYPUP ADVANCED PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​

 

So your puppy got off to a GREAT start and is eager to learn MORE!  Our 5-week advanced puppy course is filled with new learning challenges for your puppy while strengthening the basics!



- Sharpen the basics: verbal SIT DOWN STAND discrimination

- Advanced STAY

- HUSBANDARY SKILLS: clipping nails, brushing teeth, dog care & vet handling

- Improving Loose-lead walking techniques

- Developing a solid RECALL from distractions

​- Safe TUG: learning DROP & Engage

- Improving impulse control (no jumping etc)

- Off leash socialisation play

 

age:  6-12 months (at Week 1 date)

pre-requisite:  Wonder Paws Little Paws or Teen Paws basic course

duration:   5 x 1hr weekly classes 


price: €129 per dog

NEW! ​Clicker Training ADVANCED OBEDIENCE COURSE (5 weeks) 

For dogs over 6 months who have graduated our basic obedence courses

 

- Introduction to Clicker Training
- Touch Targeting
- Sit Down Stand Discrimination

- Reinforcing verbal cues

- Rapid Recall 
- Build-up Stay 
with distractions

- On-leash to Off-leash handling
- Improve off-leash handling for Agility Training

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age:  dogs 6 months+  

pre-requisite:  Wonder Paws 5-week Basic Obedience Course plus full vaccinations including kennel cough​

duration:  Week 1:            1hr Introduction to clicker (owners only) 

                       Weeks 2 - 5:    1hr weekly classes

price: €129 per dog (price includes clicker)