Puppy School is a nationwide puppy socialisation and training scheme founded by internationally renowned trainer and behaviour expert Gwen Bailey.

The goal is to help owners train their puppies in the early years, to give puppies the best start in life and the best opportunity to be well behaved dogs that stay with the same family all their life.​

Gwen has written a number of books on animal behaviour and lectures in the UK and Internationally.

Click here to find out more about Puppy School.

The course is designed to progress gradually from week to week, building on your puppy’s understanding and reliability, with learning layers starting easy and becoming more complex.

You will learn to teach your puppy to:

·         Be sociable around people of all ages* and other puppies attending class

·         Play appropriately with toys instead of biting hands and clothes

·         Walk nicely on lead without pulling

·         Handling and building confidence around real world experiences such as going to the vet and groomers

·         Greet people without jumping up

·         Recall – how to come when called

·         Gently take treats from hand

·         Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews

·         How to settle calmly

·         To stay in position

·         Positions – Sit, Down, Stand

Classes last 1 hour and class sizes are kept small to ensure time for individual coaching. Puppy School is based on reward-based training, which means you will have lots of fun with your puppy using treats, praise and toys, whilst your puppy learns basic life skills and good behaviour.


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On booking onto Puppy School Classes you will receive in your box:

  • Puppy School Manual to help you to continue practice the training at home with your family.

  • £15 off voucher

  • Puppy food and treats to try!

Puppy School Certificate & Rosette


Once your puppy has completed the 6 week course you will be presented with a certificate of completion and a rosette to congratulate you on your achievement!!

In our last week there will also be opportunity to show off what you have taught your puppy and there may be a couple of prizes on offer!!

Trainer Sarah training with her own dog


All tutors are regularly monitored to ensure standards are maintained and regular training courses are attended to keep up to date in the latest training techniques and animal behaviour.


Online Puppy School Portal to support your learning, with videos and additional advice and information.

Weekly socialisation challenges and an opportunity to join a support group chat with your fellow classmates, allowing you to make local contacts.



In-Person Training for fully vaccinated puppies under 20 weeks* on the date of the first class.

*Your puppy’s date of birth will be checked against their vaccination card prior to class. If you book your puppy onto this course and your puppy is found to be over the age limit when you attend the first class, you will be turned away and a refund will not be issued.


Whilst the government is easing COVID restrictions on 19 July, the COVID disease remains prevalent and the isolation rules will not be changing until mid-August. This means there is a risk that, without restrictions, anyone testing positive for COVID in classes will require all clients and myself to isolate. For this reason COVID protocols will remain in place for the time being.

Please review my Covid-19 protocol prior to booking your place.



6 Week Course - £135  

(plus £2 booking fee, automatically

added at checkout)

Venue: Hadlow Down Village Hall, Uckfield

Next course start dates:

23 July 2021 - FULL

24 September 2021 - 16:45 & 18: 00

Class dates: 24 Sept,1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov

15 October 2021 - 19:30

Class dates: 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov

12 November 2021 - 16:45 & 18: 00 

Class dates: 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec

If the class you require is full please contact me to be added to a waiting list, if there is enough interest, another course may be added.

By making a booking you acknowledge that you have read, understood and fully accept

both our Terms and Conditions and Covid 19 Protocol.

If my face-to-face courses are full, don't delay your training! Instead join Puppy School Online!

Same content and great experience, but with no lower age limit as vaccination is not required, no travel and learning is completed in a less distracting environment where all the family can join in the training.

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