Kiss goodbye to the traditional puppy classes

With all of the restrictions Covid has bought with it, puppy classes as you know them, won’t be returning here at High Peak Dogs.

They weren’t anyway because we’ve found a better way. 

Gone are the days of 6 week classes. You don’t really need that many, anyway!

For the first few months of your puppies life, all you need to learn is how to properly connect with them, and have them listening to you so they automatically want to be with you.

It’s all about connection. 

So, let’s take a look into exactly how to get your puppy actively listening to you when you’re outside. 

The Puppy Party session is held once a month, held in real life and outdoor setting.

This way of working with guide you through the beginnings of outside life with your new puppy. Instead of them only ever behaving in the classroom, this way of working has proven to bring much longer lasting and better results for new puppy owners.   

This is a one off, monthly session, which will guide you through how to maintain your puppies focus outside, and socialise them safely with the other puppies. 

The lesson is held for 45 minutes and will include both practical and theoretical elements.

Only puppies up to and under 16 weeks can attend this course (if your puppy is 16 weeks at the time of your booking, this is still permitted)

It’s going to be kept simple, and easy, so that neither of you get overwhelmed. 

You don’t need obedience training, yet. Trust me, it just serves to complicate things right now, and you still haven’t mastered or established a solid, and reliable relationship together. Let’s sort that first, then we can dive into the intermediate training later. 

If you’re keen to perfect your puppies obedience, then that’s what the follow on class is for. You can see more about this under the Teenagers section. 

I understand that you as a brand new owner are keen to have everything in place with your new puppy and you want to make sure they can walk nicely on a lead, come back when called, be sociable etc etc, and I LOVE seeing that enthusiasm and drive for getting things right.

But to get long lasting results and less chance of things going wrong, we’ve got to be the tortoise with this and take things slowly first, let’s look at what you will learn: 

Sweet Socialisation.

This is probably going to be the most important lesson you learn and that’s how to avoid the most common mistakes, almost every new puppy owner makes.

Where to reward and when.

The Play Protocol

Play is probably the most underused training method ever. When puppies learn to play on their own, or (worse) with other dogs or people, this is where issues really start to transpire.

Before you know it, you’ll have a puppy who wants absolutely nothing to do with you, and everything to do with everyone else. Not cool!

Reward Right and Reliably

You don’t want a dog who will only ever do something when the food is in your hand, right?

Good, because that’s not training. It’s bribery. And we don’t bribe here, we train!

So, we need to first master the foundations, and if you think you know how to use food, think again. In this section I will be sharing how to reliable use rewards and where you need to be rewarding to get maximum results from your dog. 

I don’t want to overwhelm you on the day, and because there is a great deal to know and understand with canine behaviour and training, I’ve decided to share an additional bonus to aid your learning.

If you sign up to your puppy class, you will also receive full access to my Puppy Problems, Perfect at home course. 

This is a brand-new and exclusive look into the world of puppy training!

In this Masterclass, I will be covering all of the niggles and nuisances you will likely encounter at home, before the final vaccination, allowing you to take them outdoors.  

In here, we look at the importance of nutrition, rest periods and sleep, toilet training, puppy biting, why the crate is great and how to introduce the collar and lead so that you don’t end up having to chase them around the house to get it on as they get older! 

Let’s get it right from the start.

Limited spaces are available on these classes, not only for Covid, but so I can ensure everyone gets the very best they can from the in person session. 

What’s included:

– Immediate access to your online puppy portal, the two hour class to ensure you correctly socialise your puppy, feed the very best diet you can to avoid medical issues or problems arising in growth, and much more! This course is yours for life. 

– Your 45 minute in person session with Claire, and the other puppies is also included, on the designated date, listed. The time will be confirmed to you via email one week before. 

Please note this course is for young puppies only. Age limit of 16 weeks only. If your puppy is 16 weeks at the time of your booking, this is permitting. 

Puppies who are older than this, should book onto the Teenagers Foundations Course, listed from the home page. 

Training Dates

SEPT 25th

NOV 6th

DECEMBER 5th 2021

Recommended that very young puppies are carried in slings for parts of the walk. It won’t be too intense, but it will involve some hills, I’m sure!

Register your interest below to receive reminder closer to the Charity Walk date. 

If you want a more comprehensive and full program for your puppy, until they’re an adult, then email to find out more about Diamond and Elite. 
Please note. This 12 week program isn’t for the faint hearted, and requires commitment, hard work and determination from individuals who want much more than just the basics



‘Great videos and great advice thanks Claire. Recall already so much better.”

John Taylor & Nel

”We have enjoyed it all and found it to be very useful. A lot of the stuff is familiar as we have owned dogs for many years but, having said that, much has got us thinking again about the best ways to raise a puppy. It’s nice to have short, snappy segments on each of the different topics. If we had to choose one or two to mention, it would be the touch points for calming and reassuring. The use of treats often to reinforce good/desirable behaviour is also something we had not perhaps fully appreciated in the past.”

– Mike Meaton & Henry 

Students of 2021