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 force-free, positive reward training at our puppy training courses & play groups at Festina Lente Foundation in Bray & Sandyford Community Centre in South Dublin..



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.

SATURDAY 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 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:   10 weeks - 16 weeks - pre-vax pups are very WELCOME and should be carried in arms while attending.

pre-requisite:  7 days post first set of vaccines, 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 (max age 14 weeks for non-students to start). 

location: Wonder Paws, Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray

 

what to bring a hungry puppy & lots of delicious treats or their regular meal kibble mixed with treats like chicken, ham, cheese, sausage etc 

THURSDAY EVENING PUPPY PLAYGROUPS - 45mins
Wonder Paws 2-acre Puppy Play Park, Enniskerry


These Puppy playgroups are EXCLUSIVELY for our registered students and graduates UNDER 24 weeks at our purpose-built, secure 2-acre Puppy Play Park.

Features Include: Sand pit, scent trails, living-willow dome and tunnels, paddling pool, wooden bridges, wobble-board, plastic tunnels, jumps, a-frame etc

location: Wonder Paws Puppy Park, Beech Hill Farm Allotments, Scalp Road, Enniskerry.  Please key BEECH HILL ALLOTMENTS into your Sat Nav or Google Maps or use this GOOGLE MAP LINK HERE

Cost: €25 for 2 sessions or €40 for 4 sessions

 

WONDER PAWS SANDYFORD
5-WEEK PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ €149


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

pre-requisite:  full vaccinations plus elective canine cough vaccination

location: Sandyford Community Centre, Lambs Cross, Co Dublin: MAP HERE

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes PLUS 5 x 1hr FREE Saturday puppy playgroups (attend once you've registered for classes below)

  • Week 1 class: Tuesday 12th November,  8.30pm

  • Week 2 class: Tuesday 19th November,  8.30pm

  • Week 3 class: Tuesday 26th November,  8.30pm

  • Week 4 class: Tuesday 3rd December,  8.30pm

  • Week 5 class: Tuesday 10th December,  8.30pm

price: €149 per puppy (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)

 

WONDER PAWS BRAY
LITTLE PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ €149

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, Wait, Recall, Go to Mat, Stay, Leave-It/Take It and settle behaviours

- 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 PLUS canine cough vaccine​

location: Wonder Paws at Festina Lente Gardens, Old Connaught Ave, Bray

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes PLUS 5 x 1hr FREE puppy playgroups (attend once you've registered for classes below)

  • Week 1 class: Saturday 23rd November, 11.30am

  • Week 2 class: Saturday 23rd November, 11.30am

  • Week 3 class: Saturday 30th November, 11.30am

  • Week 4 class: Saturday 7th December, 11.30am

  • Week 5 class: Saturday 14th December, 11.30am

price: €149 per puppy (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)

WONDER PAWS BRAY
TEEN PAWS 5-WEEK TRAINING & SOCIALISATION COURSE​ €149

 

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 canine cough​

location: Wonder Paws, Festina Lente, Old Connaught Ave, Bray

 

duration:  5 x 1hr weekly classes PLUS 5 x 1hr FREE puppy playgroups (attend once you've registered for classes below)

  • Week 1 class: Saturday 23rd November, 11.30am

  • Week 2 class: Saturday 23rd November, 11.30am

  • Week 3 class: Saturday 30th November, 11.30am

  • Week 4 class: Saturday 7th December, 11.30am

  • Week 5 class: Saturday 14th December, 11.30am

price: €149 per pup (all enthusiastic members of the family welcome!)

SMARTY PUP - LEVEL 2 PUPPY COURSE - 4 weeks €99


This 4-week intermediate level course is a continuation for pups that have completed a Wonder Paws 5-week Puppy course (within the previous 6 months of SmartyPup 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 through clicker training

- 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 Basic Training Course

 

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

duration:  4 x 1hr weekly classes

  • Week 1 class: Sunday 24th November, 2pm

  • Week 2 class: Sunday 1st December, 2pm

  • Week 3 class: Sunday 8th December, 2pm

  • Week 4 class: Sunday 15th December, 2pm

 

 

price: €99 per puppy 

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:   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.